Who does not like knowing about celebrities whom we see daily on screen or in magazines and newspapers? Maybe we all have known about them through different gossip sites or we may also have been dedicated fans of them for a long period. They are a huge part of our daily life and they also play very important role in our life to fill entertainment and excitement. One among them is Tommy Chong who is a Canadian actor, comedian, director, activist, writer, as well as a musician. Chong is widely notable for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and the movies with Cheech Marin and for playing the role as Leo on Fox’s That ‘70s Show.
Now let us know some more details related to his personal life biography which has been accessed through different sources. Tommy Chong is the native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He has now reached the age of 78 and he was born on 24th May of the year 1938. Although he is known by the name Tommy Chong, his real name is Thomas B. Kin Chong. His parents are Lorna Jean and Staley Chong. His father was a Chinese Truck driver whereas his mother was a waitress. During his youth time, Chong moved to Calgary along with his family. Settling in a conservative neighborhood, he has been referred to as Dog Patch.
Chong had said that his dad had been wounded in World War II and there was veterans hospital located in Calgary. He then bought $500 house in Dog Patch and raised up his family on $50 per week. In an interview, Tommy had stated that he is a dropped out student of Crescent Heights High School. He also said that he used to play guitar for making money. became naturalized US citizen in late 1980s. He had also co-written and performed on multiple of Cheech & Chong comedy albums and among them, two were nominated for the Best Comedy Album Grammy Awards. Additionally, he is also the director of four duo’s films which he directed while co-writing as well as starring in all seven along with Cheech Marin.
Tommy Chong has been active in this field since 1962 and it is sure that during this long period, he must have won multiple fans and followers in his career. He is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He also has a page on Wikipedia in which we can follow him to stay more updated about his personal as well as professional life. He has the total net worth of $8 million.
Chong has married twice in his life. At first, he was married to Maxine Sneed who is also multiracial. The pair exchanged their vows in 1960 and they remained together for ten years until 1970. Additionally, he also has two children, both daughter together with Maxine whom they have named as Rae Dawn and Robbi Chong. After that, he remarried with his second wife Shelby Fiddis. Their wedding ceremony was held in Los Angeles in 1975. They have good trust as well as understanding between them and it is the reason that they are together since their marriage. Together with Shelby, Tommy has three children who are named as Paris, Gilbran, and Precious Chong.