It's great to get a chance to cap a long career with a show of where we are nowCheech and Chong concert film planned Nov 11, 2008
Why pot is still illegal and why Dave is still not herePot lobby holds Aspen legal seminar Jun 09, 2007
You can't love or hate Chicano art unless you see it. Ninety-nine percent of the country doesn't know what a Chicano is, much less what their art looks like. That is the purpose of this tourCheech Marin wants to educate through art Oct 01, 2004
Mexican Americans love education/So they go to night school, and they take Spanish/and get aHispanidad: U.S. 'corrupting' Spanish? Dec 10, 2002
Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin (born July 13, 1946) is an American comedian and actor who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s, and as Don Johnson's quick-and-scheme partner, Insp. Joe Dominguez on Nash Bridges.
Marin, a Mexican American, was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Elsa (née Meza), a secretary, and Oscar Marin, a policeman in the LAPD. He was raised Roman Catholic. Marin is a graduate of California State University Northridge where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Fleeing from the U.S. draft during the height of the Vietnam War in September of 1967, Marin settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he met his future comedic partner Tommy Chong. He is fluent in English and in Spanish.
As a part of the duo Cheech and Chong he participated in a number of comedy albums and feature film comedies. After he and Tommy went their separate ways, he starred in a number of films as a solo actor, most notably Born in East L.A., Tin Cup and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. His nickname "Cheech" is short for "Chicharron", a spicy fried pork skin which is a popular snack in Mexican cuisine and the alliteration with Chong's name made for a great name together.