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Danny Trejo attending the "Babes In Toyland" Toy Drive at Lucky Strike Lanes, Hollywood, CA on Dec.^ This review is from: Champion (DVD) This is a really interesting documentary about the life or Hollywood heavy Danny Trejo.
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^ Danny Trejo is doing time in Hollywood, having spent his youth in prison .
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^ Synopsis: Character actor Danny Trejo's grizzled features have been featured in over 100 films, alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

4, 2009
Born Dan Trejo, Jr.
May 16, 1944 (1944-05-16) (age 65)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Debbie Shreve
.Dan "Danny" Trejo, Jr. (last name pronounced [ˈtreho]; born May 16, 1944) is an American character actor who has appeared in many Hollywood movies, usually known for his tough guy roles.^ Danny Trejo’s character in Desperado?
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^ To hell and back: Actor Danny Trejo.
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^ Danny Trejo is an Mexican / American actor, best known for his roles playing the villain.
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Early life

.Trejo, a Mexican-American,[1] was born Dan Trejo, Jr.[2] in Los Angeles, the son of Alice Rivera and Dan Trejo, a construction worker.^ Mother: Alice Rivera Father: Dan Trejo 2nd Cousin: Robert Rodriguez (film maker) Spouse: Debbie Trejo Children: Danny Boy: Born 1981 (from previous marriage) Gilbert: Born 1988 Danielle: Born 1994 .
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^ Birth Name: Dan Trejo, Jr Nickname: The Major Born: May 16 , 1944 Birthplace: Los Angeles , California Appeared in over 140 films .
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^ Born in the historic Echo Park section of Los Angeles, Trejo spent the latter part of his youth and early adulthood incarcerated in some of Californias most notorious state prisons.

.He is a cousin of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez[3][4] and is from the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.^ He and director Robert Rodriguez are second cousins.
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^ About me: Early life I am native of the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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^ Born in the historic Echo Park section of Los Angeles, Trejo spent the latter part of his youth and early adulthood incarcerated in some of Californias most notorious state prisons.

.As a youth, he roamed the streets around his home area, committing various crimes with his uncle and becoming addicted to drugs.^ Committed various crimes: Armed robbery Drug offenses Became addicted to cocaine In and out of jail: 11 years Developed talent for boxing Overcame cocaine with 12-Step program .
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.He was in and out of jail many times as a teenager.^ I was in and out of jail many times as a teenager.
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^ He went in and out of jail many times as a teenager, accused of different crimes.

^ He was in and out of jail many times as a teenager.
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.While on the streets, Trejo developed talent as a boxer and considered taking up boxing as a profession.^ He was immediately offered a role as an inmate boxer hardly a stretch for Trejo who was the welterweight boxing champion of San Quentin.

.That ambition was dashed by a lengthy prison sentence.^ That ambition was dashed by a lengthy prison sentence.
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^ That ambition was dashed by a long prison sentence.
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.While serving time in San Quentin State Prison, he became the California state prison champion in both the lightweight and welterweight divisions.^ While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles.
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^ I used to box while I was in prison, lightweight and welterweight champion of every penitentiary I was in.

^ Later, a former San Quentin inmate on the set recognized Trejo as the lightweight boxing champion of the south block and landed him the position of personal fight trainer to Eric Roberts for a fee of $350 per day.
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.During this time, Trejo became a member of a twelve-step program, which he credits with his success in overcoming drug addiction.^ Im prison ed for armed robbery and drug offenses, he successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life.
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^ I was in the depths of hell, and because I said that prayer, my life changed.” In prison, Trejo got into Alcoholics Anonymous and successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that helped him to leave behind his life of crime and drugs.
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^ As for his qualifications: Trejo has done hard prison time for armed robbery, won lightweight and welterweight boxing titles IN PRISON, been down the road of drug addiction and back, has enough tattoos to be considered an art exhibit… .
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Career

