Danny Trejo often chooses to play bad guys to teach younger audiences that bad guys often die or go to prison and that one should try to have a decent life.

Danny Trejo

Trejo in 2007

Trejo owns a home in the San Fernando Valley. His two children are now with his former wife Debbie; he filed for divorce in 2009.

Trejo owns several ventures in the food and restaurant business. As of January 2016 these included a taco restaurant on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, his own brands of beer, coffee, and various merchandise, with ice cream sandwiches under development. Trejo’s Donuts is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Highland Avenue.

In August 2019, Trejo witnessed a car colliding at an intersection with an SUV and helped extract a five-year-old trapped in a child safety seat inside the overturned SUV. Trejo was quoted saying about the incident: “Everything good that has ha… Continue Reading (1 minute read)

5 thoughts on “Danny Trejo often chooses to play bad guys to teach younger audiences that bad guys often die or go to prison and that one should try to have a decent life.”

  1. Decactus_Jack

    He also doesn’t do his own stunts, because if he got hurt and production was delayed he would be putting the crew out of work.

    “I know that all the big stars hate me to say this, but I don’t want to risk 80 peoples’ jobs just to say I got big huevos on The Tonight Show. Because that’s what happens. I think a big star just sprained an ankle doing a stunt, and 80 or 180 people are out of a job… We have stunt people who do that stuff. And if they get hurt, I’m sorry to say but they just need to put a mustache on another Mexican and we can keep going. But if I get hurt, everybody’s out of a job. So I don’t choose to do that.”

  2. PMRd51

    So that’s why he never plays the sad, high school geek in love with the prom queen

  3. p-e-a-c-e-n-i-k

    He does fit the bad guy “look” but at the same time I feel like he’d make a great family man softy in a family comedy

  4. Benjamin_Stark

    I think the real story is that, WHEN he plays bad guys, he insists that they lose in the end, for the reasons you explained in your title.

  5. Syn7axError

    It works, but he sure makes being a bad guy look cool until then.

    He’s said in interviews that he knew from a young age crime meant death or prison. He thought it was badass. It was actually facing it that made him change his mind.

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