How tall is Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo's Height

5ft 5.75in (167 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Machete, Con Air, Bad Ass and Spy Kids. He's an actor who exudes a bigger presence in movies than his actual height suggests. These photos are from London Film Con in 2009. Danny had a fraction thicker sneakers than us.

Danny Trejo is short
5ft 8 Rob, 5ft 8 Jenny and Danny

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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 5.46in
Aza said on 21/Nov/16
Fantastic 'handlebar moustasche'. Ombré looks 5'5.5
Aza said on 16/Oct/16
I love this guy! He really just doesn't give a hoot about what others think about him...he' s just having fun.... Err....he wasn't actually totally naked? Am gonna go with 5'5.5
TJE said on 28/Feb/16
Lol did he forget to bring a shirt?
S.J.H said on 21/Feb/16
166cm top. Maybe 5'5.75 on a good day
Dmax said on 27/Jan/16
Looks the 5'5.75 looks like he has a good heart.
Dmeyer said on 16/Jan/16
5 ft 5,75 peak now 5ft 5,25
dinindu said on 15/Jan/16
yo... rob you think this guy is just 1 inch is shorter than you? that's impossible. may be 2 inches seems accurate.
Editor Rob: he's a bit under 5ft 6 I think in person, nowhere near 5ft 7
Arch Stanton said on 19/Sep/15
Definitely one of the most badass guys in Hollywood because he's the real deal. He really was one bad egg in his younger years. Short, but for a Mexican American of his generation probably average height.
bernie said on 7/Sep/15
@ nWo: Who the hell told you Tom Araya is 6'2"..???? He's in the 5'8"-5'9" range...
Best joke i've heard for long...
Danny Trejo seems no more than 166cm in the pic with Rob....
nWo said on 28/Aug/15
I have seen pictures of him where he is a little shorter than Tom Araya of Slayer who is 6'2", and one picture where he is even taller. That can't be due to camera angle, so I'm guessing he was standing on a box!!!
satchy said on 21/Aug/15
looks like a midget but hes kinda cool
Emily said on 1/Aug/15
he is the coolest actor in the world) his height. .... It doesn't matter
Dmax said on 14/Apr/15
You say he have a fraction thicker sneaker than you but yet looks 3 inches shorter....intriguing
Arch Stanton said on 25/Feb/15
He looked quite a bit shorter than Gary Sinise in Reindeer Games so has to be about this. He was rocking the Seagal ponytail too haha! Yeah he's one of those bad ass guys you don't dwell on his height with, in our minds he's an imposing guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/15
I'm still recovering from that scene in Breaking Bad!
joe said on 20/Nov/14
Rob, you add the Jaime camil mexican actor, I think it lie hieght
joe said on 20/Nov/14
Rob, you add the Jaime camil mexican actor, I think it lie hieght
cd said on 29/Sep/14
Looks about 5ft 5.25 or 5ft 5.5 with Rob. I'm judging this mostly on Rob's photo with Marshall Allman who is a 5.25 guy. They look about the same. However, I do agree with a near 5ft 6 peak.
Clay said on 25/Sep/14
Realist says on 30/Jul/14
@TJE shorter men lose much less height than taller ones. @adamz In India there is a huge contrast in heights b/w the rural and urban population, the city guys can be compared to south Korea, Mexico and maybe even US but the rural guys are midgets, most men rbarely reach the top of my nose, the women are barely over my shoulders. So 95 maybe exagerration but 89-90 probably. That's why the average is about 5'4.5 in India the urban guys 5'7, the rural around 5'3 ish. For women it's more levelled rural 5'0 ish and Urban about 5'1.5 or so. The difference between men and women India is quite visible, more than the west.

