Danny Trejo Net Worth

Danny Trejo Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Danny Trejo net worth is
$20 Million

Danny Trejo Wiki Biography

Danny Trejo was born on 16 May 1944, in Los Angeles, California USA of Mexican ancestry. He is perhaps mostly recognised as an actor who plays masculine and antagonistic characters in Hollywood movies. During his career, Danny has starred in more than 250 television and movie titles since his acting career began in the late 1970s.

How rich is Danny Trejo? Considering the number of differing roles Danny Trejo has played in his career, it comes as no surprise that his net worth has reached an impressive amount: sources estimate it at $20 million. While Danny has appeared in video games and television, most of his net worth has been accumulated from his roles in movies.

Danny Trejo Net Worth $20 Million

The beginning of Danny Trejo’s career was a little bit unusual to say the least. Danny had a difficult childhood and teen years that involved drugs and crime. However, the actor claims that he managed to completely overcome his addiction problems while serving time in prison, including in San Quentin, before getting involved with acting. During his incarcerations he gained a few boxing titles, which later became useful in his acting career, and was actually the reason why he got his first role. It so happened that one of his friends – Edward Bunker invited him to the set of “Runaway Train” and asked him to train one of the actresses in boxing. In the same movie, he played the role of a prisoner – as an extra – which confused the viewers as some of them speculated about Danny still being a prisoner. However, the film was a success and it lead to Danny getting properly credited roles in Hollywood films, such as “Desperado”, “Con Air”, “Grindhouse” and many others: his net worth was beginning to grow.

One role that had an exceptionally great influence on his net worth was in the title role in the movie  “Machete”, as Machete Cortez. The fact that he played the role of a protagonist in this movie might have been related to the fact that the film was directed by Trejo’s cousin Robert Rodrigues. The film was incredibly successful, and in 2011 the same character Machete Cortez appeared in the 2011 family-oriented movie “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” (directed by Robert Rodrigues) and in 2013 a sequel to the first movie entitled “Machete Kills”. More recent appearances include in “Bad Ass” in 2012, playing “Epic Beard Man” Thomas Bruso, the Vietnam veteran.

Trejo’s super masculine, action-hero, villainous character was noticed by video game companies – he has voiced and appeared in a number of games including “Def Jam: Fight for NY”, “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”, “Fallout: New Vegas” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops”.

In addition to his roles in movies and television, Trejo has appeared in several music videos: “Got it Twisted” by Mobb Deep, “Burnin’ Up” by the  Jonas Brothers, and “Angel in Blue Jeans” among others.

In the last ten years, Trejo has starred in some of the most popular television series, such as “Desperate Housewives” in 2005, “Breaking Bad” in 2009, “Bones” and “Modern Family” in 2010, which have contributed significantly to his currently impressive net worth.

Trejo also owns several  food and restaurant businesses, including a taco restaurant in Los Angeles, and his own brands of beer and coffee, which no doubt contribute to his bank account.

In his personal life, he was married to actress Debbie Shreve from 1997 until 2009, and they have two children, although he is reputed to have five altogether. He currently resides in the San Fernando Valley, California.

