Net Worth: $16 Million
Danny Trejo Net Worth
Born: May 16, 1944
Country of Origin: Mexico
Source of Wealth: Professional Actor
Danny Trejo is a Mexican-American actor who has appeared in several Hollywood films throughout his career. We especially know him from his roles in Heat (1995), Desperado (1995), Con Air (1997) and Spy Kids (2001).
Trejo was born in Echo Park and he began his career as an actor when he got small roles in films as a boxer.
Danny Trejo’s net worth as of 2019 is estimated to be $16 million dollars. He has earned his net worth by appearing in numerous roles that are often anti-heroes, villainous and hyper-masculine.
Danny Trejo Net Worth
Danny Trejo was born in Echo Park, Los Angeles on the 16th of May, 1944. He is the son of Dan and Alice Trejo. He became the champion boxer in the lightweight and welterweight divisions.
Trejo became a member of a twelve step program which he credits with his success in overcoming his drug addiction.
Trejo recalled that he had been sober for over 42 years. Director Andrei Konchalovsky saw Trejo’s boxing skills and gave him a chance to introduce him to the acting world.
Danny Trejo started his early career by working for a various rehabilitation and counseling program. During this time he met the director of the film ‘Runaway Train’.
He was recognized by the screenwriter Edward Bunker who later hired Trejo to train Eric Roberts for a boxing scene. The film director Andrei Konchalovsky later offered Trejo a small part in the project.
Since then Trejo has built up an impressive resume, appearing in several movies including ‘Penitentiary III’, ‘The Hidden’, and ‘Death Wish 4: The Crackdown’. He also starred in movies such as ‘Bulletproof’, ‘Lock Up’, ‘Marked For Death’ and ‘Against the Wall’.
Trejo was also a part of the cast of ‘Heat’ (1995) which also included Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
In 2007 Trejo won Best Actor for ‘Valley Angels’ and he was also inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2012. In recent years, Trejo has been cast in ‘Point Blank’, ‘Animal Factory’, ‘Bubble Boy’, ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ and ‘Delta Farce’.
In the 2012 action film ‘Bad Ass’ and ‘Bad Ass 2’ Trejo portrayed Frank Vega, a down and out Vietnam War veteran where he played Jack, who was a criminal in Philip Shih’s crime horror ‘Reaper’ (2015).
Trejo is equally at ease on the small screen, guest starring in some of the biggest shows in the industry. He has appeared in ‘Alias’, ‘Baywatch’, ‘Bones’, ‘Lost, and ‘The Family Guy’.
As of 2019, Danny Trejo’s net worth is $16 million.
Here are some of the best highlights of Danny Trejo’s career:
Marked for Death (Film, 1990)
Heat (Film, 1995)
Con Air (Film, 1997)
Anaconda (Film, 1997)
Inferno (Film, 1999)
Spy Kids (Film, 2001)
Predators (Film, 2010)
Alliance of Women Film Journalists ‘Special Mention Award’ (2011)
ALMA Awards ‘Favorite Movie Actor’ (2011)
Bad Ass (Film, 2012)
Action on Film International Film Festival ‘Best Supporting Actor’ (2013)
United International Film Festival ‘Best Picture’ (2016)
Fantastic Horror Film Festival ‘Best Supporting Actor’ (2017)