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Tommy Chong net worth:
$8 Million

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Thomas B. Kin Chong was born on 24 May 1938, in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, of Scots-Irish and French (mother) and Chinese (father) ancestry. Tommy is primarily a comedian, and came into prominence in 1970s by forming a duo with  another comedian, Cheech Marin, calling themselves Cheech and Chong. They mostly performed during the 1970s and 1980s in films directed and produced by both of them, which emphasized the hippie era including drugs, especially cannabis. The albums they released were also based on the same topics. This comedy duo added a solid sum to Tommy Chong’s net worth.

So just how rich is Tommy Chong? Sources estimate that the popular Tommy has a net worth of $8 million, accumulated during his popular partnership with Cheech Marin, but also from his acting a several films, TV series and shows.

Tommy Chong Net Worth $8 Million

Tommy Chong’s mother, Lorna Jean (née Gilchrist) was a waitress, and his father was Stanley a truck driver who immigrated to Canada from China in the 1920s. The family moved to Calgary, but Tommy dropped-out of school at 16, as he was much more interested in playing the guitar, and in fact became a guitarist in the Canadian group “The Shades”. With  another member, Bobby Taylor, Chong established a Vancouver night club in 1963. The band changed their name many times: they were “Little Daddy & The Bachelors”, “Four Niggers and a Chink”, until finally the group members found a compromise – “Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers”. Their debut single was “Does Your Mamma Know About Me” co-composed by Chong. In collaboration with Gordy Records, the band released several albums. Soon after, the band split up simply due to business reasons. The incomes increased Tommy Chong’s net worth though.

Tommy certainly managed to enlarge the total amount of his net worth with the successful activity of “Cheech & Chong” though, as they released several albums throughout their professional existence of more than 10 years, and two of them were nominated for Best Comedy Album Grammy Awards. “Cheech & Chong” split up in 1985 because of incompatible ideas in performing.

It is claimed that after this breaking up, Tommy had a difficult period in his life and, Tommy Chong’s net worth stopped growing. His recovery was marked by an American TV period sitcom “That `70s Show” released in 1998, wherein he appeared as the hippie Leo. Tommy also acted in “Dharma & Greg”, another popular TV serial of 1999s. The artist has performed in many movies too, including “Half Baked” (1998), “The Wash” (2001), and “Best Buds” (2003).

Tommy Chong added some revenues to his net worth by being a voice-over artist in “Scarface: “The Lion King” (1994), “The World Is Yours” (2006), and “Code Monkeys” (2008), among others.

The year of 2005 was important for Tommy since “a/k/a/ Tommy Chong”, a documentary about his personal life, appeared in the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2008, “Cheech & Chong” reunited temporarily for two tours: “The Felimony Tour” and “Light Up America and Canada”.

As can be seen, Tommy Chong has had a very busy and varied career in the entertainment industry, which is not over yet, despite ‘greatly exaggerated’ reports of his death from cancer recently, so his net worth may grow further!

Tommy Chong has two daughters with his first wife Maxine Sneed: married 1960-70. In 1975 Tommy married Shelby Fiddis, and they have welcomed three children as well as adopting one more. Some of his children are also realizing themselves in acting.

For the record, Tommy Chong was jailed for 9 months in 2000s for drug trafficking. Nowadays, however, he is also known as a strong supporter for the legalization of marijuana.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Gawd! 2016 completed Gawd
Zootopia 2016 Yax (voice)
Uncle Grandpa 2015 TV Series Bottom Bag
The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter 2014 Video Store Clerk
The Millers 2014 TV Series Ganja Pete
Raising Hope 2014 TV Series Hubert
Satisfaction 2013 TV Series Tommy Chong
Cheech & Chong's Movie Review 2013 Video short
Cheech & Chong's History of 420 2013 Video short
Cheech & Chong's TED Talk 2013 Video short
Cheech & Chong Count to 1 Minute 2013 Video short
Cheech & Chong Read the Bible 2013 Video short
Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie 2013 voice
Slightly Stoopid: Live at Roberto's TRI Studios 2012 Video The Host
Franklin & Bash 2011 TV Series Judge Tommy Harper
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 2011 Stone (voice)
Cubed 2010 TV Series Tommy Chong- Drug Abuse Teacher
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves 2008 Deputy Tom
Code Monkeys 2008 TV Series Laird Boony
George Lopez 2007 TV Series Mr. Gutierrez
Evil Bong 2006 Jimbo Leary
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game Hippie (voice, as Thomas Chong)
That '70s Show 1999-2006 TV Series Leo
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye 2006 TV Special Leo
Secret Agent 420 2005 QP
Pauly Shore Is Dead 2003 Tommy Chong
High Times Potluck 2002 Tommy Chong
The Wash 2001 Dee's Connection
South Park 2000 TV Series Chief Running Pinto
Dharma & Greg 1999 TV Series Carl
Half Baked 1998 Squirrel Master
Sliders 1997 TV Series Van Elsinger
Nash Bridges 1997 TV Series Barry Chen
McHale's Navy 1997 Armando / Ernesto
Senior Trip 1995 Red
The George Carlin Show 1994 TV Series Rhodes
Life After Sex 1992
FernGully: The Last Rainforest 1992 Root (voice)
The Spirit of '76 1990 Stoner
Far Out Man 1990 Far Out Man
Tripwire 1989 Merle Shine
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series T.R. 'Jumbo' Collins
After Hours 1985 Pepe (as Thomas Chong)
Get Out of My Room 1985 The Man
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers 1984 Lucian Corsican
Yellowbeard 1983 El Nebuloso
Still Smokin 1983 Chong (as Thomas Chong)
Things Are Tough All Over 1982 Chong / Prince Habib
Nice Dreams 1981 Chong
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 Chong (as Thomas Chong)
Up in Smoke 1978 Anthony 'Man' Stoner

