Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong was born on 1938-05-24 at Edmonton, Canada. His net worth is $8 Million. He is United States of America born Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Comedian, Film director, Television producer.

Facts of Tommy Chong

Full NameTommy Chong
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMay 24, 1938
Age82 years 3 months
Place Of BirthEdmonton, Canada
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Musician, Screenwriter, Comedian, Film director, Television producer
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseShelby Chong (m. 1975), Maxine Sneed (m. 1960–1970)
ChildrenRae Dawn Chong, Robbi Chong, Marcus Chong, Precious Chong, Paris Chong, Gilbran Chong
ParentsLorna Jean Gilchrist, Stanley Chong
NicknamesThomas Chong B. Kin , Thomas B. Kin Chong , Chong , Thomas Chong , Tommy
Music GroupsCheech & Chong (1970 – 1986), Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers
NominationsBest Comedy Album Grammy Awards
MoviesTommy Chong Movies
TV Shows“That `70s Show”, “Cheech & Chong”
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Quotes of Tommy Chong

1The trouble when you're doing something illegal is that you know what you're doing. You're lying to your parents, you're lying to your kids. The only person you can't lie to is yourself.
2[on his mother] She really helped me. The thing about her, she was a white woman and she was married to my dad who was Chinese, and she said "Remember this: you're mixed so people are always going to look at you, they're going to notice you. So it's up to you how you conduct yourself, but you're going to be noticed."
3I've met a lot of jazz musicians in my day, and they're all funny. Cannonball Adderley was a riot, Miles [Miles Davis] had the most dry sense of humor ever, always had something clever to say. I think what is is is jazz musicians - they're so careful about what notes they play, everything they do is to impress the listener. And that's what comedy is. Comedy is the ultimate truth. Jazz is hitting the notes that that no one else would hit, and comedy is saying words that no one else would say. And Gaye was the master. He was really just a special guy.
4[on guitarist Gaye Delorme] When people used to see Coltrane play, sax players would run out of the clubs going 'I quit! I'll never play again! I can't take it!. On a quieter scale, that's exactly how Gaye mad me feel. He had a neat little trick. All good musicians do. He said, 'Can I sit in, and do you mind if if I can borrow your guitar?' And then he took the same instrument that I'd been struggling with and make it sound like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, all rolled in one.

Quick Facts of Tommy Chong

1In federal prison in the 1990s, his cubemate - or "cubie" - was Jordan Belfort, who's life story is told in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). They've remained friends ever since.
2Diagnosed with prostate cancer [June 9, 2012].
3Former brother-in-law of Three Dog Night drummer, Floyd Sneed.
4Former Father-in-law of C. Thomas Howell.
5Was considered for the role of Sheriff Leigh Brackett in Halloween (1978).
6Has a webcast on youtube under the username citizenchong.
7Shared the stage with Producer/Actor Anthony Begonia for an East Meets West event in Little Tokyo.
8Originally considered for the part of Shenzi alongside Cheech Marin in The Lion King (1994). But the directors couldn't get hold of Chong, So the part went to Whoopi Goldberg.
9The only person of the 55 arrested during the US Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Pipe Dreams" to serve time in prison.
10True to his comedy image, Tommy and his family ran Nice Dreams Enterprises, an internet company that sells marijuana bongs and pipes. He was arrested in 2003 on federal drug paraphernalia charges and sentenced in September of that year. He will spend 9 months in jail and pay around $120,000 in fines.
11Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 104-105 (article "Cheech and Chong"). New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
12His father, Stanley Chong, was a Chinese immigrant. His mother, Lorna Jean (Gilchrist), was of Scots-Irish ancestry.
13Has two children with first wife Maxine Sneed: daughters Rae Dawn Chong (born in 1961) and Robbi Chong (born in 1965). He also has four children with second wife Shelby Chong: daughter Precious Chong (born in 1968, while he was still married to first wife Maxine), and sons Paris Chong (born in 1974), Marcus Chong (adopted in 1978), and Gilbran Chong (born in 1980).
14Has a stand-up comic act with his wife, Shelby Chong. They frequently perform to sold-out crowds. [2001]
15Former guitarist of the 1960s interracial sextet, 'Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers'. He also co-wrote the group's biggest hit, "Does Your Mama Know About Me".
16The rumor of his death in the mid-1990s, (spread mainly through the internet) was greatly exaggerated.
17Father, with Maxine Sneed, of Rae Dawn Chong, Robbi Chong. Adopted father of Marcus Chong.
18Father, with Shelby Chong of Gilbran Chong, Paris Chong, Precious Chong, and Marcus Chong.

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