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Danny Trejo is an actor and entrepreneur who has starred in over 300 films, but life wasn’t always so easy. Trejo had a tough upbringing, one that led him in and out of the juvenile hall and eventually in prison until he was 27 years old.

Trejo now owns Trejo’s Tacos, Trejo’s Cantina, and Trejo’s Donuts in Los Angeles. And he regularly volunteers as a counselor for a drug rehabilitation program in the area as well as continuing his acting career.

Latino USA host, Maria Hinojosa, sits down with Trejo to discuss his trajectory and how he’s making the most out of life these days.

This story originally aired in April of 2019.

Featured image by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File.

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  1. HI! I don’t regularly listen to Latino USA (my bad) but I did hear the interview with Danny Trejo. What a fantastic piece. It was heart warming, uplifting and pure. I had no idea what an amazing man Mr. Trejo is. Due to the age of my children Spy Kids was never a choice so I have only seen Danny in movies that use him as a heavy. But there he was, sweet, intelligent, loving, and true. It is rare you hear someone who radiates joy as much as he did on the show. Thank you!

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