Danny Gokey Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Danny Gokey Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight79 kg
Date of BirthApril 24, 1980
Zodiac SignTaurus
SpouseLeyicet Peralta

Danny Gokey is an American singer who came into the spotlight in 2009 when he had finished 3rd in the 8th season of the popular singing-based reality TV series American Idol. He had started his career as a country music artist and had released his first solo studio album titled My Best Days in March 2010. In 2011, he had refocused his orientation towards the adult pop/contemporary Christian music genre and went on to publish the albums Hope in Front of Me (2014), Christmas Is Here (2015), La Esperanza Frente a Mi (2016), Rise (2017), and Haven’t Seen It Yet (2019). He had also launched an EP titled Love Again in May 2012.

Born Name

Daniel Jay Gokey

Nick Name


Danny Gokey as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2016
Danny Gokey as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2016 (Danny Gokey / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States




Danny had attended the Heritage Christian School in his hometown of Milwaukee.



Danny Gokey with his mother, as seen in May 2020
Danny Gokey with his mother, as seen in May 2020 (Danny Gokey / Instagram)


  • Mother – Rhonda Gokey
  • Siblings – Charles Gokey (Brother), Angela Gokey (Sister), Janell Gokey (Sister), Gina Gokey (Sister), Tracey Gokey (Sister)


He is represented by –

  • Penny Railey, General Manager, Maximum Artist Management, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
  • Tony Johnsen, Booking Agent, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States


Pop, Contemporary Christian music, Blue-Eyed Soul, Country Pop, Gospel, Soul


Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano


  • 19 Recordings
  • RCA Records Nashville
  • BMG Rights Management
  • Sparrow Records
  • Capitol Christian Music Group




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


79 kg or 174 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Danny has dated –

  1. Sophia Martinez (1997–2008) – Danny began dating Sophia Martinez in 1997 when they were in high school together. The couple got married on May 15, 2004, and they were together until her untimely death on July 9, 2008, which was caused by complications arising out of what was her 3rd surgery to treat congenital heart disease. Danny later started an organization named Sophia’s Heart Foundation that has branches in cities like Milwaukee, Nashville, and Sacramento, and that provides scholarships to deserving students in inner-city music and arts programs.
  2. Leyicet Peralta (2011-Present) – He started dating Cuban and Peruvian former model Leyicet Peralta in 2011 and they got engaged on Christmas Day later that year. They tied the knot on January 29, 2012, and have 4 children together – 3 sons named Daniel Emanuel (b. January 20, 2013), Gabriel Daniel (b. August 29, 2017), and Emanuel Daniel Gokey (b. August 16, 2019); and a daughter named Victoria Isabella (b. November 28, 2014).
Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta, as seen in September 2020
Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta, as seen in September 2020 (Danny Gokey / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


He is of American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Bespectacled
  • Side-cropped, spiked hair
  • Sports a trimmed beard



Danny Gokey as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017
Danny Gokey as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017 (Danny Gokey / Instagram)

Danny Gokey Facts

  1. He had first started singing in a church with his family and had later served, for many years, as the worship director at Faith Builders International Ministries, his church in Milwaukee.
  2. While in that job, he also used to drive an 18-wheeler semi-truck for a local logistics company.
  3. His first wife, Sophia, was a big fan of American Idol and would often urge Danny to participate in the competition. She passed away just 4 weeks before his audition and he often credits her encouragement and persistence for his success.
  4. In that season of American Idol, he was the only contestant who was never placed in the bottom 2.

Featured Image by Danny Gokey / Instagram

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