Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis
Real Name/Full Name Jonathan Howsmon Davis
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: JD, JDevil, or J Devil
Birth Place: Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: January 18, 1971
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 69 Kg
In Pounds –152 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father– Ricky Duane “Rick”Davis
Mother – Holly Marie Chavez
Siblings: Alyssa Marie Davis, Mark Chavez and Amanda Chavez
School: Highland High School
College: San Francisco college
Religion: Believes in higher power
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: NA
Kids/Children Name: Nathan,  Pirate and Zeppelin Davis
Profession: American singer, songwriter and musician
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Jonathan Howsmon Davis, popularly known as Jonathan Davis, JD, JDevil, or J Devil is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the nu-metal band Korn. He was the co-founder of Korn in Los Angeles in 1993 after the dissolution of two bands, L.A.P.D and Sexart (a band Jonathan was a part of, before the foundation of Korn). He has ruled the world for the past three decades with his passionate lyrics, tenor vocals, angry tone and high-pitched voice and has been passionate about visual arts, horror films, comics and video games.

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Biography and Early Life

Jonathan Davis was born on January 18th 1971 to Holly Marie Chavez and Ricky Duane “Rick” Davis in Bakersfield, California, U.S. His father was a keyboardist for Buck Owens and Frank Zappa and his mother, a professional actress and dancer.

He has a sister Alyssa Marie Davis and posts his parent’s divorce, a half-brother, Mark Chavez and a half-sister, Amanda Chavez by his mother and stepfather who raised the children. However, at the age of 12, Jonathan moved in with his father and former stepmother in Bakersfield. Just like his elder brother, Mark is a lead singer of Adema, an American rock band.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jonathan Davis in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jonathan Davis’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 18 January 1971. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 152 lbs in Pound and 69 kg in Kilograms.


Jonathan completed his schooling from Highland High School, and after that, he joined San Francisco college’s one-year program. At the age of sixteen, he got employed as a coroner’s assistant. After two semesters, he dropped out of the college to assist at a mortuary closer to the funeral home he lived and worked in the Kern County Coroner’s Department and became professional embalmer for a funeral home. However, this traumatized him, and he suffered from post-traumatic stress, recovering from which demanded undergoing several therapies.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jonathan’s personal life was not a very smooth sail. He suffered from various ups and downs and physical and emotional setbacks throughout his life. He received his first emotional setback at the delicate age of three when his parents got divorced. Throughout his high school years, he was constantly bullied and harassed by his peers. He shared a very hostile relationship with his stepparents, especially his stepmother. His stepmother abused him physically and mentally, by giving him tea mixed with Thai hot oil and jalapeño juice to drink when he was sick, locking him in cabinets, and putting cigarettes out on his arms. His early employment was also not a very pleasant experience.

Jonathan got married to Renee Perez in 1998, who was also his high school lover. The couple gave birth to a son named Nathan in 1995, but soon in 2000, just two years after their marriage. In 2004, Jonathan got married Deven Davis and then had two sons, Pirate and Zeppelin. But this marriage too didn’t work out for Jonathan and filed for divorce in October 2016, accusing his wife of drug abuse.

However, he himself had a history of excessive consumption of methamphetamine and alcohol during the recording sessions of Korn and Life is Peachy. He also consumed cocaine during the recording of Follow the leader. On August 17, 2018, Deven Davis passed away due to combined drug intoxication from heroin and various prescription drugs.

During the early 2000s, Jonathan serial killer artifacts and memorials such as Volkswagen car used by mass murderer Ted Bundy for his killing spree, the clown outfits of “Pogo” and “Patches” worn by serial killer John Wayne Gacy, the 1928 confession letter from cannibal Albert Fish and original drawings by satanic serial murderer Richard Ramirez which are popularly also known as the Night Stalker.

Is Jonathan Davis Gay?

As far as sexual orientation is concerned, Jonathan Davis is of straight orientation. This is evident from his first marriage with Renee Perez, who was his high school lover. Post-divorce, he married to Deven Davis. However, he was constantly called by homophobic names due to his dressing style.

Professional Career

Jonathan mysteriously formed his first group Buck Naked and only two songs were recorded on demo tapes that got distributed to high school friends. He then worked on his solo album by forming the group Jonathan Davis and the SFA (Simply Fucking Amazings) in 2007. In January 2018, he released his first solo single, “What It Is”, the video of which got released on 26th January. Recently, in October 2020, he released an alternative county video of ‘’What is it’’.


Jonathan’s fourteen albums reached Billboards 200’s top 10, MTV Unplugged and Greatest Hits Vol.1. He was awarded with fifteen platinum album certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), eight platinum album certifications by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and six gold certifications in the UK. He got nominated for eight times in Grammy Awards out of which he won two awards.

Apart from these, he won several labels such as – Sumerian, Immortal, Epic, Virgin, Roadrunner, Prospect Park eOne and Dim Mak.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jonathan Davis in 2024

Jonathan Davis Net Worth
Jonathan Davis Net Worth

As of 2024, Jonathan’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million, which is indeed no shock since, he has successfully sold 40 million albums worldwide over three decades, along with recording several albums and gave a guest appearance in various other music albums.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Even though Jonathan Davis is an American, he is of English, German, Scottish, and Welsh descent.

Jonathan’s “HIV” tattoo on his upper left arm was inspired by his experience of being bullied.

His Korn song “Faget” was inspired by the homophobic names he was called by in high school.

He described Barack Obama as an “Illuminati puppet”.

He expressed support for Libertarian Party Russia.

He performed at Download Festival in 2006.

He got Shure microphones since the mid-1990s.

Hence, we won’t be wrong in calling him a “Music God”, who introduced the world, through his songs to many different genres of music. He also taught the world that music is not just about tunes, lyrics and vocals, but it is a language in itself through which one could express one’s life, thoughts and desires.


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