Dan "Danny" Trejo (born May 16, 1944) is an American actor who played Cuchillo in the 2010 film Predators. He also lent his voice to the character in the 2010 motion comic Moments of Extraction. Other notable films Trejo has appeared in include Heat (1995), Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Spy Kids (2001) and Machete (2010).

Trejo is known for his association with director Robert Rodriguez; the two are close friends and Trejo has appeared in many of the director's films, perhaps most notably the Machete series, which Rodriguez wrote specifically for the actor.


Year Title Notes
1983 Project A
1985 Runaway Train
1987 Penitentiary III
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown With Danny Webb
The Hidden
1988 Bulletproof With R. G. Armstrong and Gary Busey
1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Cage Uncredited
Bailout With Thomas Rosales, Jr.
Lock Up With Sonny Landham
1990 Guns
Maniac Cop 2 With Steve Boyum and Robert Davi
Marked for Death With John Cann, Henry Kingi, Teri Weigel and Gerard G. Williams
1991 Carnal Crimes
The Last Hour
Wedlock With James Remar
Lonely Hearts
Femme Fatale With Pat Skipper
1992 Sex Crimes
1993 Sunset Girl
Mi Vida Loca
Blood In, Blood Out With John Cann, Raymond Cruz, Henry Kingi, Michael Papajohn, Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Paulo Tocha
Love, Cheat and Steal With George Christy and David Prior
1994 Dead Badge With Raymond Cruz, Yaphet Kotto and Leland Orser
Victor One
Angel of Desire
1995 The Stranger
Heat With Thomas Rosales, Jr.
Desperado Directed by Robert Rodriguez
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn With William H. Burton, Jr. and Henry Kingi, directed by Robert Rodriguez
Le Jaguar
1997 Anaconda
Con Air With Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Eddie Yansick
Trojan War With William H. Burton, Jr. adn Paulo Tocha
Los Locos
1998 The Replacement Killers With Henry Kingi
Point Blank
Champions With David Rowe
Six Days Seven Nights
1999 Six Shots of Tequila
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money With Raymond Cruz
Desert Heat With William H. Burton, Jr., Michael Papajohn and Jean-Claude Van Damme
Whiteboyz Uncredited
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
2000 Reindeer Games With Charlize Theron
Animal Factory
Cuenta Saldada
2001 Skippy
Spy Kids Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Bubble Boy
2002 13 Moons
Do It for Uncle Manny
The Salton Sea
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams With Bill Paxton, directed by Robert Rodriguez
xXx With William H. Burton, Jr., Jan Pavel Filipenský, William Hope, Petr Jákl, Henry Kingi and Thomas Rosales, Jr.
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over With Bill Paxton, directed by Robert Rodriguez
Once Upon a Time in Mexico With Rubén Blades and Thomas Rosales, Jr., directed by Robert Rodriguez
The Big Empty Uncredited
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
2005 All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos
The Curse of El Charro
Venice Underground
The Devil's Rejects
The Crow: Wicked Prayer
Chasing Ghosts With Gary Busey and Mark Rolston
Tennis, Anyone...?
Dreaming on Christmas
2006 Propensity
Seven Mummies
Danny Roane: First Time Director
High Hopes With Robert Rodriguez
TV: The Movie
Living the Dream
Hood of Horror
2007 Smiley Face
Planet Terror With Michael Biehn, directed by Robert Rodriguez
Delta Farce
Halloween With Brad Dourif and Pat Skipper
The Blue Rose
Urban Justice
On Bloody Sunday
Battle for Terra With Danny Glover and Ron Perlman
2008 Valley of the Angels
Jake's Corner
Through the Valley
Toxic With Holt McCallany
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
Richard III With María Conchita Alonso
The Art of Travel With María Conchita Alonso
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves
Necessary Evil
Alone in the Dark II With Lance Henriksen
2009 Fanboys
The Boys of Ghost Town
The Grind
Modus Operandi
Saint John of Las Vegas
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
Lunar Effect
Babysitters Beware
La Linea — The Line With Thomas Rosales, Jr.
2010 The Killing Jar
Shoot the Hero
Shadows in Paradise
Six Days in Paradise
Pastor Shepherd
Food Stamps
Project x27
Justin Time
The Mercenary
The Bill Collector
Gun With James Remar
Boston Girls
Perfect Sunday
Machete With John Cann, directed by Robert Rodriguez
Death Race 2 With Alex Lorre and Deobia Oparei
American Flyer
2011 Blacktino
In the Shadow
Violet & Daisy
Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Directed by Robert Rodriguez
House of the Rising Sun
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Top Cat: The Movie With Fred Tatasciore
2012 Breaking Wind Part 1
Bad Ass With Charles S. Dutton and Ron Perlman
Rise of the Zombies
Sushi Girl With Michael Biehn
Mango Bajito
Death Race: Inferno
2013 Bilet na Vegas With Oleg Taktarov
The Insomniac
Five Thirteen
The Cloth
Amelia's 25th With Robert Rodriguez
Zombie Hunter
The Contractor
Chavez: Cage of Glory
Machete Kills With Walton Goggins, directed by Robert Rodriguez
Kuryzer iz 'Raya' With Oleg Taktarov
Force of Execution
2014 Bullet
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses With Danny Glover
Muppets Most Wanted
In the Blood
A Voodoo Possession
20 ft Below: The Darkness Descending
The Book of Life With Ron Perlman
Strike One
Reach Me With Oleg Taktarov
2015 Hope Lost
Bad Asses on the Bayou With Danny Glover
Alcatraz Prison Escape: Deathbed Confession
The Night Crew
A Horse Story
The Burning Dead
3 Headed Shark Attack
Mucho Dinero
No Way Out
The Ridiculous 6

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