Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo

  • Highest Rated: 100% Survivors Guide to Prison (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Maximum Impact (2018)
  • Birthday: May 16, 1944
  • Birthplace: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • With his intimidating, tattooed, muscle-bound appearance, character actor Danny Trejo has formed a successful career as the all-purpose hard case over his curious and enduring cinematic career. Beating the odds of repeat offender syndrome after being released from prison, Trejo has risen through the ranks to find himself in high demand as an actor, and has even expanded his talents to include a producer credit to his resumé. His life story is just about as pristine an example of rehabilitation as one could ask for.Raised in the mean streets of East L.A., Trejo spent many of his early years incarcerated in such legendary prisons as Folsom and San Quentin on drug and robbery convictions. Channeling his intense energy into the boxing ring and winning numerous lightweight and welterweight titles, Trejo was released as a new man after completing a life-changing 12-step rehabilitation program to overcome his addictions. Applying the ideas that changed his life in an attempt to help others headed down a similar path, upon release Trejo became involved with numerous rehabilitation and counseling programs. A chance meeting with a young man who asked for his support at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting in 1985 later found the sympathetic ex-con meeting the struggling addict on the set of Runaway Train, and Trejo was quickly offered a role as a convict presumably based on his threatening appearance. Chance piled upon chance found an old prison buddy/screenwriter who remembered Trejo's hard-hitting boxing skills on the same set, and Trejo was then offered a chance to train Eric Roberts for a film, and was eventually offered the role as his opponent in the ring. Following with roles in The Hidden (1987), and later Lock-Up (1989), Marked for Death (1990), Mi Vida Loca (1993), and Heat (1995), Trejo formed an alliance with director Robert Rodriguez with Desperado in 1995, and soon graduated to such bigger-budget films as Con Air (1997) and The Replacement Killers (1998) in the latter 1990s. The Rodriguez-Trejo twosome found the actor taking on the role of Uncle Isadore "Machete" Cortez in the director's 2001 smash hit Spy Kids, and was later cast in both the film's sequel and Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2002). Trejo continued to work steadily on the big and small screens in a variety of projects such as Alias, Monk, The Devil's Rejects, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, the indie drama SherryBaby, and Smiley Face. He enjoyed one of his rare big-screen starring vehicles when Robert Rodriguez made Machete -- a feature-length version of the trailer he created for Grindhouse -- in 2007. He went on to appear in Valley of Angels, Saint John of Las Vegas, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, and Bad Ass.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% 3 from Hell Rondo 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold Boots 2019
29% Madness in the Method Actor 2019
50% The Outsider Actor 2019
No Score Yet Wish Man Actor 2019
No Score Yet Bullets of Justice Actor 2019
No Score Yet Bully Manny 2019
No Score Yet Bare Knuckle Brawler Actor 2019
No Score Yet Bare Knuckle Brawler Santo Ariza 2019
No Score Yet Grand-Daddy Day Care Actor 2019
No Score Yet Slayer: The Repentless Killogy Danny 2019
No Score Yet The Short History of the Long Road Miguel 2019
No Score Yet Cross: Rise of the Villains Actor 2019
0% Maximum Impact Sanchez 2018
100% Survivors Guide to Prison Actor 2018
No Score Yet #Roxy Principal Castillo 2018
No Score Yet Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast Actor 2018
No Score Yet Silencer Actor 2018
No Score Yet American Nightmares Actor 2018
No Score Yet Frat Pack Dirty 2018
No Score Yet Cartel 2045 Angel Malvado 2018
No Score Yet Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleese Actor 2018
No Score Yet Gone Are the Days River Man 2018
No Score Yet The Lost Day Actor 2018
No Score Yet Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Goldberg 2018
