Jeremy Davies attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. While enrolled there, he began to win bit parts and small roles in TV series and movies. He broke in with a bit on an episode of "Singer & Sons" in 1990, then did two episodes of "The Wonder Years," both in 1992, although in different seasons. He also had a bit role in "Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance," an NBC TV movie, and even guested in a pilot called "1775," a sitcom set in colonial days, as a Scruffy Kid. Among the few substantial roles of his was co-starring as a youth in "Gun Crazy," a Showtime thriller, as well as a guest appearance on "Melrose Place." In 1993, Davies was cast in a TV commercial for Subaru in which his "character" compares the car to punk rock. The commercial was noticed by numerous casting directors and industry forces. Soon after, Davies found himself being sent feature film scripts.