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon 2011 Documentary writer: "Does Your Mama Know About Me" - as Thomas Chong
Hey Watch This 2010 Video documentary performer: "Dumb Mother Fucker", "Born in East LA", "Mexican Americans/Beaners", "Up in Smoke" - uncredited / writer: "Dumb Mother Fucker", "Born in East LA", "Mexican Americans/Beaners", "Up in Smoke" - uncredited
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: "Freak On A Leash"
That '70s Show 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CKY2K 2000 Video documentary writer: "Earache My Eye"
The Assault 1996 writer: "Don't Kick Her in the Butt"
Space Jam 1996 writer: "Basketball Jones" - as Thomas Chong
Senior Trip 1995 performer: "Earache My Eye" - as Chong / writer: "Earache My Eye" - as Thomas Chong
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live 1990 Video writer: "Big Bottom / Earache My Eye" Medley
Far Out Man 1990 performer: "Hippyland Rap" / producer: "Hippyland Rap" / writer: "Don't Kick Her in the Butt", "Black Man Blues", "Hippyland Rap", "I'm Black Again", "Far Out Man"
Things Are Tough All Over 1982 lyrics: "Chilly Winds of Chicago" ucnredited / music: "Chilly Winds of Chicago" ucnredited
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 performer: "Mexican Americans", "Beaners", "Baby What You Want Me to Do"
Being There 1979 performer: "Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces" - as Chong / writer: "Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces" - as Chong
Up in Smoke 1978 lyrics: "Up In Smoke", "Framed", "Searchin'", "Rock Fight", "I Didn't Know Your Name Was Alex" / music: "Up In Smoke", "I Didn't Know Your Name Was Alex" / performer: "Earache My Eye" / writer: "Earache My Eye"
California Split 1974 writer: "Basket Ball Jones" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie 2013
Just for Laughs 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Hey Watch This 2010 Video documentary
Far Out Man 1990
The Family Martinez 1986 TV Movie
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers 1984
Still Smokin 1983 written by - as Thomas Chong
Things Are Tough All Over 1982 as Thomas Chong
Nice Dreams 1981 written by - as Thomas Chong
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980
Up in Smoke 1978 writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hey Watch This 2010 Video documentary executive producer
Trial and Error 1988 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Family Martinez 1986 TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Still Smokin 1983 as Thomas Chong
Nice Dreams 1981 as Thomas Chong
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980
Up in Smoke 1978 uncredited
Far Out Man 1990
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers 1984

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up in Smoke 1978 songs: New lyrics and Music and Lyrics for

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Velvet 2015 Documentary special thanks post-production
Lucky Schmucks thanks for inspiration announced
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter 2011 special thanks
Monsterpiece Theatre Volume 1 2011 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pat Morita: Long Story Short Documentary pre-production Himself
The Playboy Morning Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Almost Legal with Tommy Chong 2015 TV Series Himself - Host
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Comedy 2015 TV Series Himself
Tommy Chong's Unaired Lincoln Ad 2015 Video short Himself
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Getting Doug with High 2014 TV Series Himself
Gotham Comedy Live 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood 2014 Documentary Himself
Guys Choice Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Boardwalk Hempire: The Rise and Fall of the Medical Kush Beach Club 2014 Documentary Tommy Chong
TakePart Live 2014 TV Series Himself - Gawd
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tom Green Live 2014 TV Series Himself
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2013 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Tommy Chong Presents Comedy at 420 2013 TV Movie Himself
George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You 2012 TV Special documentary Himself (segment: opening film) (uncredited)
The Green Room with Paul Provenza 2011 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 2011 TV Series Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Masters 2011 TV Series documentary
Just for Laughs 2010 TV Series Himself - Host
Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano 2010 TV Series Himself
Huckabee 2010 TV Series Himself
Hey Watch This 2010 Video documentary Himself / Various
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself
WWE Raw 2010 TV Series Himself
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tosh.0 2009 TV Series Himself
The BackStage Pass 2009 Video Himself
Free Radio 2009 TV Series Himself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cheech & Chong: Roasted 2008 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2004-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
I Love the New Millennium 2008 TV Mini-Series Himself
American Drug War: The Last White Hope 2007 Documentary Himself - Private Prison Prisoner
The Comedy Can Television Series 2007 TV Movie Himself
Urban Rush 2007 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High 2007 Documentary Himself - Comedian
The Bronx Bunny Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Greasy Rider 2006 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tom Green's House Tonight 2006 TV Series Himself
A/k/a Tommy Chong 2006 Documentary Himself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
American Stag 2006 Documentary Himself
The Young Turks 2005 TV Series Himself (2006)
People Uncut 2005 TV Series Himself - Comic
The Standard 2005 TV Series Himself - Comic
Comedy Gold 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
Shootout 2005 TV Series Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Howard Stern Show 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tommy Chong Roast 1989 TV Movie Himself
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues 1988 Video documentary Himself
Baloney 1988 TV Series Himself
The Importance of Being Funny in America 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Canadian Conspiracy 1985 TV Movie Himself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
The Making of 'The Corsican Brothers' 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Group Madness 1983 Documentary Himself
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
It Came from Hollywood 1982 Documentary Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself - Guest
Evening Magazine 1979 TV Series Himself
The Norman Gunston Show 1975 TV Series Himself
The Helen Reddy Show 1973 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Latin Explosion: A New America 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Comedian / Musician
The Comix Scrutinizer 2015 TV Series Anthony Stoner
Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong 2013 Jimbo Leary (uncredited)
WWE Raw 2010 TV Series Himself
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 1 2006 Video Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself
Grass 1999 Documentary Anthony 'Man' Stoner
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'Up in Smoke' (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1974 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Recording · Cheech Marin

