Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin

  • Highest Rated: 97% Coco (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Pinocchio (2002)
  • Birthday: Jul 13, 1946
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • The son of a Los Angeles police officer, American actor/director Richard "Cheech" Marin earned his nickname through his fondness for the Chicano food, specialty cheecharone. An excellent student (if something of a class cutup), Marin entered California State University, only to drop out and hightail it to Canada to avoid the draft. While working as an improvisational comedian with Vancouver's City Work troupe, Marin teamed with Tommy Chong; the Hispanic/Asian duo created the characters of Cheech and Chong, a pair of zoned-out dopers ever in search of the "perfect joint." On the strength of their bestselling record albums, Cheech and Chong were signed for the inexpensive comedy film Up in Smoke (1978), which wound up as one of Warner Bros.' highest-grossing films (not to mention one of its highest, period). As the drug culture lost its momentum, so did the film career of Cheech and Chong, with each of the team's subsequent films making less money than its predecessor. By the time C & C headlined the atrocious The Corsican Brothers (1984), the jig was up. Cheech and Chong split up in 1984 (though they remained friends) and went off to their own projects. While it was Chong who directed many of the team's features, Marin sat in the director's chair for the best of his post-team projects, the 1987 film Born in East L.A, inspired by Cheech's own parody music video. Marin's starring film is Shrimp on the Barbie (1990) contained no drug jokes and fewer laughs (an indication of its quality is the fact that the director had his name removed from the credits in favor of the pseudonymous "Alan Smithee"). Lately regarded as an elder statesman of the counterculture, Marin has kept busy with cameo roles, cartoon voice-overs (Oliver and Company, Ferngully, The Lion King), and a brief stint as a costar of the 1992 TV sitcom "Golden Palace." In 1996, he began co-starring opposite Don Johnson in the television drama Nash Bridges. Around this time he began a fruitful collaboration with independent filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Marin had a part in Desperado, and played multiple characters in the vampire film From Dusk 'til Dawn for the Austin based maverick. Marin was cast as Kevin Costner's best friend in the golf comedy Tin Cup in 1996. The beginning of the next decade brought Marin an unexpected new audience as he began a series of humorous appearances in family films and lent his vocal talents to a number of animated films. He appeared in all three segments of Rodriguez's Spy Kids series, did vocal work in Good Boy, and voiced one of the Cars in Pixar's film. He also played small parts in John Sayles Silver City, and Bob Dylan's Masked & Anonymous.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire Actor 2019
97% Coco Corrrections Officer $208.5M 2017
69% Cars 3 Ramone $152.7M 2017
No Score Yet Dark Harvest Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Latin Explosion: A New America Actor 2015
50% El Americano: The Movie Martin 2015
82% The Book of Life Pancho Rodriguez 2014
No Score Yet Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie! Cheech 2013
No Score Yet El Santos VS la Tetona Mendoza Actor 2013
No Score Yet George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You Actor 2012
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie Actor 2012
39% Cars 2 Ramone $191.5M 2011
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Mad Hog $10.2M 2011
No Score Yet Pure Country 2: The Gift Pedro 2010
72% Machete Padre $26.3M 2010
43% Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) Hare $48.5K 2010
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This Actor Screenwriter 2010
57% The Perfect Game Padre Estaban $1.1M 2010
No Score Yet Expecting a Miracle (The Miracle of Dommatina) Father Arturo 2009
40% Beverly Hills Chihuahua Manuel $94.5M 2008
No Score Yet Jorge, El Monito Ciclista... Y Cinco Cuentos Mas Actor 2008
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America Actor 2008
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Union: The Business Behind Getting High Actor 2007
84% Grindhouse Padre Benicio Del Toro $25M 2007
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Bloodsucking Cinema Actor 2007
No Score Yet Mater and the Ghostlight Ramone 2006
73% a/k/a Tommy Chong Actor 2006
75% Cars Ramone $244.1M 2006
No Score Yet Dizzy & Bop's Big Adventure: The Great Music Caper Actor 2006
