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Danny Trejo’s Road From Prison To Hollywood

Danny Trejo arrives as Musso & Frank to receive the "Award Of Excellence" from Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce.
Danny Trejo arrives as Musso & Frank to receive the "Award Of Excellence" from Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce.

Actor Danny Trejo has over 380 acting credits to his name, from playing an action star in the “Machete” series to adrug cartel boss in “Breaking Bad.”

Trejo has become one of Hollywood’s go-to badasses and bad guys. It could be because his life experiences aren’t too far away from those of many of his characters.

Growing up, the actor was in and out of the most notorious prisons in California, enmeshed in crime and struggling with substance use.

He’s written about it in his memoir, “Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood,” which is out in both English and Spanish.

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