American actor Danny Trejo started acting in the 1980s. He debuted in the 1985 film Runaway Train. He later appeared in the movies Penitentiary III, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, and Bulletproof. In the ’90s, he had roles in the films Marked for Death, Mi Vida Loca, Femme Fatale, Carnal Crimes, and Blood In Blood Out. In 1995, he gained recognition for his supporting roles in Desperado and Heat, followed by another notable performance in 1996’s From Dusk till Dawn.
He went on to star in Con Air, Trojan War, Point Blank, Six Days, Seven Nights, and From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money. In the 2000s, he played Isador “Machete” Cortez in Spy Kids. He then reprised his role in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Other films during this period were in Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Grindhouse, and Halloween, among others.
In 2013, he played the lead in Robert Rodriguez’s film Machete Kills. He recently starred in the 2019 films 3 from Hell and The Short History of the Long Road. On TV, he played Romero “Romeo” Parada in Sons of Anarchy, Tio in Saint George, and The Regulator in From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. Trejo is also a prolific voice actor with voice roles in The Adventures of Puss in Boots, King of the Hill, and Big City Greens.
Known for his roles in action films, it comes as no surprise that even at age 75, Danny Trejo is still one of the fittest men alive. For starters, working out is part of his typical routine. “I mean, exercise is just so vitally important. I love walking. Anybody over the age of 50 who doesn’t walk is insane because you’ve got to keep that heart pumping,” said Trejo.