Related Information for Cheech Marin Cheech Marin (born Richard Anthony Marin on July 13, 1946), is a Mexican American comedian and actor. He was born in South Los Angeles to Oscar Marin (an LAPD officer) and Elsa Melsa. Marin is a graduate of California State University Northridge where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. His stage persona is that of a stereotypical Mexican immigrant, or an uneducated urban Chicano. Fleeing from the US draft during the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, Marin settled in Vancouver, British C.. read more