He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn. His parents married on February 27, He is of English, German, Scottish, and Welsh descent. Davis suffered severe bouts of asthma as a child,  and survived a near-fatal asthma attack when he was five years old.
He also spoke of having a horrible relationship with his former stepmother. He was persistently harassed in Highland High School for wearing eyeliner, long clothes, and listening to new wave music. He says even teachers were mean to him and sent him to the counselor for wearing eyeliner. Davis has a cameo in Queen of the Damned as a ticket scalper.
He has also been featured in many other bands' music videos, sometimes with Korn and sometimes solo. Davis and the rest of Korn appeared in a episode of the College dating gay republicans caught on microphone tattoos television series Monktitled " Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic ".
Davis and Korn voiced themselves in season 3 of South Park in the episode " Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery ",  which features them as characters inspired by the cartoon Scooby-Doodriving a van similar to the Mystery Machine and trying to solve a mystery about pirate ghosts. He voiced Succulentus in an episode of OK K.
The character was College dating gay republicans caught on microphone tattoos on Davis and a parody of Nu-Metal in general. Although he released two live albums with the group, no studio albums were completed and the band disbanded in after the death of guitarist Shane Gibson. However, in December Davis began announcing solo tour dates and festival appearances, and in January released his first solo single, What It Is.
He has been DJing since while he was still in high school. He began working for Pacific West Sound and spun at high school dances and parties on the weekends in Bakersfield. He used to spin New York freestyleMiami bassold school hip hopgothand industrial. As he states in an interview,  he has combined initials JDand 'evil' into 'JDevil'.
He has nicknamed his late wife, Deven, Devil, which also is a part of JDevil moniker. Jonathan says JDevil represents "indulgence and doing whatever you want to do and not ignoring your instincts, as long as you don't hurt anybody. JDevil's stage presence is one that thrives on chaos and disorder. He has said that he wants to entertain the crowd and make it insane.
No one's ever done that at an EDM show and crowds are loving it. It's not like I'm offending anyone, people are like 'Yeah, fuck you too! Davis has recorded original songs with Korn for Haze College dating gay republicans caught on microphone tattoos Silent Hill: Davis created an original fighting game, Pop Scarswhich pits popular musical personalities against each other in one-on-one combat. Each celebrity has its own personality and sports character designs sketched by comic book artist Marty Emondwhile stages feature environmental traps that impede opponents as they fight.
Pop Scars never made it past the early design stages, as Davis himself pulled the plug on the project in late Davis' childhood is a major influence on Korn lyrics. The song " Daddy " gave rise to a rumor that he was molested by his father, Rick Davis.
However, Jonathan has gone on record in many interviews saying he wrote the song about a female family friend who sexually abused him. He said that when he tried to turn to his family as a child to tell them about the abuse, they shrugged it off and didn't believe him.
Davis has been married twice.
His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart Renee Perez. They were married on November 28, in a Medieval -themed ceremony. Together they had a son, Nathan Howsmon Davis, who was born on October 18, A decade after the release of Korn's first album, on October 10,Davis married in Hawaii, this time to former porn star Deven Davis.
Davis' second child, Pirate Howsmon Davis,  was born on March 18, Deven's cause of death was a fatal mixture of cocaine, heroin, clonazepam, topiramate and fluoxetine in her system at the time of her death. Davis claims that he has not used alcohol or any other drugs since August 22, Davis has stated that Untouchables is his favorite Korn album.
In the early s, Davis began collecting serial killer art and memorabilia, publicly displaying selected items while on the Ozzfest tour. Inhe was considering starting a serial killer museum with Arthur Rosenblatt but pulled out of the deal, leading Rosenblatt to sue him. The litigation was ultimately resolved successfully by Ed McPherson, Davis' attorney.
Davis later denounced the items and got rid of them. While Korn performed at the Download Festival inDavis was unable to perform, as he had developed idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ITPa rare bleeding disorder.
This left him bedridden for days after his band's performance. Assorted other artists also at Download filled in singing for Korn during the performance including M. InDavis explained his political views, saying, "I'm political to a point where it affects human life, from global warming to abortion issues to my gun rights", but expressed no interest in issues like taxation, saying, "I don't really care. Obviously even going out and voting doesn't really count, it's all based down to these Electoral College votes.
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During this visit, he was able to get a tour of a CJ, Hercules and Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel demonstrated a "Hollywood shot" explosive and the destruction a small amount of explosive can do to a car.