From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and now on to restaurant ventures, Trejo’s name, face, and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood and beyond, but it is his continuous role as a devoted father of three and an intervention counselor that bring him the most satisfaction.
Trejo has starred in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Til Dawn series, Con Air, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids, Machete, and Machete Kills. On the television side, he’s had recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, King of the Hill, Breaking Bad, and The Flash, among others. He has also starred in and voiced various popular video games like Call of Duty, Fallout, Grand Theft Auto, and Def Jam. Additionally, he has voiced characters in the animated films Storks, The Book of Life, Universal Pictures’ Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, and Maya and the Three directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez.
He shared his love of food with the world in the release of his first cookbook Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes and Stories from LA. His fearlessly honest memoir Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood was released in July 2021.
In conversation with Danny Trejo to discuss his community service and more will be Evanston's Rebeca Mendoza. Born in Mexico City, Rebeca Mendoza immigrated to Evanston at the age of five with her mother and attended Evanston public schools. Rebeca herself is dedicated to serving her community and has served on several Evanston boards and task force groups, including Evanston Coalition for Latino Resources, Books & Breakfast, Evanston Arts Council, District 65 Board of Education, COVID-19 Nonprofit Leaders Group, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, and is a founding member of Evanston Latinos.
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