Danny Trejo is a legend with over 380 acting credits to his name. He is the “most-killed” actor in Hollywood history with roles in Blood In Blood Out, From Dusk Til Dawn, Desperado, Heat, Con Air, Machete, Spy Kids, Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy.
He is one of the world’s most recognizable and adored character actors but before he wandered onto the set of Runaway Train attempting to help a young drug addict and was asked to step in as an extra on the film, Danny Trejo was a convicted felon who served time in some of the country’s most infamous prisons to include San Quentin, Folsom, and Soledad.
In his brand-new book, Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood, which releases this week, Danny tells his personal story of drug addiction, violence, incarceration, sobriety, spirituality and eventual success at the pinnacle of the film industry. It is an honest and emotional memoir with lessons of hope and the transformative power of forgiveness for us all.
On this episode of Danger Close, Jack and Danny discuss his journey from inmate to number one on the call sheet, his encounter with Charles Manson in prison, working with Charles Bronson and Robert DeNiro, being recognized as Machete by President Obama, his battle with cancer, his recovery from a subdural hemorrhage in his brain, Danny Trejo Day in LA, Trejos Tacos, and a lot more.
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