Danny Trejo has appeared in numerous films over the past thirty years. He usually plays the part of the thug/Mexican gang banger/all around bad guy. His menacing size and appearance allows him to look the part and his great acting skills allow him to play the roles in a believable way.
What you may not have known about Mr. Trejo is that he as a sober alcoholic/drug addict of nearly fifty years, and landed his career in acting by making a 12’th step call to a young drug addict he was helping survive early recovery. Be sure to watch this three and a half minute long video, where he tells his story, and if you’re a Train fan, check out their new video beneath this video, which stars Mr. Trejo as well.