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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 July 1946Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameRichard Anthony Marin
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cheech Marin was born on July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Anthony Marin. He is an actor, known for The Lion King (1994), Nash Bridges (1996) and Cars (2006). He has been married to Natasha Rubin since August 8, 2009. He was previously married to Patti Heid and Rikki Marin.

Spouse (3)

Natasha Rubin (8 August 2009 - present)
Patti Heid (1 April 1986 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)
Rikki Marin (1 November 1975 - 1984) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Recognizable on-stage Mexican accent

Trivia (13)

"Cheech" is derived from chicharron, a spicy fried pork skin snack.
His father is a 30-year veteran of the LAPD.
Resides in San Francisco's Seacliff neighborhood
Speaks fluent Spanish.
Is a brother of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity
Hated golf until he co-starred in Tin Cup (1996) ; now is a avid golfer
He is of Mexican descent, and is among the top collectors of Mexican and Mexican-American art, having put together at least one book on the subject, and supported the development of Chicano art on the West Coast.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 104-105 (article "Cheech and Chong"). New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
He was the first Celebrity Jeopardy Champion.
Has worked with director Robert Rodriguez eight times, starting with Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Grindhouse (2007), and Machete (2010).
Owns and plays Taylor guitars.
Majored in English at Calfornia State University Northridge.
Played in the 2005 All-Star Cup golf tournament, dubbed the 'Celebrity Ryder Cup', at Newport, Wales, UK.

Salary (1)

Nash Bridges (1996) $75,000/episode

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