Tom Araya Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Tom Araya is a Chilean-American musician who rose to fame after becoming the lead vocalist and bassist for the thrash metal band named Slayer. He has penned the lyrics for numerous songs including the single titled Eyes of the Insane in his band’s album Christ Illusion (2006) and the song won the Grammy Award. He was placed in the number 58 position on the “100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time” list from Hit Parader in the past.

Sun Sign



Buffalo, Texas


Thrash Metal


Vocals, Bass Guitar, Mandolin


  • Metal Blade
  • Def Jam
  • American
  • Nuclear Blast

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Long hair and beard
  • Tattoos all over his body

Tom Araya Favorite Things

  • Film Genre – Horror
  • Films – The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Fan Of – Chilean soccer team Everton from his hometown of Viña del Mar, and English team Manchester United
  • Influence On His Music – Beatles, Rolling Stones
  • Belief – Jesus Christ came and taught us about love and caring, accepting each other for who we are, and we all should try to live peacefully, having true love for one another.

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Tom Araya Facts

  1. When he was 5 years old, his family moved to Los Angeles in California and he grew up there.
  2. His older brother Cisco used to play the guitar and that motivated Araya to start learning bass at the age of 8.
  3. He was working as a respiratory therapist when he joined the band Slayer and he used his earnings to finance the group’s debut album titled Show No Mercy.
  4. Araya’s interest in serial killers has been the source of his inspiration for several of his lyrics.
  5. His children have been homeschooled.
  6. He and his wife have owned and run a family ranch that has kept more than 60 head of cattle along with other ranch animals.

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Facts of Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz

  • Gender Male
  • full nameTomás Enrique Araya Díaz
  • nicknamesTom
  • birthplaceViña del Mar, Chile
  • Date of Birth June 06, 1961
  • Age 60 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundChilean, Basque, Spanish, and Peruvian
  • nationalityChilean
  • religionRoman Catholicism
  • net worth$14 million
  • professionMusician, Singer, Songwriter
  • weight72 kg or 158.5 lbs
  • height5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
  • hair colorDark Brown
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildAverage
  • motherTina Díaz
  • fatherJavier Araya
  • brothersJuan “Johnny” Araya, Cisco

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