Danny Trejo
American actor
Danny Trejo
Dan "Danny" Trejo is Mexican/American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, most notably in "tough guy" roles as a villain or an anti-hero.
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Chocolate cake, tacos, lasagna and more: Our top 10 recipes for January 2017
LATimes - 27 days
Proof’s chocolate espresso layer cake, Danny Trejo’s cauliflower tacos, Anthony Bourdain’s lasagna and Jackie Kennedy’s waffles are just four of our top 10 recipes recipes for January 2017. You can check out the entire list here: noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter
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How to make Danny Trejo's favorite vegan cauliflower tacos
LATimes - about 1 month
There are many places where you might expect to find Danny Trejo. On-screen, in one of the 300 or so movies the 72-year-old actor has appeared in over his long career, including three “From Dusk Till Dawn” films. In commercials — here’s hoping he reprises his 2015 Marcia Brady imitation during the...
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40 Under 40: Latinos In Sports
Huffington Post - 4 months
The 2016 sports season was filled with countless story lines ranging from redemptions, to walk off retirements and dramatic Olympic performances. And in the center of these were many influential Latinos. However, even though Latinos have made great strides in sports, the community still faces multiple barriers to entry. This can be seen in becoming a professional, and Olympic athlete, as well as in the disproportionate amount of diversity in management, journalism and ownership positions vis-a-vis to the constantly evolving percentage of players of color in the NFL, NBA, and MLB to name a few. Yet despite these obstacles various role models have cracked into this sector and have paved the way for many. Armando Salguero (Miami Herald) and Dan Le Batard (ESPN), Mauricio Sulaiman (WBC), Jose de Jesus Ortiz (St. Louis Dispatch), Tony Gonzalez (CBS), Jesse Sanchez (MLB), Angel Rodríguez (LA Times), Arturo "Artie"Moreno (Owner of LA Angels), Linda Alvarado (Owner of Colorado Rocki ...
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More tacos, kale and a full bar at Danny Trejo's new Trejo's Cantina in Hollywood
LATimes - 5 months
Actor Danny Trejo is expanding his taco empire with a new restaurant in Hollywood called Trejo’s Cantina. The restaurant, which opened Monday, is next to Big Wangs, at the corner of Selma Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard.  This is the second restaurant for Trejo, film producer Ash Shah and Jeff Georgino....
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8 Reasons to Avoid Online Dating
Huffington Post - 5 months
An article entitled 8 Reasons to Try Online Dating Now appeared in my inbox today. If you've known me for ten minutes, or at any time during the 20 years I lived in Los Angeles, you squeal with sick delight at the thought of Pam Ferderbar + online dating. I know dozens of you have met your soul mate online, and I salute you. I am not salute-worthy. Following are the alleged reasons I should try online dating now, and my first hand justifications for rejecting those reasons. 1. Expand your circles. The assumption the authors make is that without online dating we would be stuck associating only with coworkers, friends, family and people we meet at a bar. My coworkers, friends, family and even the pirates I meet at bars do not come close to the level of quirkiness (i.e. mental illness) that I have "enjoyed" in my online dating forays. EX: A man who described himself as being "tanned and athletic" showed up for our brunch date the human equivalent of a raison; wearing cut o ...
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Counter: Grain bowls on a food truck, Guerrilla Tacos gets a brick and mortar
LATimes - 6 months
The food-truck world in Los Angeles just got a lot more interesting. This week, we highlight a new truck specializing in grain bowls, a truck delivering freshly baked bread and a taco truck from actor Danny Trejo. He’s the guy you often find wielding a machete on the movie screen. He also happens...
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What's happening: Danny Trejo's taco truck, Serafina in L.A., Lincoln owners open cafe in Montrose
LATimes - 6 months
Now that the Olympics have ended, it’s time to get back to what really matters: Dinner. Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the Los Angeles restaurant scene.  Trejo’s has a taco truck: Danny Trejo, the actor who recently opened Trejo’s Tacos on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, is launching...
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Danny Trejo talks vegan tacos at the new Trejo's Tacos on La Brea
LATimes - about 1 year
If you've driven down La Brea Avenue near Olympic Boulevard over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed a big sign for Trejo's Tacos, featuring the face of actor Danny Trejo, that cool guy from the "Machete" movies and "From Dusk Till Dawn." This is Trejo's new taco restaurant — a project...
