|Scaring Good Guys Since 1944|
And then it dawned on me.
Danny Trejo is not just one man. Danny Trejo is Triplets.
I'm gone back and
|Stache-less Trejo? The gods forfend.|
Much more elusive is Danny Tredos, the one that does the dirty work. He is the one you are watching when you see him turn up for an episode or two of some random television show, usually to kill somebody or attempt to kill somebody or talk about killing somebody or get killed by somebody. The truth about Tredos is that he just isn't as good of an actor as his twin brother Trejuno, and too much exposure would surely expose the ruse. Next time you are watching your favorite show and Tredos appears on the screen, be sure to raise your glass and toast him for doing what his brother won't do, and doing it well.
Sometime around the year 2000, a strange thing happened. Nobody knows how or why, but Danny Trejo appeared in a movie, and not strictly as a villain. My "sources" (AKA brain) indicate that the third Trejo Triplet, who had shunned the acting business his whole life, was suddenly given an opportunity due to scheduling conflicts that Trejuno and Tredos had at the time. The result? the "Machete" character in Spy Kids, resulting eventually in his own movie in which finally a Trejo, ever the villain, became a hero at last. "reports" (this blog) indicate that the success of Tresjo as a movie hero has created a rift among the triplets, a score that will only be settled in a cage match whenever the trio decides to reveal their secret to the world.
|A true underdog story.|
Time to test your knowledge!
Match the correct Trejo to the corresponding roles:
A. Trejuno Predators
B. Tredos Reindeer Games
C. Tresjo Modern Family
Highlight the white bar for the answers!