Born and raised in Southern California, Davis began his career when he was 4 by appearing in commercials. A few years later, he was cast as Louis in the Broadway production of The King and I
, starring the legendary Yul Brynner
. Davis admits, Acting wasn't my choice when I was a kid and I didn't want to be an actor when I grew up
. When he began high school and college he decided to pursue other interests.
While attending the University of Southern California as a journalism major, a friend convinced Davis to audition for Comedy Sports, a local comedy troupe. It was during this time he considered acting as a profession. Davis stayed with the group for eight years before branching out to perform with various improvisational troupes, including the late-night comedy show Quikwitz. In addition, Davis is a founding member of The Impromptones, a singing improv group.
Davis's other credits include appearances on The Norm Show (starring Norm McDonald), The Drew Carey Show and the acclaimed TV movie Tuesdays with Morrie. Davis most recently appeared on the comedy/improv series On The Spot opposite Tim Conway and completed filming the independent feature film Trespass, directed by James Merendino. He regularly tours with Drew Carey and The Improv All Stars around the United States and has been part of two USO tours.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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