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Tommy Chong

Thomas B. Kin "Tommy" Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox's That '70s Show. Chong was born as Thomas B. Kin Chong at University Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His mother was Lorna Jean (née Gilchrist), a waitress of Scots-Irish and French ancestry, and his father was Stanley Chong, a Chinese truck driver who emigrated to Canada from Guangdong province, China in the 1920s, where he first lived with his aunt in Vancouver. While he was still young, Chong's family moved to Calgary, Alberta to a conservative neighbourhood Chong refers to as the Dog Patch. He says that his father had "been wounded in World War II, and there was a veterans' hospital in Calgary. He bought a five-hundred dollar house in Dog Patch, and raised his family on fifty dollars a week." He later dropped out of Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, Alberta. “I dropped out of Crescent Heights High School when I was 16 but probably just before they were going to throw me out anyway,” Chong laughs as he

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Tommy Chong -- Up In SMOKEmojis (PHOTOS)

Tommy Chong
Up In SmokEmojis

Tommy Chong is joining Kim Kardashian, Blac Chyna and Amber Rose in the emoji game, but think less butts and boobs -- and more blunts and bongs ... duh! Tommy's dropping marijuana-themed… READ MORE >

President Obama -- Passes Drug Test from Tommy Chong ... Bill Clinton Does NOT (VIDEO)

President Obama
Passes Drug Test from Tommy Chong ... Bill Clinton Does NOT

Bill Clinton definitely didn't inhale because it's likely he never even had a joint, according to Tommy Chong who says Bill failed a simple test ... which our current Prez aced. The 'Cheech… READ MORE >

- 106 days ago
Tommy Chong -- Here's My Trump Conspiracy Theory, Man (VIDEO)

Tommy Chong
Here's My Trump Conspiracy Theory, Man

Everyone's got a crackpot political theory on the Presidential race -- even Tommy Chong -- who may actually be onto something ... or just on something.  Chong was out in L.A. this week… READ MORE >

- 339 days ago
Cheech and Chong -- 'Free Weed' For Audience Members ... At Spike Awards Show

Cheech and Chong
'Free Weed' For Audience Members At Spike Awards Show

Cheech and Chong doled out a bunch of "free weed" at the Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards show Saturday night ... but they're not going to jail for it -- 'cause the buds were fake.The famous… READ MORE >

- 814 days ago
Tommy Chong -- 'Wolf of Wall Street' Was My Idea!!!

Tommy Chong
'Wolf of Wall Street' Was My Idea!!!

Leonardo DiCaprio owes his latest paycheck to Tommy Chong, who tells TMZ, the new "Wolf of Wall Street" movie never would have happened if not for him ... and he might be right.Chong was out in… READ MORE >

- 1005 days ago
Tommy Chong -- My Daughter Was Right ... Oprah WOULDA Been a Field N-Word

Tommy Chong
My Daughter Was Right Oprah Would Have Been a Field N-Word

Tommy Chong is defending his daughter Rae Dawn -- telling TMZ she was just being honest when she said Oprah would have been a "field" N-word back in the slave days ... because that's just the way… READ MORE >

- 1132 days ago
Tommy Chong -- There's ONE Beatle I Haven't Smoked With

Tommy Chong
There's ONE Beatle I Haven't Smoked With ...

Weed master Tommy Chong has smoked out his fair share of celebs, so when we asked him who is the ONE famous person he's dying to get high with ... it's no surprise he named the one Beatle he… READ MORE >

- 1255 days ago
Tommy Chong -- Justin Bieber's Talented BECAUSE He Smokes Weed

Tommy Chong
Bieber's Talented BECAUSE He Smokes Out

Justin Bieber wasn't born with the talent to become an international superstar ... he inhaled it ... in the form of miraculous marijuana smoke -- so says legendary weed icon Tommy Chong.The… READ MORE >

- 1330 days ago
Cheech & Chong -- Car Crashes Into 'Next Movie' House

Cheech & Chong
Car Crashes Into House from 'Next Movie'

We swear we're not high ... but a car crashed into an East LA house last week that just happened to be the EXACT SAME HOUSE Cheech & Chong smashed up in a movie over 30 years ago. Far out,… READ MORE >

- 1458 days ago
Tommy Chong Diagnosed With Cancer

Tommy Chong
I Have Cancer And Pot Will Cure It

Tommy Chong revealed he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer ... and we'll give you one guess how he says he plans on treating it. The comedian, during an interview with CNN, said he was… READ MORE >

- 1542 days ago

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