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Cheech Marin

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

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Cheech Marin Biography

Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo Cheech and Chong (now on tour), Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Marin is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. He is truly a multi-generational star. To this day, Cheech and Chong films remain the number one weekend video rentals, and Marin is widely acknowledged as a cultural icon. Marin’s long-awaited memoir entitled “Cheech is Not My Real Name…But Don’t Call Me Chong!” was released in 2017.

Cheech (real name Richard) Marin was born in South Central Los Angeles and met Tommy Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia as a political refugee. The duo moved back to Los Angeles and proved to be “entertainment gold.” Six of their albums went gold, four were nominated for Grammys, and Los Cochinos won the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. The critically acclaimed duo made a fluid transition to films, starring in eight features together.

During his split with Chong, Marin wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy Born In East L.A. He appeared in over 20 films, including his scene-stealing role in Tin Cup. On television, Marin was a sitcom regular before joining Don Johnson on the highly successful CBS drama “Nash Bridges” (1996-2001). He later had a recurring role on the hit NBC show, “Lost,” and in recent years, he guest-starred on “Rob” and “Jane the Virgin.” Through his popular Disney Pixar animation film roles (Oliver & Company, The Lion King, Cars, and more) and as an author of children’s books such as “Cheech the School Bus Driver,” Marin is also a favorite with kids and parents around the world.

In 2009, everyone’s favorite duo reunited after 25 years apart for a national and international comedy tour, the Light Up America reunion tour, selling out everywhere. They also shot a full-length live comedy film Hey Watch This in 2010. The pair followed with subsequent tours, satisfying audiences thirsty to see the pair together. They continue to perform together as their schedules allow.

Marin is recognized today as a preeminent Chicano art advocate. In the mid-1980s, he began developing what is now arguably the finest private collection of Chicano art. Much of it formed the core of his inaugural exhibition Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 15‐city tour during 2001‐2007 to major art museums across the United States. He states, “Chicano art is American art. My goal is to bring the term ‘Chicano’ to the forefront of the art world.”

Following the success of Chicano Visions, over a dozen additional exhibitions drawn from the Cheech Marin Collection have toured more than 50 major art museums across the United States and in Europe under the direction of Melissa Richardson Banks. In addition, art books have been independently published to accompany many of these exhibitions, including “Papel Chicano: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin,” “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection,” and “Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin.” Artwork from his collection inspires his work in other ways. For example, the bottle design of Tres Papalote Mezcal, for which Marin serves as the brand ambassador, was inspired by the contemporary glass sculptures and other works of Einar and Jamex de la Torre, two brothers who are represented his collection.

Furthering his goal to introduce Chicano art to a wider audience, Marin has entered a partnership with the City of Riverside and Riverside Art Museum to create The Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry. Slated to open in 2021, The Cheech will become the permanent home for his more than 700 works of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography; collectively, the most renowned Chicano art collection in the United States.

Marin is a nationally ranked golfer, active in the charity circuit. Married to Russian-born classical pianist Natasha Marin, the couple resides in Pacific Palisades, California.

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

  • An Interpretation of a Culture through Chicano Art

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Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Cheech Marin?

    Booking fees for Cheech Marin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cheech Marin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Cheech Marin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cheech Marin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cheech Marin for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cheech Marin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cheech Marin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer & Activist; Best Known for "Cheech & Chong"

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Cheech Marin Biography

Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo Cheech and Chong (now on tour), Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Marin is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. He is truly a multi-generational star. To this day, Cheech and Chong films remain the number one weekend video rentals, and Marin is widely acknowledged as a cultural icon. Marin’s long-awaited memoir entitled “Cheech is Not My Real Name…But Don’t Call Me Chong!” was released in 2017.

Cheech (real name Richard) Marin was born in South Central Los Angeles and met Tommy Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia as a political refugee. The duo moved back to Los Angeles and proved to be “entertainment gold.” Six of their albums went gold, four were nominated for Grammys, and Los Cochinos won the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. The critically acclaimed duo made a fluid transition to films, starring in eight features together.

