Jonathan Davis Biography
Jonathan Davis, also known as JD is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and leader of Korn, a nu metal band that is regarded a pioneering act in the genre.
How old is Jonathan Davis? – Age
Davis is 53 years old as of 2024. He was born on January 18, 1971, in Bakersfield, California, United States, where he also grew up.
How tall is Jonathan Davis? – Height
The singer stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.
Jonathan Davis Mother, Father – Family
Jonathan was born to his loving parents, Holly Marie Chavez and Ricky Duane “Rick” Davis in Bakersfield, California. His father played keyboards for Buck Owens and Frank Zappa, while his mother was a professional actress and dancer. He has a a sister, Alyssa Marie Davis, a half-brother, Mark Chavez who is a lead vocalist of Adema and half-sister, Amanda Chavez.
In addition, his parents were divorced when he was three years old.
Jonathan Davis Education
Davis attended Highland High School, but was constantly ridiculed for wearing eyeliner, baggy clothes, and listening to new wave music. He later enrolled directly in the one-year programme at the San Francisco College. However, he quit university after two semesters to work in a mortuary closer to home, the Kern County Coroner’s Department.
Is Jonathan Davis Married? – Wife
Jonathan has been married twice, his first marriage was to his high school lover, Renee Perez. They got married in 1998, had a kid called Nathan who also creates music as a member of the Bass music duo “Hi I’m Ghost” and divorced in 2000. He then married Deven Davis in 2004. They were blessed with two sons, Pirate and Zeppelin.
He petitioned for divorce in October 2016, alleging irreconcilable differences. In 2018, a domestic violence restraining order was imposed, prohibiting Deven from having child custody or visitation, which Jonathan claimed was due to his drug use. In addition, Deven Davis died on August 17, 2018, at the age of 39, of mixed drug intoxication from heroin and numerous prescription medicines.
Jonathan Davis Career
Davis is a vastly recognized singer and songwriter best known the leader of the nu metal band Korn. He co-founded Korn in Bakersfield in 1993, following the demise of two bands, Sexart and L.A.P.D. It is known that he had led Sexart throughout his tenure as assistant coroner.
Additionally, he became popular for his passionate and dramatic live performances with Korn. His impassioned lyrics and distinctive tenor vocals have propelled him to a lucrative career that has lasted almost three decades. Similarly, his vocals, which shift from an angry tone and a high-pitched voice, sounding ambient to forcefully yelling, have been Korn’s signature throughout their existence.
Moreover, between 2000 and 2001, he co-wrote and produced the score and soundtrack CD for Queen of the Damned, this was his first work outside of the band. In 2007, he started his side project, Jonathan Davis and the SFA, and experimented with other musical forms. Afterward, he launched his debut solo album in 2018.
Furthermore, throughout his career, he has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including metal, alternative rock, rap, world music, and electronic music. He is a multi-instrumentalist who can play guitar, drums, bagpipes, piano, upright bass, violin, and clarinet. Likewise, he is extremely proficient in various genres, mixing tracks and doing DJ sets as his alter ego JDevil.
Jonathan Davis Net Worth
Jonathan has an estimated net worth of $50 Million.
- Life is Peachy
- Folow the Leader
- Take a Look in the Mirror
- See You on the Other Side
- Korn III: Remeber Who You Are
- The Path of Totality
- The Paradigm Shift
- The Serenity of Suffering
- Black Labyrinth
You can find and follow Davis on Twitter using the account name: @JDavisOfficial