No Score Yet All About the Money Luis Trejo 2017
No Score Yet Avenge the Crows: The Legend of Loca Antonio 2017
No Score Yet Cross Wars Murete 2017
No Score Yet BorderCross Paco 2017
No Score Yet Dead Again in Tombstone Actor 2017
No Score Yet Dead Again in Tombstone Actor 2017
66% Storks Jasper $72.7M 2016
No Score Yet Range 15 Zombie Trejo $1.5K 2016
No Score Yet Halloweed Patch 2016
No Score Yet R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House Mr. Morgo 2016
No Score Yet Cyborg X Captain Machine Gun 2016
No Score Yet 3-Headed Shark Attack Mike Burns 2015
No Score Yet Reaper Jack 2015
0% L.A. Slasher The Drug Dealer #2 $2.9K 2015
44% Preggoland Pedro 2015
No Score Yet Bad Asses Frank Vega 2015
No Score Yet Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou Frank Vega 2015
No Score Yet VANish Carlos 2015
No Score Yet The Burning Dead Actor 2015
No Score Yet A Horse Story Moonlight 2015
No Score Yet Bad Asses on the Bayou Actor 2015
0% The Ridiculous 6 Cicero 2015
No Score Yet Boost Roy Casares 2015
No Score Yet Hope Lost Actor 2015
No Score Yet East LA Interchange Actor 2015
No Score Yet 4Got10 Mateo Perez 2015
4% Reach Me Vic 2014
No Score Yet Strike One Actor 2014
82% The Book of Life Skeleton Luis 2014
37% In the Blood Big Biz 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted Danny Trejo $46.5M 2014
No Score Yet Redemption: The Darkness Descending Angel 2014
11% Bullet Frank 2014
No Score Yet The No Sit List (Babysitters Beware) Santiago 2014
No Score Yet Voodoo Possession Billy Kross 2014
No Score Yet The Damned Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Night Crew Aguilar 2014
No Score Yet Throwdown Actor 2014
30% Machete Kills Machete $5.7M 2013
No Score Yet Chavez Cage Of Glory Actor 2013
No Score Yet Top Cat: The Movie Griswald $1.5M 2013
No Score Yet The Cloth Father Connely 2013
22% Violet & Daisy Russ $10.5K 2013
No Score Yet Pendejo (Idiot) Pedro 2013
No Score Yet Tattoo Nation Actor 2013
No Score Yet Counterpunch Manny 2013
50% Sushi Girl Schlomo 2013
50% Death Race 3: Inferno Goldberg 2013
No Score Yet The Insomniac Jairo Torres 2013
No Score Yet Bilet na Vegas Actor 2013
No Score Yet Zombie Hunter Jesús 2013
No Score Yet Five Thirteen Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Contractor Jorge Reyes / Javier Reyes 2013
No Score Yet Dead in Tombstone Guerrero 2013
No Score Yet Amelia's 25th Don Javier 2013
No Score Yet Force of Execution Oso 2013
No Score Yet Rise of the Zombies (Dead Walking) Captain Caspian 2012
No Score Yet Haunted High (Ghost Quake) Ortiz 2012
No Score Yet Bro' Gilbert 2012
20% Bad Ass Frank Vega 2012
No Score Yet Breaking Wind Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Grind Guzman 2012
No Score Yet Shadows In Paradise Matador 2012
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Mr. Perez $34.5M 2011
No Score Yet American Flyer Uncle John 2011
No Score Yet Ranchero Capone $16.2K 2011
No Score Yet Gun Actor 2011
No Score Yet Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury Caesar 2011
No Score Yet House Of The Rising Sun Carlos 2011
No Score Yet Recoil Drayke 2011
No Score Yet Cross Ripper 2011
14% Top Cat:The Movie (UK) Griswald 2011
No Score Yet Blacktino Actor 2011
No Score Yet El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances Actor $2.8K 2010
75% Modus Operandi Director Holiday Producer 2010
No Score Yet The Bill Collector Frankie Gutierrez 2010
72% Machete Machete $26.3M 2010
65% Predators Cuchillo $52.1M 2010
0% The Killing Jar Jimmy 2010
23% Saint John of Las Vegas Bismarck $72.7K 2010
No Score Yet Stardust Actor 2010
No Score Yet Alone in the Dark II Actor 2010
No Score Yet Shoot the Hero Crazy Joe 2010
No Score Yet Pastor Shepherd Executive Producer Phil Harrison Phil 2010
No Score Yet Six Days In Paradise Actor 2010
No Score Yet Beatdown Actor 2010
17% Death Race 2 Goldberg 2010
No Score Yet Boston Girls Actor 2010
No Score Yet Lean Like a Cholo (Perfect Sunday) (American Lowrider) Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Lazarus Papers Aroon 2010
No Score Yet Justin Time Actor 2009
40% The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Rico 2009
No Score Yet Boys of Ghost Town Xavier 2009
No Score Yet Toxic Antoine 2009
