He is the younger brother of Joel Gonzales, and claims that he is the favorite out of both of them. He also plays football, although it is yet to be seen in Sibling Rivalries. In Vancouver Stories, however, he is on the Vancouver Vultures football team, and has #6 on his jersey. He was Jason Parker's backup wide reciever in 2011.
Although his brother betrayed the McReary family, Jose does not approve of any of his evilness, and tells him from time to time that he should actually respect them. Despite Joel's hatred toward them, Jose remains friends with them, and he still hangs out with them, as he helps them on their diamond-stealing mission (which is now non-canon, however), attends their New Years party, and many more. Jose even votes for Packie as school president of Wisconsin Elementary School in Patrick McReary: School President, much to Joel's annoyance, since Jose was supposed to vote for him instead.
Despite their ups and downs, Joel says he still loves Jose with all of his heart, and will protect him no matter what, even though Jose constantly annoys him, and refuses to help Joel with his evil schemes against the McReary siblings.
For a while, Jose Gonzales, along with Salvador Martinez, were the only two non-protagonists besides Packie's siblings whose exact birthdates were revealed, until birth dates were created for the rest of the SR characters in September 2015.
Jose Gonzales is the author's favorite character of the series, besides the McReary-Wilson Family and Jason Parker. Because of this, he tries to give Jose more appearances in the series.
Jose's nickname was supposed to be "Little Jose", but it had only been used once in the series, by Joel in his debut appearance.
In his first appearance, Jose had a small villain role, but in his appearances after, his character was changed from an antagonist to a good character. Jose shows distaste for evil, and sides with the McReary siblings whenever Joel attempts a scheme. Although Jose and Packie always bust Joel, Jose still shows love to his big brother, and hopes that Joel loves him too. This is shown more in the comics from mid-Season 4.