Machete Machete Poster

Machete Machete Poster

Character poster for Machete, featuring Danny Trejo as Machete.
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Danny Trejo Photograph

Danny Trejo at the 14th Annual Impact Awards in Beverly Hills.
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Danny Trejo Picture

Danny Trejo from our exclusive video interview. The action star is talking Death Race 3.
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Luke Goss Death Race 3

Luke Goss stars in Death Race 3. The film is out on VOD, Blu-Ray and DVD now.
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Danny Trejo Machete Kills Mel Gibson Heart

Danny Trejo Machete Kills Mel Gibson Heart

Mel Gibson's heart stands between Danny Trejo's titular character and a bounty. Trejo is back as Machete.
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Danny Trejo Alexa Vega Picture

Danny Trejo and Alexa Vega in our exclusive Machete Kills interview. Trejo and Vega talk where Machete goes next... underwater!
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Danny Trejo Demian Belchir Machete Kills

Danny Trejo Demian Belchir Machete Kills

Danny Trejo and Demian Belchir star in Machete Kills. Robert Rodriguez brings his Machete back in the sequel to the 2010 hit.
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Machete Kills Danny Trejo Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez and Danny Trejo star in Machete Kills. The sequel to 2010's Machete is out now.
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Danny Trejo Machete Kills Again... In Space

Danny Trejo stars in Machete Kills Again... In Space. Trejo stars in the fake trailer.
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Danny Trejo

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Danny Trejo is from Echo Park in L.A. California.

As a child, he did not have a lot of money and would roam the streets. He would commit small crimes with his uncle and at one point was addicted to heroin. He was arrested many times and in and out of jail for 11 years.

When he was young, he developed a boxing talent, and wanted to become a professional; but he couldn't train when he was in jail.

After he overcame his drug addiction, Trejo was speaking at a recovery meeting and met the screenwriter and actor, Edward Bunker. This is how Danny Trejo received his first acting role in the film Runaway Train. Bunker also knew of Trejo's boxing skills, and payed him $320 a day to train the movie's star, Eric Roberts. how to box for one of the movie's scenes.

Since then he has taken on many roles in both movies and television shows.

You might have seen Danny in the movies Bulletproof, Cage, Marked for Death, Desperado, Heat, From Dusk til Dawn, From Dusk til Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, & From Dusk til Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter, Anaconda, Trojan War, Point Blank, The Spy Kids series of movies, xXx, Lost, The Devil's Rejects, the remake of Halloween, Urban Justice, The Grind, The Good Guys, Predators, a leading role in Machete, and will be in the upcoming Harold and Kumar movie, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas.

Trejo has also made appearances on the television shows Baywatch, Fallen Angels, Renegade, NYPD Blue, Walker, Texas Ranger, The District, Kingpin, Alias, The Brothers Garcia, Monk, Grounded for Life, George Lopez, Desperate Housewives, The Knights of Prosperity, Blood Ties, Burn Notice, Breaking Bad, and Modern Family. He has had recurring roles on King of the Hill and The Young and the Restless.

Fun fact about Danny Trejo: He found out that director Rodriguez was his 2nd cousins when they filmed together on Desperado.

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