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Cheech Is Not My Real Name

But Don't Call Me Chong!

by Cheech Marin

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Cheech Marin describes how he formed his successful comedy duo, became representative of the recreational drug movement, forged a successful solo career and amassed a collection of renowned Chicano art.

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Marin's family started calling him Cheech when he was a baby. His real name is Richard. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spike TV hide caption

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Cheech Marin On How His Famed Comic Collaboration Was Like Chicano Art

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