Celebrity Net Worth / Celebrities / Danny Trejo Net Worth
danny_trejo_man_actor_long-haired_t-shirts_tattoos_34063_1366x768

Danny Trejo Net Worth

How rich is Danny Trejo?

Danny Trejo net worth:
$16 Million

Jim Bob Duggar

Tom Morello

Beyonce Knowles

Addison Timlin

More net worths

Danny Trejo net worth & biography:

 

Born in 1944, Danny Trejo net-worth is estimated to reach 8 million dollars. The majority of his own net-worth arises from his actions in cinema company, which includes being an actor as well as movie making. The celebrity has performed several roles in Hollywood pictures. His portrayals are largely antiheros, villains and bad men, consequently he is normally related to villain roles and generally gets offers to portray roles of antiheros. Among the most fascinating issues relates to a film-maker Robert Rodriguez, who is his 2nd cousin. Nevertheless, they didn’t understand each other personally and didn’t recognize that they’re associated before they met in the set of the filming the picture called “Desperado”, which introduced millions of dollars for the entire sum of Danny Trejo net-worth.

Danny Trejo Net Worth – 8 Million Dollars

Danny Trejo used to perpetrate those offenses in his own community along with his uncle who apparently place him a poor case. In his own adolescence, he was arrested quite several times and needed to spend the majority of his own time in police office. Actually, he considered it to be his livelihood for living. Additionally, Danny Trejo needed to spend some time in Folsom State Prison. Finally, in 1972, he premiered. Danny Trejo determined to attend recovery meetings and this was time when he met a man who was involved within the film sector, which now is really one of the largest resources to Danny Trejo net-worth. The man provided Danny Trejo to reach the set where in fact the picture called “Runaway Train” had been filmed. He even got another character to play in certain scenes that have been filmed in prisons. Furthermore, many people recognized that Danny Trejo could do boxing and so they hired him to show Eric Roberts, who needed to do in a boxing scene. For that, Danny Trejo acquired 320 bucks for every day. As an actor his potential was recognized after, which led him to obtain leading roles in pictures. Consequently, acting is really one of the important resources of Danny Trejo net-worth.

