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Danny Trejo

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 74 films, with $2,687,258,814 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #758)
Best-known acting roles: Jasper (Storks), El Jefe (xXx), Machete (Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over), Machete (Spy Kids), Bartender (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)
Most productive collaborators: Doug Sweetland, Vin Diesel, Nicholas Stoller, Andy Samberg, Brad Lewis

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting25$983,421,362$810,077,053$1,793,498,415
Leading6$26,626,424$19,777,324$46,403,748
Lead Ensemble Member5$80,687,439$118,372,073$199,059,512
Cameo2$84,137,126$5,339,356$89,476,482
(Unclassified)36$373,827,327$184,993,330$558,820,657

Career Trend

This graph shows Danny Trejo’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Machete Kills

January 17th, 2014

Machete had one of the strangest origins. It began as a fake trailer in Grindhouse, but the fake trailer was so popular they turned it into a real movie. Unfortunately, while that movie earned good reviews, the target audience for Grindhouse cinema is too small to thrive in theaters. It must have done well enough to justify a sequel in someone's mind, albeit a sequel with a greatly reduced production budget being released by a smaller studio. But can the sequel live up to its predecessor? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 22nd, 2013

October 21st, 2013

This week on the home market is... well... it's short. Last week, according to Amazon.com, there were 459 new releases or reissues. This week there are 161. Fortunately, there are a few releases of note, including The Conjuring, which pulled in more than $300 million worldwide on a production budget of just $20 million. Fortunately, it really deserved this success and the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack are contenders for Pick of the Week. Other contenders include Before Midnight on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and The Way Way Back on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. In the end, it was literally a coin toss and The Conjuring won. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 8th, 2013

