Guitarist and songwriter with the heavy metal band System of a Down, known for songs like "Toxicity" and "B.Y.O.B." He has also played with Scars on Broadway.
He credits his cousin for getting him into music after he played him a Kiss record when he was four years old.
He and the rest of his System of a Down bandmates are all Armenian.
His parents, Zepur and Vartan, are both accomplished artists.
Serj Tankian is the lead singer for System of a Down.