Tommy Chong

Birth name: Thomas B. Kin Chong

Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: May 24, 1938

*Chinese (father)
*Scots-Irish (mother)

Tommy Chong is Canadian and American comedian, actor, musician, writer, activist, and director. He is known for starring with Cheech Marin in a series of comedies, including Up In Smoke (1978).

Tommy is the son of Lorna Jean (Gilchrist) and Stanley Chong. His father was Chinese. His mother was of Scots-Irish ancestry. Tommy is married to comedian, producer, and actress Shelby Chong. He has six children; four with with Shelby, and two, including actress Rae Dawn Chong and actress and model Robbi Chong, with his former wife, Maxine Sneed.

Tommy’s maternal grandfather was named Samuel Gilchrist.

Tommy’s maternal grandmother was named Emma Woodcock.

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3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    he does not look half-Chinese at all.

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