Danny Trejo

16 May 1944

Actor

Dan "Danny" Trejo born May 16, 1944 - Height: 5' 7" (1,70 m)) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, often as hypermasculine characters, villains and anti-heroes. Some of his notable films include Heat, Con Air, Machete and Desperado, the latter two with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez. Early life

Dan Trejo was born in- the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Alice Rivera and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. He is of Alice Rivera and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. He is of Mexican descent. He is a second cousin of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, though the two were unaware that they were related until the filming of Desperado.

Throughout the 1960s, Trejo was in and out of jail and prison in California. There are conflicting accounts of his prison chronology. By one account, his final stint in custody ended in 1972; by another account, he did time in a juvenile offenders' camp and six California prisons between 1959 and 1969. He recalled that his last prison term was five years. While serving in San Quentin Prison, he became a champion boxer in lightweight and welterweight divisions within that prison.During this time, Trejo became a member of a twelve-step program, which he credits with his success in overcoming drug addiction. In 2011, he recalled that he had been sober for 42 years. Upon his final release he enrolled in Pitzer College located in Claremont, California but subsequently left after one semester of attendance.

Personal life

Trejo is married to Debbie Shreve. He has four children: Danny Boy (b. 1981), Gilbert (b. 1988), Danielle (b. 1990), Jose (b. 1991) who are all from previous relationships. He also has a daughter Esmeralda M. Trejo who is married and has three children in Austin, Texas.

