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Danny Trejo ACTOR




DANNY TREJO BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Danny Trejo was born on May 16th, 1944 in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California, born to Alice Rivera and Dan Trejo   He had a very troubled childhood.  He was a drug addict and spent numerous amounts of time in and out of jail being charged with such crimes as armed robbery.
 
After serving some time as San Quentin prison, where he excelled at boxing and won the lightweight and welter weight boxing titles, he completed a 12-step rehabilitation program and his life took a change for the better.  He began speaking at drug addiction meetings and during one presentation, he met a man who needed his help.

It was this turn of events that sparked his career as an actor when he went to help this man on the set of the film, "Runaway Train" (1985) starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Hank Worden, Dennis Franz, Tiny Lister, Kenneth McMillan, Kyle T. Heffner and John P. Ryan and he was asked to work as an extra on set.

The screenwriter on this film remembered Trejo's boxing talents from when, he too, served time at San Quentin and Trejo was offered the sum of $350 per day to train the actors on set in boxing.  When the director of the film, Andrey Konchalovskiy saw Trejo training, he was offered a lead role in the film.
 
Due to his appearance, tattoo marking and scars on his face, the majority of characters from this point on his career are portraying the assassin, villain or overall 'bad guy' role.  Some of his early film roles included, "Penitentiary III" (1987) with Leon Isaac Kennedy, Anthony Geary and Steve Antin, "The Hidden" (1987) starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Clu Gulager, Chris Mulkey, Ed O'Ross, Clarence Felder, Claudia Christian and Larry Cedar, "Death Wish 4: The Crackdown" (1987) starring Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, Dana Barron, Perry Lopez, George Dickerson and Tim Russ, "Bulletproof" (1988) starring Gary Busey, Henry Silva, L. Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Luke Askew, William Smith, Darlanne Fluegel, Thalmus Rasulala, Rene EnrĂ­quez and Mills Watson and "Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects" (1989) starring Charles Bronson, Bill McKinney, James Pax, Sy Richardson, Perry Lopez and Peggy Lipton.

More well known film appearances have been on such features as, "Desperado" (1995) starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Cheech Marin, Joaquim de Almeida and Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (2003) starring alongside Antonio Banderas, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Enrique Iglesias, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes and Ruben Blades, "Grindhouse" (2007) starring Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Naveen Andrews, Fergie, Bruce Willis, Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, "Predators" (2010) starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins and Laurence Fishburne, "Machete" (2010) also starring Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin and Steven Seagal, "Blacktino" (2011), "Violet & Daisy" (2011) starring Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, James Gandolfini and Marianne Jean-Baptiste, "Dark Games" (2011) and "Counter Punch" (2012). 

In 2005, a film titled, "Champion" was released as an independent film based on his life story.  He has also done a number of voiceover projects for such video games as, "Def Jam: Fight for NY", "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories".  

In addition he has voice characters on the television series, "Family Guy", "The Young and the Restless", "The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange", "Young Justice" and "King of the Hill".  

Along with his highly successful film career, over the years he makes occasional television appearances.  Some of the more well known series he has worked on include, "Monk", "Desperate Housewives", "Baywatch", "Vanishing Sons", "Fallen Angels", "N.Y.P.D. Blue", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "The X-Files", "Grounded for Life" and "Heist".
 
Trejo has married only once to Debbie Trejo in 1997 and they have four children total from previous relationships.  Currently, the marriage is in the process of ending in divorce.

Danny Trejo remains working as a highly desired actor with his most recent appearances on the films, "Skinny Dip" (2011), "The Insomniac" (2012), "Mucho Dinero" (2013), "Vengeance" (2013) with Diamond Dallas Page, "Raggedy Anne" (2013), "In the Blood" (2013), "179th Street" (2013) and "Ambition", not set with a release date yet.  


