Danny Trejo Tells His Crazy Story of How He Overcame Addiction

In this clip from AARP, Danny Trejo manages to inspire.

The actor, who has starred in nearly 200 movies, went from prisoner to addict to champion boxer to playing leading roles in blockbuster films.

Trejo has quite a colorful criminal record, which includes selling a drug dealer four ounces of heroin worth $30,000 that turned out to only be bags of sugar. Unfortunately, he sold it to an undercover federal agent.

It was in prison that he acquired his world-famous body art.

But after getting out of jail in August of 1969, he never went back in.

Everything good that has happened to me, has happened as a direct result of helping someone else.

He has been sober for 46 years and discovered that helping others is what truly brings him joy.