Actor Jason Davis

Jason Davis (October 14, 1984 – February 16, 2020) was an American actor, best known for his role as the voice of Mikey Blumberg from the animated television series Recess.

Early life and career

Davis was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 14, 1984. He was the son of Turkish American immigrant and wine grower Nebil Zarif and Jewish American Nancy Davis, daughter of industrialist and billionaire Marvin Davis, and the grandson of Barbara Davis. He has two brothers: Brandon Davis and Alexander Davis and two half-sisters, Isabella and Mariella Rickel from his mother’s second marriage to Ken Rickel.

Davis had a starring role on Recess, as Mikey Blumberg from 1997 to 2001. Davis also appeared in 7th Heaven as Dwight Jefferson. He also appeared on Millionaire Matchmaker and Jessabelle.

Davis was a cast member on the fourth season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which documented his treatment for substance abuse.

At the time of his death, Davis was set to appear in the upcoming television series, The Two Jasons.

Legal troubles

Davis was arrested on January 28, 2011, in Newport Beach, California, for possession of a controlled substance.


Davis died in Los Angeles, California, on February 16, 2020, at the age of 35. His cause of death was revealed as the effects of fentanyl; it was ruled an accident.


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1995 Roseanne Obnoxious Vampire Kid 3 episodes
1994 Dave’s World Marco Episode: “Just Kidding”
1995 The Crude Oasis Crude Oasis Bar Patron
1997 Beverly Hills Ninja Young Haru
7th Heaven Dwight Jefferson 3 episodes
The Locusts Wrangler
1997–2001 Recess Mikey Blumberg, Tubby (voices) Starring/Recurring role
1998 Breakfast with Einstein Chipper Television film
Mafia! Geno
Rush Hour Kid at Theatre
2001 Recess: School’s Out Mikey Blumberg (voice)
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street Direct-to-video
2003 Recess: All Growed Down Mikey Blumberg, Tubby (voices) Direct-to-video
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade Direct-to-video
2005 Surface Sean 1 episode
2008 Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal Tim Television film
2013 Fallen Angel Agent Short film
2014 He Don’t Got Game Himself 1 episode
2014 The Bathroom Diaries Enzo Episode: “C: Caution”

External Links

Actor Jason Davis – Wikipedia

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