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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 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 >

Tommy Chong -- The Pope Has 3 Nipples??!!

Tommy Chong
The Pope Has 3 Nipples??!!

Lifelong stoner Tommy Chong tackled our camera guy's celeb pop quiz ... and dominated -- but the same can't be said about: A) Harvey, B) Harvey, or C) All of the above. READ MORE >

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Snoop Dogg -- Is Today 4/20???

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Is Today 4/20???

Legendary weed advocate Snoop Dogg woke up this morning and posted this photo on his Twitter page today ... think he knows it's 4/20??? In case you missed it -- today, 4/20, is an unofficial… READ MORE >

- 1986 days ago
Cheech & Chong: Who'd You Rather?

Cheech & Chong
Who'd You Rather?

Comedy duo Tommy Chong (left) and Cheech Marin (right) reunited at some marijuana event in D.C. on Wednesday.Question is ... See Also Ben vs. Hurley: Who'd You Rather? Chicks from 'Up in the Air':… READ MORE >

- 2446 days ago
Touched by a Stoner

Touched
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After everything he's been through, Tommy Chong says he's most thankful for one special kind of bud ... but not the green kind.Cheech & Chong split over creative differences back in 1985. They… READ MORE >

- 2861 days ago
Long Bong Chong Not Looking for Dong

Long Bong Chong
Not Looking for Dong

Tommy Chong is a notorious advocate for pot, but dude wants to make one thing clear -- when he was in jail, he wasn't anyone's pipe smoker.P.S. -- It's pretty clear our photog is man crushing on… READ MORE >

- 2889 days ago
Schwarzenegger: I Hit the Bong with Chong

Schwarzenegger:
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Puff, puff, pass -- that's how Arnie rolls. Arnold Schwarzenegger bluntly confirmed Tommy Chong's revelation that Chong and the Governator used to burn one down together back in the day. Honesty… READ MORE >

- 2927 days ago
'The Office' Star -- Hits from the Chong

'The Office' Star
Hits from the Chong

Craig Robinson, recently busted for possession of ecstasy, and Tommy Chong, notorious marijuana activist, were both staying at the same DC hotel this weekend -- and nobody got arrested! READ MORE >

- 2933 days ago
Chong to Karl Rove: Squeal Piggy!

Chong to Karl Rove:
Squeal Piggy!

Karl Rove has dropped the soap....you know what we're sayin'.... Tommy Chong's hatred for the government intense as ever, he compared Rove to the guy on the receiving end of the backwoods hick in… READ MORE >

- 2957 days ago
Another Hollywood Baby Bump?!

Another Hollywood
Baby Bump?!

Is there another pregnant man?!While out golfing in South Carolina on Thursday, Cheech Marin was snapped with his bulging belly.While his reps won't comment on Cheech's personal life, it seems… READ MORE >

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