Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo is an American actor and voice actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films. He is most recognized as the character Machete, originally developed by Rodriguez for the Spy Kids series of movies and later expanded.

Quick Biography

He was born in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, to Mexican parents. Throughout his teens, early 20’s, Trejo ended up in jail for severally because of drug and robbery charges. It is during in prison that he diverted all his energy into the boxing ring and lightweight, where he performed well.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Danny Trejo
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 16 May 1944
Birth Place: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California
Nationality: American
Religion: Christian
Parents: Alice and Dionisio
Spouse: Debbie Shreve (m. 1997–2009)
Children: Gilbert Trejo, Danielle Trejo, Esmeralda Trejo, Danny Boy Trejo, Jose Trejo
Height: 1.67 m
Weight: 76 kg
Profession: Actor, Voice actor
Net Worth in 2022: $18 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Trejo stands at the height of 1.67 m. He has a bodyweight of 76 kg. He has an average body build. He has brown eyes and black hair color. Additionally, he has several tattoos on his body.

Education, School/College University

There are no records regarding the educational background of Danny Trejo.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

He is the son of Alice Rivera and Dionisio Trejo, a construction worker, and a second cousin of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. He is Mexican by ethnicity and an American by nationality.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Trejo has a home in the San Fernando Valley. His wife’s name is called Debbie Shreve, whom Trejo married in 1997 December. They were blessed with two children named Gilbert and Danielle. After 12 years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce in 2009. Trejo is also the father of sons Danny Boy and Jose and daughter Esmeralda from other relationships. He is currently single since his divorce.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Divorced
When did he get married? (married date): 12 December 1997
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Danny Trejo Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Debbie Shreve
Kids: Gilbert Trejo, Danielle Trejo, Esmeralda Trejo, Danny Boy Trejo, Jose Trejo

Professional Life and Career

Trejo was working as a youth drug counselor. While still there, Trejo was offered a job as an extra in the film’s prison scenes. He went on and was offered a small role in the film as a boxer. Since then, he became a prolific actor in both films and television. He started appearing in more movies per year in various genres. He has appeared in movies like ‘Marked for Death,’ Blood in Blood Out,’ ‘Anaconda’ ‘Machete’ and many more others have not mentioned.

He often plays thugs or lowlife characters, even though he has also played sympathetic characters in some films. During his career life, he voiced Enrique on ‘King of the Hill.’ He also made a guest appearance as the tortoise, in the noted series ‘Breaking Bad’. In 2005, Trejo’s life is documented the independent biographical film called ‘Champion.’

In 2011, he appeared in the action movie Recoil with WWE wrestler Steve Austin.  In 2014, Trejo produced his first film called Ambition and then proceeded to produce his second film in 2015. He has appeared actively in many films, the above mentioned are just but a few among many others.

Awards & Nominations

In 2007, Danny Trejo won Best Actor Award for ‘Valley OF Angels’ at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 8.2012. Additionally, in the film ‘The Weight of Blood and Bones,’ he received the Best Picture Trophy at the 2016 United International Film Festival.

Danny Trejo Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Danny Trejo Net Worth
Danny Trejo Net Worth

As of August 2022, Trejo has an estimated net worth of $18 million. He has earned his wealth by appearing in numerous roles that are often anti-heroes, and also hyper-masculine. Additionally, he has appeared in TV ads in 2016 and 2017.

Rumours and Controversy/Scandal

There were some rumors about Danny Trejo’s death. The rumor was confirmed to be not true, and he is still alive and kicking. He was also part of the minor controversy due to the national debate about illegal immigration.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Danny Trejo Facebook page has around 890k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 4 million followers. On the Trejo Instagram account, he has around 2.1 million followers, while on YouTube, Trejo has around 2 million subscribers.

He is known for his distinctive appearance. Trejo is a role model for the community at large; this is due to his decision to search for a better life and his willingness to change himself. To stop his drug addiction, he had to sacrifice himself fully and attend a twelve-step program, eventually being able to beat the evil habit and staying clean.

Therefore he developed the desire to give back to the community and help the youth experiencing the same problem as he once was. Thus, he worked for various rehabilitation and counseling programs. Trejo has done his best to help drug addicts.


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