Full NameDanny Trejo
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthMay 16, 1944
Place Of BirthEcho Park, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Voice Actor
SpouseDebbie Shreve (m. 1997–2009)
ChildrenDanielle Trejo, Gilbert Trejo, Danny Boy Trejo, Esmeralda Trejo, Jose Trejo
ParentsDan Trejo, Alice Rivera
NicknamesDan Trejo , The Mayor , Daniel Trejo , Dan "Danny" Trejo , Denni Trekho
AwardsFeature Film Award - Best Actor (2007, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival)
AlbumsDanny Trejo (2012), Human Extinction ‎(LP, 2014)
Music GroupsReal Friends
NominationsALMA Award (Favorite Movie Actor, 2011), Action on Film Award - Best Supporting Actor - Feature (2013, Action on Film International Film Festival, USA)
Movies“Desperado” (1995), “Con Air” (1997), “Champion“ (2005), “Grindhouse”, “Heat“ (1995), “Delta Farce” (2007), “Machete” (2010), “Predators” (2010), “Bad Ass” (2012), “Reaper” (2014), “Range15” (2016)
TV Shows“Bullets of Justice” (2017), “Franklin & Bash” (2011-2014), “Saint George” (2014), “The Good Guys” (2010), “Dr Fubalous” (2012), “Alias” (2001-2006), “From Dusk till Dawn: The Series” (2014-), “Desperate Housewives” (2005), “Breaking Bad” (2009), “Bones”, “M...
1Deep, gruff voice
2Rough scarred face
3Long hair often worn in a ponytail
5Very muscular physique with many tattoos
6Often plays characters who are skilled with knives
7Usually cast in Robert Rodriguez's films
8Usually plays criminals in one form or another (assassins, prisoners, etc)
9The tattoo on his chest of a woman wearing a sombrero (you see it in almost all of his movies).
Runaway Train (1985)$320 /day
1[said in prayer, upon realizing that he was ready to turn his life around after being placed in solitary confinement following a riot at Soledad prison on May 5, 1968] God, if you're there, then it's gonna be alright. And if you're not, I'm screwed.
2[on being raised by his parents and extended family of paternal aunts and uncles] It's kinda like Shirley Temple and John Wayne went to war. And what you see is a result of John Wayne winning.
3[2011, on Con Air (1997)] Con Air. You don't know how many people scream that to me at Target. "Hey! Johnny-23!" So a lot of people watched that movie. That was a lot of fun. The only problem: the biggest case of testosterone I've ever been in. It was 30 guys all trying to be bad-asses. It was so weird. If you would spit, somebody would spit a little farther. Pretty soon, you've got 40 people trying to see how far they can spit. If you did a push-up, somebody would do two, then three, then four. It was like a competition of who was the baddest ass. It was funny.
4[2011, on Marked for Death] Steven Seagal, He was cool. He's all macho, "I got bigger nuts than you." But he was cool. He was all right. He kept trying to get me to do my own stunts. I went, "Ah, hell no. They got this guy who looks just like me." At times he would get overzealous, you know what I mean? You do your own stunts as an actor, and you end up getting hurt. It's not your job. You've got stunt guys. Stunt guys make a lot of money.
5[2011, on Baywatch] Wow Red bathing suits. I couldn't believe that show. I'd be sitting in Venice, looking at all these girls running around and thinking, "They're paying me for this. Thank you, Jesus." You know what I mean? "I wish the guys in prison could see me right now." But what was amazing was about five years later, I went to Paris, and there's this big crowd at the airport. They're all waiting to see me. I'm thinking one of my movies, right? They know me from Baywatch. "You were on Baywatch!" I believe that thing was all over the world.
6(2011, on Heat) Yeah, that was the shit. That was unreal. Me and Eddie Bunker walked on that set as armed-robbery consultants. What a job. I ran into Michael Mann, and he knew me from a movie called Drug Wars: The Camarena Story that me and him did years ago. Then he also knew my uncle who's in Folsom, because he did a movie called The Jericho Mile. So Michael Mann says, "Come on, Danny, I want you to meet a couple of guys you're going to be working with." I walk into a room with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight. I just said, "Wow." I could not believe it. And then he says, "Here," and that's where I got that role.