.While speaking at a recovery meeting in 1985, Trejo met a young man in the movie business.^ While speaking at a recovery meeting in 1985, Trejo met a young man in the movie business.
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^ Movie career While attending a Cocaine Anonymous meeting in 1985, I met a young man in the movie business.
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^ While speaking at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting in 1985, Trejo met a young man who later called him for support.
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.His newfound friend invited him to the set of Runaway Train, where Trejo was offered a job as an extra.^ My newfound friend invited me to the set of Runaway Train, where I was offered a job as an extra.
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^ Trejo went to meet him at what turned out to be the set of Runaway Train (1985).
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^ Trejo was cast as a convict extra for 1985's Runaway Train .
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.Edward Bunker, himself a former convict and well-respected crime author who was writing the screenplay for the film, recognized Trejo, with whom he had done time at San Quentin.^ Also on the set was a screenwriter who did time with Trejo in San Quentin.
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^ Edward Bunker, himself a former convict and well-respected crime author who was writing the screenplay for the film (it was based on his novel 'No Beast So Fierce), recognized me: we had done time together at San Quentin.
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^ Later, a former San Quentin inmate on the set recognized Trejo as the lightweight boxing champion of the south block and landed him the position of personal fight trainer to Eric Roberts for a fee of $350 per day.
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.Remembering Trejo's boxing skills, he offered Trejo $320 per day to train Eric Roberts, one of the movie's stars, for a boxing scene.^ Remembering Trejo's boxing skills, the screenwriter offered him $350 per day to train the actors for a boxing match.
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^ Remembering my boxing skills, he offered me $350 per day to train Eric Roberts, one of the movie's stars, for a boxing scene.
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^ It was our one day with Danny Trejo .

.Director Andrei Konchalovsky liked Trejo's work and decided to offer him a prominent role in the film.^ Director Andrei Konchalovsky saw Trejo training Eric Roberts and immediately offered him a featured role as Roberts' opponent in the film.
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^ When director Andrei Konchalovsky also saw Danny’s talents, he offered him a more prominent role in the film, thus beginning his long film career.
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^ Director Andrei Konchalovsky liked my work and decided to offer me a prominent role in the film.
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.Since then, Trejo has become a prolific actor in both films and television, acting alongside some of Hollywood's most famous actors, including Jean-Claude Van Damme, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Nicolas Cage, Charles Bronson, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Val Kilmer, and Antonio Banderas.^ I couldn’t believe that Robert got De Niro.
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^ What was it like working with Robert De Niro?
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^ Trejo was also impressed with Robert De Niro 's inclusion in the movie's cast.

.Trejo has often appeared in five or more movies per year in various genres.^ Trejo has often appeared in five or more movies per year in various genres.
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^ Danny Trejo (born May 16, 1944 in Los Angeles, United States) is a Mexican-American Hollywood actor, who has appeared in many Hollywood movies.
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^ Jump to: navigation , search English: Danny Trejo (pronounced Treh-ho) (1944) is a Mexican-American actor who has appeared in many Hollywood movies.
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.Major releases in which he has acted include Blood in Blood Out, Animal Factory, Anaconda, xXx, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Heat, From Dusk till Dawn, Con Air, Six Days Seven Nights, Spy Kids, The Replacement Killers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Devil's Rejects, Valley of Angels, Delta Farce, Grindhouse, Rob Zombie's Halloween and Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror.^ From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (video) - Razor Eddie .

^ The Devil's Rejects director Rob Zombie resurrects one of the most notorious slashers in screen history with this re-imagining of the 1978 John Carpenter classic that spawned numerous sequels and countless imitators.
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^ And to think that once upon a time, Machete was to be be nothing more than an extra on the DVD of Planet Terror (2007).
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Trejo at Muscle Beach.
.Trejo is known for his very distinctive appearance.^ Trejo is known for his very distinctive appearance.
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.In addition to his heavily lined face (usually sporting a long mustache), he has displayed the large tattoo on his chest for many roles (the tattoo depicts a woman wearing a sombrero).^ You’ve seen him onscreen — the weathered face with the brocha -style mustache, and, on his chest, the large tattoo of a woman wearing a sombrero.
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^ Like, for example, the huge ink drawing of a Mexican woman on his chest that he proudly boasts was voted "Most Recognisable Tattoo In The World by International Tattoo magazine".
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.He often plays thugs or lowlife characters, although he has also played protagonists in films such as Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids trilogy, Bubble Boy and a guest appearance on the USA Network series Monk with art imitating life as a convict roommate to Tony Shalhoub's undercover detective.^ Tony Block, played by Rebel Rodriguez is the son of director Robert Rodriguez.
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^ Trejo has also appeared in the series of SPY KIDS films as “Uncle Machete”.
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^ Danny recurs on the series King of the Hill and has appeared on an episode of Knights Of Prosperity starring Donal Logue, Monk starring Tony Shalhoub, The George Lopez Show starring George Lopez, Desperate Housewives and most recently Stargate: Atlantis.
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.He also appeared in an episode of Desperate Housewives in Season 2, sent by Carlos to help Gabrielle deal with her grief of losing her unborn baby (another good-guy character).^ Danny recurs on the series King of the Hill and has appeared on an episode of Knights Of Prosperity starring Donal Logue, Monk starring Tony Shalhoub, The George Lopez Show starring George Lopez, Desperate Housewives and most recently Stargate: Atlantis.
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^ Danny recurs on the series King of the Hill and has appeared on an episode of Grounded for Life starring Donal Logue, Monk starring Tony Shalhoub, The George Lopez Show starring George Lopez, and Desperate Housewives.

