Kent State Stark and Stark Library Partner on Speaker Series Event

Actor Danny Trejo to speak at the Canton Palace Theatre on March 9, 2023.

Kent State University at Stark’s Featured Speakers Series and the Stark Library’s Speaking of Books Author Series are partnering to present iconic Hollywood star, Danny Trejo, who will speak at the Canton Palace Theatre on March 9.

  • Tickets for Trejo’s presentation will be free and open to the public.
  • Information on how to register for this event will be released in early 2023.

Trejo has developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry with a hard-earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and now on to restaurant ventures, Trejo’s name, face, and achievements are well recognized around the world.

Kent State University at Stark Dean Denise A. Seachrist and Mary Ellen Icaza, CEO and executive director of the Stark Library, said they are happy to partner on this event.

Recently celebrating 30 years, Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series has brought national and international experts in civil rights, politics, education, environmental activism, literature and art to Stark County. The library’s Speaking of Books Author Series brings acclaimed writers to the county who inspire lively discussion and – at times – challenging conversation while exemplifying literary excellence.

Trejo, author of the fearlessly honest memoir “Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood”, has starred in dozens of films, television shows and voiced various video games. Some of his notable films include “Desperado”, “Heat”, the “From Dusk ‘til Dawn” series, “Con Air”, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”, the “Spy Kids” movies “Machete” and more. He has had recurring roles on popular and award-winning television shows, including “Breaking Bad”, “The Flash” and “Sons of Anarchy” — and that’s just to name a few from Trejo’s storied career.

Most recently, Trejo can be seen in the role of Rancor Keeper in “The Book of Boba Fett” airing on Disney+. Trejo has lent his voice to Cartoon Network’s “Victor and Valentino”, Disney Channel’s “Big City Greens” and Universal Pictures’ “Minions 2: The Rise of Gru”.

A restaurateur, Trejo recently expanded his Trejo’s Tacos empire to include eight locations and shares his love of food with the world in the release of his first cookbook “Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes and Stories from L.A.”

Despite Trejo’s impressive list of credits, it is his continuous role as a devoted father of three and an intervention counselor that bring him the most satisfaction.

Find out more about Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series at

Learn more about the Stark Library’s Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series by visiting


POSTED: Friday, October 28, 2022 - 8:38am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:55am
Melissa Griffy Seeton