7(2011, on Anaconda) We got to go to Brazil on that. We're in Brazil on the Amazon River. The funny thing is, I used to have a fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Henley, who was anal about the Amazon River. She would always be crazy about it. She would say, "The Amazon this" and "The Amazon that," and I'm like, "Who gives a shit? I didn't care about the Amazon River. Forty years later, I'm doing Anaconda on the damn Amazon River. I'm sitting there, and Jon Voight, J. Lo, Ice Cube are all asking questions, and I knew all the answers. They thought I was the smart guy. I know all about this! Thank you, Mrs. Henley.
8(2011, on why he works so much) I love doing it. Let me tell you something. When I was young, I was an armed robber. I did robberies. And there's no adrenaline rush like that. When you're using drugs and doing robberies, it's hard to distinguish whether you're doing robberies to support your drug habit, or doing drugs to support your robbery habit. Those guys that flip on motorcycles-it's like the same kind of adrenaline. It's unreal. The only time I ever felt that was when I heard Andrey Konchalovskiy yell, "Action!" And then I was like, "Wow. Here we are again. This whole adrenaline-" But this time I didn't have a gun. I was like, "Wow. This is awesome." I just totally got hooked. I found my calling. And then when I got my check, I said, "Fuck." "Wait a minute. For the first half of my life, I went to prison for being a bad guy. Now they're paying me to be a bad guy."
9(2011, on Runaway Train) I walked on that movie set as a drug counselor. I was helping this kid I was counseling. He called me up and said, "Hey, there's a lot of blow down here." It was 1985, and cocaine was running rampant in the movie industry. It was crazy. You'd walk into production and there'd be lines on the table. He just asked me to come down and support him, because that's what I did. I still do it. I'm going over on an intervention right now to one of our Hollywood actors. I went onto this movie set, and he was a PA, and I thought it was cute. I had never been on a movie set in my life. All these guys were dressed up as inmates, and they were all trying to act tough. They all had these fake tattoos. I kept smearing these tattoos. I had to say, "Oh shit, I'm sorry. That stuff smears." This guy asked me if I wanted to be in a movie, and I said, "What do I gotta do?" And he said, "Do you want to be an extra?" And I said, "An extra what?" And he said, "Can you act like a convict?" I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever heard. I'd been in every penitentiary in the state. I looked at him and I said, "Well, I'll give it a shot." He gave me a blue shirt, and I took off my shirt, and I have that big tattoo on my chest. He said "Leave your shirt off." Then this other guy comes over and says, "Hey, you're Danny Trejo. I saw you win the lightweight and welterweight title up in San Quentin." And I go, "Yeah. You're Eddie Bunker." I had been in prison with him. And he was a writer. We started talking, and he asked, "Are you still boxing?" And I go, "Well, I still train." And he said, "Do you want a job? We need someone to train one of the actors how to box." And I said, "I got a job. They're going to give me 15 bucks for acting like a convict. What's this pay?" He said, "It pays $320 a day." So I said, "How bad do you want this guy beat up? Shit, for 320 bucks-" And he goes, "No, you have to be really careful, this actor's really high-strung. He's already socked a couple of people." I said, "For $320, man, give him a stick. I'll fight Godzilla for 320 bucks." I started training Eric Roberts how to box. Eric wanted to learn how to box, and I think he was scared of me, so he'd do whatever I told him to do. Andrey Konchalovskiy, the director, saw that he would do whatever I told him to do. I guess Andrey had some problems with it. So Andrey comes over and hires me. He says, "You be in the movie. You fight Eric in the movie." And that's where it started. From that day until right now, I've got 183 movies.
