Danny Trejo

Biography

Date of Birth 16 May 1944, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA Birth Name Dan Trejo Height 5' 7" (1.70 m) A child drug addict and criminal, Danny Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses, he successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life. While speaking at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting in 1985, Trejo met a young man who later called him for support. Trejo went to meet him at what turned out to be the set of Runaway Train (1985). Trejo was immediately offered a role as a convict extra, probably because of his tough tattooed appearance. Also on the set was a screenwriter who did time with Trejo in San Quentin. Remembering Trejo's boxing skills, the screenwriter offered him $350 per day to train the actors for a boxing match. Director Andrei Konchalovsky saw Trejo training Eric Roberts and immediately offered him a featured role as Roberts' opponent in the film. Trejo has subsequently appeared in many other films, usually as a tough criminal or villain.

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Birth Name

Daniel Trejo Rivera

Birth Place

Echo Park, Los Ángeles, California, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

5/16/1944
Known For
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Machete

Machete Cortez

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Machete Kills

Machete

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Muppets Most Wanted

Danny Trejo

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Death Race 2

Goldberg

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Death Race 3: Inferno

Goldberg

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Dead In Tombstone

Guerrero

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Bad Ass

Frank Vega

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Grindhouse

Machete (segment "Machete")

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Recoil

Drayke

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Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses

Frank Vega

Starring In
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The Street Avenger

Muerte

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Detour 95

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The Legend of Johnny Jones

Muerte

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Gracie and Pedro: Pets to the Rescue

Laurence

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The Night They Came Home

Digger

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Death on the Border

Father Francis

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The Binge 2: It's A Wonderful Binge

Angel

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Good Mourning

Method Cameo

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The Legend of La Llorona

Jorge

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Renegades

Sanchez

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Minions: The Rise of Gru

Stronghold (voice)

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Wolf Mountain

Eddie

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THE PREY: Legend of Karnoctus

Vega

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A Tale of Two Guns

Junior

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Vampfather

Vampfather

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American Sicario

Pedro

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Muppets Haunted Mansion

Ghost of Huet

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Death Rider in the House of Vampires

Bela Latigo

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The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2

Hugo

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Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone

Master Gin

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The Rebels of PT-218

Seaman Edgar 'Cookie' Orozco

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Donny's Bar Mitzvah

Self - Danny Trejo

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Pups Alone

Vinnie P (voice)

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American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules

Mr. Garcia the Janitor

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Final Kill

Francesco

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The Last Exorcist

Marco

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Pistolera

Indio

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Lumpia with a Vengeance

Reyes

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Cover Me

Big Mike

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Bullets of Justice

Grave-digger

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Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

Self

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3 from Hell

Rondo

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Madness in the Method

Danny

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Grand-Daddy Day Care

Eduardo

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Slasher Party

Smiley Face

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Acceleration

Santos

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The Outsider

Carlos

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Cross: Rise of the Villains

Muerte

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Slayer: The Repentless Killogy

Danny

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Bare Knuckle Brawler

Santo Ariza

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Wish Man

Jose

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The Margarita Man

Dr. Valenzuela

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Counterpunch

Manny Navarro

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The Short History of the Long Road

Miguel

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Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy

Goldberg

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Gone Are The Days

River Man

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Frat Pack

Dirty

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Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast

Self

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Silencer

Ocha

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Bully

Manny

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#Roxy

Principal Castillo

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Bill Kill

General Morales

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Murder in the Woods

Sheriff Lorenzo

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Mutafukaz

Bruce (voice)

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Avenge the Crows

Antonio

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Cross Wars

Murete

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Maximum Impact

Sanchez

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All About the Money

Luis Diego

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Not a War Story

Self

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Cartel 2045

Angel Malvado

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Cyborg X

Captain Machine Gun

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The Lost Day

Jackhammer

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Storks

Jasper (voice)

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Vigilante Diaries

Crazy Joe

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Range 15

Zombie Trejo

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Boost

Roy Casares

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Halloweed

Patch

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Good Fortune

Himself

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A Horse Story

Moonlight (voice)

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Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini

Self

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4Got10

Mateo Perez

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The Night Crew

Aguilar

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The Ridiculous 6

Cicero

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3-Headed Shark Attack

Max Burns

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The Burning Dead

Night Wolf

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Hope Lost

Marius

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Alcatraz Prison Escape: Deathbed Confession

Narrator (voice)

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Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou

Frank Vega

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VANish

Carlos

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Drug Lord - Ein Mann riskiert alles

Don Caceres

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Strike One

Manny Garcia

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The Book of Life

Skeleton Luis (voice)

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Voodoo Encounters

Billy Kross

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In The Blood

Big Biz

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Reach Me

Vic

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Muppets Most Wanted

Danny Trejo

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Bullet

Frank 'Bullet' Marasco

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Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses

Frank Vega

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20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending

Angel

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Reaper

Jack

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Throwdown

Tattoo

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What to Expect When You are not Expecting

