Biography: Danny Trejo

Real Name: Danny Trejo

Occupation: Actor, Producer

Date of Birth: 16 May 1944

How Old is Danny Trejo: 73 years

Birth Place: San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.

How Tall is Danny Trejo: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)

Weight: 165 lbs.

Nationality: American

Family: He is the son of Dan Trejo who was a construction worker and Mother Alice Rivera. He has two daughters and three sons.

Danny Trejo Facts:

Danny started his acting career at the age of thirty-three and starred in his first feature film at the age of forty-one.

Danny belongs to Mexican descent and he often plays a character who is skilled at handling knives.

He has a tattoo on his chest of a woman wearing a sombrero and it is shown in most of the movies.

He is known for having a ponytail, scarred face, deep gruff voice and his mustache.

He was a lightweight prison boxing champion when he was serving a sentence for 11 years.

In 2012, he was inducted into Texas film Hall of fame.

Danny Trejo Quotes:

“The first five years of my career, I was Inmate #1, Bad Guy #1 and Mean Guy #1. I had a great career going until somebody told me that I was typecast. I said, “Well, what’s typecast?” And they said, “Well, you’re always playing the mean Chicano dude with tattoos.” I thought about that and I said, “Wait a minute! I am the mean Chicano dude with tattoos, so somebody is getting it right.”

“Let me tell you something. When I was young, I was an armed robber. I did robberies. And there’s no adrenaline rush like that. When you’re using drugs and doing robberies, it’s hard to distinguish whether you’re doing robberies to support your drug habit, or doing drugs to support your robbery habit.”

“If you look at the people in Hollywood who are heavy partiers, they’re selfish, self-centered and egotistical.”

“The Only Things That Were Available To Me Were Either Be A Laborer Or Be A Drug Dealer. So I Became An Armed Robber. It Was A Lot Simpler.”

“I didn’t make a deal with God, because you can’t make a deal with God. He put me here to talk to kids and to talk to drunks and help addicts. He gave me this “job” which makes it a lot easier to get through to people.”

“There is no significance of God in my life, God is my life. I would not be, without God. I am supposed to be dead.”

“I love old, vintage cars. I’ve got a 1936 Dodge Touring Sedan right now and there’s only five of them registered in the world, and I absolutely love working on it. It’s gorgeous.”

“I love to work, so give me what you’ve got. I’ll play a tree, if you want me to. If you want fruit on it, then pay me more money. Otherwise, I just love to work.”

Danny Trejo Filmography:

