Chong, Tommy

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Name
Chong, Tommy Gender: M
Thomas B. Kin Chong
born on 24 May 1938 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Edmonton, Alberta, 53n33, 113w28
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 03°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 04°39 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°55'



Tommy Chong (2015)
photo: Axle0000, license gfdl

Biography

Canadian actor, comedian, director, musician, writer and cannabis rights activist. He is known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox's That '70s Show. He became a naturalized United States citizen in the late 1980s.

In an interview, Tommy Chong shared that he smoked with Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his bodybuilding buddies, also with all the Beatles except Paul McCartney. He also calls George Harrison his favourite smoking friend.

In 1960, Chong married Maxine Sneed in Canada. She is of Black Canadian and Cherokee descent. They raised two daughters, Rae Dawn (b. 1961) by his previous girlfriend Gail Lewis, and Robbi Chong (b. 1965). They divorced in 1970.

In 1975, Chong married Shelby Fiddis in Los Angeles. They had three children, sons Paris (b. 1974) and Gilbran (b. 1981) and daughter Precious Chong (b. 1968). In 1978, the couple adopted Marcus Wyatt. Rae Dawn, Robbi, Marcus, Paris, and Precious Chong have each pursued careers in acting.

Chong announced on 9 June 2012, that he was battling prostate cancer. On 16 June 2015, Chong stated that he had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In 2019, Chong announced that he was "cancer-free".

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Marin, Cheech (born 13 July 1946). Notes: Comedy duo
  • friend relationship with Harrison, George (born 25 February 1943). Notes: "Smoking friends"

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in an interview on YouTube: "[I was] born in Edmonton, [at] University Hospital, 1938, May 24th, in fact my mother said there were firecrackers going off, they were having a big celebration" ("Nardwuar vs. Tommy Chong," circa 2011, 1m45s [1].

This date is Empire Day or Victoria Day, a public holiday in Canada featuring evening fireworks. A birth time of 9 PM is speculative.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Scotch-Irish mother, Chinese father)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Prostate, colorectal)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One adopted)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Alternative methods (Hemp oil)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Cannabis rights)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor