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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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Touched by a Stoner

Touched
By a Stoner

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 >

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 >

- 2243 days ago
Schwarzenegger: I Hit the Bong with Chong

Schwarzenegger:
I Hit the Bong with Chong

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 >

- 2281 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 >

- 2287 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 >

- 2311 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 >

- 2409 days ago
Cheech & Chong's Friendship: Up in Smoke?

Cheech & Chong's Friendship:
Up in Smoke?

Tommy Chong delivered a fatal blow to stoners everywhere yesterday -- dropping the bomb that Cheech & Chong may never reunite again. // In between creepy talk about Brit gettin' nekkid and who… READ MORE >

- 2445 days ago
Tommy Chong: Words of Wisdom for Paris Hilton

Tommy Chong:
Words of Wisdom for Paris Hilton

TMZ has obtained video of stoner icon Tommy Chong giving his view on the Paris Hilton situation, and what she might expect once behind bars in County Jail. Mr. "Those pipes are for tobacco" would… READ MORE >

- 2775 days ago

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