10(2011) Predators is the movie starring Adrien Brody. He took over the Arnold Schwarzenegger part. Well, there's a big difference between Arnold and Adrien. Arnold's like steroid muscles, you know what I mean? Adrien uses his mind. Every time this camera's on him, you can almost hear him thinking about how we're going to kill this predator. There's a line where Alice Braga says, "We have to work like a team." And we're all assassins, right? So I look at her and say, "Does this look like a team-oriented group of individuals?" And Adrien says, "We might have to work another way." But he's always thinking. I actually like his character better. The first Predator was more about "How big's my bicep?" The second one was fighting aliens. This is one is about an actual plan and an actual war on how to beat these things...Adrien was great. Adrien's a hog, straight out. I'll put him on my team any time. Topher (Grace)... he's cute. But his role, he was very serious about. And me, I won't do it unless I can have some fun, and I had a lot of fun with it.
11I'm an ex-con turned icon.
12It was the funniest thing I'd ever heard. I'd been in Soledad, San Quentin, Folsom, Vacaville, Susanville, Sierra--and here's a guy asking, "Can you act like a convict?" I remember I said. "I'll give it a shot".
13I'd have to say my favorite film would be Heat (1995) and it's got me out of many tickets.
14I'll be watching TV and all of a sudden I'll think, "Hey, I'm in this!" A lot of times I don't even know the names of [the movies]. I just show up. From 1985, when I first started, to 1990, I did a shitload of B-movies about prisons. They would always say, "Get that Mexican guy with the big tattoo". I'd show up and I'd have one line, like, "Kill 'em all!" or something.
15Juvenile hall, youth authority . . . I was in a lot of trouble. I grew up like the characters I've been playing. But would I do things differently? I honestly believe that circumstances create destiny, almost. There weren't too many ways I could have done things. The only things that were available to me were either be a laborer or be a drug dealer. So I became an armed robber. It was a lot simpler.
16[after being told an actor he was supposed to hit might hit back] For $350 a day, give him a bat. I used to get beat up for free.
17[on being promoted from a $50/day extra to a $350/day boxing coach] How bad do you want this kid beat up?
18[of on-set competition between actors] I've watched so many of those kinds of things turn bad, and the last thing you want to do is compete with somebody, 'cause he might be a sore loser.
1Despite being known for playing intimidating and violent characters, he is widely known as being one of the nicest and friendliest actors in Hollywood who has been described as a joy to work with by co-stars.
2Volunteers at the Villalobos Pitbull Shelter.
3The character of Octavio in the "King Of The Hill" cartoon was based on his likeness.
4Was released from Soledad CTF (Correctional Training Facility) in August 1969.
5Attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Helsingborg, Sweden [October 2009]
6Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 8, 2012, in Austin, Texas.
7Was considered for the role of Det. Rey Curtis on Law & Order (1990).
8He named his five favorite films as The Searchers (1956), Death Wish (1974), Animal Factory (2000), Dirty Harry (1971) and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
9His characters in the films of Robert Rodriguez are usually named after knives: Desperado (1995) (Navajas), the From Dusk Till Dawn trilogy (Razor Charlie), the Spy Kids movies (Machete), the Grindhouse (2007) trailer (Machete), Predators (2010) (Cuchillo), Machete (2010) (Machete again). Only in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) (Cucuy) is this not the case.
10He and director Robert Rodriguez are second cousins.
11Trejo spent much of the 1960s in California prisons--Tracy (1963-1965), San Quentin (1965-1968), Soledad (1968-1969).
12Is the only actor to appear in all three of the From Dusk Till Dawn movie series.
13His character's name in Heat (1995) was Trejo.
14He is one of the most prolific of American actors, having usually done at least 4 films a year since the 1990s. In 2002 alone, he did 9 films.
15Has two sons: Danny Boy (b. 1981) from an earlier marriage, Gilbert Trejo (b. 1988) and one daughter Danielle Trejo (b. 1990).
16A scarred face, a long, thin moustache, and a muscular body with large tattoos render Trejo one of the most distinctive character actors of our time.


