The ultimate story of redemption, Danny Trejo spent 11 years in prison for drug and violent crime charges.

Now in his 70s, Trejo lives a life he once only dreamed of. He has a prolific career in Hollywood, multiple restaurants across the Southland, a record label and no plans to slow down.

In this episode of "LA Stories," host Giselle Fernandez joins the actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist for a socially distanced lunch.

Be sure to catch Trejo's full conversation with Fernandez in the new episode of our podcast "LA Stories Unfiltered" here:

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Trejo credits his success to his commitment to being of service to others.

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

Trejo recently released a new cookbook in honor of his beloved mother. These days, he's stepping up to help those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing meals to those in need and using his platform to encourage everyone to stay home and stay safe.

New episodes of "LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez" premiere Mondays at 9 p.m. on Spectrum News 1.