Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1946-07-13 (76 years old)

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Biography

The surname Marin is of Spanish language origin. In Spanish, it is spelled Marín, with an acute accent on the í.Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin (born July 13, 1946) is an American actor, musician, comedian, and activist who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s with Tommy Chong and as Don Johnson's partner, Insp. Joe Dominguez, on Nash Bridges. He has also voiced characters in several Disney films, including Oliver & Company, The Lion King, the Cars series, Coco and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Marin's trademark is his characters' strong Chicano accents, although Marin himself is not fluent in Spanish.

Personal Life

Marin was married in 1975 to Darlene Morley, who co-produced Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers and also played minor roles in earlier Cheech & Chong films under the name Rikki Marin. The couple had one child and divorced in 1984. Marin married artist Patti Heid in 1986; they had two children and have since divorced. Marin married his longtime girlfriend, Russian pianist Natasha Rubin, on August 8, 2009, in a sunset ceremony at their home. Marin resides in Malibu, California.

Early Life

Marin was born on July 13, 1946 in South Los Angeles, California, to Mexican-American parents Elsa (née Meza) (1923-2010), a secretary, and Oscar Marin (1922-2015), a police officer for the LAPD. Marin was born with a cleft lip, which was surgically repaired. According to Marin, he identifies as Chicano; he speaks some Spanish and often uses it in his movies, but he is not fluent.Marin's nickname "Cheech" is short for "chicharron", fried pork rind, which is a popular snack and ingredient in Latin American cuisine. In a 2017 NPR interview, Marin attributed the nickname to his uncle: "I came home from the hospital, I was like a couple of days old or something, my uncle came over and he looked in the crib and he said [in Spanish], 'Ay, parece un chicharrón.' Looks like a little chicharrón, you know?"Marin graduated from Bishop Alemany High School and then studied English at San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge), where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and graduated in 1968. Marin then auditioned to sing for Frank Zappa in 1967, but instead moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in September to evade the draft during the Vietnam War. Marin met his future comedic partner, Tommy Chong, in Calgary, Alberta.

Filmography

All 132

Movies 102

TV Shows 30

Self 25

Voice 20

Writter 2

Narrator 1

Dude (voice)
Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin (2023)

Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin (2023)

Movie
Julio
Champions (2023)

Champions (2023)

Movie
Robert
Shotgun Wedding (2023)

Shotgun Wedding (2023)

Movie
1
Self
Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain (2022)

Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain (2022)

Movie
Joe Dominguez
Nash Bridges (2021)

Nash Bridges (2021)

Movie
Hura/Can (voice)
Maya and the Three (2021)

Maya and the Three (2021)

TV Show
5.5
Roberto
Home Economics (2021)

Home Economics (2021)

TV Show
Classic Albums: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Freak Out! (2021)

Classic Albums: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Freak Out! (2021)

Movie
Danny
The War with Grandpa (2020)

The War with Grandpa (2020)

Movie
6.75
Self
AGFA Mystery Mixtape #4: Follow Your Own Star (2020)

AGFA Mystery Mixtape #4: Follow Your Own Star (2020)

Movie
Self
Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019)

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019)

Movie
Actor
Broken Bread (2019)

Broken Bread (2019)

TV Show
Self
Carlos Almaraz: Playing With Fire (2019)

Carlos Almaraz: Playing With Fire (2019)

Movie
Lodge 49 (2018)

Lodge 49 (2018)

TV Show
Corrections Officer (voice)
Coco (2017)

Coco (2017)

Movie
6.76
Ramone (voice)
Cars 3 (2017)

Cars 3 (2017)

Movie
6.14
Self
Good Fortune (2016)

Good Fortune (2016)

Movie
Ricardo
Dark Harvest (2016)

Dark Harvest (2016)

Movie
Martin
Americano (2016)

Americano (2016)

Movie
Himself
The Latin Explosion: A New America (2015)

The Latin Explosion: A New America (2015)

Movie
Edward
Jane the Virgin (2014)

Jane the Virgin (2014)

TV Show
6.46
Pancho Rodriguez (voice)
The Book of Life (2014)

The Book of Life (2014)

Movie
7.5
Ramone (voice)
The Radiator Springs 500½ (2014)

The Radiator Springs 500½ (2014)

Movie
5.63
Self
Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)

Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)

Movie
7.33
Ramone (voice)
Spinning (2013)