^ That’s the very message I preach to youths who are in crisis and in trouble…the bad guy always loses and the good guy always wins.
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.He voices the character Enrique, and Octavio's character is based on his appearance on King of the Hill.^ Already has 6 movies in post-production this year - Did fifteen episodes of the Young and the Restless last year (WTF?) - Enrique on King of the Hill .
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^ Shady "King of the Hill" - Enrique-cilable Differences (2005) TV Episode (voice) ....
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.His role on King of the Hill was referenced in the HBO series Unscripted in which he appears in a quick cameo.^ Danny recurs on the series King of the Hill and has appeared on an episode of Knights Of Prosperity starring Donal Logue, Monk starring Tony Shalhoub, The George Lopez Show starring George Lopez, Desperate Housewives and most recently Stargate: Atlantis.
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He also is featured in an episode of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.
.The independent film Champion was released in 2005, documenting Trejo's life and featuring appearances by friends and associates from the film industry.^ The independent film Champion was released in 2005, documenting Trejo's life and featuring appearances by friends and associates from the film industry.
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^ The independent film "Champion" was released in 2005, documenting Trejo's life and featuring appearances by friends and associates from the film industry.

^ That’s the feature film version of the trailer that ran as part of Grindhouse, featuring Danny Trejo as a bad-ass Mexi-can who takes revenge on greedy business types.
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.Trejo appears as a playable character in Def Jam: Fight for NY, a fighting game to which the actor lent his voice and likeness.^ Def Jam Fight for NY (video game) - Trejo (voice) .

^ Def Jam: Fight For NY cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Microsoft Xbox .
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^ Danny Trejo's height is 5 ft 5.75 in (167 cm) US Actor from films like Con Air, Spy Kids and upcoming Machete.
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.He had previously lent his voice to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories for the character Umberto Robina, who also resembles Trejo.^ Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (video game) - Umberto Robina (voice) .

^ Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (video game) - Umberto Robina (voice) .

^ Although Trejo is known for his hard-egded characters on screen, he spends his personal time with family and counseling children at several inner city schools.
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.Trejo will next voice the character of Rico in Rob Zombie's upcoming animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto as well as star alongside Steven Seagal in Urban Justice.^ Rob Zombie Presents The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto [Blu-ray] [2008] 12.88 .
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^ Rob Zombie ’s $10 million, hard-R animated film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto , is headed straight-to-DVD next month via Anchor Bay .
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^ Urban Justice (video) - El Chivo .

He is now portraying the Mexican bartender in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.
.In regards to his continued growth as a professional actor, he has stated that he still can't believe how fortunate he's been.^ I do believe it was stated that this is a prequel so I am curious how all these people wind up together.
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"I'm so blessed. .I'm still scared that somebody's going to wake me up and say, 'Hey, we're still in prison.^ When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you” Karen - age 7 .
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^ I remember waking up one day and saying, "I've got to make a movie."

^ If you’re a studio and you go to Christopher Nolan and say ‘We need you to make a superhero movie, and you’re in complete control,’ you’re probably going to end up with a solid product.

Let's go to chow'".[5]
.Many of Trejo's characters in Robert Rodriguez movies have been named after knives or sharp instruments: Machete in Spy Kids, Razor Charlie and Razor Eddie in the From Dusk till Dawn movies, Navajas (Spanish for knives) in Desperado, and Cuchillo (Spanish for blade) in Predators.^ Danny Trejo’s character in Desperado?
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^ Machete was the name of Danny Trejo`s character in Rodriguez`s "Spy Kids" movies.
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^ Trejo has also appeared in the series of SPY KIDS films as “Uncle Machete”.
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.He also plays another character called Machete in a trailer made for Rodriguez's film collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, Grindhouse, though it is unclear if this Machete is related to the Spy Kids character.^ "I'm assuming that this is a different Machete than he played in Spy Kids, right?"
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^ Most recently, Trejo wrapped filming on Machete , an "expoitation film" based on the fake trailer that appeared in Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse .

^ Machete was the name of Danny Trejo`s character in Rodriguez`s "Spy Kids" movies.
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.He is set to star in a full theatrical version of the film of the same name, based on the character.^ In the segment "Planet Terror" the soldiers at the army base are seen watching a "grindhouse" trailer for the film Women in Cages (1971) starring Pam Grier.
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^ Based on the 32-issue Vertigo series of the same name, The Losers portrays a Special Forces team on the outs with their CIA handler.
  • Newsarama.com : Ten for '10: Things to Watch in the New Year - MOVIES 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

^ In "The Crow's" last days of filming, its star Brandon Lee (son of Bruce Lee) was killed in a strange on-set accident, while filming his character's death scene.
  • ABaHB News Archive 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.abahbnews.com [Source type: General]

.He has also made cameo appearances in music videos such as, in rapper Tech N9ne's video for the single, "Like Yeah," from his 2008 release Killer, Rehab's 2007 song "Bartender", Jay Chou's short movie-music video "Double Blade" from his 2003 album Ye Hui Mei, and the Jonas Brothers' "Burnin' Up" from their album A Little Bit Longer.^ Free music, song lyrics, and music videos .
  • Danny! - Free Music, Danny! Lyrics & Videos 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Double Blade (short) - El Patron .

^ Movies like “Alien”, “Preditor”(the first one), were meant to be action filled and hauntingly horrors that would keep little kids up for weeks.
  • Adrien Brody Fights PREDATORS. Topher Grace Wants In On The Action | Rama's Screen 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC ramascreen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

and there.

Personal life

.
Marko Head interviews Danny Trejo at Texas Fear Fest.
^ Punch Drunk Critics recently conducted a brief on-camera interview with Danny Trejo.
  • In A Fight Between Danny Trejo And A Predator - Who Would Win?? Looks Like We'll Soon Find Out... -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Home > Online Articles > Interviews > Danny Trejo: From Convict to A-List .

^ The folks over at Action-Adventure Movies recently interviewed Wicked Prayer star Danny Trejo.
  • ABaHB News Archive 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.abahbnews.com [Source type: General]

Arlington, Texas. 2008.
.Trejo is married to Debbie Shreve.^ Private life I'm married to Debbie Trejo.
  • MySpace - Danny Trejo - 65 - Male - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - myspace.com/trejodanny 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He has three children: Danny Boy (b.^ We have three children: Danny Boy (b.
  • MySpace - Danny Trejo - 65 - Male - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - myspace.com/trejodanny 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

1981), Gilbert (b. 1988), and Danielle (b. 1990), who are all from previous relationships.
.Trejo has said that he is amazed when he walks the streets where he used to commit crimes and children ask him for autographs.^ I'm amazed when I walk the streets where I used to commit crimes and children ask me for autographs.
  • MySpace - Danny Trejo - 65 - Male - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - myspace.com/trejodanny 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My life as a youngster wasn't easy: I roamed the streets around my home area while committing various crimes and became addicted to drugs.
  • MySpace - Danny Trejo - 65 - Male - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - myspace.com/trejodanny 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So we just called him and asked if he wanted to do something and he said “Yeah!”.
  • Director Gil Medina Talks Danny Trejo’s ‘Vengeance’ | Icon vs. Icon 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.iconvsicon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He also pointed out that he often chooses to play bad guys to teach younger audiences that bad guys often die or go to prison, and that one should try to live a decent life.^ I often chooses to play "bad guys" to teach young children that bad guys often die.
  • MySpace - Danny Trejo - 65 - Male - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - myspace.com/trejodanny 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While he often plays bad guys—his upcoming title role in the Robert Rodriguez co-directed “Machete” is an exception—Trejo is actually a reformed bad guy who now does a lot of good.

^ If you send him to go after the bad guy, make sure you are not the bad guy!
  • FARK.com: (4518290) Coming soon to a theatre near you: "Machete", starring Danny Trejo and Robert De Niro 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Trejo often speaks in front of youth groups and at colleges, and encourages young people to avoid making the mistakes he did while growing up.^ Where did you grow up?

^ From imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, acting to producing, the name, face, and achievements of Danny Trejo are well-recognized in Hollywood.” .

