Jonathan Davis

by Manila on June 12, 2015

Jonathan Davis

Birth Name: Jonathan Howsmon Davis

Place of Birth: Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 18, 1971

Ethincity: Scots-Irish, English, Welsh, German

Jonathan Davis is an American singer and musician. He is the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn. Jonathan is the half-brother of Mark Chavez, the lead singer of Adema.

Jonathan is the son of Holly Marie (Smith) Chavez and Ricky Duane “Rick” Davis. He has mentioned his Scots-Irish ancestry. Jonathan is married to former porn star Deven Davis. He has two children with Deven, and a son with his former wife, Renee Perez.

Jonathan’s paternal grandparents are surnamed Davis and Clark.

Jonathan’s maternal grandparents are Lyle Edwards Smith and Juanita Hope Howsmon (the daughter of William Grant Howsmon and Bessie Juanita Whitt). Juanita was born in California. William was the son of Bradford Wood Howsmon and Betsey Louisa Douglas. Bessie was the daughter of Peter/Powhattah Wickliffe Whitt and Nancy Angeline Demasters.

Sources: Marriage record of Jonathan’s parents –

Genealogy of Jonathan’s maternal grandmother, Juanita Hope Howsmon –

Jonathan’s maternal great-grandmother, Bessie Juanita Whitt, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Photo by s_bukley/

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant May 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm

he is not full white

he has some italian and native american roots

andrew May 27, 2018 at 6:54 pm

still whiter than you

passingtime85 May 26, 2018 at 10:36 am


12:23 into this, the interviewer asks if he is Scot-Irish, and Jonathan gives a resounding yes.

neiltennant May 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm

he has also native american and italian

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