During his split with Chong, Marin wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy Born In East L.A. He appeared in over 20 films, including his scene-stealing role in Tin Cup. On television, Marin was a sitcom regular before joining Don Johnson on the highly successful CBS drama “Nash Bridges” (1996-2001). He later had a recurring role on the hit NBC show, “Lost,” and in recent years, he guest-starred on “Rob” and “Jane the Virgin.” Through his popular Disney Pixar animation film roles (Oliver & Company, The Lion King, Cars, and more) and as an author of children’s books such as “Cheech the School Bus Driver,” Marin is also a favorite with kids and parents around the world.

In 2009, everyone’s favorite duo reunited after 25 years apart for a national and international comedy tour, the Light Up America reunion tour, selling out everywhere. They also shot a full-length live comedy film Hey Watch This in 2010. The pair followed with subsequent tours, satisfying audiences thirsty to see the pair together. They continue to perform together as their schedules allow.

Marin is recognized today as a preeminent Chicano art advocate. In the mid-1980s, he began developing what is now arguably the finest private collection of Chicano art. Much of it formed the core of his inaugural exhibition Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 15‐city tour during 2001‐2007 to major art museums across the United States. He states, “Chicano art is American art. My goal is to bring the term ‘Chicano’ to the forefront of the art world.”

Following the success of Chicano Visions, over a dozen additional exhibitions drawn from the Cheech Marin Collection have toured more than 50 major art museums across the United States and in Europe under the direction of Melissa Richardson Banks. In addition, art books have been independently published to accompany many of these exhibitions, including “Papel Chicano: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin,” “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection,” and “Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin.” Artwork from his collection inspires his work in other ways. For example, the bottle design of Tres Papalote Mezcal, for which Marin serves as the brand ambassador, was inspired by the contemporary glass sculptures and other works of Einar and Jamex de la Torre, two brothers who are represented his collection.

Furthering his goal to introduce Chicano art to a wider audience, Marin has entered a partnership with the City of Riverside and Riverside Art Museum to create The Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry. Slated to open in 2021, The Cheech will become the permanent home for his more than 700 works of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography; collectively, the most renowned Chicano art collection in the United States.

Marin is a nationally ranked golfer, active in the charity circuit. Married to Russian-born classical pianist Natasha Marin, the couple resides in Pacific Palisades, California.

Cheech Marin Speaking Topics

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

  • An Interpretation of a Culture through Chicano Art

Cheech Marin Videos

  • Cheech Marin Are We Latino, Hispanic, or Chicano - YouTube
    Jan 14, 2021 ... Subscribe Now for the best Urban Comedy on the Internethttp://www.youtube.com/walterlathamPLEASE LIKE & COMMENT ON THIS...
  • LIVE: Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture and Industry ...
    May 2, 2017 ... LIVE: Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture and Industry Press Conference. 2,013 views2K views. Streamed live on May 2, 2017.
  • How to Get High in 2015 (featuring Cheech Marin) - YouTube

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  • How to book Cheech Marin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cheech Marin for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Cheech Marin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cheech Marin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cheech Marin?

    Booking fees for Cheech Marin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cheech Marin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cheech Marin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cheech Marin for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cheech Marin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cheech Marin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cheech Marin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cheech Marin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Up in Smoke: The Professional & Personal Evolution of Cheech Marin and An Interpretation of a Culture through Chicano Art. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cheech Marin for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Cheech Marin generally travels from Malibu, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alfonso Ribeiro, Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez, Diane Guerrero and Danny Trejo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cheech Marin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Cheech Marin Speaking Topics

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

  • An Interpretation of a Culture through Chicano Art

Cheech Marin Speaker Videos

  • Cheech Marin Are We Latino, Hispanic, or Chicano - YouTube
    Jan 14, 2021 ... Subscribe Now for the best Urban Comedy on the Internethttp://www.youtube.com/walterlathamPLEASE LIKE & COMMENT ON THIS VIDEOWEBSITE ...
    LIVE: Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture and Industry ...
    May 2, 2017 ... LIVE: Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture and Industry Press Conference. 2,013 views2K views. Streamed live on May 2, 2017.
  • How to Get High in 2015 (featuring Cheech Marin) - YouTube
    "Cheech" Marin opens up about joint venture with Chong - YouTube
  • Cheech Marin "Relatives Are Whoever Sleeps Over" Latin Kings of ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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