Danny Trejo

by ethnic on January 5, 2010

Birth Name: Dan Trejo

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 16, 1944

Ethnicity: Mexican

Danny Trejo is an American actor. He is famous for playing a bad guy in various Hollywood films.

Danny is the son of Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo. He grew up roaming the streets of L.A., where he eventually became interested in boxing. A drug addiction and a prison sentence dashed any chances of him taking boxing up professionally.

Danny is of Mexican descent. He has five children, including two with his former wife, Debbie Shreve. He is a cousin, to some degree, of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.

Danny’s paternal grandfather was Dionisio Trejo Torres (the son of Genovevo Trejo Córdoba and Gabriela Torres Loera). Dionisio was born in Mier y Noriega, Nuevo León, México. Genovevo was the son of José Dionicio Trejo Perales and María Ygnacia Córdoba Velasquez. Gabriela was the daughter of Dionicio Torres and Paula Loera.

Danny’s paternal grandmother was Isabel Garay (the daughter of Cirilo Garay and Dolores Banda). Isabel was Mexican.

Sources: http://www.nydailynews.com

Genealogy of Danny Trejo (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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M May 31, 2015 at 8:29 am

He looks 90% Native American.

Gurrl August 8, 2015 at 1:13 am

If it wasn’t for his light eyes he could pass as a “full” Amerindian

Racial Realist October 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Big mustache, light eyes, narrow head, he looks like a lot of seedy Spanish and Italian people I’ve seen.
I’d say he’s an average Mestizo Mexican.

Capricious April 12, 2015 at 6:38 am

Has both Native and European ancestry.

ihatemostpeople March 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

He looks part Native too.

Check7t November 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

Pretty much all Mexicans have Native ancestry…

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

in latín América he would be consideres a indigenous person

andrew February 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm

“The American actor is famous for playing the bad guy”

lopac March 3, 2012 at 12:04 am

Chicano = American Indian

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