Filmography

2013         179th Street
2013        Ambition
2013         In the Blood
2013         Tarantula 
2013         Raggedy Anne
2011         Skinny Dip
2013         The Last Duane 
2013         Vengeance
2013         Machete Kills 
2013         Mucho Dinero 
2012         Tri dnya v Vegase 
2012         The Insomniac 
2012         Dead in Tombstone 
2012         Dr. Fubalous
2012         Strike One
2012         Five Thirteen 
2013         Pendejo 
2012         Death Race: Inferno 
2012         The Cloth 
2011-2012     Sons of Anarchy
2012         Haunted High 
2012         Sushi Girl
2012         Bad Ass
2012         Open Your Eyes
2012         TripTank
2012         The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange 
2012         Counterpunch
2012         Amelia's 25th
2012         Bro'
2012         Alcatraz Prison Escape: Deathbed Confession
2011         Breaking Wind
2011         A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
2011         The Muppets
2011         Dark Games
2011         St. James St. James Presents: Delirium Cinema 
2011         Violet & Daisy
2011         Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
2011         Franklin & Bash
2011         Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury
2011         House of the Rising Sun
2011         Cross
2011         Bones
2011         Blacktino
2011         Recoil
2011         Young Justice
2011         In the Shadow
2010         Death Race 2
2010         Modern Family
2010         Predators Motion Comics: Moment of Extraction
2010         Fallout: New Vegas 
2010         The Good Guys
2010         The Bill Collector
2010         Cubed
2010         Machete
2010         Beatdown
2010         Gun
2010         Predators
2010         Project x27
2003-2010     King of the Hill 
2010         Pastor Shepherd
2009-2010     Breaking Bad
2010         Toxic
2010         Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 
2010         Shadows in Paradise
2010         Burn Notice 
2010         Food Stamps
2010         Six Days in Paradise
2010         Perfect Sunday
2010         Shoot the Hero
2010         The Killing Jar
2010         Justin Time
2010         The Lazarus Papers
2010         Boston Girls
2010         American Flyer
2009         The No Sit List
2009         Lunar Effect
2009         The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
2009         Modus Operandi
2009         Saint John of Las Vegas
2009         Eyeborgs
2009         The Boys of Ghost Town
2009         Cowboy Dreams 
2009         The Spectacular Spider-Man 
2009         Fanboys
2009         3V Man 
2009         The Grind
2008         Necessary Evil
2008         The Young and the Restless
2008         La Linea - The Line
2008         Alone in the Dark II 
2008         El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
2008         I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell
2008         Ranchero
2008         Jake's Corner
2008         The Art of Travel
2008         Through the Valley
2008         Valley of Angels
2008         Richard III
2007         Furnace
2007         Blood Ties
2007         On Bloody Sunday
2007         Stargate: Atlantis 
2007         Urban Justice 
2007         The Blue Rose
2007         Battle for Terra
2007         Halloween
2007         The Knights of Prosperity 
2007         Planet Terror
2007         Delta Farce
2007         Grindhouse
2007         Smiley Face
2006         Death Row
2006         Slayer
2006         Hood of Horror
2006         Jack's Law
2006         Heist 
2006         Danny Roane: First Time Director
2006         Living the Dream
2006         High Hopes
2006         Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 
2006         Sherrybaby
2006         Propensity
2006         Taphephobia
2006         TV: The Movie
2006         Seven Mummies
2005         Desperate Housewives 
2005         The Crow: Wicked Prayer
2005         Chasing Ghosts
2005         The Devil's Rejects
2005         George Lopez
2005         The Curse of El Charro
2005         Tennis, Anyone...?
2005         All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos
2005         Dreaming on Christmas
2005         Venice Underground
2004         Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie 
2004         51.50
2004         Lost
2004         Def Jam Fight for NY 
2004         Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
2004         Monk
2004         Grounded for Life
2003         Once Upon a Time in Mexico
2003         The Brothers Garcia 
2003         Double Blade
2003         Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2003         The Big Empty
2003         Alias
2003         Kingpin
2002         Nightstalker
2002         Beat the Devil 
2002         Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 
2002         xXx
2002         Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
2002         The District 
2002         Do It for Uncle Manny
2002         The Salton Sea
2002         13 Moons
2002         Simplicity 
2002         Hiding in Walls 
2001         Bubble Boy
2001         Spy Kids
2001         Skippy
2000         The X-Files
2000         Reindeer Games
2000         Animal Factory
2000         Cuenta saldada
1998-1999     Walker, Texas Ranger 
1999         From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
1999         Whiteboyz
1999         Dead Badge
1999         Desert Heat
1999         From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money 
1999         No Mothers Crying, No Babies Dying
1999         Six Shots of Tequila
1996-1998     NYPD Blue
1998         Soundman
1998         Champions
1998         Six Days Seven Nights
1998         Point Blank
1998         Brooklyn South
1998         Tracey Takes On... 
1998         The Replacement Killers
1998         An Eye for Talent
1997         Los Locos
1997         Trojan War
1997         Con Air
1997         Anaconda
1997         Dilemma
1996         Le jaguar
1996         Nash Bridges
1996         Renegade
1996         From Dusk Till Dawn
1995         Heat
1995         Fallen Angels 
1995         Desperado
1995         The Stranger
1995         Vanishing Son 
1994         Criminal Passion
1994         Against the Wall 
1994         Victor One
1993         Love, Cheat & Steal
1993         Last Light 
1993         12:01 
1993         Mi vida loca
1993         Sunset Grill
1993         Blood In, Blood Out
1993         Ground Zero Texas 
1993         Doppelganger
1991-1992     Baywatch
1992         Nails
1992         Reasonable Doubts 
1992         Sex Crimes
1992         Jake and the Fatman 
1991         The Last Hour
1991         Lonely Hearts
1991         Carnal Crimes 
1991         Doublecrossed
1991         Whore
1991         Wedlock
1991         Femme Fatale
1990         Guns
1990         Marked for Death
1990         Maniac Cop 2
1990         Drug Wars: The Camarena Story
1989         W.B., Blue and the Bean 
1989         Lock Up
1989         Shannon's Deal 
1989         Cage
1989         Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
1988         Bulletproof
1987         Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
1987         The Hidden
1987         Penitentiary III
1985         Runaway Train
1983         Project A







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