49% Battle For Terra Elder Barum $1.7M 2009
No Score Yet Official Rejection Actor 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside Actor 2009
No Score Yet Eyeborgs G-Man 2009
No Score Yet Alone in the Dark II Perry 2008
No Score Yet Jake's Corner Clint 2008
No Score Yet Furnace Actor 2008
No Score Yet La Linea (The Line) Mario 2008
No Score Yet Chinaman's Chance (I Am Somebody) Manolo 2008
No Score Yet Necessary Evil Barro 2008
No Score Yet D.O.P.E (Death or Prison Eventually) Actor 2008
66% Smiley Face Albert 2007
No Score Yet Urban Justice (Renegade Justice) El Chivo 2007
26% Halloween Ismael Cruz $58.2M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Actor 2007
5% Delta Farce Carlos Santana $8.1M 2007
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Demon Derelict 2007
84% Grindhouse Machete $25M 2007
No Score Yet Valley of Angels Hector 2007
No Score Yet Through the Valley Actor 2007
0% Living the Dream Chuck 2006
No Score Yet Haunted Prison Priest 2006
75% Sherrybaby Dean Walker 2006
No Score Yet 7 Mummies Apache 2006
No Score Yet Slayer Montegna 2006
No Score Yet Jack's Law Jack Santos 2006
No Score Yet Danny Roane: First Time Director Hector 2006
No Score Yet Venice Underground Papi 2006
No Score Yet National Lampoon's TV: The Movie Actor 2006
No Score Yet Dreaming on Christmas Actor 2006
No Score Yet Furnace Fury 2006
54% The Devil's Rejects Rondo $17M 2005
0% The Crow: Wicked Prayer Harold 2005
80% Lost Edward James Archer 2005
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts Carlos Santiago 2005
No Score Yet La Malédiction d'El Charro El Charro El Charro (voice) 2005
No Score Yet Nice Guys Producer Shady 2005
43% Tennis, Anyone...? Hector 2005
No Score Yet Champion Actor 2005
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Bartender $84.2M 2004
No Score Yet The Blue Rose Actor 2004
67% Once upon a Time in Mexico Cucuy $56M 2003
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Machete 2003
71% The Big Empty Lt. Gates 2003
No Score Yet Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Nightstalker Officer Frank Luis Producer 2002
No Score Yet Beat the Devil Actor 2002
48% XXX El Jefe $141.2M 2002
75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Machete 2002
64% The Salton Sea Little Bill $0.7M 2002
31% Bubble Boy Slim 2001
93% Spy Kids Uncle Machete 2001
82% Animal Factory Vito Producer 2000
No Score Yet All Souls Day Varga Diaz 2000
25% Reindeer Games (Deception) Jumpy 2000
22% From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Razor Charlie 2000
9% From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Razor Eddie 1999
0% Desert Heat Johnny 1999
No Score Yet No Mothers Crying No Babies Dying Actor 1999
No Score Yet Point Blank Wallace 1998
36% Six Days, Seven Nights Pierce 1998
No Score Yet Champions Max Brito 1998
35% The Replacement Killers Collins 1998
No Score Yet Soundman Actor 1998
55% Con Air Johnny 23 1997
No Score Yet Los Locos Manuel Batista 1997
40% Anaconda Poacher 1997
No Score Yet Dilemma Rudy Salazar 1997
No Score Yet Trojan War Scarface 1997
63% From Dusk Till Dawn Razor Charlie 1996
No Score Yet Le Jaguar Kumare 1996
86% Heat Trejo 1995
61% Desperado Navajas 1995
No Score Yet Doppelganger Actor 1993
71% Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) Frank 1993
40% 12:01 Prisoner 1993
55% Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor) Geronimo 1993
No Score Yet Sunset Grill Young Mexican 1993
No Score Yet Nails Las Virgenes Bartender 1992
No Score Yet Sex Crimes Palmer 1992
46% Whore Tattoo Man 1991
No Score Yet Wedlock (Deadlock) Tough Prisoner #1 1991
No Score Yet Carnal Crimes Ticket Agent 1991
No Score Yet Lonely Hearts Angry Client 1991
No Score Yet Last Hour Actor 1991
No Score Yet Doublecrossed Actor 1991
22% Marked for Death Hector 1990
60% Maniac Cop 2 Prisoner 1990
No Score Yet Guns Tong 1990
17% Lock Up Chink's Gang 1989
0% Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects Prison Inmate 1989
No Score Yet Bulletproof Sharkey 1988
14% Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Art Sanella 1987
76% The Hidden Prisoner 1987
No Score Yet Penitentiary 3 See Veer 1987
85% Runaway Train Boxer 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Jose Rojas "The Clam"
  • 2019
100% Seis Manos
2019
Voice
  • 2019
