1960s drug humorist with partner Tommy Chong.
He moved to Vancouver to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War and met comedic partner, Tommy Chong.
Cheech is short for Chicharron, which is a fried pork skin, a popular snack for stoners with the munchies.
He was married three times, his third wife, Natasha Rubin, is a Russian pianist.
He starred in Nash Bridges opposite Don Johnson.