Tommy Chong Bio
Facts of Tommy Chong
|Age:||80 years 6 months|
|Birth Date:||May 24, 1938|
|Birth Place:||Edmonton, Canada|
|Father's Name:||Stanley Chong|
|Mother's Name:||Lorna Jean Gilchrist|
|Education:||Crescent Heights High School|
|Height:||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Net Worth:||$8 million|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (Chinese, Scottish, Irish)|
|Hair Color:||Salt and pepper|
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Relationship Statistics of Tommy Chong
|What is Tommy Chong marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Tommy Chong get married ? (married date):||, 1975|
|How many children does Tommy Chong have ? (name):||Rae Dawn Chong, Robbi Chong, Precious Chong, Paris Chong, Gilbran Chong|
|Is Tommy Chong having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Tommy Chong gay ?:||No|
|Who is Tommy Chong wife ? (name):||Shelby Chong|
More about the relationship
The 79-year-old Canadian-American comedian, Tommy is a married man. He is married twice in his life. Initially, he was married to Maxine Sneed. Together, they also welcomed two daughters, Rae Dawn and Robbi Chong. However, they couldn’t continue their relationship and divorced after 10 years of marriage in 1970.
Back in 1975, he tied the knot with Shelby Fiddis in Los Angeles. Furthermore, they also gave birth to two sons Paris and Gilbran and a daughter Precious Chong. Since their marriage, the married pair has maintained a perfect relationship with them. Apart from her, he has never seen with any other woman and never involved in an affair. Currently, Tommy and Shelby are enjoying their married life and living beautifully.
Who is Tommy Chong?
Tommy Chong is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and also cannabis rights activist. He rose to prominence after appearing in the comedy movie Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie in 1980. Furthermore, he has also starred in a couple of popular movies such as Up in Smoke, Zootopia, Pauly Shore Is Dead, Half Baked, and much more.
Besides this, he has also starred in several TV shows such as Nash Bridges, South Park, Sliders, and much more. In addition, he has also won the Grammy for Best Comedy Recording along with Cheech Marin.
Tommy Chong: Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Tommy was born on May 24, 1938, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Talking about his nationality, he is Canadian-American and his ethnicity is mixed (Chinese, Scottish, Irish). He is the son of waitress Lorna Jean and truck driver Stanley Chong. As a child, his childhood was so hard as his family was in poverty.
Moving towards his education, he dropped out from Crescent Heights High School at the age of 16. After that, he began to play guitar to make money.
Tommy Chong: Career, Net Worth, and Awards
Tommy began his career in music where he played guitar for a Calgary soul group named The Shades. Later, their debut album ‘Does Your Mama Know About Me’ climbed at the no. 29 position on the Billboard Hot 100. Soon after that, he was fired from the band and started his own comedy duo along with Cheech Marin named Cheech and Chong in 1971.
After forming the duo, they began to perform stage shows and also launched their comedy album, ‘Cheech & Chong’. As their first album came as a big hit, the duo released their second album ‘Big Bambu’.
In 1978, Tommy appeared alongside Cheech in comedy feature-film titled ‘Up in Smoke’. After a couple of years, he landed the role of Chong in comedy film Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie in 1980. Later, the veteran actor has also featured in several movies such as Up in Smoke, Zootopia, Pauly Shore Is Dead, Half Baked, and much more. Besides this, he has also starred in several TV shows such as Nash Bridges, South Park, Sliders, and much more.
During 1981 to 1985, Tommy appeared in a couple of hit movies which include ‘Nice Dreams’, ‘It Came from Hollywood’, ‘Things Are Tough All Over’, ‘Still Smokin’, ‘Yellowbeard’, ‘Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers’ and ‘Get Out of My Room’. Recently, he has also starred in Uncle Grandpa, and Trailer Park Boys: Out Of the Park: USA. In 2016, he gave voice in Zootopia.
Being a veteran comedian, he earns a handsome amount of money from his profession. Currently, he has a net worth of $8 million.
So far, Tommy has won the Grammy for Best Comedy Recording along with Cheech Marin. Apart from that, he has been also nominated for BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award and few Grammy awards.
Tommy Chong: Rumors and Controversy
Once, Tommy was dragged into a controversy as the United States police raid into his house. Furthermore, he also went to court for his company Nice Dreams products, as US Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said that Tommy was the more responsible because he financed and marketed the product.
Tommy Chong: Body Measurements
Tommy has a height of 6 ft 2 inches and his weight is unknown. Furthermore, he has brown eyes and salt and pepper colored hair. Besides this, there is not any information regarding his other body measurements.
Social Media Profile
Tommy is pretty active on social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Currently, he has more than 2.4 million followers on Instagram and 480k followers on Twitter. Furthermore, he also holds a Facebook account in which he has almost 7.5 million followers.