Happy 83rd Birthday, Tommy Chong!

Toke it up, Tommy!

Hey, man, it's Tommy Chong's 83rd birthday.

Here are 10 things you may not know about the stoner funnyman:

1. He was born in Calgary. 

2. His middle name is Kin.

3. He first smoked pot when a jazz musician gave him a joint.

4. He played guitar in the Motown band Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers.

5. He met his comedy partner Cheech Marin in Vancouver when he was defecting from the U.S. draft.

"Dave's not here, man!"

6. He's eight years older than Cheech.

7. He's been married twice and has five children.

8. He took over the direction of Up in Smoke when he didn't like the ending.

9. He was arrested for interstate bong sales and spent nine months in federal jail.

10. He owns the cannabis company Tommy Chong's.

Tommy Chong in his cannabis garden (image via Facebook)


10 More Tommy Chong Links

CelebStoner of the Year

On Dancing with the Stars

 Battles Cancer

On Trump

In His Canna Garden

Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie

• High on the Beatles

• On Michael Jackson's Dad

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Lenny Kravitz on Cheech & Chong


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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.