The Grind2009/IINicholi Guzman
Fanboys2009The Chief
Necessary Evil2008Barro
The Young and the Restless2008TV SeriesBartender
Alone in the Dark II2008VideoPerry
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances2008E.J.
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves2008Manolo
Jake's Corner2008Clint
The Art of Travel2008Limo Driver
Through the Valley2008/IDon Reyes
Valley of Angels2008Hector
Blood Ties2007TV SeriesPacha Kamaq
On Bloody Sunday2007The Ref
Stargate: Atlantis2007TV SeriesOmal
Urban Justice2007VideoEl Chivo
Battle for Terra2007Elder Barum (voice)
The Blue Rose2007Junk
Halloween2007Ismael Cruz
The Knights of Prosperity2007TV SeriesHector
Planet Terror2007Machete
Delta Farce2007Carlos Santana
Richard III2007Major
Grindhouse2007Machete (segment "Planet Terror")
Smiley Face2007Albert
Death Row2006TV MoviePriest
Slayer2006TV MovieMontegna
Hood of Horror2006Derelict
Jack's Law2006Jack Santos
Heist2006TV SeriesErnesto
Living the Dream2006Chuck
High Hopes2006Shady
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video GameUmberto Robina (voice)
Danny Roane: First Time Director2006Hector
Seven Mummies2006Apache
Sherrybaby2006Dean Walker
TV: The Movie2006Crow
Dreaming on Christmas2005Train Driver
Desperate Housewives2005TV SeriesHector Ramos
Chasing Ghosts2005Carlos Santiago
The Devil's Rejects2005Rondo
The Crow: Wicked Prayer2005Harold
George Lopez2005TV SeriesBobby
The Curse of El Charro2005El Charro (voice)
Tennis, Anyone...?2005Hector
All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos2005Vargas Diaz
Venice Underground2005Papi
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie2004VideoBartender
Lost2004/IEdward James Archer
Def Jam Fight for NY2004Video GameTrejo (voice)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004Bartender
Monk2004TV SeriesSpyder Rudner
Grounded for Life2004TV SeriesRaul
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003Cucuy
The Brothers Garcia2003TV SeriesEduardo 'Ed' Garcia
Shuang dao2003ShortEl Patron
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003Machete
The Big Empty2003Lt. Gates (uncredited)
Alias2003TV SeriesEmilio Vargas
Kingpin2003TV Mini-SeriesManny
Hiding in Walls2002Video shortJose
Nightstalker2002Frank Luis
Beat the Devil2002ShortBob
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video GameUmberto Robina (voice)
xXx2002El Jefe
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002Machete
Alexa Vega: Isle of Dreams2002ShortIsadore 'Machete' Cortez
The District2002TV SeriesDanny
Do It for Uncle Manny2002Pedro
The Salton Sea2002Little Bill
13 Moons2002Hoodlum #2
Bubble Boy2001Slim
Spy Kids2001Machete
Cuenta saldada2000Secuestrador 1 (as Daniel Trejo)
The X-Files2000TV SeriesCesar Ocampo
Reindeer Games2000Jumpy
Animal Factory2000Vito
No Mothers Crying, No Babies Dying1999TV Movie
Craftique2017pre-productionJonesie Jones
Six Shots of Tequila1999
Death Race 42017post-productionGoldberg
Walker, Texas Ranger1998-1999TV SeriesJosé Rodriguez / Joe Lopez
Madness in the Method2017filmingDanny
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter1999VideoRazor Charlie
#Roxy2017post-productionPrincipal Castillo
Whiteboyz1999Prisoner (uncredited)
Desert Heat1999/IIJohnny Six Toes
Brothers of Justice2017pre-productionJoe Sitting Eagle
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money1999VideoRazor Eddie
China Test Girls2017post-productionDonicio
An Eye for Talent1998ShortFred (unconfirmed)
In Stranger Company2017filmingBig Mike
NYPD Blue1996-1998TV SeriesFrankie Soto / Gabriel Mota
Juarez 20452017completedAngel Malvado
Soundman1998Duce's Father
Champions1998Max Brito
The Green Ghost2017post-productionMaster Gin
Six Days Seven Nights1998Pierce