Spinning (2013)

Movie
Narrador / El Charro (voice)
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza (2012)

El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza (2012)

Movie
Self (segment: opening film)
George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You (2012)

George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You (2012)

Movie
Self
Inside Comedy (2012)

Inside Comedy (2012)

TV Show
Fernando
¡Rob! (2012)

¡Rob! (2012)

TV Show
6.67
Ramone (voice)
Cars 2 (2011)

Cars 2 (2011)

Movie
6.3
Mad Hog (voice)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2011)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2011)

Movie
6.08
Papa Ucumari
Off the Map (2011)

Off the Map (2011)

TV Show
5.34
Pedro
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)

Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)

Movie
Padre Cortez
Machete (2010)

Machete (2010)

Movie
5.37
Self / Various
Hey Watch This (2010)

Hey Watch This (2010)

Movie
6
Padre Esteban
The Perfect Game (2009)

The Perfect Game (2009)

Movie
Tito (voice) (archive footage)
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

Movie
Eddie
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

Movie
4.75
Father Arturo
Expecting a Miracle (2009)

Expecting a Miracle (2009)

Movie
Himself
Cheech & Chong Roasted (2008)

Cheech & Chong Roasted (2008)

Movie
Manuel (voice)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

Movie
5.25
Free Radio (2008)

Free Radio (2008)

TV Show
Bloodsucking Cinema (2007)

Bloodsucking Cinema (2007)

Movie
Juan
Uncle P (2007)

Uncle P (2007)

Movie
Priest
Planet Terror (2007)

Planet Terror (2007)

Movie
6.5
Padre (segment 'Planet Terror')
Grindhouse (2007)

Grindhouse (2007)

Movie
3.5
Self / Self - Musical Guest
Celebrity Duets (2006)

Celebrity Duets (2006)

TV Show
Ramone (voice)
Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)

Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)

Movie
5.75
Deacon Jones
Psych (2006)

Psych (2006)

TV Show
6.27
Himself
a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

Movie
Ramone (voice)
Cars (2006)

Cars (2006)

Movie
6.5
Self - Host
Cheech Marin & Friends: Live from South Beach (2006)

Cheech Marin & Friends: Live from South Beach (2006)

Movie
Captain Victor Delgado
Underclassman (2005)

Underclassman (2005)

Movie
Self
The Princes of Malibu (2005)

The Princes of Malibu (2005)

TV Show
Mind of Mencia (2005)

Mind of Mencia (2005)

TV Show
Horatio (voice)
American Dad! (2005)

American Dad! (2005)

TV Show
6.48
Officer Salino
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Movie
7.13
David Reyes
Lost (2004)

Lost (2004)

TV Show
6.58
Esteban
See You in My Dreams (2004)

See You in My Dreams (2004)

Movie
Banzai (voice)
The Lion King 1½ (2004)

The Lion King 1½ (2004)

Movie
6.14
The Greater Dane's Henchman (voice)
Good Boy! (2003)

Good Boy! (2003)

Movie
6
Belini
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Movie
5.56
Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003)

Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003)

Movie
Narrator
Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story (2003)

Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story (2003)

Movie
Prospero
Masked and Anonymous (2003)

Masked and Anonymous (2003)

Movie
Felix Gumm
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

Movie
4.66
Mike's Super Short Show (2003)

Mike's Super Short Show (2003)

TV Show
Esteban
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" (2003)

This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" (2003)

Movie
Felix Gumm
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Movie
5.21
George Lopez (2002)

George Lopez (2002)

TV Show
4.5
Self
The Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002)

The Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002)

Movie
Writer
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians (2001)

Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians (2001)

Movie
Felix Gumm
Spy Kids (2001)

Spy Kids (2001)

Movie
5.51
Mayor Machado
Picking Up the Pieces (2000)

Picking Up the Pieces (2000)

Movie
Jesus
Luminarias (2000)

Luminarias (2000)

Movie
Mac
The Nuttiest Nutcracker (1999)

The Nuttiest Nutcracker (1999)

Movie
Ignacio Messina
Judging Amy (1999)

Judging Amy (1999)

TV Show
5.74
Himself
The Venice Project (1999)

The Venice Project (1999)

Movie
Ignacio
Paulie (1998)

Paulie (1998)

Movie
Himself
Behind the Music (1997)

Behind the Music (1997)

TV Show
South Park (1997)

South Park (1997)