Pedro

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Slasher In The Woods

The Drug Dealer #2

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Force Of Execution

Jimmy Peanuts

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Zombie Hunter

Jesús

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Machete Kills

Machete

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Dead In Tombstone

Guerrero

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The Insomniac

Jairo Torres

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The Contractor

Jorge Reyes / Javier Reyes

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Tattoo Nation

Himself

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513 Degrees

El Loco

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The Cloth

Father Connely

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Sushi Girl

Schlomo

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Death Race 3: Inferno

Goldberg

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Rise Of The Zombies

Caspian

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Bad Ass

Frank Vega

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Breaking Wind

Billy Black

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Bro'

Gilbert

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Ghostquake

Ortiz

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Recoil

Drayke

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The Muppets

Prisoner (scenes deleted)

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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Mr. Perez

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Violet & Daisy

Russ

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Spy Kids: All The Time In The World

Uncle Machete

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Cross

Lexavier

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Top Cat the Movie

Griswald (voice)

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Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury

Caesar

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House of the Rising Sun

Carlos

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Death Race 2

Goldberg

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Machete

Machete Cortez

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Predators

Cuchillo

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The Killing Jar

Jimmy

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Schattenkommando

Matador

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Shoot the Hero

Crazy Joe

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The Bill Collector

Frankie Gutierrez

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Pastor Shepherd

Phil Harrison

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The Lazarus Papers

Aroon

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Boston Girls

Uncle Reggie

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Eyeborgs

G-Man

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Haunted World Of El Superbeasto

Boss Rico (voice)

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Battle for Terra

Elder Barum (voice)

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The Grind

Nicholi Guzman

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Danny la Terreur

The Guard

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The Line

Mario

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Alone in the Dark II

Perry

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The Art of Travel

Limo Driver

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Ranchero

Capone

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Necessary Evil

Barro

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Boys Of Ghost Town

Father

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Valley of Angels

Hector

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Fanboys

The Chief

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Planet Terror

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Smiley Face

Albert

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Halloween

Ismael Cruz

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Delta Farce

Carlos Santana

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Grindhouse

Machete (segment "Machete")

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Toxic

Antoine

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Danny Roane: First Time Director

Hector

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Hood of Horror

Derelict

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Death Row

Priest

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High Hopes

Shady

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Sherrybaby

Dean Walker

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Slayer

Montegna

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7 Mummies

Apache

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Furnace

Fury

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30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'

Self - 'Rondo'

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Chasing Ghosts

Carlos Santiago

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The Crow: Wicked Prayer

Harold

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The Devils Rejects

Rondo

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Venice Underground

Papi

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All Souls Day

Vargas Diaz

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Tennis, Anyone?

Hector

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The Making of 'Heat'

Self

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Anchorman: Wake-Up Ron Burgundy

Bartender

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Bartender

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The Curse of El Charro

El Charro (voice)

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Lost

Edward James Archer

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Cucuy

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Spy Kids 3: Game Over

Machete

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The Big Empty

Lt. Gates (uncredited)

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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Machete Cortez

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xXx

El Jefe

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The Salton Sea

Little Bill

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Do It for Uncle Manny

Pedro

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Nightstalker

Officer Frank Luis

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Beat The Devil

Bob

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Bubble Boy

Slim

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Spy Kids

Isidoro 'Machete' Cortez

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Animal Factory

Vito

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Reindeer Games

Jumpy

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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

Razor Charlie

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Desert Heat

Johnny Six Toes

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From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

Razor Eddie

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WhiteBoyz

Prisoner (uncredited)

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Six Days, Seven Nights

Pierce

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The Replacement Killers

Collins

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Soundman

Duce's Father

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Point Blank

Wallace

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Trojan War

Scarface

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Con Air

'Johnny-23'

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Anaconda

Poacher

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Dilemma

Rudy Salazar

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The Jaguar

Kumare

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From Dusk Till Dawn

Razor Charlie

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Tracey Takes On - The Complete First Season

Hispanic Man / ... (2 episodes, 1998)

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Champions

Max Brito

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Heat

Trejo

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Desperado

Navajas

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The Stranger

Hawk

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Against the Wall

Luis

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Criminal Passion

Construction Worker

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Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)

Frank

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12:01

Prisoner

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Last Light

2nd Inmate

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Doppelganger

Hard Hat

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Sunset Grill

Young Mexican

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Blood In, Blood Out

Geronimo

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Love, Cheat & Steal

Cuban

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Nails

Las Virgenes bartender

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Whore

Tattoo Artist

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Femme Fatale

Toshi

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Lonely Hearts

Angry Client

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Wedlock

Tough Prisoner #1

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Carnal Crimes

Ticket Agent

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Doublecrossed

Lito

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Concrete War

Spider

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Guns

Tong

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Marked for Death

Hector

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Maniac Cop 2

Prisoner

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Drug Wars: The Camarena Story

Gabriel

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Lock Up

Chink's Gang Member

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Kinjite - Forbidden Subjects

Prison inmate

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Bail Out

Mean

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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

Art Sanella

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The Hidden

Prisoner

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Penitentiary III

See Veer

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Bulletproof

Sharkey

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Runaway Train

Boxer (as Daniel Trejo)

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Jackie Chan's Project A

Lo Sam Pau (voice)

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Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House

Mr. Morgo

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