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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 April 1980Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameDaniel Jay Gokey
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danny Gokey was born on April 24, 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Daniel Jay Gokey. He has been married to Leyicet Gokey since January 29, 2012. They have one child. He was previously married to Sophia Martinez.

Spouse (2)

Leyicet Gokey (29 January 2012 - present) (1 child)
Sophia Martinez (15 May 2004 - 9 July 2008) (her death)

Trade Mark (2)

Spikey hair
Glasses

Trivia (8)

His late wife, Sophia wanted him to try out American Idol before she passed away in July 2008 from complications of congenital heart disease surgery.
Started a foundation called the "Sophia's Heart Foundation" in his late wife's name.
Roommate on Idol was Anoop Desai.
Enjoys getting pedicures and facials.
Him, Elliott Yamin, and Casey James are the only male contestants to ever finish third on American Idol.
Currently (2009) signed to RCA Records Label, Nashville.
Has an older brother Charles, three older sisters, Angela, Janell, Gina and a younger sister, Tracy.
Father, with Leyicet Gokey, of Daniel Jay Gokey Jr. born in January 2013.

Personal Quotes (1)

The one thing that's been on my heart is that a lot of people are defined by their situations. They are defined by being a crack addict, or they are defined by their parents having abused them. But instead of letting my situation define me, I let it become a defining moment in my life, and something good has come out of it. I hope that people get that side of me that's saying, listen, don't let that tragedy or that failure define you, but let it be a defining moment where you step up and become greater.

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