Danny Trejo is an American actor. He has appeared in films including Desperado, Heat, and the From Dusk Till Dawn film series. With frequent collaborator and his second cousin Robert Rodriguez, he portrayed the character of Isador “Machete” Cortez, which was originally developed for the Spy Kids series and was later expanded into its own franchise of the same name.

Birth Name

Daniel Danny Trejo


Danny Trejo, The Mayor





Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Danny Trejo was born on the 16th of May 1944, in Temple Street, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, United States.


He’s currently 78 years old.

Sun Sign




He is of Mexican descent.




Danny Trejo’s educational qualifications is unknown.

Family Details

  • Father – Dionisio ‘Dan’ Trejo (Construction Worker)
  • Mother – Alice Rivera
  • Siblings – Unknown
  • Relatives – Robert Rodriguez (Second Cousin) (Filmmaker, Visual Effects Supervisor), Patricia Vonne (née Rodriguez) (Second Cousin) (Singer, Actress), Angela Lanza (Second Cousin) (Actress), Dionisio Trejo Torres (Paternal Grandfather), Isabel Garay (Paternal Grandmother)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Danny Trejo has dated –

  • Debbie (197101975) – Danny was married to Debbie from 1971 to 1975.
  • Joanne (1975-1978) – Jacob was married to Joanne from 1975 to 1978.

  • Debbie Shreve (1997–2009) – In 1997, Danny had started dating actress Debbie Shreve and they got married later that year, on December 12, 1997. They have a daughter together named Esmeralda Trejo. The couple got divorced in 2009. He has 3 sons named Danny Boy Trejo (b. 1981), Jose Trejo (b. 1991), and Gilbert Trejo (Actor) (b. March 8, 1988); and a daughter named Danielle Trejo (Actress) (b. June 14, 1990) from a previous unnamed relationship(s).

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m


  • In Kilograms – 83 kg
  • In Pounds – 183 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown



Professional Statistics

Famous For 

Danny known has appeared in films including DesperadoHeat, and the From Dusk Till Dawn film series. With frequent collaborator and his second cousin Robert Rodriguez, he portrayed the character of Isador “Machete” Cortez, which was originally developed for the Spy Kids series.

Brand Endorsements

Trejo has been featured in the TV commercials for ESPN Monday Night Football – This Guy (2009), Old El Paso taco sauce (2011-2012, 2014) (Voice-Over), Old El Paso’s smoky BBQ fajitas (2013) (UK), Snickers (2015), and Sling TV (2016).

Danny Trejo Net worth

Danny Trejo’s has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Danny Trejo

  • In 1996, Trejo was cast in the French production Le Jaguar (which was French for The Jaguar) and reunited with Voight for Anaconda, both of which were filmed in Manaus, Brazil.
  • In 2004, Danny made an appearance in the videogame Def Jam: Fight for NY, playing one of the villains, an enforcer for Snoop Dogg‘s character.
  • In 2006, he reprised the role in the PSP videogame which was entitled Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover.
  • In 2011, Danny appeared in the action movie Recoil as Drayke Selgado, with WWE wrestler and actor Steve Austin and played the role of the Ripper in Cross.
  • In 2012, Trejo starred alongside Ron Perlman and Charles S. Dutton in the Craig Moss action film Bad Ass.
  • In 2014, he featured as the character Machete in the official music video for Train’s Angel In Blue Jeans.
  • In 2014, Trejo produced his first film, titled Ambition, and produced his second film, the action film Bad Asses.
  • In 2015, Danny appeared in the music videos Repentless and Pride in Prejudice from Slayer’s album Repentless.
  • In 2015, Trejo appeared in a television commercial for Snickers that aired during Super Bowl XLIX, in which he portrayed Marcia Brady prior to eating the Snickers candy bar.
  • In 2017, he played the role of ‘Muerte’ in Cross Wars and the 2019 film Cross: Rise of the Villains respectively.
  • In 2019, Trejo became ring announcer for the full contact karate league Karate Combat in the season Karate Combat: Hollywood. Following this he received a karate lesson from Karate Combat sensei and former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre.
  • In 2019, he participated in promotions for Magic: The Gathering Arena, along with  Sean Plott.
  • In August 2019, he had rescued a 5-year-old child who was trapped in an overturned SUV that had collided with a car at a busy intersection.
  • In 2020, Danny published a cookbook titled Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes and Stories from L.A., sharing recipes and stories from his life.
  • In 2021, he published his memoir Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood, co-written with his longtime friend Donal Logue.
  • In 2021, Trejo competed in season five of The Masked Singer as “Raccoon” and was eliminated in his second appearance.
  • In 2021, Danny has a guest appearance in the DLC expansion game Far Cry 6: Danny and Dani vs. Everybody.
  • In 2022, Trejo has a guest appearance in the 2D-platforming skateboarding game Olli Olli World, appearing in the fictional Radlandia. He also appears as Machete in the 3rd DLC for the game Scum.
  • In 2022, Danny made his official Star Wars debut in the Disney+ space Western television series The Book of Boba Fett as a Rancor keeper on the episode “Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa”.


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