Although he's not exactly a household name, Danny Trejo is certainly someone you'll recognize. The actor has starred in movies such as Machete, Heat, Con Air, Desperado, and, of course, Spy Kids. With his scarred complexion, prison-esque tatts, and signature mustache, he's become known as one of the most recognizable men in Hollywood. And the thing that he's particularly known for? Playing the villain.
But it turns out appearances can be deceiving. Trejo has proven himself to actually be a hero, especially to L.A. healthcare workers in their time of need.
You may not know Danny Trejo by name, but you'll almost certainly recognize his face.The Mexican-American actor was born in Los Angeles in 1944 and has had an illustrious Hollywood career, while still somehow retaining a fairly private personal life.
Struggling to place him?Some of Trejo's most famous movie roles are in Heat, Con Air, Desperado, Spy Kids, and Machete. He's also appeared in a range of popular TV shows, including Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and even The X-Files.
It's safe to say that Trejo has a pretty distinctive appearance.Not to be overly critical of his distinctive look, but an adjective that comes to mind when looking Trejo might be something along the lines of "terrifying."
Which is something that Trejo has been all-too-happy to play into.In fact, it's well-known that, when it comes to appearing on our screens, more often than not, Trejo will take on a certain type of role.
And that role? The villain.Think about it. When was the last time you saw Trejo on-screen playing the nice guy, or the hero? It just doesn't really happen!
But there's a certain irony there.
via: Getty ImagesBecause, in spite of his somewhat threatening appearance, Trejo is actually known for being one of the nicest men in Hollywood.
In fact, Trejo has a rather dubious honor.A website breaking down some of the weirdest movie stats has confirmed Trejo is the most-killed man in Hollywood.
Yup, that's right.According to Buzz Bingo, Trejo has been killed off in his movies a whopping sixty-five times. That's gotta hurt.
That's a lot of death.Surely once is bad enough?!
Even more shocking?Trejo has appeared in around one hundred and thirty movies - meaning he dies only a little less than half of the time.
So why is this?Well, for one thing, Trejo tends to favor B-movies - which often rely on death as a plot device.
Plus, he usually plays the villain.And if you want a movie with a happy ending, the villain usually has to go.
Trejo also tends to star in more violent flicks.Meaning a dramatic and painful death tends to be the way to go.
The site didn't just track the actor to death ratio...They also analyzed to see which months and years tend to be the deadliest - movie-wise, that is!
Trejo (obviously) took the first place.But a close second was Christopher Lee, best known for Dracula and The Lord of the Rings. He's snuffed it sixty times.
Third place?Well, that went to Lance Henriksen, star of Aliens, with fifty-one deaths.
And fourth place was a tie.Hollywood icon Vincent Price has died forty-one times.
As has Dennis Hopper.Another true acting legend, probably best known for horror classic Blue Velvet.
But Danny Trejo is famous for another reason.Outside of his acting, he's also known for having a total heart of gold.
Trejo has a particular side hustle - running a popular taco restaurant.
via: Trejo's TacosAnd during the world's time of need, the star decided to do his bit for the healthcare workers risking their lives.
He visited USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in L.A. on Wednesday - and he wasn't empty-handed.
via: TwitterHe offered hundreds of free taco bowls to the hospital workers. What a legend. And he's not the only celebrity doing their bit. Scroll on for all the stars helping out during the pandemic ...