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Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo
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Born:
May 16, 1944
Birth Name:
Dan Trejo
Nickname:
The Mayor
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations.
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Some Facts
A 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.
Has two sons: Danny Boy (b. 1981) from an earlier marriage, Gilbert Trejo (b. 1988) and one daughter Danielle Trejo (b. 1990).
Trejo spent much of the 1960s in California prisons--Tracy (1963-1965), San Quentin (1965-1968), Soledad (1968-1969).
He and director Robert Rodriguez are second cousins.
His character's name in Heat (1995) was Trejo.
Personal Quotes
(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.
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It 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".
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I'm an ex-con turned icon.
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[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.
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[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.
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