- Began singing with his family in church as a child.
- If he weren't a singer, he claims he'd like to be a motivational speaker.
- His wife, Sophia, died from complications of heart surgery just four weeks before he auditioned for American Idol.
- Is the president and founder of the non-profit organization Sophia's Heart Foundation.
- Gina — Sister
- Charles Gokey — Brother
- Janell — Sister
- Daniel Emanuel Gokey — Son
- Charles Gokey — Father
- Angela — Sister
- Leyicet Peralta — Wife
- Tracey — Sister
- Sophia Martinez — Wife (deceased)
- Birth Name: Daniel Jay Gokey
- Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI
- Profession: Reality cast member, Singer, Church music director
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