Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo

actor, producer, additional crew

Danny Trejo was born on May 16, 1944 in USA. Danny Trejo's big-screen debut came with Project A directed by Jackie Chan in 1983, strarring Lo Sam Pau (English version, voice). Danny Trejo is known for Maya and the Three directed by Jorge R. Gutiérrez, Zoe Saldana stars as Maya and Jorge R. Gutiérrez as King Teca. Danny Trejo has got 17 awards and 15 nominations so far. The most recent award Danny Trejo achieved is Golden Reel International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Danny Trejo plays is The Binge 2: It's A Wonderful Binge which will be released on Dec 09, 2022.

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 $320 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.

  • Birthday

    May 16, 1944
  • Place of Birth

    Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also known

    Dan "Danny" Trejo, 丹尼·特雷霍, Ντάνι Τρέχο, Денні Трехо, Denni Trekho, Dan Trejo, Daniel Trejo

Known For


17 wins & 15 nominations

Golden Reel International Film Festival
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - April Award
South America Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - June Competition
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