Jonathan Houseman Davis (born January 18, 1971) is the lead vocalist and frontman for the nu-metal band Korn. Davis was ranked 16th on Hit Paraders list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists".
Davis was born in Bakersfield, California to Rick Davis and Holly Chavez (also the mother of Mark Chavez, the lead singer for Adema). His father was a keyboardist for Buck Owens and Frank Zappa, while his mother was a professional actress and dancer. His parents divorced when he was three years old, his mother leaving Rick for an actor, and was raised by his father and stepmother Lily in Bakersfield. Davis suffered severe bouts of asthma as a child, and had survived a near-fatal asthma attack when he was five, when he was pronounced clinically dead for several minutes. He also spoke of having a horrible relationship with his stepmother. Davis has said that his earliest musical inspiration as a child was the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Jesus Christ Superstar, and his favorite musical group was The Cure. He graduated from Highland High School in 1989. He also attended the San Francisco School of Mortuary Science for a period of time.
After college, Davis worked for a while as a