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice Himself
  • 2018
No Score Yet Man at Arms: Art of War
2017-2018
Host
  • 2018
  • 2017
88% The Flash
2014
Breacher
  • 2018
  • 2017
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Oscar Diaz
  • 2017
No Score Yet Elena of Avalor
2016
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
2014-2016
The Regulator
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn
  • 2015
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Guest Tuhon
  • 2014
0% Saint George
2014
Tio
  • 2014
88% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
Romero 'Romeo' Parada
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
90% Bones
2005-2017
Bishop Edward Galano
  • 2011
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2011
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • 2010
68% The Good Guys
2010
Alfredo
  • 2010
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
96% Breaking Bad
2008-2013
Tortuga
  • 2010
  • 2009
86% Modern Family
2009
Gus
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Stargate Atlantis
2004-2009
Omal
  • 2007
74% The Knights of Prosperity
2007
Hector
  • 2007
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Bobby
  • 2005
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Hector
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Grounded for Life
2001-2005
Raul
  • 2004
90% Monk
2002-2009
Spyder Rudner
  • 2004
89% Alias
2001-2006
Emilio Vargas
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Brothers Garcia
2000-2004
Tio Ed
  • 2003
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Cesar Ocampo
  • 2000
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Loco
  • 1999
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Gabriel Mota Frankie Soto
  • 1998
  • 1996
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Chulo
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Breaking Bad

QUOTES FROM Danny Trejo CHARACTERS

Oso
And you can take that to the bank!
Jack
You're going to need all the help you can get.
Skeleton Luis
Ma, why are you here?
Grandma
Cholesterol.
Jumpy
It says here the retail industry does 50% of its business between December 1st and December 25th. That's half a year's business in one month's time. It seems to me, an intelligent country would legislate a second such gift giving holiday. Create, say, a Christmas 2, late May, early June, to further stimulate growth.
Machete
[Answering the phone] This is Machete!
Machete
This is Machete!
Machete
Machete don't joke!
Machete
Machete don't fail!
Machete
Machete don't smoke!
Machete
[Looking to a wall of weapons] What happen to the world peace?
Machete
What happen to the world peace?
Miss San Antonio
Fuck the world peace.
Machete
Machete don't tweet.
Sartana
I thought Machete don't text.
Machete
Machete improvises.
Machete
Are you Shé?
Luz
If I were Shé, do you think I'd be operating a taco truck? Shé brings hope. Shé rights the wrongs. Unfortunately, Shé is a myth.
Machete
Get dressed.
Chica (Naked Girl)
It's too hot for clothes.
Machete
Machete don't text.
Cyrus (The Virus) Grissom
Do you fly, Johnny?
Johnny 23
No.
Cyrus (The Virus) Grissom
You keep that in mind when you look at her, because if your dick jumps out of your pants, you jump off this plane.
Royce
(Cuchillo holds gun at him) Don't. Calm down.
Royce
[Cuchillo holds gun at him] Don't. Calm down.
Cuchillo
Hey, fuck you.
Royce
Calm down.
Cuchillo
Fuck you!
Agent Sands
Does "it" have a name?
Agent Sands
Does 'it' have a name?
Cucuy
They call him "El", as in "The".
Cucuy
They call him 'El', as in 'The'.
Agent Sands
.........I know what it means.......thank you........
Agent Sands
I know what it means... thank you.
Frank Vega
I appreciate your cooperation.
Padre
I took a vow of peace and now you want me to kill all these men?
Machete
Yes Padre
Machete
Yes Padre.
Padre
[with a 'meh' look on his face] I'll see what I can do
Padre
[with a 'meh' look on his face] I'll see what I can do.
Sartana
I thought Machete don't text?
Machete
Machete improvises.
Capone
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
Johnny 23
When you wake up, Bishop, I'll be Johnny 24.
Machete
Machete don't text.
Machete
Machete don't text!
Machete
"Machete don't text"
Machete
Machete don't text.