Cheech Marin.

Richard Anthony
"Cheech" Marin (born July 13, 1946) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor and writer of Mexican descent 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 productions, including Oliver and Company, The Lion King, It's Tough to be a Bug!, Cars, Cars 2 and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. He portrayed Padre Benicio Del Toro in Machete.


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.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)
  • From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
  • Machete (2010)


  • "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