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"East LA Interchange": Film Review
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The shift from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age only a few hundred years ago was accompanied by the rise of modern cities. However, one thing that did not shift so much was humans' desire to live in tribes, to live with people from their own heritage, who spoke their own language. The city of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles suffered extensive growing pains as Latinos, Jews, African-Americans and Asians had to learn to live together since its founding as one of LA's first neighborhoods.  The new film "East LA Interchange," that I saw at the New Urbanism Film Festival last week where it won the Best Feature Film Award, explores how the freeways - a symbol of Los Angeles ingrained in America's consciousness - impacted the melding of Boyle Heights' distinct tribes. The freeway systems changed the face of the U.S. and no community was impacted more than Boyle Heights with five major freeways dissecting the neighborhood, including the behemoth "East L.A. Interchange." Filmmaker ...
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Netflix Responds To Allegations Of Racism On Adam Sandler Movie Set
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
According to the Indian Country Today Media Network, about a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of Adam Sandler's first Netflix movie, "The Ridiculous Six," on Wednesday. Netflix has responded to those allegations, essentially brushing them under the rug: The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous. It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of -- but in on -- the joke. The actors, though, told ICTMN a different story. “I was asked a long time ago to do some work on this and I wasn't down for it," actor Loren Anthony said. "Then they told me it was going to be a comedy, but it would not be racist. So I agreed to it but on Monday things started getting weird on the set." "We talked to the producers about our concerns," said Allison Young, another actor. "They just told us, 'If you guys are so sensitive, you should leave.' I was just standing there and go ...
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'Machete' really does hate texting
USA Today - about 3 years
"Machete don't text" and neither does actor Danny Trejo.
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Danny Trejo goes off on Bieber egg scandal
USA Today - about 3 years
The 'Machete Kills' star gives Bieber a smackdown.
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Mickey, Machete and Juliet
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Okay, right up front: I haven't seen Captain Phillips yet. Obviously, it's the best new movie of the week. Its 8 on IMDb dwarfs the three new movies I did see, which average a 5.5. Paul Greengrass is the most unheralded of the mainstream directors at work today, and maybe this will get him some much-deserved herald. But I can't comment. I didn't see it. You see, my wife wants to see it, and for some reason she wants to see it with me. Since she works very hard to support her film-fan husband, she can't just pick up at a moment's notice and slip off to the movies. And she asks for so little. So when it's a choice between happy wife and a more complete blog, the wife wins out. This does give me a chance to mention the two new biggies out last week, Gravity and Runner, Runner. Here's what you need to know: You will forget Runner, Runner before you've found your way out of the multiplex. It's a workable premise with a screenplay that has everything break exactly right for it ...
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'Gravity' eclipses 'Phillips' at box office
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney landed in the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, according to studio estimates Sunday. Sony's "Captain Phillips" launched in second place with a respectable $26 million. The high seas drama directed by Paul Greengrass stars Tom Hanks as a cargo ship captain who is held captive by Somali pirates. The animated Sony movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" gobbled up third place in its third weekend with $14.2 million, bringing its domestic haul to $78 million. The weekend's only other new release, "Machete Kills," opened in fourth place with $3.8 million. The gun-toting sequel from director Robert Rodriguez and starring Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez is the follow-up to "Machete," which earned $11.4 million when it opened in 2010. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Final dom ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Danny Trejo
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 71
    Trejo owns several ventures in the food and restaurant business; as of January 2016 these included a taco restaurant on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, his own brands of beer, coffee, and various merchandise, with ice cream sandwiches under development.
    More Details Hide Details In the comic series DMZ a character named Danny with the same appearance as Danny Trejo appears; the character indicates that he was formerly a convicted felon as well. Trejo is featured in the hip-hop fighting game Def Jam: Fight for NY (2004) as a soldier on Crow's side. He can be seen in the intro of Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'd ("Play for Real", B-Real & DJ Lethal),. He is featured in the downloadable content pack called Escalation Map Pack in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010), on the map "Call of the Dead" as himself. He provided the voice of Non-player character Raul Alfonso Tejada in Fallout: New Vegas. In Charlie Higson's third The Enemy series novel, The Fear (2011), Orlando Epstein, nicknamed Einstein, makes fun of DogNut's ignorance by introducing himself as Isaac Newton. In retaliation, DogNut says, "my real name's Danny Trejo, but you may call me DogNut. Everyone else does." When Einstein responds, "Okay, Danny", DogNut reflects: "He may not know much about scientists, but Einstein clearly didn't know much about hard-faced, ex-con Mexican action-movie stars."
  • 2015
    Age 70
    On September 11, 2015, Trejo appears in the music video "Repentless", from Slayer's "Repentless" album released on the same day. "Pride in Prejudice", another Slayer's video, features Trejo again with expanded role.
