About Cheech Marin
Cheech Marin net worth currently amounts to $8 million dollars and he has earned all this money working as an actor, voice actor and of course, comedian. You should know his face from such television series as Nash Bridges, while you also had the chance to hear him voicing characters in such Disney productions as Oliver and Company, The Lion King, It’s Tough to be a Bug!, Cars, Cars 2 and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. As a comedian, Cheech is often memorized for his strong Mexican accent, but you should know it is fake. It is true that the Marin’s family originates from Mexico and even his stage name is a short for popular snack in Mexican cuisine “chicharron”, a fried pork skin. However Cheech was born and raised in California, where he has also attended California State University (formerly San Fernando Valley State College).
Cheech Marin net worth started to grow when he met the person who was meant to become his comedy partner and a great friend, Tommy Chong. The acquaintance took place in British Columbia, Canada. And how did the future millionaire, born and raised in California, ended up there? Well, he emigrated from the United States to avoid the draft at the height of the Vietnam War. Here is how this period of his life was described by Cheech himself: „I was part of the draft resistance movement in L.A. where we did demonstrations at the draft centre and burned our cards and made a lot of trouble on campus. I had a student classification and they said that anybody who’d taken part in these demonstrations would be reclassified and drafted. And that’s when I went to Canada.“.
You may judge the comedian for avoiding his duty, but at least in regards of his career this was the best step he could have taken. Together Cheech & Chong made a great comedy-duo, which is not forgotten to this day. Their comedy routines draw inspiration from the free love are and hippie culture, especially drug (mostly cannabis) and counterculture movements. The duo was extremely popular during the 1970s and the 1980, releasing a several albums and films, each of which has added a considerable sum to Cheech Marin net worth.
However, soon after the release of an album titled Get Out of My Room, which included the novelty hit song, “Born in East L.A.”, Cheech and Chong parted ways. According to the comedian, this period has been particularly difficult for him: “My marriage was breaking up, and my marriage with Chong was breaking up. I had to come back and kind of start on my own again.“ Despite all the difficulties, Cheech Marin net worth continued to grow, as he has managed to establish himself as a successful solo comedian and actor.