Fast Facts

  • "Cheech" is short for Chicharron (deep-fried pork skin).
  • Apprenticed for a Canadian potter as a youth.
  • Met Tommy Chong in a Vancouver bar and the two began performing improv routines together soon after. As the comedy troupe Cheech & Chong, they created skits, albums and movies from 1972 to '85.
  • Won the first Celebrity Jeopardy! tournament in 1992.
  • As of 2011, has provided voices for four Disney animated feature films: Tito in Oliver & Company (1988); Banzai in The Lion King (1994); and Ramone in Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011).
  • Markets his own line of hot sauce.
  • Hobbies include golf and art collecting.


  • 1973, Grammy — Best Comedy Recording: Winner


  • Rikki Morley — Ex-wife
  • Elsa Marin — Mother
  • Jasmine Marin — Daughter
  • Oscar Marin — Father
  • Patti Heid — Ex-wife
  • Carmen Marin — Daughter
  • Joey Marin — Son
  • Natasha Rubin — Wife


  • California State University at Northridge, Northridge, CA


  • Birth Name: Richard Anthony Marin
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer

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