October 8th, 2013

There are a couple first-run releases on this week's list: After Earth and The Hangover: Part III. However, neither film won over critics and both bombed in theaters, when compared to their production budgets. That said, The Hangover: Part III will likely be the best selling release of the week. As for the best new release, including a number where I'm still waiting for the screener. Ignoring those, the two best are Robot Chicken: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray and Much Ado About Nothing on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but I'm going with the latter over the former for Pick of the Week. More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Silencer   $0 $0 $0
6/19/2018 Frat Pack   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Tranzloco   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The House Next Door   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 American Nightmares   $0 $0 $0
9/12/2017 Dead Again in Tombstone   $0 $0 $0
6/2/2017 All About the Money Luis Trejo  $0 $0 $0
9/22/2016 Storks Jasper  $72,679,278 $101,351,043 $174,030,321
10/6/2015 4Got10   $0 $0 $0
6/26/2015 L.A. Slasher The Drug Dealer #2  $2,421 $0 $2,421
5/1/2015 Preggoland   $25,294 $0 $25,294
3/6/2015 Bad Asses On The Bayou Frank Vega  $0 $0 $0
2/24/2015 VANish   $0 $0 $0
11/21/2014 Reach Me Vic  $0 $0 $0
10/17/2014 The Book of Life Manolo's Grandfather  $50,151,543 $47,500,000 $97,651,543
4/8/2014 Bad Asses Frank Vega  $0 $0 $0
4/4/2014 In the Blood Big Biz  $0 $51,279 $51,279
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted Danny Trejo  $51,178,893 $28,133,408 $79,312,301
10/22/2013 Dead in Tombstone   $0 $0 $0
10/11/2013 Machete Kills Machete  $8,008,161 $10,264,848 $18,273,009
10/8/2013 Zombie Hunter   $0 $0 $0
6/7/2013 Violet and Daisy Russ  $17,186 $0 $17,186
1/22/2013 Death Race 3: Inferno   $0 $0 $0
6/22/2012 BRO' Gilbert  $9,329 $0 $9,329
4/13/2012 Bad Ass Frank Vega  $0 $0 $0
2/10/2012 Modus Operandi Director Holiday  $0 $0 $0
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Mr. Perez  $35,061,031 $1,204,714 $36,265,745
9/16/2011 Top Cat Griswald  $0 $6,756,182 $6,756,182
8/19/2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Isador "Machete" Cortez  $38,536,376 $42,144,807 $80,681,183
7/15/2011 Ranchero Capone  $23,449 $0 $23,449
9/17/2010 El Súperstar: The Unlikely Rise of J… E.J.  $2,330 $0 $2,330
9/3/2010 Machete Machete  $26,593,646 $19,777,324 $46,370,970
7/9/2010 Predators   $52,000,688 $75,233,701 $127,234,389
11/10/2009 La Linea   $0 $0 $0
7/28/2009 Necessary Evil   $0 $0 $0
5/1/2009 Battle for Terra Elder Barum  $1,647,083 $4,740,415 $6,387,498
2/6/2009 Fanboys The Chief  $687,609 $386,085 $1,073,694
11/16/2007 Smiley Face Albert  $9,397 $0 $9,397
8/31/2007 Halloween Ismael Cruz  $58,269,151 $19,245,250 $77,514,401
5/11/2007 Delta Farce Carlos Santana  $8,130,530 $605,378 $8,735,908
4/6/2007 Grindhouse Machete (segment "Machete")  $25,031,037 $25,156,752 $50,187,789
11/17/2006 Hood of Horror Derelict  $26,000 $0 $26,000
9/8/2006 Sherrybaby Dean  $199,176 $560,328 $759,504
12/31/2005 Wicked Prayer Harold  $0 $0 $0
7/22/2005 The Devil's Rejects Rondo  $17,044,981 $3,895,447 $20,940,428
7/9/2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Bartender  $84,136,909 $5,339,356 $89,476,265
9/12/2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico Cucuy  $56,330,657 $41,082,870 $97,413,527
7/25/2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Machete  $111,760,631 $56,091,364 $167,851,995
8/9/2002 xXx El Jefe  $141,930,000 $125,270,000 $267,200,000
8/7/2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Uncle Machete  $85,846,296 $33,875,000 $119,721,296
4/26/2002 The Salton Sea   $676,698 $0 $676,698
8/24/2001 Bubble Boy Slim  $5,002,310 $0 $5,002,310
3/30/2001 Spy Kids Machete  $112,692,062 $85,000,000 $197,692,062
10/20/2000 Animal Factory Vito  $43,805 $0 $43,805
2/25/2000 Reindeer Games Jumpy  $23,360,779 $0 $23,360,779
6/12/1998 Six Days, Seven Nights Pierce  $74,339,294 $90,460,706 $164,800,000
2/6/1998 The Replacement Killers Collins  $19,035,741 $0 $19,035,741
9/26/1997 Trojan War Scarface  $217 $0 $217
6/6/1997 Con Air Johnny 'Johnny-23' Baca  $101,117,573 $123,000,000 $224,117,573
4/11/1997 Anaconda Poacher  $65,598,907 $71,400,000 $136,998,907
1/19/1996 From Dusk Till Dawn Razor Charlie  $25,728,961 $4,025 $25,732,986
12/15/1995 Heat Trejo  $67,436,818 $120,000,000 $187,436,818
8/25/1995 Desperado Navajas  $25,532,388 $0 $25,532,388
7/15/1994 Mi Vida Loca Frank  $3,269,420 $0 $3,269,420
4/16/1993 Bound by Honor Geronimo  $4,496,583 $0 $4,496,583
10/4/1991 Whore Tattoo Artist  $1,008,404 $0 $1,008,404
4/18/1990 Marked for Death Hector  $43,224,499 $0 $43,224,499
9/1/1989 Cage Costello's Bodyguard  $618,178 $28,854 $647,032
8/4/1989 Lock Up Chink's Gang  $21,717,616 $0 $21,717,616
2/3/1989 Kinjite Prison Inmates  $3,088,086 $0 $3,088,086
1/1/1988 Bulletproof Sharkey  $807,947 $0 $807,947
11/6/1987 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Art Sanella  $6,880,310 $0 $6,880,310
10/30/1987 The Hidden Prisoner  $9,747,988 $0 $9,747,988
12/6/1985 Runaway Train Boxer  $7,936,012 $0 $7,936,012
Movies: 74Totals:$1,548,699,678$1,138,559,136$2,687,258,814
  Averages:$20,928,374$15,385,934$36,314,308

