Danny Trejo

  • Birth Name: Daniel Trejo
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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  • Spent his early adult life in and out of prison on various drug and robbery convictions; became the welterweight boxing champion of San Quentin.
  • Got his start in show business by giving Eric Roberts boxing lessons for the movie Runaway Train (1985).
  • Was hired as a consultant on the movie Heat to make sure the bank robbery scenes looked authentic; was later given a role as a member of Robert De Niro's crew.
  • Had a cameo in the Jonas Brothers 2008 music video "Burnin' Up.
  • Visits high schools and detention centers to speak with at-risk kids and warn them against turning to drug use and crime.
  • Has acted in numerous movies for director Robert Rodriguez, who is a distant cousin.


  • Danielle Trejo — Daughter
  • Debbie Trejo — Wife (separated)
  • Danny Boy Trejo — Son
  • Debbie Shreve — Ex-wife
  • Gilbert Trejo — Son
  • Dan Trejo — Father
  • Alice Trejo — Mother
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