Dark Games2016completedArchie
Point Blank1998Wallace
Frat Pack2016post-productionDirty
Brooklyn South1998TV SeriesLouis - Hertz's Bodyguard
Gone Are the Days2016post-productionRiver Man
Tracey Takes On...1998TV SeriesHispanic Man / Pool Player
Irwindale2016Short completedDanny Trejo
The Replacement Killers1998Collins
Maximum Impact2016post-productionSanchez
Dilemma1997Rudy Salazar
AmbitionannouncedRicky Mejia (rumored)
Los Locos1997Manuel Batista
Trojan War1997Scarface
Machete Kills in SpaceannouncedMachete
Con Air1997Johnny-23
OvertowndelayedOscar Ochoa
The Prey2016/IIVega
Le jaguar1996Kumare
All About the Money2016Luis Diego
Nash Bridges1996TV SeriesSid Benedict
Renegade1996TV SeriesFreddie
Path of Redemption2016El Maestro
From Dusk Till Dawn1996Razor Charlie
Storks2016Jasper (voice)
Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House2016VideoMr. Morgo
Fallen Angels1995TV SeriesBoxer
1st Strike2016Manny Garcia
North by El Norte2016Uncle John
The Stranger1995Hawk
TripTank2016TV SeriesRazor / Bartender / Gambler
Vanishing Son1995TV SeriesOut-of-Breath Man
Range 152016Zombie Trejo
Victor One1994Sergeant Aguilar
Cyborg X2016Captain Machine Gun
Criminal Passion1994Construction Worker
Against the Wall1994TV MovieLuis
Boost2016/IIRoy Casares
Dead Badge1994El Tango Bartender
Street Level: Behind the Scenes Featurrette2016TV SeriesCarlton
Ground Zero Texas1993Video GameShotgun
Beyond the Game2016/II
Love, Cheat & Steal1993Cuban
A Horse Story2016Moonlight (voice)
Last Light1993TV Movie2nd Inmate
12:011993TV MoviePrisoner
Vigilante Diaries2016Crazy Joe
Mi vida loca1993Frank
Angie Tribeca2016TV SeriesDanny Trejo
Sunset Grill1993Young Mexican
Cross 22016Murete
Blood In, Blood Out1993Geronimo
Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece2016Nino Grande
Doppelganger1993Hard Hat
Sex Crimes1992/IPalmer
Street Level2015Carlton the Doorman
Baywatch1991-1992TV SeriesChulo / Carlos Urueta
The Adventures of Puss in Boots2015TV SeriesEl Moco
Nails1992TV MovieLas Virgenes bartender
The Ridiculous 62015Cicero
Reasonable Doubts1992TV SeriesCholo #2
Pig Goat Banana Cricket2015TV SeriesFilthy the Foot
Jake and the Fatman1992TV SeriesMumbling Prisoner
Mickey Mouse2015TV Series shortPiñata Boss
Lonely Hearts1991Angry Client
No Way Out2015/IIIDon Caceres
Carnal Crimes1991VideoTicket Agent
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series2015TV SeriesThe Regulator
Doublecrossed1991TV Movie
4Got102015Mateo Perez
Whore1991Tattoo Artist
3-Headed Shark Attack2015VideoMax Burns
The Last Hour1991Spider
L.A. Slasher2015The Drug Dealer #2
Femme Fatale1991Toshi
The Weight of Blood and Bones2015ShortEspada
Wedlock1991Tough Prisoner #1
The Night Crew2015Aguilar
Alcatraz Prison Escape: Deathbed Confession2015Narrator (voice)
Marked for Death1990Hector
Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou2015Frank Vega
Maniac Cop 21990Prisoner
Drug Wars: The Camarena Story1990TV Mini-SeriesGabriel
The Burning Dead2015Night Wolf
W.B., Blue and the Bean1989VideoMean
Hope Lost2015Marius
Cage1989Costello's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Lock Up1989Chink's Gang
Pure Love2015Uncle Freddy
Shannon's Deal1989TV MovieRaul Galindez
Reach Me2014Vic
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects1989Prison Inmate
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesLatino
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze2014Video GameNewtralizer (voice)
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown1987Art Sanella
Strike One2014Manny Garcia
The Hidden1987Prisoner
Penitentiary III1987See Veer
The Book of Life2014Skeleton Luis (voice)
Runaway Train1985Boxer (as Daniel Trejo)
Get Lost2014TV SeriesDanny
Project A1983Lo Sam Pau (English version, voice)
Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals2014Video shortReynaldo (voice)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014TV SeriesNewtralizer
Saint George2014TV SeriesTio
In the Blood2014/IBig Biz
20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending2014Angel
Muppets Most Wanted2014Danny Trejo
Special Look2014TV Series
NCIS: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesTuhon
Bullet2014/IFrank 'Bullet' Marasco
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses2014VideoFrank Vega
Voodoo Possession2014Billy Kross
Counterpunch2014Manny Navarro
Force of Execution2013Oso
Kurer iz 'Raya'2013
Pendejo (Idiot)2013Pedro
ETC: Machinima2013TV SeriesFuture Khail
Dream Date2013/IIIShort
Dead in Tombstone2013VideoGuerrero
Machete Kills2013Machete
Chavez Cage of Glory2013Mando
The Contractor2013/IJorge Reyes / Javier Reyes
Enrique Iglesias ft. Romeo Santos: Loco2013Video short
Phineas and Ferb2013TV SeriesVenom
Five Thirteen2013El Loco
Zombie Hunter2013Jesús
Amelia's 25th2013Don Javier
The Cloth2013Father Connely
Maron2013TV SeriesManny
The Insomniac2013Jairo Torres
Bilet na Vegas2013Mister Chich (as Denni Trekho)
Death Race: Inferno2013VideoGoldberg
Mango Bajito2012Carson
Sons of Anarchy2011-2012TV SeriesRomero 'Romeo' Parada
Danny Trejo's Vengeance: Woz with a Coz2012Video GameVengeance
Rise of the Zombies2012Captain Caspian
Haunted High2012TV MovieOrtiz
Sushi Girl2012Schlomo
Bad Ass2012Frank Vega
Open Your Eyes2012Short
Breaking Wind2012Billy Black
Dr. Fubalous2012TV SeriesTyrannosaurus Death
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange2012TV SeriesEl Dente Cupcake Leader
In the Shadow2011Hermit
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas2011Mr. Perez
St. James St. James Presents: Delirium Cinema2011TV MovieTijuanna Maxx
Don gato y su pandilla2011Griswald (voice)
Violet & Daisy2011Russ
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D2011Uncle Machete
Franklin & Bash2011TV SeriesUltimo
Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury2011Caesar
House of the Rising Sun2011Carlos
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesDanny Trejo
Call of the Dead2011Video GameDanny Trejo (voice)
Bones2011TV SeriesBishop Edward Galano
Recoil2011/IDrayke Salgado
Young Justice2011TV SeriesBane
American Flyer2010Uncle John
Lean Like a Cholo2010The O.G.
The Lazarus Papers2010Aroon
Death Race 22010VideoGoldberg
Machete Don't Text2010ShortDanny Trejo - Host
Modern Family2010TV SeriesGus
The Fight: Lights Out2010Video GameDuke
Fallout: New Vegas2010Video GameRaul Alfonso Tejada (voice)
Predators Motion Comics: Moment of Extraction2010Video shortCuchillo (voice, uncredited)
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesAlfredo
The Bill Collector2010Frankie Gutierrez
Cubed2010TV SeriesDanny Trejo
Gun2010Frankie Makina
Project x272010Mondo
King of the Hill2003-2010TV SeriesEnrique / Lifeguard / Waiter / ...
Pastor Shepherd2010Phil Harrison
Breaking Bad2009-2010TV SeriesTortuga
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2010TV SeriesCriminal
Shadows in Paradise2010Matador
Sebring2010ShortDanny Trejo
Burn Notice2010TV SeriesFelipe Vega
Boston Girls2010Uncle Reggie
Food Stamps2010Mr. Fernandez
Justin Time2010Mardok
Shoot the Hero2010Crazy Joe
Six Days in Paradise2010Ruben Skinner
The Killing Jar2010Jimmy
3V Man2009ShortCaptain Podrido
Babysitters Beware2009The Guard
Lunar Effect2009Esteban
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto2009VideoBoss Rico (voice)
Saint John of Las Vegas2009Bismarck
Modus Operandi2009Director Holiday
La linea2009Mario
The Boys of Ghost Town2009Xavier
Cowboy Dreams2009ShortLobo
The Spectacular Spider-Man2009TV SeriesOx


