Cheech Marin - Rotten Tomatoes

Cheech Marin

Highest Rated:   93% Spy Kids (2001)
Lowest Rated:   0% Pinocchio (2002)
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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 Cars 3
  • Ramone
2017
No Score Yet Dark Harvest
  • Actor
2016
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
$26.2M 2010
41% 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
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh
  • Actor
2009
41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Manuel
$94.5M 2008
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Jorge, El Monito Ciclista... Y Cinco Cuentos Mas
  • 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
83% 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
74% 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
68% Once upon a Time in Mexico
  • Belini
$56M 2003
24% 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
74% 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
64% From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Border Guard/Chet Pussy/Carlos
1996
62% 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
92% 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
71% 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
51% Ghostbusters 2
  • Dock Supervisor
1989
8% Troop Beverly Hills
  • Himself
1989
44% Oliver & Company
  • Tito
1988
23% Fatal Beauty
  • Bartender
1987
43% Born in East L.A.
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Rudy
1987
86% Echo Park
  • Sid
1986
90% 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
13% 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
38% Up in Smoke
  • Pedro
  • Screenwriter
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
100% Jane the Virgin
2014
  • Edward
  • 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
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Deacon Jones
  • 2012
11% Rob
2012
  • Fernando
  • 2012
18% Off the Map
2011
  • Papa
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2011
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
86% Lost
2004-2010
  • David Reyes
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Otis
  • 2008
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • 2006
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Narrator
  • 2005
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Lolo
  • 2002

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