More about Danny Trejo:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dead in Tombstone2013VideoGuerrero
Macete zudo2013Machete
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
Bang.com2013ShortDanny
Rusu nuotykiai Las Vegase2013Mister Chich (as Denni Trekho)
Counterpunch2013Manny Navarro
Bro'2012Gilbert
Mango Bajito2012Carson
Sons of Anarchy2011-2012TV SeriesRomero 'Romeo' Parada
Danny Trejo's Vengeance: Woz with a Coz2012Video GameVengeance
Death Race: Inferno2012VideoGoldberg
Rise of the Zombies2012TV MovieCaptain 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
Top Cat: The Movie2011Griswald (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
Cross2011VideoRipper
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesDanny Trejo
Call of the Dead2011Video GameDanny Trejo (voice)
Bones2011TV SeriesBishop Edward Galano
Blacktino2011Rogelio
Recoil2011/IDrayke Salgado
Young Justice2011TV SeriesBane
American Flyer2010Uncle John
Perfect Sunday2010The 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
Machete2010Machete
Beatdown2010Marcus
Gun2010Frankie Makina
Predators2010Cuchillo
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 Superbeasto2009Boss Rico (voice)
Saint John of Las Vegas2009Bismarck
Modus Operandi2009Director Holiday
La Linea - The Line2009Mario
Eyeborgs2009G-Man
The Boys of Ghost Town2009Xavier
Cowboy Dreams2009ShortLobo
The Spectacular Spider-Man2009TV SeriesOx
The Grind2009/IINicholi Guzman
Fanboys2009The Chief
Necessary Evil2008Barro
Richard III2008Major
The Young and the Restless2008TV SeriesBartender
Alone in the Dark II2008VideoPerry
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances2008E.J.
Toxic2008Antoine
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves2008Manolo
Ranchero2008/ICapone
Jake's Corner2008Clint
The Art of Travel2008Limo Driver
Through the Valley2008/IDon Reyes
Valley of Angels2008Hector
Furnace2007Fury
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
Grindhouse2007Machete (segment "Planet Terror")
Smiley Face2007Albert
Taphephobia2006Creek
Death Row2006TV MoviePriest
Slayer2006TV MovieMontegna
Hood of Horror2006Derelict
Vengeance2006Jack 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
Propensity2006Roy
TV: The Movie2006
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
51.502004Short
Lost2004Edward 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
The District2002TV SeriesDanny
Do It for Uncle Manny2002Pedro
The Salton Sea2002Little Bill
13 Moons2002Hoodlum #2
Simplicity2002ShortBarber
Bubble Boy2001Slim
Spy Kids2001Machete
Skippy2001Hitman
Cuenta saldada2000Secuestrador 1 (as Daniel Trejo)
The X-Files2000TV SeriesSpider-Man / Cesar Ocampo
Reindeer Games2000Jumpy
Animal Factory2000Vito
No Mothers Crying, No Babies Dying1999TV Movie
Six Shots of Tequila1999
Walker, Texas Ranger1998-1999TV SeriesJosé Rodriguez / Joe Lopez
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter1999VideoRazor Charlie
Whiteboyz1999Prisoner (uncredited)
Desert Heat1999/IIJohnny Six Toes
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money1999VideoRazor Eddie
An Eye for Talent1998ShortFred (unconfirmed)
NYPD Blue1996-1998TV SeriesFrankie Soto / Gabriel Mota
Soundman1998Duce's Father
Champions1998Max Brito
Six Days Seven Nights1998Pierce
Point Blank1998Wallace
Brooklyn South1998TV SeriesLouis - Hertz's Bodyguard
Tracey Takes On...1998TV SeriesHispanic Man / Pool Player
The Replacement Killers1998Collins
Dilemma1997Rudy Salazar
Los Locos1997Manuel Batista
Trojan War1997Scarface
Con Air1997Johnny-23
Anaconda1997Poacher
Le jaguar1996Kumare
Nash Bridges1996TV SeriesSid Benedict
Renegade1996TV SeriesFreddie
From Dusk Till Dawn1996Razor Charlie
Heat1995Trejo
Fallen Angels1995TV SeriesBoxer
Desperado1995Navajas
Path of Redemption2016pre-productionKurai Hebi
The Stranger1995Hawk
179th Street2016pre-productionRaul Ceviche
Vanishing Son1995TV SeriesOut-of-Breath Man
Beyond the Game2015post-production
Victor One1994Sergeant Aguilar
China Test Girls2015filmingDonicio
Criminal Passion1994Construction Worker
Cyborg X2015post-productionCaptain Machine Gun
Against the Wall1994TV MovieLuis
Guiltless2015Short post-productionTony
Dead Badge1994El Tango Bartender
Juarez 20452015post-productionAngel Malvado
Ground Zero Texas1993Video GameShotgun
Mohawk Salon: A Psycho Thriller2015pre-productionIndian Chief
Love, Cheat & Steal1993Cuban
North by El Norte2015filmingUncle John
Last Light1993TV Movie2nd Inmate
The Weight of Blood and Bones2015Short completedEspada
12:011993TV MoviePrisoner
Street Level2015post-production
Mi vida loca1993Frank
No Way Out2015/IIIcompletedDon Caceres
Sunset Grill1993Young Mexican
The Good, the Bad, and the Dead2015post-productionMateo Perez
Blood In, Blood Out1993Geronimo
The Prey2015/Ipost-productionVega
Doppelganger1993Hard Hat
Halloweed2015filmingPatch
Sex Crimes1992/IPalmer
3 Headed Shark Attack2015Video pre-productionMike Burns
Baywatch1991-1992TV SeriesChulo / Carlos Urueta
Hope Lost2015completedMarius
Nails1992TV MovieLas Virgenes bartender
Boost2015completedRoy Casares
Reasonable Doubts1992TV SeriesCholo #2
Dark Games2015post-productionArchie
Jake and the Fatman1992TV SeriesMumbling Prisoner
McDick2015post-productionOscar
Lonely Hearts1991Angry Client
Pure Love2015post-productionUncle Freddy
Wedlock1991Tough Prisoner #1
The Ridiculous 62015filmingCicero
Carnal Crimes1991VideoTicket Agent
AmbitionannouncedRicky Mejia (rumored)
Doublecrossed1991TV Movie
BordertownfilmingPaco
Whore1991Tattoo Artist
Machete Kills in SpaceannouncedMachete
The Last Hour1991Spider
The Green Ghostpost-productionMaster Gin
Femme Fatale1991Toshi
What Would Trejo Do?TV Movie post-productionDanny Trejo
Guns1990Tong
Mucho Dinero2015Luis Diego
Marked for Death1990Hector
L.A. Slasher2015The Drug Dealer #2
Maniac Cop 21990Prisoner
The Adventures of Puss in Boots2015TV SeriesEl Moco
Drug Wars: The Camarena Story1990TV Mini-SeriesGabriel
The Night Crew2015Aguilar
W.B., Blue and the Bean1989VideoMean
Alcatraz Prison Escape: Deathbed Confession2015Narrator (voice)
Cage1989Costello's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou2015Frank Vega
Lock Up1989Chink's Gang Member
VANish2015Carlos
Shannon's Deal1989TV MovieRaul Galindez
The Burning Dead2015Night Wolf
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects1989Prison Inmate
A Horse Story2015Moonlight (voice)
Bulletproof1988Sharkey
From Dusk Till Dawn2015TV SeriesRazor Charlie / The Regulator
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown1987Art Sanella
Reach Me2014Vic
The Hidden1987Prisoner
Strike One2014Manny Garcia
Penitentiary III1987See Veer
Reaper2014/IJack
Runaway Train1985Boxer (as Daniel Trejo)
The Book of Life2014Skeleton Luis (voice)
Project A1983Lo Sam Pau (English version, voice)
Get Lost2014TV SeriesDanny
Preggoland2014Pedro
Throwdown2014Tattoo
Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals2014Video shortReynaldo (voice)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014TV SeriesNewtralizer
Saint George2014TV SeriesTio
In the Blood2014/IBig Biz
Muppets Most Wanted2014Danny Trejo
20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending2014Angel
NCIS: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesTuhon
Bullet2014/IFrank 'Bullet' Marasco
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses2014VideoFrank Vega
Voodoo Possession2014Billy Kross
Force of Execution2013Oso
TripTank2013TV SeriesEl Peligroso / Waiter (voice)
Kuryer iz 'Raya'2013
Pendejo (Idiot)2013Pedro
ETC: Machinima2013TV SeriesFuture Khail
Dream Date2013/IIIShort