Filmography

  • Runaway Train (1985)
  • Penitentiary III (1987)
  • The Hidden (1987)
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
  • Bulletproof (1988)
  • Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
  • Lock Up (1989)
  • Bail Out (1989)
  • Cage (1989)
  • Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (1990)
  • Guns (1990)
  • Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
  • Marked for Death (1990)
  • The Last Hour (1991)
  • Mi Vida Loca (1991)
  • Whore (1991)
  • Wedlock (1991)
  • Femme Fatale (1991)
  • Carnal Crimes (1991)
  • Lonely Hearts (1991)
  • Baywatch (1991)
  • Reasonable Doubts (1992)
  • Nails (1992)
  • Baywatch (1992)
  • Sunset Grill (1993)
  • Blood In Blood Out (1993)
  • Doppelganger (1993)
  • 12:01 (1993)
  • Last Light (1993)
  • Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
  • Angel of Desire (1994)
  • Against the Wall (1994)
  • Dead Badge (1995)
  • The Stranger (1995)
  • Desperado (1995)
  • Fallen Angels (1995)
  • Heat (1995)
  • From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
  • Renegade (1996)
  • NYPD Blue (1996)
  • Le Jaguar (1996)
  • Los Locos (1997)
  • Anaconda (1997)
  • Con Air (1997)
  • Trojan War (1997)
  • Dilemma (1997)
  • Tracey Takes On… (1998)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1998)
  • Point Blank (1998)
  • The Replacement Killers (1998)
  • Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)
  • Champions (1998)
  • Soundman (1998)
  • NYPD Blue (1998)
  • From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
  • Inferno (1999)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1999)
  • From Dusk till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (2000)
  • Animal Factory (2000)
  • Reindeer Games (2000)
  • The X-Files (2000)
  • Spy Kids (2001)
  • Bubble Boy (2001)
  • Skippy (2001)
  • 13 Moons (2002)
  • The Salton Sea (2002)
  • Do It for Uncle Manny (2002)
  • The District (2002)
  • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
  • XXX (2002)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)
  • The Hire: Beat the Devil (2002)
  • Nightstalker (2002)
  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  • Kingpin (2003)
  • Alias (2003)
  • The Brothers García (2003)
  • Double Blade (2003)
  • King of the Hill (2003)
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
  • Def Jam: Fight for NY (2004)
  • Lost (2004)
  • Grounded for Life (2004)
  • Monk (2004)
  • Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
  • All Souls Day (2005)
  • Tennis, Anyone…? (2005)
  • The Curse of El Charro (2005)
  • George Lopez (2005)
  • Chasing Ghosts (2005)
  • High Hopes (2005)
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  • The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  • The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
  • Venice Underground (2005)
  • Dreaming on Christmas (2005)
  • Desperate Housewives (2005)
  • Furnace (2006)
  • TV: The Movie (2006)
  • Propensity (2006)
  • Sherrybaby (2006)
  • Living the Dream (2006)
  • Danny Roane: First Time Director (2006)
  • Heist (2006)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006)
  • Hood of Horror (2006)
  • Seven Mummies (2006)
  • Slayer (2006)
  • Haunted Prison (2006)
  • Smiley Face (2006)
  • Grindhouse (2006)
  • Delta Farce (2006)
  • The Knights of Prosperity (2006)
  • Halloween (2006)
  • Battle for Terra (2007)
  • The Blue Rose (2007)
  • Urban Justice (2007)
  • Stargate: Atlantis (2007)
  • On Bloody Sunday (2007)
  • Blood Ties (2007)
  • Valley of Angels (2008)
  • The Grind (2008)
  • Through the Valley (2008)
  • Richard III (2008)
  • The Art of Travel (2008)
  • I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell (2008)
  • Jake’s Corner (2008)
  • Ranchero (2008)
  • Toxic (2008)
  • Alone in the Dark II (2008)
  • La Linea (2008)
  • Necessary Evil (2008)
  • The Young and the Restless (2008)
  • Fanboys (2009)
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man (2009)
  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)
  • Modus Operandi (2009)
  • The Boys of Ghost Town (2009)
  • Eyeborgs (2009)
  • Breaking Bad (2009-2010)
  • The Killing Jar (2010)
  • The Mercenary (2010)
  • Shoot the Hero (2010)
  • Burn Notice (2010)
  • Shadows in Paradise (2010)
  • Boston Girls (2010)
  • Pastor Shepherd (2010)
  • Saint John of Las Vegas (2010)
  • The Bill Collector (2010)
  • Lean Like a Cholo (2010)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (2010)
  • Food Stamps (2010)
  • Bones (2010)
  • Dark Games (2010)
  • Project x27 (2010)
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2010)
  • The Good Guys (2010)
  • Predators (2010)
  • North by El Norte (2010)
  • Beatdown (2010)
  • Machete (2010)
  • Justin Time (2010)
  • The Fight: Lights Out (2010)
  • Modern Family (2010)
  • Death Race 2 (2011)
  • Young Justice (2011)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (2011)
  • Franklin & Bash (2011)
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)
  • Violet & Daisy (2011)
  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
  • House of the Rising Sun (2011)
  • Sons of Anarchy (2011)
  • Bad Ass (2012)
  • Ghostquake (2012)
  • Breaking Wind (2012)
  • Mango Bajito (2012)
  • Recoil (2012)
  • Rise of the Zombies (2012)
  • Sushi Girl (2012)
  • Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)
  • Ticket to Vegas (2013)
  • 0 (2013)
  • Maron (2013)
  • The Cloth (2013)
  • Zombie Hunter (2013)
  • Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2013)
  • The Contractor (2013)
  • Dead in Tombstone (2013)
  • Machete Kills (2013)
  • Top Cat: The Movie (2013)
  • Force of Execution (2013)
  • Courier from Paradise (2013)
  • The Insomniac (2013)
  • A Voodoo Possession (2014)
  • Bullet (2014)
  • Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
  • In the Blood (2014)
  • Bad Asses (2014)
  • Reach Me (2014)
  • Vengeance (2014)
  • The Book of Life (2014)
  • Snap Shot (2014)
  • Reaper (2014)
  • Preggoland (2014)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (2014)
  • Snickers: The Brady Bunch (2015)
  • Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015)
  • Vanish (2015)
  • The Burning Dead (2015)
  • A. Slasher (2015)
  • No Way Out (2015)
  • The Night Crew (2015)
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2015)
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015)
  • Hope Lost (2015)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Dead (2015)
  • 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015)
  • Ridiculous 6 (2015)
  • Pig Goat Banana Cricket (2015)
  • Range 15 (2016)
  • Juarez 2045 (2016)
  • Cyborg X (2016)
  • The Prey (2016)
  • Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House (2016)
  • Storks (2016)
  • Elena of Avalor (2016)
  • 1st Strike(2016)
  • Hell’s Kitchen (2017)
  • Bullets of Justice (2017)
  • Border Cross (2017)
  • Rick and Morty (2017)
  • All About the Money (2017)
  • The Flash (2017)
  • Dead Again in Tombstone (2017)
  • American Dad! (2017)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2017)
  • Maximum Impact (2017)
  • Family Guy (2018)

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