No Score Yet Cheech Marin and Friends: Live from South Beach Actor 2005
6% Underclassman Captain Victor Delgado $5.6M 2005
No Score Yet Uncle P Juan 2005
5% Christmas With the Kranks Officer Salino $73.8M 2004
48% Silver City Actor $0.9M 2004
90% This So-Called Disaster Caesar 2004
76% The Lion King 1 1/2 Banzai 2004
No Score Yet See You In My Dreams Esteban 2004
44% Good Boy! The Henchman $37.6M 2003
67% Once upon a Time in Mexico Belini $56M 2003
25% Masked and Anonymous Prospero $0.2M 2003
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Felix Gumm 2003
No Score Yet Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Original Latin Kings of Comedy Actor 2002
0% Pinocchio The Fox [U.S. Version] $3.7M 2002
75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Felix Gumm 2002
93% Spy Kids Felix Gumm 2001
67% Luminarias Jesus 2000
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Mayor Machado 2000
No Score Yet The Nuttiest Nutcracker Mac 1999
62% Paulie Ignacio 1998
No Score Yet It's Tough to Be a Bug Actor 1998
70% Tin Cup Romeo Posar 1996
45% The Great White Hype Julio Escobar 1996
63% From Dusk Till Dawn Border Guard/Chet Pussy/Carlos 1996
61% Desperado Bartender 1995
No Score Yet The Courtyard Detective Steiner 1995
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Alberto 1995
No Score Yet Charlie's Ghost Story Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III Borgia 1994
93% The Lion King Banzai $94.3M 1994
No Score Yet A Million to Juan Shell Shock 1994
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid Pancho 1994
No Score Yet Ring of the Musketeers Burt Aramis 1994
63% FernGully - The Last Rainforest Stump 1992
No Score Yet La Pastorela El Cosmico 1992
No Score Yet Shrimp on the Barbie Carlos 1990
No Score Yet Camaron en eo Asador Actor 1990
No Score Yet Far Out Man Himself 1990
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Carnival Barker 1990
19% Rude Awakening Jesus Montea 1989
53% Ghostbusters 2 Dock Supervisor 1989
8% Troop Beverly Hills Himself 1989
50% Oliver & Company Tito 1988
23% Fatal Beauty Bartender 1987
38% Born in East L.A. Screenwriter Director Rudy 1987
86% Echo Park Sid 1986
88% After Hours Neil $10.7M 1985
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong Get Out Of My Room Director Actor 1985
No Score Yet Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers Screenwriter Louis Corsican 1984
22% Yellowbeard El Segundo 1983
11% Still Smokin' Cheech Screenwriter 1983
No Score Yet It Came from Hollywood Actor 1982
No Score Yet Things Are Tough All Over Screenwriter Cheech / Mr. Slyman / Narrator (as Richard 'Cheech' Marin) 1982
43% Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams Cheech Screenwriter 1981
No Score Yet Cheech and Chong's Next Movie Cheech Screenwriter 1980
47% Up in Smoke Pedro Screenwriter 1978

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing Performer
  • 2019
  • 2006
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
100% Jane the Virgin
2014
Edward
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet I Love Jenni
2011-2013
Appearing
  • 2012
92% Psych
2006-2014
Deacon Jones
  • 2012
11% Rob
2012
Fernando
  • 2012
18% Off the Map
2011
Papa
  • 2011
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2009
90% Lost
2004-2010
David Reyes
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2008
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Otis
  • 2008
No Score Yet Mind of Mencia
2005-2008
Guest Appearing
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Narrator
  • 2005
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Ignacio Messina Ignacio
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Lolo
  • 2002
No Score Yet Nash Bridges
1996-2001
Joe Dominguez
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • 1998
  • 1996
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Voice
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1991
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1993
75% The Golden Palace
1992-1993
Chuy Castillos
  • 1993
  • 1992

QUOTES FROM Cheech Marin CHARACTERS

Padre
God has mercy. I don't!
Banzai
Man, that lousy Mufasa! I won't be able to sit for a week!
Banzai
Man, that lousy Mufasa! I won't be able to sit for a week!
Ed
'Laughs'
Ed
[laughs]
Banzai
It's not funny, Ed.
Ed
'Laughs louder and hysterically'
Ed
[laughs louder and hysterically]
Banzai
Hey, shut up!
Ed
'Continues laughing'
Ed
[continues laughing]
Carlos
So, what, were they psychos, or...
Seth Gecko
Did they look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a fuck how crazy they are!
Georgette
[Fagin, Jenny, Oliver and company are being chased by Sykes] SAVE ME! SAVE ME, ALONZO!
