Dan Trejo was born on May 16, 1944, on Temple Street in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, to Mexican-American parents. He was the son of Alice Rivera and Dionisio "Dan" Trejo (1922–1981), a construction worker, and a second cousin of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (born 1968 in San Antonio, Texas), though the two were unaware that they were related until the filming of Desperado. When he was 13 he moved to the diverse Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles. Years later he purchased his childhood home and usually lived in it. Prior to his film career, Trejo worked as a labor foreman in construction.
He has become a prolific actor in both films and television, appearing in five or more movies per year, in various genres. He has appeared in many major releases throughout his career.
Over the years, Trejo has opened a series of successful Los Angeles restaurants. His first was Trejo's Tacos (2016), followed by Trejo's Cantina (2017) and Trejo's Coffee & Donuts (2017). In 2017, the rainbow cauliflower tacos made the Los Angeles Times' list of 10 most favorite recipes of 2017. The restaurants are overseen by executive chef Mason Royal. Their most recent venture will be an expansion of a donut food truck in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Runaway Train
- The Hidden
- Marked for Death
- Blood In Blood Out
- Six Days, Seven Nights
- Spy Kids
- Valley of Angels
- Minions: The Rise of Gru (To be released in 2022)
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