Born: May 16, 1944
Best Known for Playing: Convicts/Drug Dealers/Various other criminals
Number of Roles: 195
First Appearance: Boxer in Runaway Train (1983)
Most Recent Appearance: Machete in Machete (2010)
- Machete in Machete and Grindhouse
- Johnny 23 in Con Air
- Cuchillo in Predators
- Enrique on King of the Hill
- Felipe Vega on Burn Notice
- G-Man in Eyeborgs
- El Chivo in Urban Justice
- Umberto Robina in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Trejo in Heat
- Razor Charlie in From Dusk til Dawn
- Slim in Bubble Boy
- El Jefe in XXX
- Bartender in Anchorman
- Rondo in The Devil’s Rejects
- Second cousin to Robert Rodriguez and frequently appears in his movies
- Was in and out of jail for 11 years when he was young, won a number of boxing titles at San Quentin and completed a rehab program.
- Usually does around four movies a year, in 2002 he did nine.
- Most of his characters are extremely skilled with knives and his characters in Rodriguez movies are usually named after types of knives.
- Trained Eric Roberts for the movie Runaway Train and impressed the director with his boxing skills and was offered as his opponent.