Cannabis Celebrity profile: Tommy Chong

Who is Tommy Chong?

Name: Tommy Chong

Nationality: Canadian

Born: 24 May 1938 (as Thomas B. Kin Chong) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Things you need to know about Tommy Chong


Tommy Chong is a celebrated comedian, musician and cannabis advocate.

Chong was the son of a Scots-Irish waitress and a Chinese truck driver. His parents moved to a conservative area of Calgary in his childhood; possibly as a result, he became interested in playing rock and roll music. Chong and his bandmates from one of his bands, “Little Daddy & The Bachelors”, opened a Vancouver night club in the early 1960s. It was during this tenure that Chong met Richard ‘Cheech’ Marin, a Mexican-American from California dodging the Vietnam War draft. When the final incarnation of the band broke up, Cheech and Chong began to record comedy skits, often with a strong cannabis culture flavour.

Beginning with their 1971 eponymous debut, Cheech and Chong became a successful and beloved part of cannabis culture, a position reinforced by their first film Cheech And Chong’s Up In Smoke (1978). Several albums and less-well received films and albums followed, and the…

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