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Recording · Cheech Marin
1973 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Recording · Cheech Marin
1972 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Recording · Cheech Marin


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#Fact
1 In federal prison in the 1990s, his cubemate - or "cubie" - was Jordan Belfort, who's life story is told in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). They've remained friends ever since.
2 Diagnosed with prostate cancer [June 9, 2012].
3 Former brother-in-law of Three Dog Night drummer, Floyd Sneed.
4 Former Father-in-law of C. Thomas Howell.
5 Was considered for the role of Sheriff Leigh Brackett in Halloween (1978).
6 Has a webcast on youtube under the username citizenchong.
7 Shared the stage with Producer/Actor Anthony Begonia for an East Meets West event in Little Tokyo.
8 Originally considered for the part of Shenzi alongside Cheech Marin in The Lion King (1994). But the directors couldn't get hold of Chong, So the part went to Whoopi Goldberg.
9 The only person of the 55 arrested during the US Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Pipe Dreams" to serve time in prison.
10 True to his comedy image, Tommy and his family ran Nice Dreams Enterprises, an internet company that sells marijuana bongs and pipes. He was arrested in 2003 on federal drug paraphernalia charges and sentenced in September of that year. He will spend 9 months in jail and pay around $120,000 in fines.
11 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 104-105 (article "Cheech and Chong"). New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
12 His father, Stanley Chong, was a Chinese immigrant. His mother, Lorna Jean (Gilchrist), was of Scots-Irish ancestry.
13 Has two children with first wife Maxine Sneed: daughters Rae Dawn Chong (born in 1961) and Robbi Chong (born in 1965). He also has four children with second wife Shelby Chong: daughter Precious Chong (born in 1968, while he was still married to first wife Maxine), and sons Paris Chong (born in 1974), Marcus Chong (adopted in 1978), and Gilbran Chong (born in 1980).
14 Has a stand-up comic act with his wife, Shelby Chong. They frequently perform to sold-out crowds. [2001]
15 Former guitarist of the 1960s interracial sextet, 'Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers'. He also co-wrote the group's biggest hit, "Does Your Mama Know About Me".
16 The rumor of his death in the mid-1990s, (spread mainly through the internet) was greatly exaggerated.
17 Father, with Maxine Sneed, of Rae Dawn Chong, Robbi Chong. Adopted father of Marcus Chong.
18 Father, with Shelby Chong of Gilbran Chong, Paris Chong, Precious Chong, and Marcus Chong.

#Quote
1 The trouble when you're doing something illegal is that you know what you're doing. You're lying to your parents, you're lying to your kids. The only person you can't lie to is yourself.
2 [on his mother] She really helped me. The thing about her, she was a white woman and she was married to my dad who was Chinese, and she said "Remember this: you're mixed so people are always going to look at you, they're going to notice you. So it's up to you how you conduct yourself, but you're going to be noticed."
3 I've met a lot of jazz musicians in my day, and they're all funny. Cannonball Adderley was a riot, Miles [Miles Davis] had the most dry sense of humor ever, always had something clever to say. I think what is is is jazz musicians - they're so careful about what notes they play, everything they do is to impress the listener. And that's what comedy is. Comedy is the ultimate truth. Jazz is hitting the notes that that no one else would hit, and comedy is saying words that no one else would say. And Gaye was the master. He was really just a special guy.
4 [on guitarist Gaye Delorme] When people used to see Coltrane play, sax players would run out of the clubs going 'I quit! I'll never play again! I can't take it!. On a quieter scale, that's exactly how Gaye mad me feel. He had a neat little trick. All good musicians do. He said, 'Can I sit in, and do you mind if if I can borrow your guitar?' And then he took the same instrument that I'd been struggling with and make it sound like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, all rolled in one.


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