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.


Highest Rated Movies



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
38% 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
69% 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
67% 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
44% Up in Smoke Pedro Screenwriter 1978


No Score Yet CBS This Morning
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
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No Score Yet The Chew
  • 2017
100% Jane the Virgin
  • 2016
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No Score Yet Inside Comedy
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
  • 2013
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No Score Yet I Love Jenni
  • 2012
92% Psych
Deacon Jones
  • 2012
11% Rob
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18% Off the Map
  • 2011
85% The Simpsons
  • 2011
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
  • 2009
90% Lost
David Reyes
  • 2009
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No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
  • 2008
80% Grey's Anatomy
  • 2008
No Score Yet Great Performances
  • 2006
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • 2005
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Ignacio Messina Ignacio
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No Score Yet George Lopez
  • 2002
No Score Yet Nash Bridges
Joe Dominguez
  • 2001
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No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
  • 1998
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No Score Yet Married...With Children
  • 1994
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  • 1991
82% Tales from the Crypt
  • 1993
75% The Golden Palace
Chuy Castillos
  • 1993
  • 1992