Wild Bill Gokey

William Wild Bill Gokey


Contestant Profile
Birth Date 4/24/1968 (44)
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Occupation Bartender

Survivor: Dominican Republic

Tribes Payabo
Sabana de la Mar
Placement 4/16
Challenges Won 11
Votes Against 15
Days Lasted 37

Survivor: Santa Carolina - The Returned

Tribes Tete
Challenges Won 5
Votes Against 7

William "Wild Bill" Gokey is a contestant from Survivor: Dominican Republic and Survivor: Santa Carolina - The Returned.


Name: William "Wild Bill" Gokey

William “Wild Bill” Gokey was born Carlsbad, California. He moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of twenty in the hopes of becoming the next Eric Clapton. Things did not work out the way William would have liked. He played in various bands over the past twenty odd years but none of the bands he was in ever went anywhere.

William is still holding out hope that one day he will be able to make a living at playing guitar. Right now he bartends as a way of paying his bills and he still gets the occasional music gig.

William got the nickname for his hard partying ways back in the late 1980’s early 1990’s. He has been to rehabilitation for his drug addiction on three separate occasions. He has been sober since 2003 and now the only addiction that he has is cigarettes. Which is going to be a huge problem for him when he is taken part in the game.

William is a very loud, obnoxious man who goes out of his way to be a jerk to others and once he considers you his enemy, you are his enemy for life and he will make your life a living hell.

William lives alone in an apartment in Los Angeles, California. He has a daughter Dawn and a son Keith who live with their mother (William’s ex-girlfriend Betty.). After years of addiction, William is making every effort to be a part of the lives of his children.

William’s reason for wanting to be on Survivor is:

To make money and be on television…duh. I want to get my name out there. I am not sure if America or the other contestants are ready to deal with me as I am going to go out of my way to make their lives hell. Some may say that is a strategy that is doomed to fail. Well anyone who says that is a fool because at the end of this game my ass is walking out with a million dollars.

–Wild Bill

Survivor: Dominican Republic

Voting History

William's Voting History
Episode William's
Voted Against
1 Payabo Tribe Immune
2 Payabo Tribe Immune


4 Payabo Tribe Immune


Thom, Hector, Denise
6 Payabo Tribe Immune


Individual Immunity


Denise, Hector,
Sully, Kendra


Denise, Sully




Individual Immunity


Esther, Denise


Jill, Esther
Eliminated1, Day 37
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In In the End, There Can Only Be One, the vote ended with a tie between Esther and Wild Bill, forcing a fire-making tiebreaker. Wild Bill lost the challenge.

Survivor: Santa Carolina - The Returned

Voting History

William's Voting History
Episode William's
Voted Against
1 Billie-Jean -
2 Tete Tribe Immune
3 Enrico Martha
4 Tete Tribe Immune
5 Tete Tribe Immune
6 George -
7 Jody -
8 Jillian Jillian, Jocelyn, Aaron
9 Jocelyn -
10 Aaron -
11 Aaron -
12 John John, Vanessa, Vera
Vera -



  • William is based on Richard "Evel Dick" Danato from the American version of Big Brother. I even tried to get the avatar to look something like Dick Danato. I am not sure if I will able to convey just how much of a jerk the character of William is but I hope I can.
  • William had at least one vote cast against him at every Tribal Council when he was not immune from the vote.