Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo

Age
77
Birthday
May. 16th, 1944
Born in
Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height
5' 5

Danny Trejo's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Sons of Anarchy TV Show
Sons of Anarchy
Saint George TV Show
Saint George
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

A child drug addict and criminal, Danny 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.


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