Danny Trejo

Compleanno:
05/16/1944
Luogo di nascita:
Los Angeles, California, USA:
Biografia:
Vom Knastbruder zum Filmstar: Das Leben des am 16.05.1944 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien, geborenen Danny Trejo böte sicherlich genug Stoff für ein sehenswertes Hollywood-Biopic. BiografieAus sehr einfachen Verhältnissen stammend, saß Danny Trejo aufgrund zahlreicher Raub- und Drogendelikte in jungen Jahren immer wieder im Gefängnis. Dort entdeckte er seine Leidenschaft fürs Boxen, doch auch wenn er hierbei recht erfolgreich war, verhinderte eine längere Haftstrafe eine mögliche Profikarriere. Für den Film Express in die Hölle (1985) fungierte er dann als Boxtrainer von Eric Roberts und kam mit stolzen 43 Jahren zu seiner ersten kleinen Filmrolle. Da er sofort Gefallen am Filmgeschäft fand, spielte Trejo fortan in zahlreichen kleineren Produktionen mit, meist in der Rolle des Bösewichts. Sein vernarbtes Gesicht, der Schnurrbart und die zahlreichen Tattoos machten den neugeborenen Schauspieler schnell zu einem unverwechselbaren Charakter. Im Jahr 1995 folgte dann der Durchbruch in Hollywood: Nicht nur wurde Danny Trejo in Michael Manns gefeiertem Krimiepos Heat für Robert De Niros Gaunerbande gecastet, auch ergatterte er seine erste Rolle in einem Streifen von Robert Rodriguez. Viele weitere sollten folgen: Nach dem Kultfilm Desperado war der Schauspieler unter anderem auch in From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids und Machete dabei. Letzteren durfte er nach einem Vierteljahrhundert im Geschäft endlich als Hauptdarsteller mit dazu passenden ikonischen One-Linern tragen. Der überraschend durchschlagende Erfolg des Films führte zum Sequel Machete Kills und einem angekündigten dritten Teil, Machete Kills Again... In Space! Neben seiner Arbeit mit Rodriguez, der übrigens sein Cousin zweiten Grades ist, dürfte den meisten Filmfans auch Danny Trejos Rolle als "Johnny 23" in Con Air im Gedächtnis geblieben sein.

Machete Kills Again... in Space (2023)
Machete
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021)
Stronghold (voice)
The Last Exorcist (2020)
Marco
American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules (2020)
Mr. Garcia the Janitor
Final Kill (2020)
Pistolera (2020)
Indio
HA Festival: The Art of Comedy (2020)
Murder in the Woods (2020)
Sheriff Lorenzo
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)
El Diablo
Cover Me (2020)
Big Mike
Cross: Rise of the Villains (2020)
Muerte
Acceleration (2019)
Santos
Slayer: The Repentless Killogy (2019)
Danny
Black Licorice (2019)
Donicio
Madness in the Method (2019)
Danny
Bare Knuckle Brawler (2019)
Santo Ariza
Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019)
Himself
3 from Hell (2019)
Rondo
To Hell and Back: The Making of 3 From Hell (2019)
Himself
Bullets of Justice (2019)
Gravedigger
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Boots (voice)
The Margarita Man (2019)
Dr. Valenzuela
The Outsider (2019)
Carlos
Wish Man (2019)
Jose
The Short History of the Long Road (2019)
Miguel
Slasher Party (2019)
Danny Trejo
Grand-Daddy Day Care (2019)
Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance (2018)
Manolo
Big Kill (2018)
General Morales
American Nightmares (2018)
Mister Malevolent
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (2018)
Goldberg
Silencer (2018)
Lenard "Big Daddy" Ochoa
Frat Pack (2018)
Dirty
Bully (2018)
Manny
Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece (2018)
Nino Grande
#Roxy (2018)
Principal Castillo
Gone Are the Days (2018)
River Man
Survivor's Guide to Prison (2018)
Himself
Avenge the Crows (2017)
Antonio
BorderCross (2017)
Максимальный удар (2017)
Don Sanchez
McDick (2017)
Oscar
Dead Again in Tombstone (2017)
Guerrero
Not a War Story (2017)
Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale (2017)
El Moco (voice)
All About the Money (2017)
Luis Diego
Juarez 2045 (2017)
Angel Malvado
Cross Wars (2017)
Murete
The Prey (2016)
Vega
