‘Recess’ voice actor Jason Davis dies at 35

‘Recess’ voice actor for Mikey, Jason Davis, dies at age 35

Jason Davis, a voice actor on the Disney cartoon series "Recess,” died Sunday in Los Angeles, his manager said. He was 35.

The cause of the actor’s death is not yet known, CNN reported.

“We’re very saddened by his loss and we had some great projects in the works and really sad to see someone pass away at such a young age and taken out of his prime,” Scotty Gelt, President of Wolfie Cohen Entertainment, Davis’s management company, told CNN in a statement. “We’re just praying for him and hope he’s in a happier place.”

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Davis was the grandson of philanthropist Barbara Davis and late studio head Marvin Davis, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was the son of Nebil Zarif and Nancy Davis Rickel.

“Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life,” Rickel told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him.”

Jason Davis appeared in 129 episodes of “Recess” from 1997 to 2001 as the character of Mikey Blumberg, according to IMDB.com.

He also appeared on television shows, including “Roseanne” (where he played an obnoxious vampire kid) and three episodes of “7th Heaven” in 1997, according to E Online. In addition to acting on TV,

Davis had several battles with substance abuse and discussed them on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” in 2010 and 2011, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He co-founded the charity Cure Addiction Now.

Davis was working on a television show called “The Two Jasons” at the time of his death, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jason Davis, the voice actor in the 1990s Disney animated series "Recess," died Feb. 16. He was 35.
Jason Davis, the voice actor in the 1990s Disney animated series "Recess," died Feb. 16. He was 35. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)