Jonathan Howsmon Davis was conceived in Bakersfield, California, on January 18, 1971, the child of Holly Marie Chavez and Ricky Duane “Rick” Davis . His folks wedded on February 27, 1970. He is of English, German, Scottish, and Welsh plunge. He has a sister, Alyssa Marie Davis , a relative, Mark Chavez(lead artist of Adema; conceived November 15, 1978), and a stepsister, Amanda Chavez (brought into the world July 31, 1981), by his mother.His father was a keyboardist for Buck Owens and Frank Zappa, while his mom was an expert entertainer and dancer.His guardians separated from when he was three years of age and he was raised by his dad and previous stepmother in Bakersfield.
Davis endured serious episodes of asthma as a child,and endure a close lethal asthma assault when he was five years of age. He additionally talked about having a frightful association with his previous stepmother. He said she used to bug and torment him; she gave him tea blended in with Thai hot oil and jalapeño juice to drink when he was wiped out, secured him cupboards, and put cigarette consumes on his arms. Despite the fact that she was later separated by Davis’ dad, the Korn tune “Execute You” was in any case expounded on her. Davis has said that his soonest melodic motivation as a kid was the Andrew Lloyd Webber melodic Jesus Christ Superstar, and his preferred melodic gathering was Duran. He moved on from Highland High School in 1989, and worked at Toys R Us not long after, which Korn later referenced with the regressive R in their logo because of him as well as different individuals working at Toys R Us also. He likewise went to the San Francisco School of Mortuary Science for a while. He was determinedly irritated in Highland High School for wearing eyeliner, long garments, and tuning in to new wave music. He was continually called homophobic names,which later propelled the Korn melody “Faget”.Davis’ “HIV” tattoo on his upper left arm was likewise enlivened by his experience of being harassed. He says even instructors were mean to him and sent him to the guide for wearing eyeliner.