Birth Name: Cheech Marin
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born on July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, Marin was raised in nearby Granada Hills by his father, Oscar, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, and his mother, Elsa, a secretary. Marin displayed both his artistic merit and athletic prowess as a child, performing in several bands and even on albums while also boxing competitively in local police leagues. Later in life, he attended California State University, Northridge, where he majored in English literature, only to leave eight credits shy of his degree in order to dodge the Vietnam War draft and flee to Canada. Marin settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, which later proved to be a fateful decision, because it was there that he me...
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