- Name: Tommy Chong
- Age: 79 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Comedian
- Net Worth: US $8 Million
- Status: Alive
Tommy Chong is a Canadian-American actor, director, comedian, musician and marijuana activist. He’s a member of the comedy duo, Cheech & Chong. His acting credits include Up in Smoke (1978), After Hours (1985) and the sitcom, That ’70s Show. Chong was born Thomas B. Kin Chong on May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Canada. His mother, Lorna, was a waitress, and his father, Stanley, a truck driver. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta, where he attended Crescent Heights High School.
Chong began his career as a guitarist in the 1960s. He played for the rhythm-and-blues band ‘The Shades’ which was later renamed to ‘Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers’. Their hit single “Does Your Mama Know About Me” peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. Chong met Cheech Marin in 1969 and they later formed the comedy duo ‘Cheech & Chong’. Their self-titled debut album was recorded and released in 1971. It picked up a Grammy Award nomination for best comedy recording. Other albums include Big Bambu (1972), Los Cochinos (1973) and Sleeping Beauty (1976).
Cheech & Chong released their first full length film ‘Up in Smoke’ in 1978. It was directed and produced by Lou Adler. Their second film, Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) was released by Universal Studios. It grossed $41 million at the box office. Their other primary films include Nice Dreams (1981), Things Are Tough All Over (1982) and Still Smokin (1983).
Chong wrote, directed and starred in the comedy film, Far Out Man (1990). His film credits also include After Hours (1985) with Rosanna Arquette, National Lampoon’s Senior Trip (1995) with Matt Frewer, and Half Baked (1998) with Dave Chappelle. He voiced the character “Yax” for the animated film, Zootopia (2016). Chong starred as “Leo Chingkwake” on the Fox sitcom, That ’70s Show. The series ran from August 1998 to May 2006 for 8 seasons.
Tommy Chong is 5ft 9in tall and he’s of Chinese and Scots-Irish ancestry. His net worth stands at $8 million. Chong was married to ‘Maxine Sneed’ from 1960 to 1970 and they have two daughters, Rae Dawn and Robbie. He wed second wife, actress ‘Shelby Fiddis’ in 1975. The couple have three children, Paris, Gilbran and Precious. Chong revealed in June 2012 that he’s been battling prostate cancer. He also revealed in 2015 that he’s been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
Chong is a marijuana activist. He’s a member of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). He’s also a regular contributor to the online magazine, Cannabis Culture.
Tommy Chong Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Thomas B. Kin Chong
- Birthday: May 24, 1938
- How Old : Age: 79 years old
- Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Musician, Activist
- Years Active: 1962-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $8 Million
- Marriage(s): Maxine Sneed, Shelby Fiddis
- Death-O-Meter: Alive