Halloweed (2016)
Patch
Chronology (2016)
Jackhammer
Good Fortune (2016)
self
Storks (2016)
Jasper (voice)
Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House (2016)
Mr. Morgo
Vigilante Diaries (2016)
Crazy Joe
1st Strike (2016)
Manny Garcia
Range 15 (2016)
Zombie Trejo
Map of Hell (2016)
Himself
Bridesman (2016)
Eduardo
Cyborg X (2016)
Captain Machine Gun
Boost (2016)
Roy Casares
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Cicero
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini (2015)
Himself
No Way Out (2015)
Don Caceres
Sock 'Em Dead (2015)
Himself
3-Headed Shark Attack (2015)
Max Burns
4Got10 (2015)
Mateo Perez
East LA Interchange (2015)
narrator
The Weight of Blood and Bones (2015)
Espada
L.A. Slasher (2015)
The Drug Dealer #2
The Night Crew (2015)
Aguilar
Alcatraz Prison Escape: Deathbed Confession (2015)
Narrator (voice)
Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015)
Frank Vega
VANish (2015)
Carlos
The Burning Dead (2015)
Night Wolf
Hope Lost (2015)
Marius
A Horse Story (2015)
Moonlight (voice)
Beyond the Game (2014)
Vieques (2014)
Beyond Justice (2014)
Tattoo
Strike One (2014)
Manny Garcia
Reaper (2014)
Jack
The Book of Life (2014)
Skeleton Luis (voice)
Preggoland (2014)
Pedro
Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals (2014)
(voice)
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014)
Frank Vega
In the Blood (2014)
Big Biz
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Danny Trejo
Habla Men (2014)
Self
20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)
Angel
Reach Me (2014)
Vic
Bullet (2014)
Frank
Voodoo Possession (2014)
Kross
Force of Execution (2013)
Oso
The Insomniac (2013)
Jairo Torres
Курьер из 'Рая' (2013)
Dead in Tombstone (2013)
Guerrero
American Lowrider (2013)
The O.G.
Chavez Cage of Glory (2013)
Mando
Machete Kills (2013)
Machete Cortez
The Contractor (2013)
Javier Reyes
Pendejo (2013)
Pedro
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2013)
Venom (voice)
Zombie Hunter (2013)
Jesus
Amelia's 25th (2013)
Don Javier
Five Thirteen (2013)
El Loco
Tattoo Nation (2013)
Himself
Билет на Vegas (2013)
Mister Chich
Counterpunch (2013)
Manny Navarro
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Goldberg
Sushi Girl (2012)
Scholmo
The Cloth (2012)
Father Connely
Rise of the Zombies (2012)
Caspian
Bro' (2012)
Gilbert
Haunted High (2012)
Ortiz
Bad Ass (2012)
Frank Vega
Breaking Wind (2012)
Billy Black
In the Shadow (2011)
Hermit
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)
Mr. Perez
The Black Mamba (2011)
Don Gato y su pandilla (2011)
Griswald (voice)
Violet & Daisy (2011)
Russ
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)
Machete
Poolboy - Drowning Out the Fury (2011)
Ceasar
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Carlos
Cross (2011)
Lexavier
Blacktino (2011)
Rogelio
Recoil (2011)
Drayke
Death Race 2 (2010)
Goldberg
Predators: The Chosen (2010)
Cuchillo
Predators: Moments of Extraction (2010)
Cuchillo (Voice)
Modus Operandi (2010)
Director Holiday
The Bill Collector (2010)
Frankie Gutierrez
Machete (2010)
Machete
Beatdown (2010)
Marcus
Predators (2010)
Cuchillo
Gun (2010)
Frankie Makina
Pastor Shepherd (2010)
Phil Harrison
The Killing Jar (2010)
Jimmy
Shadows in Paradise (2010)
Matador
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Crazy Joe
Boston Girls (2010)
Uncle Reggie
The Lazarus Papers (2009)
Aroon
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Clyde / The Guard
The Grind (2009)
Nicholi Guzman
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)
Rico (voice)
The Face Is Familiar (2009)
Himself
La Linea (2009)
Mario
Eyeborgs (2009)
G-Man
The Boys of Ghost Town (2009)
Father
Cowboy Dreams (2009)
Lobo
Official Rejection (2009)
Himself
Fanboys (2009)
The Chief
Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween' (2008)
Himself
Jake's Corner (2008)
Alone in the Dark 2 (2008)
Perry
Ranchero (2008)
Capone
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (2008)
E.J.
