Tommy Chong

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Thomas B. Kin Chong
  • Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/24/1938, Gemini
  • Profession: Comedian; actor
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Tommy Chong Fast Facts:
  • Formed the Canadian rhythm-and-blues band the Shades at age 18, which became Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers. The group's only U.S. hit was "Does Your Mama Know About Me."
  • Met Cheech Marin in 1969 and formed the iconic counter-culture comedy team of Cheech and Chong, which recorded nine comedy albums (nominated for four Grammys, winning one) and made eight films (Chong worked as a director), led by Up In Smoke (1978), which grossed over $100 million. The pair split up in 1985.  
  • Naturalized as a U.S. citizen in the late 1980s.
  • Served nine months in federal prison in 2003 and 2004 after agreeing to plea guilty to conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia, a charge stemming from bongs and pipes sold by his son's glass company.
  • Actively supports legalization of marijuana---a source of much of his humor---through his work for NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
  • Reemerged on television as the hippie Leo on That '70s Show.
  • Reunited with Cheech on episodes of South Park, WWE Raw and The Simpsons; they did a comedy tour in 2011. 
  • Tommy Chong Relationships:
  • Shelby Fiddis - Wife
  • Gilbran Chong - Son
  • Robbi Chong - Daughter
  • Rae Dawn Chong - Daughter
  • Paris Chong - Son
  • Precious Chong - Daughter
  • Lorna Jean Gilchrist - Mother
  • Maxine Sneed - Ex-wife
  • Stanley Chong - Father
  • Marcus Chong - Son
  • Tommy Chong Awards:
  • 1973 Grammy: Best Comedy Recording - Winner

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