Danny Trejo is one of our favorite character actors, and was chilling in a guest starring role on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” and then hilarious in the Super Bowl ad for Snickers.
The “Machete” actor has a lot going on. Now El Rey Network and Miramax are in business with Trejo who has joined the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.”
Trejo has been cast in the roll of “The Regulator,” a horrifying agent of evil who has been summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the “From Dusk Till Dawn” film franchise as “Razor Charlie.”
Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, to acting and producing. Trejo has starred in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn film series, Con Air, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, Machete, Machete Kills, Dead In Tombstone and Muppets Most Wanted. He can be heard as the voice of Skeleton Luis in The Book Of Life. Danny’s recent television work includes his first series regular role on the FX show Saint George, as well as an appearance on NCIS: Los Angeles. He has had recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy and King of the Hill, and has appeared on episodes of Franklin and Bash, Bones, Modern Family, and Breaking Bad. He has also voiced characters for Cartoon Network’s Young Justice and The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. He can currently be seen in the Super Clio Award winning Snickers commercial where he plays the blonde high school student, Marcia Brady.
Briana Evigan has also joined the cast of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” as Sonja – an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican Mercado – who also has a sideline forging papers and passports out of her back room.
The returning cast includes: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Madison Davenport, and Brandon Soo Hoo.
Season one of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Titty Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.
Season Two explores a new chapter in this supernatural crime saga that travels from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics. Season Two begins with our characters in their separate worlds – Santanico (Gonzalez) and Richie (Holtz) are outside Houston, living like Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jessie Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in a Houston suburb. And Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.