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Born Richard Anthony Marin on July 13, 1946, "Cheech" (a nickname borrowed from a popular snack food) majored in English at California State University, Northridge.

The aspiring guitarist met counterculture comic Thomas Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the early 1970s, and the two formed Cheech and Chong, a comedy act that went from improv to best-selling comedy albums. The "stoner" duo made the inevitable leap to movies with the 1978 cult hit Up in Smoke, then puffed away for six more teamings, the last being Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1986).

After their breakup, Marin launched a solo career with Born in East L.A. and Shrimp on the Barbie. He expanded into major features (Tin Cup), TV series ("Golden Palace," "Nash Bridges") and voice-over work (2006's Cars). He has worked frequently with director Robert Rodriguez (the Spy Kids series) and is a collector of Mexican art.

Cheech Marin in Cars 2

Cars 2

2011 G

Owen Wilson once again voices speedy race car Lightning McQueen in this peppy sequel to the animated hit Cars. When he heads off to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, Lightning also rolls straight into a case of international intrigue.

  • Cheech Marin in Cars Cars
  • Cheech Marin in The Book of Life The Book of Life
  • Cheech Marin in Tales from Earthsea Tales from Earthsea
  • Cheech Marin in Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke
  • Cheech Marin in Oliver & Company Oliver & Company
  • Cheech Marin in Spy Kids Spy Kids
  • Cheech Marin in Born in East L.A. Born in East L.A.
  • Cheech Marin in From Dusk Till Dawn From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Cheech Marin in Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams
  • Cheech Marin in Tin Cup Tin Cup
  • Cheech Marin in Machete Machete
  • Cheech Marin in Yellowbeard Yellowbeard
  • Cheech Marin in Once Upon a Time in Mexico Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Cheech Marin in The Perfect Game The Perfect Game
  • Cheech Marin in Cheech & Chong's Still Smokin Cheech & Chong's Still Smokin
  • Cheech Marin in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
  • Cheech Marin in Masked & Anonymous Masked & Anonymous
  • Cheech Marin in Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
  • Cheech Marin in After Hours After Hours
  • Cheech Marin in FernGully: The Last Rainforest FernGully: The Last Rainforest
  • Cheech Marin in Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
  • Cheech Marin in Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
  • Cheech Marin in Paulie Paulie
  • Cheech Marin in Things Are Tough All Over Things Are Tough All Over
  • Cheech Marin in Nash Bridges Nash Bridges
  • Cheech Marin in Underclassman Underclassman
  • Cheech Marin in Uncle P Uncle P
  • Cheech Marin in Pure Country 2: The Gift Pure Country 2: The Gift
  • Cheech Marin in Charlie's Ghost: The Secret of Coronado Charlie's Ghost: The Secret of Coronado
  • Cheech Marin in Grass Grass
  • Cheech Marin in Resurrection Blvd.: Season 1 Resurrection Blvd.: Season 1
  • Cheech Marin in The Original Latin Kings of Comedy The Original Latin Kings of Comedy
  • Cheech Marin in Christmas with the Kranks Christmas with the Kranks
  • Cheech Marin in This So-Called Disaster This So-Called Disaster
  • Cheech Marin in Cheech Marin and Friends: Live Cheech Marin and Friends: Live
  • Cheech Marin in A/k/a Tommy Chong A/k/a Tommy Chong
  • Cheech Marin in Starz Inside: Bloodsucking Cinema Starz Inside: Bloodsucking Cinema
  • Cheech Marin in Make 'Em Laugh Make 'Em Laugh