Cheech Marin
Cheech Marin
Real Name/Full Name Richard “Cheech” Anthony Marin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Cheech Marin
Birth Place: South Los Angeles, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 July 1946
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father – Oscar Marin
Mother – Elsa Meza
Siblings: N/A
School: Bishop Alemany High School
College: California State University, Northridge
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Natasha Rubin (m. 2009), Patti Heid (m. 1986–2009), Rikki Marin (m. 1975–1984)
Kids/Children Name: Joey Marin, Jasmine Marin, Carmen Marin
Profession: Actor, writer, and comedian
Net Worth: $35 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Over the period, Hollywood has witnessed thousands of artists try their luck at revolutionizing the prevailing cinematography and bringing about a change with their work. Among those millions trying to do so, only a few managed to stand out due to their unparalleled talent and dedication to their art form.

Richard “Cheech” Anthony Marin transitioned into fame for his comedic roles, primarily in the show Cheech and Chong, which aired during the 70s and the early 80s. Richard is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, activist, and art collector as well. He starred in the act Cheech and Chong alongside Tommy Chong as the character Insp. Joe Dominguez was Don Johnson’s partner on Nash Bridges.

Well, how well do you know about Cheech Marin? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Cheech Marin’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Cheech Marin to date.

Biography and Early Life

Richard Marin was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Elsa and Oscan Marin. His mother Elsa was a secretary, while his father Oscar worked as a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. Both his parents were Mexican. Richard was born with the defect of a cleft lip which was later repaired surgically. Richard identifies himself as Chicano and is often seen speaking in Spanish in his films but is not fluent with the language.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Cheech Marin in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Cheech Marin’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 13 July 1946. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.


Marin attended and graduated from Bishop Alemany High School. He went on to study English at California State University, then known as San Fernando Valley State College situated in Northridge, and graduated in the year 1968. While in college, he became a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. In the year 1967, Richard had auditioned to sing for Frank Zappa but later decided to shift to Vancouver, British Columbia, in order to avoid being drafted in the Vietnam war in September. Later, Marin came across his future comedic partner Tommy Chong while he was in Calgary, Alberta.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Cheech Marin With Wife Natasha Rubin
Cheech Marin With Wife Natasha Rubin

Richard Marin got married to Darlene Morley in the year 1975. Morley had previously worked with Marin as a producer on Cheech and Chong’s The Corsican Brothers and had also been cast in minor roles in earlier Cheech and Chong movies as the character Rikki Marin. Main and Darlene were blessed with one child.

Unfortunately, the couple got divorced in the year 1984. Later Marin got married to the famous artist Patti Held in 1986. The couple was blessed with two children, but their relationship ended with a divorce. On August 8, 2009, Richard Marin got married to his longtime girlfriend, the infamous pianist Natasha Rubin in a sunset ceremony that took place at their home.

Currently, Marin lives in Malibu, California. In a report released on June 25, 2019, by The New York Times Magazine, Cheech and Chong were listed as one of the hundreds of artists whose material had been destroyed in the Universal Fire in 2008.

Is Cheech Marin Gay?

Cheech Marin is not gay, and his sexual orientation is straight. He has been highly supportive of those around him, irrespective of their sexual orientation. Cheech has reached out to his community on numerous occasions for support.

Professional Career

Being a part of one of the most successful duos in the world of comedy, Cheech and Chong, Richard appeared on numerous comedy movies and albums during the 70s and 80s. His partner Tommy Chong was the director for one of their films while also being the co-writer and co-star alongside Richard Marin.

After the duo broke off in 1985, Richard went on to be a part of numerous hit films such as Born in East L.A., The Shrimp on the Barbie, Tin Cup, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico as a solo actor. Marin shifted his focus to television shows when he starred in the spin-off of The Golden Girls, which aired between 1992 and 1993.


Marin won the ALMA Award for Special Achievement in 2012, ALMA Award for Community Service in 1999, and the ALMA Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in 2012 as well.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Cheech Marin in 2024

Cheech Marin Net Worth
Cheech Marin Net Worth

Marin is currently worth $35 million as of last estimated in the year 2024. A significant source of his earnings comes from his acting career, but he owns other sources of generating revenue.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Marin also had a guest appearance in the infamous film Ghostbusters II.
  • Chicano dialect of America is his trademark, though he is not so fluent in Spanish.
  • He is currently residing in Malibu, California.

Marin rose to fame simply due to his love for the art form and his unparalleled dedication towards it. He is also a voice actor and has voiced numerous characters in Disney films, including popular films like Oliver and Company, The Lion King, the Cars series, Coco, and the Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Marin’s characters stand out due to their Chicano solid accents, even though Marin is not fluent in Spanish himself. He continues to inspire generations to follow their ambitions.


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