Cheech & Chong - Richard Marin (*1946) and Thomas Chong (*1938)

American cult comedy duo made records and stand-up shows in the 1970s, which led to their big movie debut, UP IN SMOKE (1978), a demented drug comedy that spreads a lot of good vibes. Their success inspired several sequels to this hit, none of those really living up to their predecessor. Thomas Chong occasionally also took the director's chair. The duo sometimes included some of their stand-up routines and songs in their movies.
In the mid-1980s the duo split, reteaming only for cameo roles. Their last joint [sic!] venture to date was Chong's FAR OUT MAN (1990). Marin's career has been more substantial recently, with some roles in TV series and major film productions like FROM DUSK TILL DAWN or SPY KIDS. The filmography below omits Marin's work for TV.



Up in Smoke (1978; codir [Chong], scr, act)
Being There (1979; singers)
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980; dir [Chong], scr, act)
Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams (1981; dir [Chong], scr, act)
Things Are Tough All Over (1982; scr, act)
It Came From Hollywood (1982; act)
Still Smokin' (1983; dir [Chong], scr, act)
Yellowbeard (1983; act)
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984; dir [Chong], coscr, act)
After Hours (1985; act)
Get Out of My Room (1985; dir [Cheech], scr [Cheech], act)
Echo Park (1986; act [Cheech])
Born in East L.A. (1987, dir [Cheech], scr [Cheech], act [Cheech])
Fatal Beauty (1987; act [Cheech])
Oliver & Company (1988; act [voice of Cheech])
Troop Beverly Hills (1989; act [Cheech])
Ghostbusters II (1989; act [Cheech])
Rude Awakening (1989; act [Cheech])
Far Out Man (1990; codir [Chong], scr [Chong], act)
The Spirit of '76 (1990; act [Chong])
Tripwire (1990; act [Chong])
The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990; act [Cheech])
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992; act [their voices])
Life After Sex (1992; act [Chong])
A Million to Juan (1994; act [Cheech])
The Lion King (1994; act [voice of Cheech])
The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III (1994, act [voice of Cheech])
Charlie's Ghost Story (1994; act [Cheech])
Desperado (1995; act [Cheech])
Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie (1995; act [Cheech])
Senior Trip (1995; act [Chong])
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996; act [Cheech])
The Great White Hype (1996; act [Cheech])
Tin Cup (1996; act [Cheech])
McHale's Navy (1997, act [Chong])
Paulie (1998; act [Cheech])
Half Baked (1998; act [Chong])
It's Tough to Be a Bug (1999; act [Cheech])
The Venice Project (1999; act [Cheech])
Luminarias (2000; act [Cheech])
Secret Agent 420 (2000; act [Chong])
Picking Up the Pieces (2000; act [Cheech])
The Wash (2001; act [Chong])
High Times Potluck (2001; act [Chong])
Spy Kids (2001; act [Cheech])
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002; act [Cheech])
Pinocchio (2002; act [voice of Cheech in U.S. version])
Best Buds (2003; codir [Chong], scr [Chong], act [Chong])
Masked and Anonymous (2003; act [Cheech])
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003; act [Cheech])
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003; act [Cheech])


© Ron Altman (last update 10/16/04)