American Idol Daniel Marshall Wiki, Age, Parents, Height & Girlfriend

Daniel Marshall


Real NameDaniel Marshall Griffith.
Stage NameDan Marshall.
Gained Fame forAmerican Idol 20.
PlacedTop 14.
Football Player.
Age24 years old.
Birth DateSeptember 14, 1997.
Birth PlaceNorfolk, Virginia.
Lives inChesapeake, Virginia.
ParentsFather: Ray Griffith.
Mother: Peri Griffith.
SiblingsBrother: Rich Griffith and Benjamin Griffith.
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Love Life
GirlfriendAllyson Brown.
Single | EngagedEngaged.
Net worth$273 k.
Body Measurements
WeightKg: 91.
Pounds: 200.62 lbs.
HeightIn feet: 6'.
In centimeters:182.9 cm.
In meters: 1.829 m.
UniversityVirginia Tech.
JobLand Surveyor.
Television AppearanceAmerican Idol.
GamesAmerican Football.

Who is Daniel Marshall? American Idol 20 Contestant

24-years-old Daniel Marshall Griffith (born on September 14, 1997) is a former football player and an aspiring singer who hails from Chesapeake City. In 2022, He became a popular personality after participating in the famous singing reality television show American Idol season 20.

Daniel is a born artist, and it has not been much time since he started singing publicly, like at bars or concerts. He hated performing in front of people, but now he enjoys it. Daniel never attended any music school. When he came for auditions at the Idol and told judges that he started singing just 5 or 6 months before, Katy became suspicious and was unsure if Marshall could sing.

Daniel Marshall in American Idol

Later, when Griffith began singing “The Dance,” a hit song by famous country singer Garth Brooks, Lionel, Katy, and Luke was amazed. Perry said, ” You know, I was really nervous when you said you’d only been doing this for five or six months, but I think you have some natural born talent.”

But Luke Bryan noticed that Daniel could not fully concentrate because of the guitar and said, “First and foremost, you’re playing the guitar, maybe taking your focus away from singing. Man, you’re one of the best-sounding country artists that have been through, but you’re not doing all of the emotion properly. Yeah, if I had 20 minutes to coach you, I could show you some tricks.”

At last, American Idol judges gave him the golden ticket, after which he started preparing for the next round, which was scheduled to happen in Hollywood.


Daniel Marshall career

ShowStopper Round

Clearing the auditions was just a starting for Dan as more major rounds like Hollywood week, and ShowStopper rounds were waiting for him. But his performance with a band at Hollywood week became a highlight. During that performance, he exuded confidence, and judges were pleased to see him singing so comfortably.

The ShowStopper round was a challenge for him as he had to compete with a wonderful singer Dakota Hayden. They both did so well that the judges were not able to make any decision, so Dan and Dakota were made to sing one more time. Under pressure, they both sang really well, but the judges had to choose only one, so they chose Marshall.

Daniel Marshall with his girlfriend Allyson Brown

Love of Life

While playing for Virginia Tech, Daniel met Allyson Brown, who used to be a part of Virginia Tech’s women’s football team. They found a lot of similarities in each other’s behavior and fell in love.

Brown stood by Griffith in his every decision, whether regarding leaving football or participating in American Idol. In fact, Allyson is the one who motivated Marshall the most to pursue singing. She even accompanied him for his auditions.


Daniel Marshall with his mother Peri Griffith, father Ray Griffith and brothers Rich and Benjamin Griffith

Family and Childhood

Daniel Marshall Griffith (age 24) belongs to an army family in Norfolk, Virginia, where he took birth on September 14, 1997. His father, Ray Griffith, is a retired officer of the US Army, whereas Daniel’s mother, Peri Griffith, is a real estate agent in Virginia.

His elder brother Benjamin Griffith is currently serving as a Marine in US Army. The singer is the youngest kid of his parents as he has one more brother whose name is Rich Griffith.

Since five years of age, Marshall has been passionate about football. First, he played for his school team and then got to play for the team Virginia Tech. He played for his college team every Saturday continuously for four years.

Daniel Marshall Griffith football career


Daniel Marshall Griffith Q&A

Ques: When does Daniel Marshall Griffith celebrate his birthday?

Ans: Every year on September 14.

Ques: How old is Daniel Marshall Griffith?

Ans: He is 24 as of 2021.

Ques: Name of Daniel Marshall Griffith’s girlfriend?

Ans: Allyson Brown.

Ques: Who are Daniel Marshall Griffith’s parents?

Ans: Ray Griffith (father) and Peri Griffith (mother).

Ques: TikTok username of Daniel Marshall Griffith?

Ans: “danmarshallofficial.”

Ques: Height of Daniel Marshall Griffith?

Ans: The American Idol contestant is 6 feet tall.