You should see the West Coast of Canada. I'm 5'9'', and at best I feel average but I'll feel shortish downtown at bars and clubs and what not.
Dmeyer said on 30/Jul/14
Mel looks 9cm taller so about 175-6cm and has boots so about 174cm
Dmeyer said on 30/Jul/14
Rob how Côme gibson looks same as you near Danny or max 1cm taller
[Editor Rob: in some photos he might, in others I think he can look a 5ft 9 and change guy with danny]
Dmeyer said on 30/Jul/14
5'6 peak 5'5.5 now
Realist said on 30/Jul/14
@TJE shorter men lose much less height than taller ones. @adamz In India there is a huge contrast in heights b/w the rural and urban population, the city guys can be compared to south Korea, Mexico and maybe even US but the rural guys are midgets, most men rbarely reach the top of my nose, the women are barely over my shoulders. So 95 maybe exagerration but 89-90 probably. That's why the average is about 5'4.5 in India the urban guys 5'7, the rural around 5'3 ish. For women it's more levelled rural 5'0 ish and Urban about 5'1.5 or so. The difference between men and women India is quite visible, more than the west.
TJE said on 24/Jul/14
2.5 inch difference with Rob. Yep he's 167. How tall could he have been in his prime, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I think his peak is this listing, he had a fraction more footwear that day so I can see him having dropped maybe a fraction, but not like an inch...20 years ago he didn't look much different]
Adamz said on 18/Jul/14
Realist, where do you live that sub 173 is talker than 95%?
"Felix B" said on 11/Jul/14
I like Danny Trejo as an Actor and a humanitarian and I believe despite the missteps he's encountered in his earlier life. Danny can how turn-around and look back on how far he's come...and SMILE!!! My brother praise and love your Savior, and mine keeping His Word everyday as you Promised Him you would, Danny! Peace be unto You and your family, my Peace I give to You!!!
Realist said on 10/Jul/14
Americans movies are still ok. Just watch some of the Indian shows and movies they write 5'9 for some petty criminal, as if 5'9 is a midgets height, actually he'd be lucky to be 5'6. I am 5'7.5-7.75 and feel taller than 70 per cent (men) in my university and 95 per cent of the people on public buses and transport.
Realist said on 10/Jul/14
Americans movies are still ok. Just watch some of the Indian shows and movies they write 5'9 for some petty criminal, as if 5'9 is a midgets height, actually he'd be lucky to be 5'6. I am 5'7.5-7.75 and feel taller than 70 per cent (men) in my university and 95 per cent of the people on public buses and transport.
Astaroth said on 2/Jul/14
Billed 5'11" in Machete - well not himself, the nominal character. He does look shorter than that, even in those big military boots he is seen wearing most of the time.
Funny how 5'11" is considered average-short in American movies...
Concerned said on 27/Apr/14
5'6-ish isn't exactly surprising him for him. Latino Americans are on average 5'7-ish, and Trejo's pretty old now.
Alucard said on 30/Mar/14
This is another proof of how camera tricks, magic shoes and movies are able to make actors and celebrities look much taller than they really are... He always "looked" average, above average in movies, lol...
Mick said on 30/Jan/14
Seriously he always looked tall I'm shocked by this lol
I always thought he was around the five ten mark
He looks big in movies lol
the shredder said on 3/Dec/13
Rob is he stand correct with you ? Btw Mel Gibson towers him.
[Editor Rob: he's pretty much not that different to how he looks in this photo and how he appears in size up close.]
Hawk said on 3/Dec/13
he is also 65 yrs old in that pic. Bio says he is 5 ft 7 in. he is 69 yrs old now...
richkid123 said on 13/Nov/13
i see him in LA every now and then. He is slightly short. This height seems right
Hola said on 9/Nov/13
Pretty good example of how a 5'6 man can avoid being dwarfed by having mass. And boy does this guy have mass.
romanspqr said on 9/Oct/13
He looks 5'6-ish next to you. Maybe 5'10 without the shirt. Lol.
dicksock said on 29/Aug/13
He looks 5'5" next to Rob.
Jonathan said on 17/Jul/13
Leaning in on Jenny, he looks like he could be 5'6", even with the slight footwear edge.