Photos

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Filmography (121 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Dead Again in Tombstone
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Guerrero)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as El Moco (voice))
(movie, 2016)
···The Prey
Genre: Thriller, Action, Horror
Role: Actor (as Vega)
(movie, 2016)
···Dark Ascension
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor
(movie, 2016)
···Storks
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Jasper (voice))
(movie, 2016)
···Vigilante Diaries
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Crazy Joe)
(movie, 2016)
···Cyborg X
Genre: Action, Horror
Role: Actor (as Captain Machine Gun)
(movie, 2016)
···Boost
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Roy Casares)
(movie, 2015)
···The Ridiculous 6
Genre: Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Cicero)
(movie, 2015)
···No Way Out
Genre: Drama, Action
Role: Actor (as Don Caceres)
(movie, 2015)
···4Got10
Genre: Western, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mateo Perez)
(movie, 2015)
···3-Headed Shark Attack
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Role: Actor (as Mike Burns)
(movie, 2015)
···L.A. Slasher
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as The Drug Dealer #2)
(movie, 2015)
···Bad Asses on the Bayou
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Frank Vega)
(movie, 2015)
···VANish
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carlos)
(movie, 2015)
···The Burning Dead
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Night Wolf)
(movie, 2014)
···179th Street
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Raul Ceviche)
(movie, 2014)
···Beyond the Game
Genre: Action
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···McDick
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Oscar)
(movie, 2014)
···Snapshot
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Donicio)
(movie, 2014)
···The Night Crew
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Aguilar)
(movie, 2014)
···Vieques
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Reaper
Genre: Crime, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack)
(movie, 2014)
···Strike One
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Manny Garcia)
(movie, 2014)
···Throwdown
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tattoo)
(movie, 2014)
···The Book of Life
Genre: Romance, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Skeleton Luis (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Hope Lost
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marius)
(movie, 2014)
···Prey
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vega)
(movie, 2014)
···Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Frank Vega)
(movie, 2014)
···In the Blood
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Big Biz)
(movie, 2014)
···Muppets Most Wanted
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Role: Actor
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Angel)
(movie, 2014)
···Reach Me
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Vic)
(movie, 2014)
···Bullet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank)
(movie, 2014)
···Bullet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank)
(movie, 2014)
···Voodoo Possession
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Kross)
(movie, 2013)
···Force of Execution
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Oso)
(movie, 2013)
···The Insomniac
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jairo Torres)
(movie, 2013)
···Kuryer iz 'Raya'
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2013)
···Dead in Tombstone
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Guerrero)
(movie, 2013)
···American Lowrider
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as The O.G.)
(movie, 2013)
···Chavez Cage of Glory
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mando)
(movie, 2013)
···Machete Kills
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Machete Cortez)
(movie, 2013)
···The Contractor
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Javier Reyes)
(movie, 2013)
···Pendejo
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pedro)
(movie, 2013)
···Zombie Hunter
Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jesus)
(movie, 2013)
···Amelia's 25th
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Don Javier)
(movie, 2013)
···The Cloth
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Father Connely)
(movie, 2013)
···Counterpunch
Role: Actor (as Manny Navarro)
(movie, 2013)
6.5Death Race: Inferno
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Goldberg)
(movie, 2013)
···Sushi Girl
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Scholmo)
(movie, 2012)
···Ghostquake
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Ortiz)
(movie, 2012)
···Bad Ass
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Frank Vega)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mr. Perez)
(movie, 2011)
···Violet & Daisy
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Russ)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Machete)
(movie, 2011)
···House of the Rising Sun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carlos)
(movie, 2011)
···Cross
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Lexavier)
(movie, 2011)
···The Black Mamba
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as The Crippler)
(movie, 2011)
···Blacktino
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Rogelio)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Caesar)
(movie, 2011)
···Recoil
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Drayke)
(movie, 2010)
···Death Race 2
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Goldberg)
(movie, 2010)
···Machete
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Machete)
(movie, 2010)
···Beatdown
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 2010)
7.6Predators
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cuchillo)
(movie, 2010)
···The Killing Jar
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jimmy)
(movie, 2010)
···Six Days in Paradise
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ruben Skinner)
(movie, 2010)
···The Lazarus Papers
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Aroon)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Rico (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···Eyeborgs
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as G-Man)
(movie, 2009)
···Fanboys
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as The Chief)
(movie, 2009)
···Modus Operandi
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Director Holiday)
(movie, 2008)
···La Linea
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mario)
(movie, 2008)
···Toxic
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Antoine)
(movie, 2008)
···Furnace
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Fury)
(movie, 2008)
···Jake's Corner
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Clint)
(movie, 2008)
···Ranchero
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Capone)
(movie, 2008)
···Valley of Angels
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Hector)
(movie, 2007)
···Urban Justice
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as El Chivo)
(movie, 2007)
···Halloween
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Ismael Cruz)
(movie, 2007)
···Smiley Face
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Albert)
(movie, 2007)
···The Blue Rose
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Junk)
(movie, 2006)
···Hood Of Horror
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Derelict)
(movie, 2006)
···Sherrybaby
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dean Walker)
(movie, 2006)
···Taphephobia
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Creek)
(movie, 2005)
···The Devil's Rejects
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Rondo)
(movie, 2005)
···The Crow: Wicked Prayer
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Harold)
(movie, 2005)
···Dreaming on Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Train Driver)
(movie, 2005)
···Tennis, Anyone...?
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Role: Actor (as Hector)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Barkeeper)
(movie, 2004)
···Lost
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Edward James Archer)
(movie, 2003)
···Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cucuy)
(movie, 2003)
···Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Machete)
(movie, 2002)
···xXx
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as El Jefe)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Machete)
(movie, 2001)
···Bubble Boy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Slim)
(movie, 2001)
···Spy Kids
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Machete)
(movie, 2000)
···Animal Factory
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Vito)
(movie, 2000)
···Reindeer Games
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jumpy)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Role: Actor (as Razor Charlie)
(movie, 1999)
···Inferno
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Johnny Six Toes)
Genre: Crime, Action, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Razor Eddie)
(movie, 1998)
···Six Days Seven Nights
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Pierce)
(movie, 1998)
···Point Blank
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Wallace)
(movie, 1998)
···The Replacement Killers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Collins)
(movie, 1997)
···Con Air
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Johnny Beca)
(movie, 1997)
···Anaconda
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Poacher)
(movie, 1996)
···Le Jaguar
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Kumare)
(movie, 1996)
7.6From Dusk Till Dawn
Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Razor Charlie)
(movie, 1995)
···Heat
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Trejo)
(movie, 1995)
···Desperado
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Navajas)
(movie, 1992)
···Sex Crimes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Palmer)
(movie, 1990)
···Guns
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Tong)
(movie, 1990)
···Marked for Death
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hector)
(movie, 1989)
···Lock Up
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chink's Gang Member)
(movie, 1988)
···Bulletproof
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sharkey)
(movie, 1987)
···Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as Art Sanella)
(movie, 1985)
···Runaway Train
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Boxer)
(movie, )
···The Damned
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chimalle)