Tommy Chong Biography (1938-)

Born May 24, 1938, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; son of Stanley (a truck driver) and Lorna Jean (a waitress; maiden name, Gilchrist) Chong; married MaxineSneed, 1960 (divorced, 1970); married Shelby Fiddis (an actress and producer); children: (first marriage) Rae Dawn and Robbi Lynn (actresses); (second marriage) Precious, Paris, Gilbran (a drummer). Addresses: Agent: Don Buchwald & Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, screenwriter, director, comedian, composer, producer, musician
Birth Details
May 24, 1938
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Man Stoner, Up in Smoke (also known as Cheech and Chong's Up inSmoke and Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke), Paramount, 1978
  • Chong, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (also known as High Encounters of the Ultimate Kind), Universal, 1980
  • Chong, Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (also known as Nice Dreams), Columbia, 1981
  • Chong, Prince Habib, Things Are Tough All Over, Columbia, 1982
  • Chong, Still Smokin' (also known as Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin'), Paramount, 1983
  • El Nebuloso, Yellowbeard, Orion, 1983
  • Himself, It Came from Hollywood, Paramount, 1983
  • Himself, Group Madness, 1983
  • Corsican Brother, The Corsican Brothers (also known as Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers), Orion, 1984
  • (As Thomas Chong) Pepe, After Hours, Warner Bros., 1985
  • The man, Get out of My Room (also known as Cheech and Chong: Get out of My Room), 1985
  • The Canadian Conspiracy, 1986
  • Himself, Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues (also known as Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues), 1988
  • Title role, Far Out Man (also known as Soul Man II), CineTel, 1990
  • Merle Shine, Tripwire, Columbia Home Video, 1990
  • Stoner, The Spirit of '76, SVS/Triumph Home Video, 1991
  • Life after Sex, 1991
  • Voice of Root, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Red, National Lampoon's Senior Trip (also known as Senior Trip), New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Armando/Ernesto, McHale's Navy, Universal, 1997
  • Squirrel Master, Half Baked, Universal, 1998
  • Himself, Best Buds (also known as Tommy Chong's Best Buds),MCA/Universal, 1998
  • QP, Secret Agent 420, 2000
  • Hippie, High Times Potluck, 2001
  • Dee's connection, The Wash, 2001
  • Himself, You'll Never Wiez in This Town Again, 2002
  • Film Director
  • (Uncredited) Up in Smoke (also known as Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke and Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke), 1978
  • Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (also known as High Encounters ofthe Ultimate Kind), Universal, 1980
  • Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (also known as Nice Dreams),Columbia, 1981
  • Still Smokin' (also known as Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin'), Paramount, 1983
  • The Corsican Brothers (also known as Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers), Orion, 1984
  • Far Out Man (also known as Soul Man II), CineTel, 1990
  • (Uncredited; scenes deleted) Best Buds (also known as Tommy Chong's Best Buds), MCA/Universal, 1998
  • Film Executive Producer
  • Best Buds (also known as Tommy Chong's Best Buds), MCA/Universal, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Leo, That '70s Show, Fox, 1999-
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "The Corsican Brothers," 1984
  • The Tommy Chong Roast (also known as Playboy Comedy Roast: Tommy Chong), 1985
  • Baloney, CBC, 1989
  • Episodic
  • Jumbo, "Trust Fund Pirates," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986
  • Van Elsinger, "Stoker," Sliders, Fox, 1997
  • Barry Chen, "Wild Cards," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1997
  • Carl, "Tie-Dying the Knot," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1999
  • Voice of Chief Running Pinto, "Cherokee Hair Tampons," South Park(animated), Comedy Central, 2000
  • Also appeared in The George Carlin Show.
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, The Family Martinez, 1986
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Trial and Error, CBS, 1988
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Richard "Cheech" Marin) Up in Smoke (also known as Cheechand Chong's Up in Smoke and Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke), Paramount, 1978
  • (With Marin) Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (also known as HighEncounters of the Ultimate Kind), Universal, 1980
  • (With Marin) Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (also known as NiceDreams), Columbia, 1981
  • (As Thomas Chong; with Marin) Things Are Tough All Over, Columbia,1982
  • (With Marin) Still Smokin' (also known as Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin'), Paramount, 1983
  • (With Marin) The Corsican Brothers (also known as Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers), Orion, 1984
  • Far Out Man (also known as Soul Man II), CineTel, 1990
  • Best Buds (also known as Tommy Chong's Best Buds), MCA/Universal, 1998
  • Film Songs
  • Up in Smoke (also known as Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke and Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke), Paramount, 1978
  • Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (also known as High Encounters ofthe Ultimate Kind), Universal, 1980
  • Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (also known as Nice Dreams),Columbia, 1981
  • Things Are Tough All Over, Columbia, 1982
  • Still Smokin' (also known as Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin'), Paramount, 1983
  • Get out of My Room (also known as Cheech and Chong: Get out ofMy Room), 1985
  • Far Out Man (also known as Soul Man II), CineTel, 1990
  • (Uncredited) Senior Trip (also known as National Lampoon's Senior Trip), New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Television Specials
  • The Family Martinez, 1986
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums (with Cheech and Chong)
  • Big Bambu, Warner Bros. Records, 1972
  • Cheech and Chong, Ode Records, 1972
  • Los Cochinos, Reprise, 1973
  • The Wedding Album, Reprise, 1974
  • Sleeping Beauty, Warner Bros. Records, 1976
  • Let's Make a New Dope Deal, Warner Bros. Records, 1987
  • Get Out of My Room, MCA Records, 1987
  • Cheech and Chong's Greatest Hit, Reprise, 1991

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 112, Gale, 1985
    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, December 23, 1996, p. 57

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