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Cheech Marin Biography

Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Marin
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Actor, comedian, writer

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


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