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Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses, he successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life. While speaking at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting in 1985, Trejo met a young man who later called him for support. Trejo went to meet him at what turned out to be the set of Runaway Train (1985). Trejo was immediately offered a role as a convict extra, probably because of his tough tattooed appearance. Also on the set was a screenwriter who did time with Trejo in San Quentin. Remembering Trejo's boxing skills, the screenwriter offered him $350 per day to train the actors for a boxing match. Director Andrey Konchalovskiy saw Trejo training Eric Roberts and immediately offered him a featured role as Roberts' opponent in the film. Trejo has subsequently appeared in many other films, usually as a tough criminal or villain.Trejo is of Mexican descent.

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May 16, 1944 In Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Baywatch 1989-09-22
Latest Project:
Series The Adventures of Puss in Boots 2015-01-16

1 win & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Modern Family
Poster of Sons of Anarchy
Poster of Breaking Bad
Poster of Bones
The Adventures of Puss in Boots Unknown 2015-01-16
Saint George Tio 10 episodes, 2014 2014-03-06
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series The Regulator 2014-03-11
Lucha Underground Unknown 2014-10-29
Maron Unknown 2013-05-03
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Talking Bad Unknown 2013-08-11
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Unknown 2012
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unknown 2012-09-29
Franklin & Bash Unknown 2011-06-01
The Good Guys Unknown 2010-05-19
Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
Pit Bulls and Parolees Unknown 2009-10-30
Breaking Bad Unknown 2008-01-20
The Spectacular Spider-Man Unknown 2008-03-01
Sons of Anarchy Unknown 2008-09-03
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Unknown 2007-02-11
The Knights of Prosperity Unknown 2007-01-03
Blood Ties Unknown 2007-03-11
Phineas and Ferb Unknown 2007-08-17
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Heist Ernesto 2 episodes, 2006 2006-03-22
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
Stargate: Atlantis Unknown 2004-07-16
The Soup Unknown 2004-07-30
Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Kingpin Unknown 2003-02-02
George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Grounded for Life Unknown 2001-01-10
Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
The District Unknown 2000-10-07
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Baywatch Unknown 1989-09-22