Tommy Chong

Canadian actor and comedian

Thomas B. Kin Chong[1] (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, director, musician and writer.

Chong in 2006

He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox's That '70s Show.

Chong was born on May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[2] He was raised in Calgary, Alberta. Chong studied at Crescent Heights High School.

Chong first married Maxine Sneed, from 1960 until their divorce in 1970. They had two daughters, Robbi and Rae Dawn. His second marriage was to Shelby Fiddis in 1975. They had three children.

He announced on June 9, 2012, that he has prostate cancer. He described the cancer "as a slow stage one [that I've] had for a long time." He said that he was drug-free for about three years, during which time he began having prostate-related problems.[3]

On July 15, 2012 Chong tweeted that the hemp oil he has been using to treat his cancer is working and that "he is 99% cancer free".[4] However, on June 16, 2015, Chong stated he has rectal cancer and was "using cannabis like crazy" in order to endure the treatment.[5] In 2019, Chong announced that he is "cancer-free".

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  1. "Actor Tommy Chong gets nine months for selling pot pipes". Archived from the original on 2016-07-16. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  2. "Nardwuar vs. Tommy Chong". Nardwuar. YouTube. August 20, 1993. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  3. "Comedian Tommy Chong fighting prostate cancer". CNN. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  4. "Tommy Chong (@tommychong) - Twitter".
  5. "Tommy Chong: I Have Rectal Cancer". 17 June 2015.

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