Trejo, Danny 1944–

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TREJO, Danny 1944–

(Daniel Trejo)


Full name Daniel Trejo; born May 16, 1944, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Dan (a construction 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.

Career: Actor and producer. Undefeated boxing champion at San Quentin Prison.


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), Atlantic Home Video, 1992.

Frank, Mi Vida Loca (also known as My Crazy Life), 1993.

Geronimo, Bound by Honor (also known as Blood In, Blood Out and 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 (also known 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 de los 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.

Television Appearances; 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 Rides Again), The Movie Channel, 1997.

Television Appearances; 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.


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.



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