Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1938-05-24 (84 years old)

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Biography

Thomas B. Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, activist, and pothead. He is known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox's That '70s Show. He became a naturalized United States citizen in the late 1980s.

Personal Life

In 1960, Chong married Maxine Sneed in Canada. They raised two daughters, Rae Dawn (b. 1961) by his previous girlfriend Gail Lewis, and Robbi Chong (b. 1965). They divorced in 1970. In 1975, Chong married Shelby Fiddis in Los Angeles. They had three children, sons Paris (b. 1974) and Gilbran (b. 1981) and daughter Precious Chong (b. 1968). In 1978, the couple adopted Marcus Wyatt. Rae Dawn, Robbi, Marcus, Paris, and Precious Chong have each pursued careers in acting. In addition to film work, in May 2011, Precious Chong had her play, Push ... One Mother of a Show, produced in Toronto.In an interview, Tommy Chong shared that he smoked with Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his bodybuilding buddies, also with all the Beatles except Paul McCartney. He also calls George Harrison his favourite smoking friend.In the late 1980s, Chong became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Rae Dawn Chong has also become a naturalized U.S. citizen.Tommy Chong has become a marijuana activist and supports legalizing the plant's use. He is a regular contributor to Cannabis Culture Magazine and sits on the NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) advisory board.

Early Life

Thomas B. Kin Chong was born on May 24, 1938, in Edmonton, Alberta. His mother was of Scotch-Irish Canadian ancestry, and his father was a Chinese Canadian who immigrated in the 1930s. He has an older brother, Stan (1936-2019). After arriving in Canada, the senior Chong had first lived with an aunt in Vancouver.As a youth, Tommy Chong moved with his family to Calgary, settling in a conservative neighbourhood Chong has referred to as "Dog Patch". He has said that his father had "been wounded in World War II and there was a veterans' hospital in Calgary. He bought a $500 house in Dog Patch and raised his family on $50 a week." In an interview, Chong later described how he dropped out of Crescent Heights High School "when I was 16 but probably just before they were going to throw me out anyway." He played guitar to make money. "I discovered that music could get you laid, even if you were a scrawny, long-haired, geeky-looking guy like me."

Filmography

All 78

Movies 54

Self 32

TV Shows 24

Voice 3

Writter 1

Self
Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain (2022)

Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain (2022)

Movie
Self - Actor - Cheech & Chong Films
More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

Movie
Self
AGFA Mystery Mixtape #4: Follow Your Own Star (2020)

AGFA Mystery Mixtape #4: Follow Your Own Star (2020)

Movie
Himself
Magnum Dopus: The Making of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2020)

Magnum Dopus: The Making of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2020)

Movie
Himself
The Real Michael Jackson (2020)

The Real Michael Jackson (2020)

Movie
Hot Pink Horror: The Making of Color Out of Space (2020)

Hot Pink Horror: The Making of Color Out of Space (2020)

Movie
Alfred
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Movie
6
Ezra
Color Out of Space (2019)

Color Out of Space (2019)

Movie
5.25
Self - Host
A Year in Music (2019)

A Year in Music (2019)

TV Show
Pineapple
The Masked Singer (2019)

The Masked Singer (2019)

TV Show
6
Actor
I Am Sam Kinison (2017)

I Am Sam Kinison (2017)

Movie
Self
The Legend of 420 (2017)

The Legend of 420 (2017)

Movie
5
Self
Most Expensivest (2017)

Most Expensivest (2017)

TV Show
Double Dutchess: Seeing Double (2017)

Double Dutchess: Seeing Double (2017)

Movie
Gawd
It's Gawd! (2017)

It's Gawd! (2017)

Movie
Yax (voice)
Zootopia (2016)

Zootopia (2016)

Movie
6.91
Himself
Celebrity Family Feud (2015)

Celebrity Family Feud (2015)

TV Show
8
Self
Hot Ones (2015)

Hot Ones (2015)

TV Show
Self
Lennon or McCartney (2014)

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

Movie
Self
Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood (2014)

Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood (2014)

Movie
Self
Tommy Chong Presents Comedy at 420 (2013)

Tommy Chong Presents Comedy at 420 (2013)

Movie
Buster 'The Body' Crab / Man / Ticket Guy
Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)

Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)

Movie
7.33
Self (segment: opening film)
George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You (2012)

George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You (2012)

Movie
Self
Inside Comedy (2012)

Inside Comedy (2012)

TV Show
Stone (voice)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2011)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2011)

Movie
6.08
Hubert
Raising Hope (2010)

Raising Hope (2010)