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 American Nightmares $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/2/2017 All About the Money $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/22/2016 Storks $21,311,407 3,922 $72,679,278 $174,030,321 41.8%
3/6/2015 Bad Asses On The Bayou $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/8/2014 Bad Asses $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/11/2013 Machete Kills $3,837,183 2,538 $8,008,161 $18,273,009 43.8%
6/22/2012 BRO' $5,737 1 $9,329 $9,329 100.0%
4/13/2012 Bad Ass $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/16/2011 Top Cat $0 0 $0 $6,756,182 0.0%
7/15/2011 Ranchero $3,826 2 $23,449 $23,449 100.0%
9/3/2010 Machete $11,416,164 2,678 $26,593,646 $46,370,970 57.3%
Movies: 11Totals:  $107,313,863$245,463,260 
 Averages:$3,324,938831$9,755,806$22,314,84257.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Silencer $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/26/2015 L.A. Slasher $2,421 7 $2,421 $2,421 100.0%
11/21/2014 Reach Me $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/17/2014 The Book of Life $17,005,218 3,113 $50,151,543 $97,651,543 51.4%
4/4/2014 In the Blood $0 0 $0 $51,279 0.0%
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted $17,005,126 3,194 $51,178,893 $79,312,301 64.5%
6/7/2013 Violet and Daisy $9,982 17 $17,186 $17,186 100.0%
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas $12,954,142 2,875 $35,061,031 $36,265,745 96.7%
8/19/2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World $11,644,672 3,305 $38,536,376 $80,681,183 47.8%
9/17/2010 El Súperstar: The Unlikely Rise of J… $2,330 1 $2,330 $2,330 100.0%
5/1/2009 Battle for Terra $1,082,064 1,161 $1,647,083 $6,387,498 25.8%
2/6/2009 Fanboys $171,533 46 $687,609 $1,073,694 64.0%
11/16/2007 Smiley Face $5,993 1 $9,397 $9,397 100.0%
8/31/2007 Halloween $26,362,367 3,475 $58,269,151 $77,514,401 75.2%
5/11/2007 Delta Farce $3,420,645 1,931 $8,130,530 $8,735,908 93.1%
4/6/2007 Grindhouse $11,596,613 2,629 $25,031,037 $50,187,789 49.9%
9/12/2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico $23,424,118 3,289 $56,330,657 $97,413,527 57.8%
7/25/2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over $33,417,739 3,388 $111,760,631 $167,851,995 66.6%
8/9/2002 xXx $44,506,103 3,536 $141,930,000 $267,200,000 53.1%
3/30/2001 Spy Kids $26,546,881 3,191 $112,692,062 $197,692,062 57.0%
2/25/2000 Reindeer Games $8,128,356 2,205 $23,360,779 $23,360,779 100.0%
6/12/1998 Six Days, Seven Nights $16,485,276 2,606 $74,339,294 $164,800,000 45.1%
6/6/1997 Con Air $24,131,738 2,941 $101,117,573 $224,117,573 45.1%
1/19/1996 From Dusk Till Dawn $10,240,805 2,007 $25,728,961 $25,732,986 100.0%
12/15/1995 Heat $8,445,656 1,704 $67,436,818 $187,436,818 36.0%
Movies: 25Totals:  $983,421,362$1,793,498,415 
 Averages:$11,863,5911,865$39,336,854$71,739,93766.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,112 $107,313,863
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 496 $983,421,362
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 422 $1,340,059,354
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,003 $171,601,137
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 372 $748,183,480
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 537 $84,137,126
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 460 $1,548,699,678
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,040 $138,149,397
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,421 $810,077,053
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,114 $972,872,140
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,203 $173,593,326
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,652 $579,920,731
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,047 $5,339,356
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,104 $1,138,559,136
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,054 $245,463,260
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 841 $1,793,498,415
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 692 $2,312,931,494
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,085 $345,194,463
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 800 $1,328,104,211
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 750 $89,476,482
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 758 $2,687,258,814
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 426 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 477 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 568 1
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 646 $107,313,863
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 583 $138,149,397
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 605 $245,463,260
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,657 $34,634,585
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $72,679,278
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,580 $30,042,172
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $101,351,043
Top International Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 81 $6,756,182
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,679 $64,676,757
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $174,030,321
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 96 $6,756,182
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,089 $34,634,585
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 359 $72,679,278
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 979 $30,042,172
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 327 $108,107,225
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,052 $64,676,757
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 334 $180,786,503
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 615 $72,679,278
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 450 $34,611,136
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,360 $23,449
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 599 $108,107,225
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 524 $30,042,172
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 598 $180,786,503
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 500 $64,653,308
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,646 $23,449
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 827 $34,611,136
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 539 $72,679,278
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,391 $23,449
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 762 $30,042,172
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 447 $108,107,225
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 828 $64,653,308
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 486 $180,786,503
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,898 $23,449
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 372 $72,679,278
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 463 $26,593,646
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 318 $101,351,043
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 402 $19,777,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $174,030,321
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 434 $46,370,970


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