^ People just like you make Danny Trejo News on Topix better every day.
  • Danny Trejo News - Topix 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Partial filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Runaway Train Boxer
1987 Penitentiary III See Veer
The Hidden Prisoner
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Art Sanella
1988 Bulletproof Sharkey
1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects Prison Inmate
Lock Up Chink's Gang Member
Bail Out Mean a.k.a. W.B., Blue and the Bean
1990 Guns Tong
Maniac Cop 2 Prisoner
Marked for Death Hector
1991 The Last Hour Spider
Whore Tattoo Artist
Wedlock Tough Prisoner #1
Femme Fatale Toshi
Carnal Crimes Ticket Agent
Lonely Hearts Angry Client
1992 Nails Las Virgenes bartender TV film
1993 Sunset Grill Young Mexican
Blood in Blood Out Geronimo a.k.a. Bound by Honor
Doppelganger Hard Hat
Mi Vida Loca Frank
12:01 Prisoner TV film
Love, Cheat & Steal Cuban
1994 Criminal Passion Construction Worker
Against The Wall Luis TV film
1995 Dead Badge El Tango Bartender
The Stranger Hawk
Desperado Navajas
Heat Trejo
1996 From Dusk till Dawn Razor Charlie
Le Jaguar Kumare
1997 Los Locos Manuel Batista
Anaconda Poacher
Con Air Johnny 23
Trojan War Scarface
Dilemma Rudy Salazar
1998 The Replacement Killers Collins
Point Blank Wallace
Six Days Seven Nights Pierce
Champions Max Brito
Soundman Duce's Father
1999 From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Razor Eddie
Desert Heat Johnny Six Toes a.k.a. Inferno
2000 From Dusk till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Razor Charlie
Animal Factory Vito
Reindeer Games Jumpy
2001 Spy Kids Machete
Bubble Boy Slim
Skippy Hitman
2002 13 Moons Hoodlum #2
The Salton Sea Little Bill
Do It for Uncle Manny Pedro
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Machete Cortez
xXx El Jefe
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Umberto Robina (voice only) video game
The Hire: Beat the Devil Bob short film
Nightstalker Officer Frank Luis
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Machete
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Cucuy
Double Blade El Patron short film
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Bartender
Def Jam: Fight for NY Trejo (voice only) video game
Lost Edward James Archer
Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to Jail Spyder Rudner TV episode
2005 All Souls Day Vargas Diaz a.k.a. All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos
Tennis, Anyone...? Hector
The Curse of El Charro El Charro (voice only)
Chasing Ghosts Carlos Santiago
The Devil's Rejects Rondo
The Crow: Wicked Prayer Harold
Venice Underground Papi
Dreaming on Christmas Train Driver
2006 Furnace Fury
TV: The Movie Unknown
Propensity Roy
Sherrybaby Dean Walker
Nice Guys Shady a.k.a. High Hopes
Living the Dream Chuck
Danny Roane: First Time Director Hector
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Umberto Robina (voice only) video game
Hood of Horror Derelict a.k.a. Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
Seven Mummies Apache
Slayer Montegna TV film
Haunted Prison Priest TV film; a.k.a. Death Row
2007 Smiley Face Albert
Grindhouse Machete segment: Machete
Delta Farce Carlos Santana
Halloween Ismael Cruz
Battle for Terra Elder Barum (voice only)
The Blue Rose Junk
Urban Justice El Chivo
On Bloody Sunday The Ref
2008 Valley of Angels Hector
Through the Valley Don Reyes
Richard III Major
The Art of Travel Limo Driver
Jake's Corner Clint
Ranchero Capone
Toxic Antoine
Alone in the Dark II Perry
La Linea Mario
Necessary Evil Barro
2009 The Grind Nicholi Guzman
Fanboys The Chief
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Rico (voice only)
Modus Operandi Director Holiday
Eyeborgs G-Man
2010 Shadows in Paradise Shadow Company member
Shoot the Hero Crazy Joe
Burn Notice Vega TV; one episode
The Bill Collector Uncle Frankie forthcoming film
Death Race: Frankenstein Lives Goldberg forthcoming film
Machete Machete forthcoming film
Vengeance forthcoming film
Predators Cuchillo [6] forthcoming film

Cultural references

.Plastilina Mosh, a Mexican alternative rock band, paid tribute to Trejo with their song "Danny Trejo", featured in their album All You Need Is Mosh.^ Scott Adkins, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts and of course Schwarzenegger have all been mentioned on talkbacks as people who should be in this.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 8:36 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

ITN Clothing

.In addition to his acting career, Danny Trejo is also the founder of ITN Clothing, which offers hip-hop style T-shirts and accessories.^ Danny Trejo has developed a prolific career in the movie business, yet his road to success has been hard earned and everything but typical.

^ From imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, acting to producing, the name, face, and achievements of Danny Trejo are well recognized in Hollywood.

References

  1. ^ Former 'predator' Danny Trejo is a kids' favorite - Latino - NY Daily News
  2. ^ His birthname is simply "Dan", according to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com
  3. ^ Danny Trejo Biography (1944-)
  4. ^ Danny Trejo Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  5. ^ Danny Trejo: The illustrated man
  6. ^ Danny Trejo Scores a Role in 'Predators' Remake, Script Review!

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