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
179th Street2016co-producer pre-production
Ambitionproducer announced
Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou2015associate producer
Strike One2014producer
Pastor Shepherd2010executive producer
Modus Operandi2009executive producer
Vengeance2006producer
High Hopes2006producer
Propensity2006co-producer
Nightstalker2002co-producer
Animal Factory2000co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
We're Not Alone2015inspirational thanks post-production
Zombie Mutation2012special thanks
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentary special thanks
Predators Motion Comics: Moment of Extraction2010Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini2015DocumentaryHimself
Lucha Underground2014TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart2014TV SeriesLatino
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
Made in Hollywood2013TV 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 Nation2013DocumentaryDanny Trejo
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 Ops2010Video 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
Heckler2007DocumentaryHimself
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
Champion2005DocumentaryHimself
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

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2015Documentary post-production
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 MovieNavajas
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV MovieHector Ramos (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1993TV SeriesTong

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

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

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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

TitleSalary
Runaway Train (1985)$320 /day

#Fact
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.

#Quote
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.

#Trademark
1Deep, gruff voice
2Rough scarred face
3Long hair often worn in a ponytail
4Mustache
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).

Is Danny Trejo's Net Worth Deserved?

Check Also

kelly-r-4fadda1ebd836

R Kelly Net Worth

  The majority of R Kelly net-worth comes straight from his audio career and contains ...