Tito
HEY, GET OFF MY BACK WOMAN! I'M DRIVING!
Tito
[shouting towards DeSoto & Roscoe] Hey, man, you're ugly! And you're uglier than him! And you're Ugly, Part Three! Hey, you're Revenge of the Ugly!
Cheech
Daves not here
Cheech
Dave's not here.
Padre
I absolve you of all your sins, now get the fuck out of here.
Banzai
Hey, who's the pig?
Pumbaa
Are you talking to me?
Timon
Oh, you called him a pig.
Timon
You shouldn't have done that.
Pumbaa
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
Timon
Now you're in for it!
Pumbaa
THEY CALLED ME, MR. PIG!
Carmen Cortez
But Felix!
Uncle Felix
First of all, I'm not your uncle.
Banzai
Oh, Scar, it's just you.
Shenzi
We were afraid it was somebody important.
Banzai
Yeah, you know, like Mufasa.
Scar
I see.
Banzai
Now that's power.
Shenzi
Tell me about it. I just hear that name and I shudder.
Banzai
Mufasa!
Shenzi
Ooooh! Do it again!
Banzai
Mufasa!
Shenzi
Ooooh!
Banzai
Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa!
Shenzi
Ooooh! [breaks into laughter]
Shenzi
And it tingles me!
Scar
I'm *surrounded* by idiots.
Banzai
Yeah, but... were still hungry.
Banzai
Yeah, but... we're still hungry.
Scar
OUT!
Ed
Hehehehehehhe!!!!
Ed
Hehehehehehhe!
Cheech
We should have a dope-a-thon. You know try to raise money for like all the people that lost there crops.
Cheech
[singing] Dope! Do-o-o-o-pe! How come nobody don't want to buy no dope? Dope, I say dope I say do-o-o-o-o-pe. Who wants to buy dope?
Padre
I took a vow of peace and now you want me to kill all these men?
Machete
Yes Padre
Machete
Yes Padre.
Padre
[with a 'meh' look on his face] I'll see what I can do
Padre
[with a 'meh' look on his face] I'll see what I can do.
Greater Dane's Henchmen
Oh, you're all dog meat now.
Greater Dane's Henchmen
All hail her royal highness!
Georgette
[shouts while the others are sneaking] OW! I broke a nail!
Francis
Oh, balderdash...
Tito
[get right up in Francis's face] What'you call my woman?
Mad Hog
Heh heh! We got us a rodent problem.
Stone
He's not wearing any pants.
Mad Hog
We got us a rodent problem.
Mad Hog
We're here to huff and puff and blow your house up!
Scar
Ahh, my friends...
Scar
Ahh, my friends.
Shenzi
Friends? I thought he said that we are the enemy!
Banzai
Yeah, that's what I heard. (with Shenzi) Ed?
Banzai
Yeah, that's what I heard. [with Shenzi] Ed?
Ed
(Laughing slowly and maniacally)
Ed
[laughing slowly and maniacally]
Scar
No. Let... no. Let me explain. No, you don't understand! No, I didn't mean to... no, NO!!! (speaking his way out of this, then gets eaten by the hyenas)
Scar
No. Let... no. Let me explain. No, you don't understand! No, I didn't mean to... no. NO! [speaking his way out of this, then gets eaten by the hyenas]
Shenzi
Ya know, it wasn't exactly like they are alone, Scar.
Banzai
Yeah, so what are supposed to do? Kill Mufasa?
Scar
Precisely...(Smiles)
Scar
Precisely. [smiles]
Banzai
Can we order meal to go?
Banzai
Hey, did we order this dinner to go?
Shenzi
No, why?
Shenzi
Because there they go!
Shenzi
Cause there it goes!
Man Stoner
Hey, hey don't take those, man.
Pedro
...Wha?
Man Stoner
I almost gave you the wrong shit, man.
Pedro
Hey, man, I already took 'em, man.
Man Stoner
[laughing in astonishment] Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo...
Pedro
Hey, whaddaya mean "ho ho ho ho ho"?
Pedro
Hey, whaddaya mean 'ho ho ho ho ho?'
Man Stoner
Oh... HU-WOW, MAN!
Pedro
Hey, what was in that shit, man?
Man Stoner
You just did the most acid I've ever seen anybody eat in my life!
Padre
God has mercy. I don't
Padre
God has mercy. I don't.