|58th Mayor of Yerevan|
13 October 2018
Kamo Areyan (acting)
|Born||18 December 1976|
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Civil Contract|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, politician|
Marutyan rose to prominence as half of the comedy duo "Hayko Mko" (with Mkrtich "Mko" Arzumanyan in the 2000s. They co-produced Kargin Haghordum (2002-09) and Kargin Serial (2010-13). He later starred in several comedy films, including Super Mother and Love Odd.
Marutyan became actively involved in civic activism during the presidency of Serzh Sargsyan. During the 2018 revolution he actively supported Nikol Pashinyan. He joined Pashinyan's Civil Contract party and was nominated as their candidate for mayor of Yerevan. He was elected mayor in a landslide victory by garnering some 81% of the vote in a widely praised elections.
Marutyan was born in Yerevan on December 18, 1976. He graduated from Anania Shirakatsy Lyceum and then continued his education at the Yerevan Polytechnic, graduating in 1997. He later served his mandatory military conscription at a special unit of the National Security Service until 1998.
From the mid-1990s, Marutyan worked as a screenwriter, director, and an actor. In 2002 he founded Kargin Studio, producing the TV series Kargin Haghordum (2002-09) and Kargin Serial (2010-13). He starred with Mkrtich Arzumanyan (Mko).
Marutyan participated in social and political movements from the early 2010s. In 2011 he supported the Mashtots Park Movement. In July 2013 he was among celebrities which participated in the public transportation fare increase protests. In April and May 2018 Marutyan supported opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan during the 2018 revolution.
On July 30, 2018 Marutyan was named by Civil Contract as their candidate for mayor of Yerevan after the resignation of Republican Taron Margaryan. He was elected the mayor of Yerevan on September 23, 2018. It was widely seen as, primarily, an electoral test for the post-revolutionary Pashinyan government. The alliance which Marutyan led was called My Step, a reference to the revolution. Apart from Pashinyan's Civil Contract, it included civil society members sympathetic to the revolution.
Marutyan starred in more than 10 movies and TV shows. He worked for Sharm company from 1996 to 2002 as a scriptwriter, director. As an actor, he played in 220 volt, Valyur, Our Yard (1996), Our yard-2 (1998), Tuyn Kaset, Urish Kaset, Banda (2000), Komertsion nerkayatsum. His most popular films are Super Mother and its sequel Super Mother 2, where he plays a woman, Karine Barseghyan.
|Year||Name of Movie||Role||Genre||Director||Playmates|
|2017||Super Mother 2||Karine/Karen||Comedy||Arman Marutyan||Ani Khachikyan, Garik Papoyan|
|2016-present||The Azizyans||Garnik Azizyan||Sitcom||himself||Ani Lupe|
|2015||Super Mother||Karine/Karen||Comedy||Arman Marutyan||Ani Khachikyan, Garik Papoyan|
|2015||Siro Gortsakic||Aram||Comedy||Vahagn Khachatryan, Arman Marutyan||Garik Papoyan|
|2011||Ala Bala Nica||Businessman||Comedy||Vahagn Khachatryan, Arman Marutyan||Mkrtich Arzumanyan|
|2002-2009||Kargin Haghordum||various||Sitcom||Arman Marutyan||Mkrtich Arzumanyan|
|1998||Our Yard 2||Kidnapper / Lav tgha||Comedy||Mikael Dovlatyan||Hrant Tokhatyan|
|1996||Our Yard||Hayko||Comedy||Mikael Dovlatyan||Hrant Tokhatyan|