PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Cheech Marin accepts outstanding career achievment award for writing onstage at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards Pre-Show at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NCLR)

Happy 75th birthday to Cheech Marin!

Cheech Marin was born Richard Anthony Marin on July 13, 1946. He’s a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and more.

Cheech, of course, rose to fame as part of Cheech & Chong in the 1970s and early 1980s with Tommy Chong. He was also Insp. Joe Dominguez on “Nash Bridges.”

Here are some photos of Cheech over the years!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!