July 17, 2022 – Trejo himself has been sober for more than 50 years and has been recognized by Los Angeles drug and alcohol treatment center CRI-Help for his work and advocacy of the recovery community.

Along with Gilbert, Trejo’s daughter Danielle also got help at CRI-Help. She is also several years sober.

Trejo attended his first 12-step meeting when he was just 15.

When he’s not helping out his community or adding to the more than 400 screen credits to his name, the “villain” actor and restaurateur with a growing taco and doughnut empire plays a hero in real life. In 2019, he saved a baby trapped inside a car in Sylmar.