Jason Davis, Voice Actor in Disney Channel’s ‘Recess,’ Dies at 35

Davis also played the young version of Chris Farley’s character in 1997’s “Beverly Hills Ninja”

Last Updated: February 16, 2020 @ 7:03 PM

Jason Davis, best known as the voice of Mikey Blumberg on Disney Channel’s “Recess,” died on Sunday. He was 35.

“I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life that my son Jason Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles. Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life. He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him. He loved his friends and his family above all else. We ask for privacy as we take time to grieve this most devastating loss,” his mother, Nancy Davis, said in a statement.

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Davis, who was the grandson of the late studio Fox chief Marvin Davis and philanthropist Barbara Davis, struggled with substance abuse and appeared on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” in 2010.

Along with ongoing recovery, in early 2018 he and his mother co-founded the nonprofit charity Cure Addiction Now (C.A.N.), which funds research to find therapies that will end the cycle of substance use and abuse, and helps addicts remain clean and sober.

In addition to voice work on “Recess” and its numerous video offshoots, Davis also appeared on camera in various projects from the age of 10, including 1997’s “Beverly Hills Ninja,” “Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal,” “Rush Hour,” “Mafia!” and “Roseanne.”

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