Tommy Chong

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Chong in October 2006

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

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 and in Vancouver. 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 is battling 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]

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