Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong
Real Name/Full Name Thomas B. Kin Chong
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Tommy Chong
Birth Place: Edmonton, Canada
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 24 May 1938
Age/How Old: 86 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 81 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Light brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –Stanley Chong
Mother –Lorna Jean
Siblings: N/A
School: Crescent High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Canadian, American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Shelby Chong (m.1975), Maxine sneed (m.1960-1970)
Kids/Children Name: Yes( Rae Dawn Chong, Paris Chong, Robbie Chong, Precious Chong, Gibran Chong)
Profession: Canadian- American actor, writer, director, musician, cannabis rights activist and comedian
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Tommy Chong is a famous American – Canadian actor, director, and musician mainly known for his comedy albums and movies and Cheech Marin. He played the role of Leo in the 70’s show, which caused him to be known widely; in the 1980s, he finally became a citizen of the United States. He is also a guitarist which he does it excellently. He is known to be the best guitarist of her time.

Well, how well do you know about Tommy Chong? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Tommy Chong’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Tommy Chong to date.

Biography and Early Life

Tommy was born in Alberta hospital Alberta on 24 May 1938. He is a son to Stanley Chong, a truck driver, and loran jean who worked as a waitress. His mother was Scottish-Irish, and his father was Chinese-born. In his youth, the family relocated to Calgary, and the sad part is that his father was wounded during the Second World War. His father bought a home in dog patch for $500 and spent $50 for his family daily.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Tommy Chong in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Tommy Chong’s age is 86 years old as of today’s date 18th June 2024 having been born on 24 May 1938. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 185  cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 81 kg in Kilograms.


Tommy did not concentrate so much on education; while he was young, he attended crescent high school; at the age of sixteen, he dropped out of school and played guitar for money he had learned from childhood.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Tommy Chong With Wife Shelby Chong
Tommy Chong With Wife Shelby Chong

Tommy Chong got married to his lover of her soul Maxine in the 1960s. Maxine belongs to Cherokee and black Canadian descent. They lived happily together, and God blessed them with two daughters. The names of their daughters are Robbi Chong and Rae Dawn. This did not work out for them, and they divorced in 1970.

Even after their divorce, Tommy did not come out clearly to explain their divorce. Five years later, Chong married his second wife, Shelby Fiddes. God also granted them a favor, and they got three children together. They named their children Precious, Gibran, and Paris. In 1978, they adopted another child Marcus Wyatt. In the late 1980s, he became a citizen of the United States entirely.

Is Tommy Chong Gay?

Tommy is not gay. His sexual orientation indicates that he is straight. He is a married man, and God has blessed him with five children. The family is family together happily.  There has never been any rumor s that might suggest that he is gay.

Professional Career

Tommy ventured into his career immediately. He dropped out of school. He started playing guitar for money in a band called the Shades, and he relocated with the band to Vancouver to pursue more significant opportunities. He, together with his friends, opened a nightclub. He also signed with Gordy record in 1965, and the band released the successful single by the name “Does Your Momma Know About Me.”

The track peaked very well and was ranked 29 in the Billboards Charts. The band subsequently toured in Detroit at one opening for Jackson 5(a young Michael Jackson). Unfortunately, Tommy showed up late to the gig, and his managers fired him. Though later, the manager approached Chong and apologized to him, saying it was a mistake.

In 1985, he split from the group and started focusing on an acting career. This was a great struggle for Chong. It wasn’t until 1998 that he returned to acting with perhaps his most recognizable role .the same year, he booked the role of “Leo” on the hit sitcom that 7os show. His character soon became a favorite, and he appeared in the series throughout its eight-year run. Tommy has also worked as a voice actor for a good time.


Tommy has been very successful in his career. He is considered one of the most influential actors of his time. He has excelled in both the acting field and also in music. He has received many nominations and awards for his acting and music. He is still dedicated to his career despite his old age, and we are expecting more success.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Tommy Chong in 2024

Tommy Chong Net Worth
Tommy Chong Net Worth

Tommy Chong has been in his career for a long time since he was sixteen years old. This has caused him to increase his net worth, and his net worth currently is estimated to be $25 million as of 2024. All this he has gotten from his career in acting and music and the awards he has won.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • As part of the operation pipe dream, Tommy Chong was accused of financing a company that sold bongs and other related paraphernalia.
  • Chong is a marijuana activist. He is a member of the advisory  board of the National Organization for the reforms of marijuana laws (NORML)

Tommy Chong is a famous actor who has worked in movies as a musician. The sad part is that he was found to have prostate cancer in 2012, but he came out victorious, having beaten cancer after three years of medications. Despite having a lot of complications concerning his health, he has been varying success in his career.


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