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Danny Gokey Biography

Birth Name:
Daniel Jay Gokey
Birth Place:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Reality cast member, singer, church music director

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Charles Gokey -- Brother
  • Charles Gokey -- Father
  • Angela -- Sister
  • Gina -- Sister
  • Janell -- Sister
  • Tracey -- Sister
  • Daniel Emanuel Gokey -- Son
  • Leyicet Peralta -- Wife
  • Sophia Martinez -- Wife (deceased)