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Cheech & Chong series of standup tours, albums, and movies
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Writer
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Thomas B. Kin Chong
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Thomas B. Kin "Tommy" Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-born American comedian, actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well 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.
Rae Dawn Chong (daughter)
Actor, comedian, musician
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Biography by Hal Erickson [-]
Canadian born Tommy Chong could boast a curious mixed lineage: Chinese, French, Scotch and Irish. A musician by inclination, Chong dropped out of high school as a sophomore, frequently working as a band member to support himself. At one point, Chong was playing with The Vancouvers, for whom he helped write a hit song, "Does Your Mama Know About Me?" Chong was exposed to quite a few improvisational comedy groups during his musical career; he developed a knack for getting laughs on his own, forming an improv group called City Works, which performed at a Vancouver nitery run by Tommy's brother. It is here that Chong met erstwhile humorist Richard "Cheech" Marin, who'd left his native Los Angeles for Canada in order to avoid the draft. Breaking away from City Works two years later, Cheech and Chong (as the act was now known) developed several routines built around the characters of two dim-witted dopers who aspired to nothing more than "good grass." By 1972, the team had won a Grammy award for their scatologically hilarious comedy albums. Cheech and Chong's record producer Lou Adler decided that the boys were movie material. The team's first film Up in Smoke (1978) turned out to be one of Warner Bros.' highest grossing films (in every sense of the word). Subsequent Cheech and Chong films didn't do quite so well; perhaps their time had passed, or perhaps their material was just too thin for a stream of comedy hits. In recent years, Cheech and Chong have worked separately and together with variable success, and both have contributed their vocal talents to Disney cartoon features. Chong is the father of actress Rae Dawn Chong.
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Married||Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong
have been married since 1975. |||
Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong have been married for 41 years.
Tommy Chong was previously married to Maxine Sneed (1960 - 1970).
Tommy Chong has 5 children, Precious, Rae Dawn (55), Robbi (51), Paris (42) and Gilbran (35).
Tommy Chong is a 78 year old Canadian Comic. Born Thomas B. Kin Chong on 24th May, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, he is famous for Cheech & Chong series of standup tours, albums, and movies in a career that spans 1962–present. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
Tommy Chong has been in an on-screen matchup with Peta Murgatroyd in Dancing with the Stars (2005).
Tommy Chong is a member of the following lists:
Male actors from Edmonton,
Canadian male actors of Asian descent and
Male actors from Calgary.
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