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  • 2014
    Age 69
    On July 15, 2014, Trejo featured as his Robert Rodriguez character Machete in the music video of "Angel In Blue Jeans", which additionally featured Canadian television hostess and actor Hannah Simone.
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  • 2013
    Age 68
    In 2013, he appeared in the music video for the Enrique Iglesias song Loco.
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    In 2013, Trejo shared his tumultuous journey from convict to movie star with KTTV in Los Angeles in a segment filmed in his own home.
    More Details Hide Details Trejo appears as a playable character in Def Jam: Fight for NY (2004), a fighting game to which the actor lent his voice and likeness. He also lent his voice to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) for the character Umberto Robina, who also resembles Trejo. Additionally, he voiced Raul Tejada, a Ghoul, in Fallout: New Vegas (2010). Trejo appeared in the PlayStation Move game The Fight: Lights Out (2010) as an instructor for the player's character, and as himself in the second map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010); Escalation map pack, on the zombie map Call of the Dead. Trejo has made cameo appearances in music videos, such as "Got It Twisted" by Mobb Deep (2004); Sepultura's video "Attitude" (1996); Jay Chou's short movie-music video Double Blade from his 2003 album Ye Hui Mei (2003); Rehab's song "Bartender" (2007); the Jonas Brothers' song "Burnin' Up" from their album A Little Bit Longer (2008); rapper Tech N9ne's video for the single "Like Yeah" from his release Killer (2008); southern metalcore band Maylene and the Sons of Disaster's video for the single "Open Your Eyes" from their release IV (2011); and Yelawolf's video "Whistle Dixie" (2012). He also appeared in famous adult entertainer Lupe Fuentes' music video "We Are the Party" (2012) with her band The Ex-Girlfriends.
  • 2012
    Age 67
    In 2012, Trejo starred alongside Ron Perlman and Charles S. Dutton in Craig Moss’s action film Bad Ass (2012).
    More Details Hide Details He played the main character of Vietnam veteran Frank Vega, based on 67-year-old “Epic Beard Man” Thomas Bruso. That same year Trejo again appeared with Perlman in a supporting role in season 4 of the FX network drama Sons of Anarchy. Danny Trejo produced his first film, Ambition, in 2014, it was a family film. He will produce an action film Bad Ass in 2015. In 2015, Trejo appeared in a television commercial for Snickers that aired during Super Bowl XLIX, in which he portrayed Marcia Brady prior to eating the candy bar. The award-winning independent film Champion (2005), which documents Trejo's life, features Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Steve Buscemi, and Robert Rodriguez.
  • 2010
    Age 65
    In 2010, he starred in a full theatrical version of Machete, based on the character, and later in a sequel, Machete Kills, in 2013.
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  • 2009
    Age 64
    Trejo owns a home in the San Fernando Valley. He has two children with his ex-wife Debbie; he filed for divorce in 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 63
    In 2008 Trejo portrayed the Mexican bartender in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.
    More Details Hide Details Regarding his continued growth as a professional actor, Trejo has stated that he still cannot believe how fortunate he has been: "I'm so blessed. I'm still scared that somebody's going to wake me up and say, 'Hey, we're still in prison. Let's go to chow". Many of Trejo's characters in Robert Rodriguez movies have been named after knives or sharp instruments: Machete in Spy Kids, Razor Charlie in the From Dusk till Dawn series, Navajas (Spanish for blades) in Desperado, and Cuchillo (Spanish for knife) in Predators. He also played Machete in a trailer made for Rodriguez's film collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, Grindhouse.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 27
    By one account, his final term in custody ended in 1972; by another account, he did time in a juvenile offenders' camp and six California prisons between 1959 and 1969.
    More Details Hide Details He recalled that his last prison term was five years. While serving in San Quentin Prison, he became a champion boxer in that prison's lightweight and welterweight divisions. During this time, Trejo became a member of a twelve-step program, which he credits with his success in overcoming drug addiction. In 2011, he recalled that he had been sober for 42 years. While Trejo was working as a youth drug counselor, a teenage patient asked for his assistance dealing with cocaine problems on the set of Runaway Train (1985). While there, Trejo was offered a job as an extra in the film's prison scenes. Edward Bunker, himself a former convict and well-respected crime author who was writing the screenplay for the film, recognized Trejo, with whom he had done time at San Quentin. Bunker, remembering Trejo's boxing skills, offered him $320 per day to train Eric Roberts, one of the movie's stars, for a boxing scene. Director Andrei Konchalovsky liked Trejo's work and decided to offer him a small role in the film as a boxer. It has been widely misreported that Trejo was actually serving time in the prison during filming, when in fact he had been released over a decade earlier.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1944.
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