TV Show
6.24
Himself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza (2010)

The Green Room with Paul Provenza (2010)

TV Show
Self / Various
Hey Watch This (2010)

Hey Watch This (2010)

Movie
6
Tommy Chong- Drug Abuse Teacher
Cubed (2009)

Cubed (2009)

TV Show
Jimbo Leary (archive footage) (uncredited)
Evil Bong 2: King Bong (2009)

Evil Bong 2: King Bong (2009)

Movie
5.21
Self
Cheech & Chong Roasted (2008)

Cheech & Chong Roasted (2008)

Movie
Deputy Tom
Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance (2008)

Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance (2008)

Movie
Free Radio (2008)

Free Radio (2008)

TV Show
Himself
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

Movie
Jimbo Leary
Evil Bong (2006)

Evil Bong (2006)

Movie
4.87
Himself
a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

Movie
Fast Incorporated (2006)

Fast Incorporated (2006)

TV Show
Self
American Stag (2006)

American Stag (2006)

Movie
Himself - Contestant
Dancing with the Stars (2005)

Dancing with the Stars (2005)

TV Show
6
Tommy Chong
High Times Potluck (2003)

High Times Potluck (2003)

Movie
Himself
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

Movie
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
George Lopez (2002)

George Lopez (2002)

TV Show
4.5
Dee’s Connection
The Wash (2001)

The Wash (2001)

Movie
6
Leo
That '70s Show (1998)

That '70s Show (1998)

TV Show
6.26
Squirrel Master
Half Baked (1998)

Half Baked (1998)

Movie
6
Carl
Dharma & Greg (1997)

Dharma & Greg (1997)

TV Show
6
South Park (1997)

South Park (1997)

TV Show
6.29
Self
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV Show
Red
Senior Trip (1995)

Senior Trip (1995)

Movie
Van Elsinger
Sliders (1995)

Sliders (1995)

TV Show
5.67
Rhodes
The George Carlin Show (1994)

The George Carlin Show (1994)

TV Show
WWE Raw (1993)

WWE Raw (1993)

TV Show
6.58
Root (voice)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

Movie
9
Actor
Life After Sex (1992)

Life After Sex (1992)

Movie
Stoner
The Spirit of '76 (1990)

The Spirit of '76 (1990)

Movie
Far Out Man
Far Out Man (1990)

Far Out Man (1990)

Movie
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV Show
6.23
Merle Shine
Tripwire (1989)

Tripwire (1989)

Movie
Self
The Tommy Chong Roast (1989)

The Tommy Chong Roast (1989)

Movie
Self
Playboy Video Magazine: Volume 12 (1987)

Playboy Video Magazine: Volume 12 (1987)

Movie
Pepe
After Hours (1985)

After Hours (1985)

Movie
6
The Man
Get Out of My Room (1985)

Get Out of My Room (1985)

Movie
4.44
Miami Vice (1984)

Miami Vice (1984)

TV Show
7
Lucian Corsican
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)

Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)

Movie
4.63
El Nebuloso
Yellowbeard (1983)

Yellowbeard (1983)

Movie
Self
Group Madness (1983)

Group Madness (1983)

Movie
Chong
Still Smokin (1983)

Still Smokin (1983)

Movie
5.24
Self
It Came from Hollywood (1982)

It Came from Hollywood (1982)

Movie
Writer
Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

Movie
4.8
Chong
Nice Dreams (1981)

Nice Dreams (1981)

Movie
4.66
Chong
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)

Movie
5.16
Man
Up in Smoke (1978)

Up in Smoke (1978)

Movie
4.48
Basketball Jones (1974)

Basketball Jones (1974)

Movie
Lord Green
Alien Danger! With Raven Van Slender

Alien Danger! With Raven Van Slender

Movie
QP
Secret Agent 420

Secret Agent 420

Movie
Self
That '70s Show: The Final Goodbye

That '70s Show: The Final Goodbye

Movie
Self
The Bronx Bunny Show

The Bronx Bunny Show

TV Show

Ratings

Average 5.98
Based on 2.02 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1974
1992
2006
1996
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1938-05-24 (84 years old)

Birth name
Thomas B. Kin Chong

Place of birth
Edmonton, Canada

Relationships
Maxine Sneed (1960-01-01 - 1970-01-01)

Spouse
Shelby Chong

Children
Marcus Chong, Robbi Chong, Rae Dawn Chong, Gilbran Chong, Paris Chong, Precious Chong

Citizenships
United States of America, Canada

Also known as
Thomas Bing Kin Chong

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