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Jared Davis is a survivor appearing in Dead Rising 2 during the missions Once Bitten and Chemical Dependency. He reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role, though he appears in Pub O' Gold.

Once Bitten[]

Main article: Once Bitten

Jared came to Fortune City to party and have a good time with some girls. Unfortunately, he was caught up in the outbreak and was bitten by a zombie. Fearing for his life, he fled to the Wily Travels travel agency in the Royal Flush Plaza, creating a barricade in an attempt to keep the zombies at bay. Once found by Chuck, he will beg for Zombrex, afraid to go anywhere else. Once he is given medicine, he will allow Chuck to offer him a shoulder to carry him in order to take him to the Safe House, in hopes of finding some girls at the bunker.

In Off the Record, Jared can be found at Pub O' Gold on the Silver Strip instead of inside of Wily Travels. He will need to be escorted back to the safe house safely with Frank's help. 

Chemical Dependency[]

Main article: Chemical Dependency

Later on, Jared will need another dose of Zombrex, so Chuck Greene/Frank West will need to find some for him in order to complete his fulfillment request. Should Chuck/Frank fail to give any Zombrex to Jared, Sullivan will be forced to shoot him, to prevent him turning into a zombie and attacking other survivors.


  • Jared's notebook picture differs from Jared's actual look. In the notebook, he is shown wearing a light blue shirt whereas he is actually wearing a checkered shirt.
  • If the mission runs out of time because Chuck failed to find Jared and save him, or even if Chuck chose to kill Jared himself instead of giving him Zombrex, a cutscene will show him transform.
  • If Chuck allows the mission Chemical Dependency to expire while he is in the Safe House, a cutscene will show Sullivan kill Jared just as he transforms. If Chuck is not in the Safe House when the mission expires, a message onscreen will inform the player that Jared is dead.
  • Jared has some similarities with Simone Ravendark and Leroy McKenna from Dead Rising as they are all are saveable survivors that have been bitten by zombies and are worried about the outcome of their bite wound.
  • A man with the same model as Jared can be seen in the opening cinematic, as a waiter serving wine to Luke and Leah.
  • In the Introduction, a man with the same model as Jared can be seen fleeing the Arena with others as Chuck tries to pry open the elevator doors.
  • For the call for the mission Chemical Dependency, Jared (in addition to Stacey and Sullivan) calls asking for Zombrex:
    • "Chuck, I've got some bad new... Hey!...what are you do..." by Stacey Forsythe
    • "Chuck, this is Sullivan. This Jared guy in room 2, says he needs some Zombrex. Pronto. You better do something about this, or I'm afraid I'll have to..." by Raymond Sullivan
    • "Bro, I don't feel so good. I came to party, not to freakin' eat the party, man. I need some Zombrex, dude. Bad." by Jared[1]
  • Jared is the first survivor in the game who you can offer a shoulder to while escorting.
  • Saving Jared requires 2 Zombrex's to keep him alive until the end of the game, because of this, it is recommended to save Sven Blaaborg if you plan on saving Jared because Sven will provide 2 Zombrex's if both of his missions are completed.



  1. This text is not in the final version of the game, it can only be found in the game text files.
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Major Characters
Rebecca Chang - Stacey Forsythe - Chuck Greene - Katey Greene - Isabela Keyes - Tyrone King - Marian Mallon - Raymond Sullivan - Frank West
Skylar Ali - Randolph Allen - Esther Alwin - Allen Ash - Lulu Barra - Brittany Beck - Sven Blaaborg - Tammy Blaine - Danni Bodine - John Boog - Kristopher Bookmiller - Elrod Bumpkins - Denyce Calloway - Summer Chavez - Rosa Collins - Wade Coopwood - Jared Davis - Gordon Dawkins - LaShawndra Dawkins - Chad Elchart - Doris Elchart - Curtis Ellenton - Jack Ellis - Terri Glass - Kristin Harris - Willa Harris - Wallace Hertzog - Stuart Holmes - Trixie-Lynn Horton - Jessica Howe - Richard Kelly - Bessie Kent - Chrystal Kennedy - Jonathon Kilpatrick - Matthew Kuss - Juan Lee - Bibi Love - Erica Mayes - Kevin Meyers - Bill Montagu - Lenny Mooney - Walter Morris - Luz Palmer - Camille Payne - Lillian Payne - Gretchen Peregrine - Allison Perkins - Janus Razo - Cora Russel - Woodrow Rutherford - Jasper Sanford - Brian Scherbey - Jacob Skinner - Jeanna Slick - Nevada Slim - Cinda Smith - Snowflake - Royce St. John - Tamara Stein - Floyd Stone - Nina Suhr - Andy Talbat - Vikki Taylor - Ray Teller - Kenneth Walsh - Linette Watkins - Dean Wayne - Cameron Welch - Europa Westinghouse - Anim White - Kirby Wilkinson - Lance Williams - Michael Woo
Off the Record Survivors
Marc Cooper - Earvin Gooding - Eric Masters - Tomomi Miyamoto - Deidre Sanchez
Amber Bailey - Crystal Bailey - Leon Bell - Dwight Boykin - Mark Bradson - Derrick Duggan - Brent Ernst - Earl Flaherty - Deetz Hartman - Johnny James - Looters - Bibi Love - Mercenaries - Seymour Redding - Carl Schliff - Snowflake - Ted Smith - Pearce Stephens - Antoine Thomas - Randall Tugman - Reed Wallbeck - Brandon Whittaker - Roger Withers
Off the Record Psychopaths
Stacey Forsythe - Chuck Greene - Evan MacIntyre
8-Ball - Barra - Pat Berkson - Helen Bonner - Andrea Brenser - Curtis - Drake Danton - Dean - Tim Duggan - Tom Ebersole - Jeremiah Eckland - - Kerri - Noah Hawthorne - Hunters' Victim - Infected Spectator - Louise Jameson - Jonesy - Madison Lainey - Leah - Adrian Lee - Luke - Carlos Mertiz - Alice Paynter - Lance Pennington - Lucas Pontremoli - Irwin Sagehorn - Shin - Jenny Slaten - Justin Tetherford - Kalee Timmons - TIR Employee - Emanuel Tugman - Shaun Wexler
Off the Record Victims
Oscar Dingman - Dale Kerpan - Julius Reinke - Vikki Taylor
Don Andrews - Banchester - Simon Bostwick - Charlie - Kazmina Ellis - Josh - Paul Lazenby - Bobby Newland - Roland Nichol - Reinhold - Septimus - Tarquin
Scrapped Characters
Marvin Horner - Dmitri Kazlov - Taylor Nightingale - Gary Peake - Sarah Stayer