Danny Trejo Biography (1944-)

Full name Daniel Trejo; born May 16, 1944, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Dan (aconstruction worker) and Alice Trejo; cousin of Robert Rodriguez (a filmmaker); married first wife (marriage ended); married Debbie; children: (first marriage) Danny Boy; (second marriage) Gilbert, Danielle.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
May 16, 1944
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Voice, "A" gai waak (also known as "A" ji hua, Jackie Chan's "Project A," Operazione pirati, Pirate Patrol, and Project A), 1983
  • (As Daniel Trejo) Boxer, Runaway Train, 1985
  • Art Sanella, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, Golden Gate, 1987
  • Prisoner, The Hidden, 1987
  • See Veer, Penitentiary III, Columbia, 1987
  • Sharkey, Bulletproof, Virgin, 1988
  • Member of Chink's gang, Lock Up, TriStar, 1989
  • Prison inmate, Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (also known as Kinjite), 1989
  • (Uncredited) Costello's bodyguard, Cage, 1989
  • Hector, Marked for Death (also known as Screwface), Universal, 1990
  • Mean, W. B., Blue, and the Bean (also known as Bail Out), 1990
  • Prisoner, Maniac Cop 2, LIVE Home Video, 1990
  • Ticket agent, Carnal Crimes, 1990
  • Tong, Guns, SND, 1990
  • Spider, The Last Hour (also known as Concrete War), 1991
  • Angry client, Lonely Hearts, 1991
  • First tough prisoner, Deadlock (also known as Wedlock), 1991
  • Tattoo artist, Whore (also known as If You Can't Say It ... Just See It), Paramount, 1991
  • Toshi, Femme Fatale (also known as Fatal Woman), 1991
  • Palmer, Sex Crimes (also known as Private Affair), AtlanticHome Video, 1992
  • Frank, Mi Vida Loca (also known as My Crazy Life), 1993
  • Geronimo, Bound by Honor (also known as Blood In, Blood Outand Blood In, Blood Out ... Bound by Honor), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Young Mexican, Sunset Grill, 1993
  • Undercover Cop, Lippert, 1994
  • Construction worker, Criminal Passion (also known as Angel of Desire), 1994
  • Hawk, The Stranger, 1994
  • Sergeant Aguilar, Victor One, 1994
  • El Tango bartender, Dead Badge, 1995
  • Navajas, Desperado, Columbia TriStar, 1995
  • Trejo, Heat, 1995
  • Kumare, Le Jaguar, Gaumont Buena Vista International, 1996
  • Razor Charlie, From Dusk till Dawn, Dimension Films, 1996
  • Johnny "Johnny-23" Baca, Con Air, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1997
  • Poacher, Anaconda, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Scarface, Trojan War (also known as Rescue Me), 1997
  • Boxer, Sepultura: We Are What We Are (documentary), 1997
  • Collins, The Replacement Killers, 1998
  • Hitman, Skippy, Paramount, 1998
  • Max Brito, Champions, EMB, 1998
  • Pierce, Six Days Seven Nights (also known as 6 Days 7 Nights), Buena Vista, 1998
  • Rudy Salazar, Dilemma, Cinequanon Pictures International, 1998
  • Wallace, Point Blank, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Desert Heat, Columbia, 1999
  • Duce's father, Soundman, 1999
  • Johnny, Coyote Moon (also known as Desert Heat and Inferno), 1999
  • Razor Eddie, From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, 1999
  • Six Shots of Tequila, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Prisoner, Whiteboyz (also known as Whiteboys),1999
  • (As Daniel Trejo) Secuestador 1, Cuenta saldada, 2000
  • Jumpy, Reindeer Games (also known as Deception), Miramax, 2000
  • Razor Charlie, From Dusk till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (alsoknown as The Hangman's Daughter), Buena Vista Home Video, 2000
  • Vito, The Animal Factory, New City Releasing, 2000
  • Hitman, Skippy, Taurus Entertainment, 2001
  • Isidoro "Machete" Cortez, Spy Kids, Miramax, 2001
  • Slim, Bubble Boy, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Jose, Hiding in Walls (short), 2002
  • Hoodlum number two, 13 Moons, Lot 47 Films, 2002
  • Barber, Simplicity (short), 2002
  • Little Bill, The Salton Sea, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Pedro, Do It for Uncle Manny, 2002
  • Machete, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (also known as Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams), Dimension Films, 2002
  • El Jefe, xXx (also known as Triple X), Columbia, 2002
  • Bob, The Hire: Beat the Devil (short), 2002
  • Officer Frank Luis, Nightstalker, Smooth Pictures, 2002
  • (Uncredited) Lieutenant Gates, The Big Empty, Artisan Entertainment, 2003
  • Machete, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (also known as Spy Kids 3: Game Over), Dimension Films, 2003
