Cheech Marin to headline Art Car Parade

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Comedian, actor Cheech Marin has been announced as the grand marshal of the Houston Art Car Parade. (Ben Hider/Invision/AP)

Noted actor and comedian Cheech Marin will appear as the grand marshal for the 30th annual Houston Art Car Parade next month.

Marin is known for his work in television, with appearances on 'Nash Bridges,' 'Judging Amy,' and 'Lost,' and and film, including 'Tin Cup,' 'Desperado,' 'Once Upon A Time In Mexico' and Disney's 'The Lion King' and 'Cars.'

He is also a highly regarding figure in the Chicano art scene, having spent decades curating his own private art collection.

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The four-day festival, which kicks off on April 6, will showcase more than 250 mobile masterpieces from across the country as they roll through downtown Houston. Organizers will distribute more than $10,000 in prize money to exhibitors.

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