Actor Danny Trejo, known for myriad roles in both television and movies, will be the featured speaker at tonight's sold-out Merrill Scott Symposium in downtown Yakima.

Trejo will speak to his history of battling addiction and imprisonment before getting sober through a 12-step program and how now he is most satisfied by being a father of three and an intervention counselor.

Trejo is recognized by fans of many ages and genres thanks to his roles in the likes of "Desperado," "Heat," "Con Air," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "Machete," "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" as well as the "Spy Kids" films and his voice-over work in animated movies like "Stork" and "The Book of Life."

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