Tommy Chong Will Be 'Dancing With the Stars'

Tommy Chong and hs wife Shelby, who like to show off their dance moves during Cheech & Chong concerts.

Legendary pothead Tommy Chong has been selected to be in the Season 19 cast of Dancing With the Stars on ABC, which begins Sept. 15.

Chong, who's 76, will be joined by fashion designer Betsy Johnson; actors Lea Thompson, Jonathan Bennett, Janel Parrish and Alfonso Ribeiro; talk-show host Tavis Smiley; track star Lolo Jones; NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip; MMA fighter Michael Couture; plus, Antonio Sabato Jr.; Sadie Robertson and Bethany Mota.

"I need my fans to vote for the first openly stoned stoner," Chong posted on Facebook. "I promise if I win I will get everyone high!"

"Tommy's score won't be high, but he most certainly will be," Jimmy Kimmell quipped.

Chong and his wife Shelby often show off their dance moves during Cheech & Chong concerts. The stony comedian will be paired with Peta Murgatroyd on DWTS.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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