TV Show
6.29
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV Show
Romeo Posar
Tin Cup (1996)

Tin Cup (1996)

Movie
10
Julio Escobar
The Great White Hype (1996)

The Great White Hype (1996)

Movie
Insp. Joe Dominguez
Nash Bridges (1996)

Nash Bridges (1996)

TV Show
3.5
Border Guard/Chet Pussy/Carlos
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Movie
6.18
Coronado
Charlie's Ghost Story (1995)

Charlie's Ghost Story (1995)

Movie
Angel Steiner
The Courtyard (1995)

The Courtyard (1995)

Movie
Short Bartender
Desperado (1995)

Desperado (1995)

Movie
5.04
Alberto (voice)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

TV Show
Lencho the Flea
Santo Bugito (1995)

Santo Bugito (1995)

TV Show
Juaquin Gusanito Sin Manos
'Twas the Night Before Bumpy (1995)

'Twas the Night Before Bumpy (1995)

Movie
Master Borgia
The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III (1994)

The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III (1994)

Movie
Banzai the Hyena (voice)
The Lion King (1994)

The Lion King (1994)

Movie
6.48
Shell Shock
A Million to Juan (1994)

A Million to Juan (1994)

Movie
Pancho
The Cisco Kid (1994)

The Cisco Kid (1994)

Movie
WWE Raw (1993)

WWE Raw (1993)

TV Show
6.58
Burt Aramis
Ring of the Musketeers (1992)

Ring of the Musketeers (1992)

Movie
Chuy Castillos
The Golden Palace (1992)

The Golden Palace (1992)

TV Show
Stump (voice)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

Movie
9
El Cosmico
La Pastorela: The Shepherd's Tale (1991)

La Pastorela: The Shepherd's Tale (1991)

Movie
Carlos
Shrimp On The Barbie (1990)

Shrimp On The Barbie (1990)

Movie
Carnival Barker
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)

Movie
Himself
Far Out Man (1990)

Far Out Man (1990)

Movie
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV Show
6.23
Jesús Monteya
Rude Awakening (1989)

Rude Awakening (1989)

Movie
Dock Supervisor
Ghostbusters II (1989)

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Movie
5.78
Tales from the Crypt (1989)

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

TV Show
6.4
Himself
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

Movie
Tito
Oliver & Company (1988)

Oliver & Company (1988)

Movie
6.75
Disneyland Janitor
Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)

Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)

Movie
5.88
Bartender
Fatal Beauty (1987)

Fatal Beauty (1987)

Movie
Rudy
Born in East L.A. (1987)

Born in East L.A. (1987)

Movie
Charlie Barnett's Terms of Enrollment (1986)

Charlie Barnett's Terms of Enrollment (1986)

Movie
Neil
After Hours (1985)

After Hours (1985)

Movie
6
Syd
Echo Park (1985)

Echo Park (1985)

Movie
Cheech / Ian Rotten
Get Out of My Room (1985)

Get Out of My Room (1985)

Movie
4.44
Self
Elvira's MTV Halloween Party (1984)

Elvira's MTV Halloween Party (1984)

Movie
Louis Corsican
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)

Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)

Movie
4.63
Tire Store Employee (uncredited)
Cannonball Run II (1984)

Cannonball Run II (1984)

Movie
5.14
Self
Return Engagement (1983)

Return Engagement (1983)

Movie
El Segundo
Yellowbeard (1983)

Yellowbeard (1983)

Movie
Self
Group Madness (1983)

Group Madness (1983)

Movie
Cheech
Still Smokin (1983)

Still Smokin (1983)

Movie
5.24
Self
It Came from Hollywood (1982)

It Came from Hollywood (1982)

Movie
Writer
Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

Movie
4.8
El Diablo
Elvira's Movie Macabre (1981)

Elvira's Movie Macabre (1981)

TV Show
Cheech
Nice Dreams (1981)

Nice Dreams (1981)

Movie
4.66
Cheech / Dwayne 'Red' Mendoza
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)

Movie
5.16
Pedro
Up in Smoke (1978)

Up in Smoke (1978)

Movie
4.48
Basketball Jones (1974)

Basketball Jones (1974)

Movie
Self
Future Quest

Future Quest

TV Show

Ratings

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1946-07-13 (76 years old)

Place of birth
Los Angeles, United States of America

Children
Max Marin

Citizenships
United States of America

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