179th Streetco-producer announced
Ambitionproducer announced
Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou2015associate producer
Strike One2014producer
Pastor Shepherd2010executive producer
Modus Operandi2009executive producer
Jack's Law2006producer
High Hopes2006producer
Animal Factory2000co-producer


Muppets Most Wanted2014performer: "End Of The Road", "I Hope I Get It"
Delta Farce2007performer: "I Will Survive"


By the Sword1991assistant: Mr. Roberts
Runaway Train1985boxing coach: Eric Roberts - uncredited


We're Not Alone2015inspirational thanks
Zombie Mutation2012special thanks
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentary special thanks
Predators Motion Comics: Moment of Extraction2010Video short special thanks
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar2009TV Movie documentary special thanks
Fallen Idols Aka DOPE.2008Documentary very special thanks
The Man Behind Carlos Santana2007Video short special thanks


Behind Range 152017Documentary post-production
Good Fortune2016DocumentaryHimself
Rock Bottom and Back2016Video documentary shortHimself
Map of Hell2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
A Cinematic Salute to the Troops2016Himself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
FabLife2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Snaketacular2016TV MovieHimself - Host
Made in Hollywood2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Bizarre Transmissions from the Bermuda Triangle2015TV SeriesHimself
Cinerockom2015TV SeriesHimself - Platinum Award Best Actor Winner
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini2015DocumentaryHimself
East LA Interchange2015Documentary voice
Nerd Nation TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Lucha Underground2014TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Habla Men2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
TMZ on TV2014TV SeriesHimself
Mario Lopez: One on One2014TV SeriesHimself
The Making of Bad Asses2014Video documentary shortHimself
Good Day L.A.2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock2014TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Circus Halligalli2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Today2013TV SeriesHimself
LatiNation2013TV SeriesHimself
Evening Urgant2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 ALMA Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
LA Live the Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Talking Bad2013TV SeriesHimself / Tortuga
Tattoo Nation2013DocumentaryHimself
Filmed in Utah2012TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2012TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2012TV SeriesHimself
Attack of the Show!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Faith in the Big House2011DocumentaryHimself
2011 ALMA Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love II2011DocumentaryHimself - guest
25th Annual Genesis Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2010TV MovieHimself
Call of Duty: Black Ops I2010Video GameHimself (voice, uncredited)
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentaryHimself
Días de cine2010TV SeriesHimself
We Gotta Get Buscemi2009DocumentaryHimself
Pit Bulls and Parolees2009TV SeriesHimself
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love2009DocumentaryHimself - Guest
Official Rejection2009DocumentaryHimself
Victory to the Underdog2009DocumentaryDanny Trejo
Prísne tajné2008TV SeriesHimself
Fallen Idols Aka DOPE.2008DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Greatest Ever Disaster Movies2007TV MovieHimself
NRJ 12: Scream Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Scream Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Man Behind Carlos Santana2007Video shortHimself
Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Faces of Death: The Make-Up Effects of 'All Souls Day'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Jailhouse Rock: The Stunts of 'All Souls Day'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Raising the Undead: The Making of 'All Souls Day'2006Video documentary shortHimself
30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'2005Video documentaryHimself - 'Rondo'
The Making of 'Heat'2005Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Seven Mummies'2005VideoHimself
On Screen2005TV SeriesHimself
Unscripted2005TV SeriesHimself
Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars2004DocumentaryHimself
Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez2003Video documentary shortHimself
Sepultura: We Are What We Are1997Video documentary shortBoxer
Full Tilt Boogie1997DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1993TV SeriesTong
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesMachete in 'Machete Kills'
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesMachete Cortez
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2011TV Series documentaryIsmael Cruz / Rondo / Razor Charlie
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a Antonio Banderas2008TV SpecialNavajas
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV MovieHector Ramos (uncredited)

Won Awards

2007Feature Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest ActorValley of Angels (2008)

Nominated Awards

2013Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USABest Supporting Actor - Feature20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)
2013Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USABest Villain - Feature20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)
2011EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsMost Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love InterestMachete (2010)
2011ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite Movie ActorMachete (2010)

Known for movies

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