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Cheech Marin        

Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer & Activist; Best Known for "Cheech & Chong"

As a part of the highly successful comedy duo Cheech & Chong, Marin participated in a number of comedy albums and feature film comedies in the 1970s and 1980s. Tommy Chong directed four of their films while co-writing and starring in all seven with Marin.

After Cheech & Chong disbanded in 1985, Marin starred in a number of films as a solo actor, most notably Born in East L.A., The Shrimp on the Barbie, Tin Cup, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He made a cameo appearance as a dockworker in Ghostbusters II.

Marin made the transition to full-time television work when he co-starred on the short-lived The Golden Girls spin-off The Golden Palace, and later with Don Johnson, Jaime P. Gomez, and Yasmine Bleeth in the police show Nash Bridges, in which they played San Francisco police-detective partners. In recent years he has been active in playing supporting roles in films and performing voice overs for animated features. After appearing in a supporting role in Judging Amy, playing an independently wealthy landscape designer, Marin starred in the CBS sitcom Rob, with Rob Schneider.

Marin is a frequent collaborator of the director Robert Rodriguez, who has worked with Marin seven times; the last two installments of the Mexico trilogy, the Spy Kids trilogy, From Dusk Till Dawn and Machete. He provided his voice for several Disney animated films, most notably Tito the Chihuahua in Oliver & Company, Banzai the hyena in The Lion King, and Ramone in Car and its sequel Cars 2. He reprised the Banzai role in the video game Kingdom Hearts II. He also played Pancho in The Cisco Kid.

Marin has released two best-selling albums in the children's music genre, My Name is Cheech, the School Bus Driver and My Name is Cheech, The School Bus Driver "Coast to Coast". Both albums were released bilingually. In July 2007, the book Cheech the School Bus Driver was released, written by Marin, illustrated by Orlando L. Ramirez, and published by HarperCollins.

In 2005, Marin lent his voice to the animated children's series Dora the Explorer. He appeared in the episode "A Crown for King Juan el Bobo", as the Puerto Rican folk hero Juan Bobo.

In 2009, he appeared in the Hallmark Channel movie Expecting a Miracle. On March 18, 2010, Marin beat journalist Anderson Cooper and actress Aisha Tyler on Celebrity Jeopardy!'s Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational. Cooper admitted he was "crushed" by Marin. Marin also won his semifinal round early May but lost in the May 6–7 final to Michael McKean. He had previously won the first Celebrity Jeopardy! tournament in 1992.

In January 2012, he was one of eight celebrities participating in the Food Network reality series Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. He was eliminated on the third week of the competition.

Speech Topics


An Interpretation of a Culture through Chicano Art

Up in Smoke: The Professional & Personal Evolution of Cheech Marin

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University of Wyoming exhibits Cheech Marin's addiction: art

LARAMIE — Cheech Marin is taking on the art-world establishment with a little help from the University of Wyoming.

Cheech Marin to perform in Keene - SentinelSource.com ...

Cheech Marin, half of the notorious comedy team Cheech and Chong, will visit Keene next Saturday.

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