Birth Name: Dan Trejo
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 16, 1944
Danny Trejo is an American actor. He is of Mexican descent. He is famous for playing a bad guy in various Hollywood films. 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.
Trejo 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 also Mexican.
Sources: Genealogy of Danny Trejo (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
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