Tommy Chong is a Canadian-American actor, writer, and comedian. He is best known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin. Chong’s career has spanned more than 50 years, during which he has achieved a great level of success, leaving a lasting legacy.
Tommy Chong was born on May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His parents were of Chinese and Scottish descent. He began playing guitar and writing songs in high school, and performed with a band called The Shades. In the 1960s, Chong moved to Vancouver where he began performing stand-up comedy.
In the late 1960s, Chong met Richard “Cheech” Marin and the two formed the comedy duo Cheech & Chong. The two released several successful comedy albums in the 1970s and starred in eight feature films together. The duo’s films were notable for their marijuana-themed humor and satirical take on American culture.
Throughout his career, Chong has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He has had guest roles in popular shows such as That ‘70s Show, Dharma & Greg, and The Love Boat. In 2003, Chong was the host of the television show, The Marijuana-Logues.
In addition to acting, Chong has written several books, including The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint and The Cheech & Chong Bible. He has also released several solo comedy albums.
Tommy Chong is widely recognized as an icon of marijuana culture. He was inducted into the High Times Counterculture Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Comedy Hall of Fame in 2015. His work has had a lasting impact on comedy and popular culture.
Tommy Chong’s career has spanned more than 50 years and he has achieved a great level of success. His marijuana-themed comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin have left a lasting legacy. He is widely recognized as an icon of marijuana culture and has been inducted into the High Times Counterculture Hall of Fame and the Comedy Hall of Fame.