- Date of Birth:
- May 24, 1938
Tommy Chong born Thomas B. Kin Chong in Edmonton, Canada on May, 24, 1938 is a multi-talented actor, musician, director, activist and comedian who rose to fame for his Cheech & Chong marijuana themed albums and movies.
Best Known For:
Tommy Chong is best known for his comedy albums that he starring in alongside of Cheech Marin. Two of the duo’s albums were nominated for a Best Comedy Album at the Grammys. Tommy is also a contest on season 19 of Dancing With The Stars where he is partnered with pro-dancer, Peta Murgatroyd.
Tommy Chong married his wife, Shelby Fiddis in 1975 and the couple have three children together. Tommy has also become an activist for the legalization of marijuana and sits on the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws advisory board. Cheech & Chong parted ways in the mid 80s over creative differences, but the pair reunited in 2008 for a comedy tour, they were also featured together in an episode of The Simpsons back in 2011.