  • El Patron, Double Blade (short), 2003
  • Cucuy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Voice of El Charro, The Curse of El Charro, American World Pictures, 2004
  • Edward James Archer, Lost, Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Junk, The Blue Rose, 2004
  • Bartender, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman: Wake-Up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004
  • Vargas, All Souls Day: Dia de los muertos (also known as Dia delos muertos), IDT Entertainment Sales, 2005
  • Jesus Molina, Tennis, Anyone ... ?, 2005
  • Harold, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, Dimension Films, 2005
  • The Apache, Seven Mummies, American World Pictures, 2005
  • Rondo, The Devil's Rejects, Lions Gate Films, 2005
  • Carlos Santiago, Chasing Ghosts, 2005
  • Dean, Sherrybaby, 2005
  • Papi, Venice Underground, 2005
  • Mondo, The Devil Inside, BellaVic, 2005
  • Hector, Danny Roane: First Time Director, 2005
  • Train driver, Dreaming on Christmas, 2005
  • El Negro, El Camino del diablo, 2005
  • Himself, Champion (documentary), 2005
  • Himself, The Making of "Seven Mummies" (documentary short), American World Pictures, 2005
  • Himself, The Making of "Heat" (documentary), Warner Home Video, 2005
  • Shady, Nice Guys, 2006
  • TV: The Movie, 2006
  • Chuck, Living the Dream, 2006
  • Derelict, Hood of Horror (also known as Snoop Dogg's "Hood of Horror"), Arclight Films, 2006
  • Jack, Jack's Law, 2006
  • Major, Richard III, 2006
  • Hector, Valley of Angels, 2006
  • Sin City 2, Dimension Films, 2006
  • Film Work
  • (Uncredited) Boxing coach: Eric Roberts, Runway Train, 1985
  • Assistant: Mr. Roberts, By the Sword, 1991
  • Coproducer and executive producer, The Animal Factory, 2000
  • Coproducer, Nightstalker, 2002
  • Producer, Nice Guys, 2006
  • Producer, Jack's Law, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Gabriel, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, NBC, 1990
  • Manny, Kingpin, NBC, 2003
  • Movies
  • Raul Galindez, Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1989
  • Doublecrossed, HBO, 1991
  • Las Virgenes bartender, Nails, Showtime, 1992
  • Hard hat, Doppelganger (also known as Doppelganger: The Evil Within), Sci-Fi Channel, 1993
  • Prisoner, 12:01, Fox, 1993
  • Second inmate, Last Light, Showtime, 1993
  • Cuban, Love, Cheat & Steal, 1993
  • Luis, Against the Wall, HBO, 1994
  • Manuel Batista, Los Locos (also known as Los Locos: Posse RidesAgain), The Movie Channel, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Carlos Urueta, "Point of Attack," Baywatch, 1991
  • Second Cholo, "The Shadow of Death," Reasonable Doubts, UPN, 1992
  • Chulo, "Masquerade," Baywatch, 1992
  • Boxer, "Love and Blood," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995
  • Gabriel Mota, "Hollie and the Blowfish," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996
  • Sid Benedict, Nash Bridges, 1996
  • Pool player, "Smoking," Tracey Takes On..., 1998
  • Hispanic man, "Man's Best Friend," Tracey Takes On..., HBO, 1998
  • Frankie Soto, "Numb and Number," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1998
  • Luis Alvarado, "Skel in a Cell," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1998
  • Joe Lopez, "Circle of Life," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1998
  • Jose Rodriguez, "Rise to the Occasion," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS,1999
  • Spider-Man/Cesar Ocampo, "Redrum,"' The X-Files, Fox, 2000
  • Danny, "Convictions," The District, CBS, 2002
  • Vargas, "Countdown," Alias, ABC, 2003
  • Voice of Victor Velasquez, "The Incredible Hank," King of the Hill(animated), Fox, 2003
  • Raul, "(She's Got) Kegs," Grounded for Life, The WB, 2004
  • Spyder Rudner, "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," Monk, USA Network, 2004
  • Voice of Enrique, "Hank's Back," King of the Hill (animated), Fox,2004
  • Himself, Unscripted, HBO, 2005
  • Bobby, "George's Extreme Makeover: Holmes Edition," George Lopez,ABC, 2005
  • Hector Ramos, "The Sun Won't Set," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2005
  • Himself, On Screen, Total Living, 2005
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in Mobb Deep's "Got It Twisted."
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Umberto Robina, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (also known as Vice City), Rockstar Games, 2002
  • Voice of Trejo, Def Jam Fight for NY, Electronic Arts, 2004

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 26, 2002, p. 28

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