I'd just give it to him.
SolidSnake said on 19/May/13
wtf lol In Machete his file says 5'11'', 210 lbs in one scene then in another scene with a mugshot where he looks 5'9'' says 6'4'', 200 lbs!
Gaz said on 28/Apr/13
I would say his 5'5.5'' - 5ft 5.75in range
[Editor Rob: please keep the 1 name thanks ;)]
Joe257 said on 23/Jan/13
Was it optional for him to wear a shirt? LoL!
[Editor Rob: well it worked, I'm sure he sold a few more photo tickets on the sunday!]
VV said on 22/Jan/13
Wow no idea that he was that short! Whenever I see him in movies I think he is 5'10 or so. Hes still a badass though.
6ft under and over said on 15/Jan/13
hey rob do you think this guy needs a downgrade to 5ft5 flat, hes lookin shorter then usally in his movies lately
[Editor Rob: he could be heading towards 5ft 5 next few years]
richkid123 said on 18/Nov/12
I've seen this guy in person and he is like 5'5.25"
GRAMMA K said on 15/Nov/12
HE'S 5'6".
matt678 said on 17/Oct/12
I would say 5ft5 flat now and days and mabye 5ft6.5 in his hay day.
johnnyfive said on 10/Sep/12
Love this guy, super Mexican badass! He looks 5'5 with you and Jenny especially with his footwear advantage. He looks various heights in Robert Rodriguez films, usually taller like in Once Upon A Time In Mexico they make him look taller than 5'9 Johnny Depp! The magic of cinema I tell you, but that badassery is ALL Danny, that ain't no Hollywood magic!
[Editor Rob: he's done well in late 60's, not short of work when most men would be winding down their careers.]
thorterr said on 23/Aug/12
how did u find danny? and why didnt you go topless to rob?
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't want to scare the ladies away by going topless :) Danny was in good form with people, even jenny decided that day to buy a pic the following day with him.]
Danimal said on 19/Aug/12
5'5.5" today. Maybe 5'7" in his youth.
c-mo said on 30/Jul/12
looks 165cm - 5'5 on the dot
BigT said on 25/Jul/12
166 cm is bang on.
the shredder said on 24/Jul/12
Rob , how tall does pena look with danny ? 5'7.5 ?
[Editor Rob: in all photos with him I think 5ft 7 is closer.]
matt789 said on 23/Jul/12
rob how much do u think danny trejo weighs? and is it posible he's 5 foot 7?
[Editor Rob: nah man, he never looked that tall...weight? Maybe 200 pounds. ]
tom said on 9/Jun/12
still a cool guy,big on the inside type actor.
Silent d said on 5/Feb/12
I thought he was 5 foot 7. He did look tall in predators. The above photo shocked me how short he is. 166cm is probably more accurate. Sorry nat wu i don't think he is 5 foot 3.5. That is outrageous. Are you saying that he is the same height as johansson. I don't believe it.
Cranberries said on 24/Jan/12
@goal height: The average man's wingspan is 3 inches greater than his height. "Huge wingspan" is 5 or more.

He does seem to have very broad shoulders. Small, but tough and strong as nails. Pretty fat though; looks like he eats lots of menudo.
goal height 6 foot said on 4/Jan/12
huge wing span for his height, his wingspan is at least 5'9" 5'10"
Nat-Wu said on 20/Dec/11
Sorry man, but yes. Maybe I can't convince you all, but I know how tall my friend is, and I know Danny Trejo is shorter than him. It's not guesswork.
Nat-Wu said on 18/Dec/11
It is not an aspersion on his character that he is short. He is awesome regardless of his height. That being said, my friends and I met him at Wizard World in Arlington, TX 2008, and he is below 5' 5". I know that for a fact. I have a friend measured at 5'5 1/2". Danny Trejo is shorter than him. Maybe 5' 3", maybe 5' 3 1/2". Absolutely certain. Sorry I don't have a pic of them side by side, but this is fact.
[Editor Rob: if he was that short he'd have to have worn lifts that weekend I saw him, which I doubt.]
pete said on 11/Dec/11
Robert Rodriguez is a magician.. he can make Mr. Trejo look like a 6 feet tall Mexican Action Hero who is dancing with his Machete. great actor
peter said on 2/Nov/11
met him a few times at a pizza joint in toluca lake. He is a nice guy. he is 5'5.
Normal said on 24/Sep/11
Just saw machete last night, proof even a shorter man can be intimidating. He was scary looking.
LUCOSO said on 15/Sep/11
the badest ass short guy
5\'8.76784 said on 5/Aug/11
Wow! I knew he was short, but I expected something like 5'7 minimum for him nowadays.
mf said on 24/Jul/11
Rob,

how do you get all these celebs to pose with you?

Awesome.
[Editor Rob: these photos are all from celebrity conventions around the UK.]
Clay said on 20/Jul/11
BenjaminCruz says on 13/Jul/11
In Machete, he is listed as 5'11. Now that's crazy.