Valley of Angels (2008)
Hector
Toxic (2008)
Antoine
D.O.P.E. - Death Or Prison Eventually (2008)
Narrator
The Art of Travel (2008)
Limo Driver
Necessary Evil (2008)
Barro
Furnace (2007)
Fury
On Bloody Sunday (2007)
The Ref
Battle for Terra (2007)
Elder Barum (voice)
Halloween (2007)
Ismael Cruz
Smiley Face (2007)
Albert
Delta Farce (2007)
Carlos Santana
Grindhouse (2007)
Machete (segment "Planet Terror")
Planet Terror (2007)
Machete
Urban Justice (2007)
El Chivo
Heckler (2007)
Himself
Death Row (2006)
Priest
Sherrybaby (2006)
Dean Walker
National Lampoon's TV: The Movie (2006)
Crow
Seven Mummies (2006)
Apache
Slayer (2006)
Montegna
Hood of Horror (2006)
Derelict
High Hopes (2006)
Shady
Propensity (2006)
Roy
Living the Dream (2006)
Chuck
Tennis Anyone? (2006)
Hector
30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005)
Himself
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Rondo
The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
Harold
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Carlos Santiago
The Curse of El Charro (2005)
El Charro (Voice)
Champion (2005)
Himself
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Bartender
Lost (2004)
Edward James Archer
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Bartender
Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars (2004)
Narrator
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Cucuy
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
Machete
Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez (2003)
Himself
Beat the Devil (2002)
Bob
Nightstalker (2002)
Officer Frank Luis
13 Moons (2002)
Hoodlum #2
xXx (2002)
El Jefe
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Machete
Do It for Uncle Manny (2002)
Pedro
The Salton Sea (2002)
Little Bill
Bubble Boy (2001)
Slim
Spy Kids (2001)
Machete
Animal Factory (2000)
Vito
Cuenta Saldada (2000)
Secuestrador 1 (as Daniel Trejo)
Reindeer Games (2000)
Jumpy
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999)
Razor Charlie
Inferno (1999)
Johnny Six Toes
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
Razor Eddie
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Pierce
Point Blank (1998)
Wallace
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Collins
Champions (1998)
Max Brito
Trojan War (1997)
Full Tilt Boogie (1997)
Himself
Con Air (1997)
Johnny Beca
Anaconda (1997)
Poacher
Los Locos (1997)
Manuel Batista
Dilemma (1997)
Rudy Salazar
Le Jaguar (1996)
Kumare
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Razor Charlie
Heat (1995)
Trejo
Desperado (1995)
Navajas
Dead Badge (1995)
El Tango Bartender
The Stranger (1995)
Hawk
Mi Vida Loca (1994)
Frank
Against the Wall (1994)
Luis
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Cuban
Sunset Grill (1993)
Young Mexican
Last Light (1993)
2nd Inmate
12:01 (1993)
Prisoner
Doppelganger (1993)
Hard Hat
Bound by Honor (1993)
Geronimo
Nails (1992)
Las Virgenes bartender
Sex Crimes (1992)
Palmer
The Last Hour (1991)
Spider
Carnal Crimes (1991)
Ticket Agent
Whore (1991)
Tattoo Artist
Wedlock (1991)
Tough Prisoner #1
Femme Fatale (1991)
Toshi
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
Prisoner
Guns (1990)
Tong
Marked for Death (1990)
Hector
Bail Out (1989)
Mean
Cage (1989)
Costello's Bodyguard
Lock Up (1989)
Chink's Gang Member
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Prison Inmate
Bulletproof (1988)
Sharkey
The Hidden (1987)
Prisoner
Penitentiary III (1987)
See Veer
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Art Sanella
Runaway Train (1985)
Boxer
The Blue Rose
Junk
La Llorona
Jorge
Lumpia: With a Vengeance
Reyes
La sombra del gato
Sombra
The Damned
Chimalle
The House Next Door