Note that his Character is listed at 5'11...not Trejo himself.
Kjones said on 19/Jul/11
i don't care what anyone say, i thought that danny trejo would be at least 5'10 or something.
BenjaminCruz said on 13/Jul/11
In Machete, he is listed as 5'11. Now that's crazy.
LG69 said on 5/Jul/11
"servingthemjuisce", that's more than 12 inches. The difference is at least 15 inches.
Andrew1995 said on 7/Jun/11
servingthemjuisce says on 28/May/11
he looks 5'8 next to 6'8 listed tyler mane, but tyler could be 6'5 i think
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12 inches at most here
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nah that's more like 14''.
Andrew1995 said on 7/Jun/11
123 says on 2/Jun/11
5'2 MAX
haha no way, but he's more like 5'5'' flat.
Jmoney said on 15/May/11
He is like 5'3
Danimal said on 14/May/11
Goliath of Gath says on 22/Jan/11
Listed at 5 ft 7. Haha.

I'm sure he stood that height in his prime.
Dominic said on 10/Mar/11
Rob I see a solid 3 inch difference between you, and you say he had footwear advantage so how can he be just under 5'6? Looks 5'5 possibly a tad under

[Editor Rob: he could be 5ft 5.5 today]
ikbtops said on 1/Mar/11
Ha! This is like the Jackie Chan/ Bono height difference. Very surprising!
James said on 15/Feb/11
Looks no more than 5ft5 with rob
Goliath of Gath said on 22/Jan/11
Listed at 5 ft 7. Haha.

He's 5 ft 6 tops. But he's built very strong, big bones and tough build.
Clay said on 19/Jan/11
Watched Machete last night. Decent movie not great, listed at 5'11 lmao. Danny suprisingly did well carrying a movie though.
BabyBaby said on 6/Jan/11
He looked much taller in Machete. The magic of cinema eh.
Legend said on 4/Nov/10
Are you going to add his peak height?

[Editor Rob: at some point]
AshnarLynx said on 7/Oct/07
He was described as about 5'10 on an episode of X-Files. He is pretty buff so he can look taller than he is. Still I think he's got to be at least 5'8.
Boxing Fighter said on 10/Apr/07
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with pierce brosnan

it looks like at least 5ft7
Doy said on 14/Jan/07
Had the pleasure of working with him on Point Blank and Walker. If he was as tall as his personality and talent he would be 10 feet.
G-unit said on 30/Dec/06
you kidding? I always thougt he was 5'7½ MINIMUM
Antonio said on 23/Dec/06
I saw him a year ago, he passed right by me, I'm 176 cm, so I would say he is about 165, very short.
Lmeister said on 21/Dec/06
This dude is really built that might be one reason why he looks shortish. Built + short legs = looks shorter. 5'7''/195 pounds...
HypocrisyDetector said on 21/Dec/06
Elio, he was a boxing champ in prison, but not professionally I don't believe. He did over 10 years altogether, in some of the toughest prisons in the US (e.g., San Quentin). Those horrible tattoos all over his chest are actual prison ink, although I believe he's had some coverup work done.

He didn't become an actor 'till he was almost 40. Before that he was a junkie-convict-thug-loser-scumbag. Luckily, he eventually found his talent.
Boxing Fighter said on 20/Dec/06
I agree shredder. He looked 5ft8-5ft9 in desperado, but in triple X he looked 5ft4!!!! Vin diesel is a lot bigger than Banderas.
But 5ft6.25 for danny is ok.
the shredder said on 20/Dec/06
I always thought he was about 5'4 . the 5'7 -5'9 listings are Down-Sydrome !
Elio said on 19/Dec/06
Didn't this guy used to box professionally? Maybe there's some stats somewhere?
AA said on 19/Dec/06
I never thought he was that short... he's more like 5-7, 5-8...
Lmeister said on 19/Dec/06
He looks a bit taller than 5'6''. He is usually listed 5'9'', but looks 5'7''-5'8'' range.
Anonymous said on 18/Dec/06
look similar height with vandamme
Anonymous said on 18/Dec/06
Is he really that short? I always thought he was about medium height (5'8"ish).
Anthony said on 17/Dec/06
Looks about right. The exact same height as me. Great actor, too.

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