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Tommy Chong

Highest Rated:   98% Zootopia (2016)
Lowest Rated:   0% High Times' Potluck (2003)
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Canadian born Tommy Chong could boast a curious mixed lineage: Chinese, French, Scotch and Irish. A musician by inclination, Chong dropped out of high school as a sophomore, frequently working as a band member to support himself. At one point, Chong was playing with The Vancouvers, for whom he helped write a hit song, "Does Your Mama Know About Me?" Chong was exposed to quite a few improvisational comedy groups during his musical career; he developed a knack for getting laughs on his own, forming an improv group called City Works, which performed at a Vancouver nitery run by Tommy's brother. It is here that Chong met erstwhile humorist Richard "Cheech" Marin, who'd left his native Los Angeles for Canada in order to avoid the draft. Breaking away from City Works two years later, Cheech and Chong (as the act was now known) developed several routines built around the characters of two dim-witted dopers who aspired to nothing more than "good grass." By 1972, the team had won a Grammy award for their scatologically hilarious comedy albums. Cheech and Chong's record producer Lou Adler decided that the boys were movie material. The team's first film Up in Smoke (1978) turned out to be one of Warner Bros.' highest grossing films (in every sense of the word). Subsequent Cheech and Chong films didn't do quite so well; perhaps their time had passed, or perhaps their material was just too thin for a stream of comedy hits. In recent years, Cheech and Chong have worked separately and together with variable success, and both have contributed their vocal talents to Disney cartoon features. Chong is the father of actress Rae Dawn Chong.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
86% Color Out of Space
  • Actor
2020
83% The Legend Of 420
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet I Am Sam Kinison
  • Actor
2017
98% Zootopia
  • Yax the Yak
$341.3M 2016
No Score Yet Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood
  • Actor
2015
53% The Fluffy Movie
  • Video Store Clerk
$2.9M 2014
No Score Yet Tommy Chong Presents Comedy At 420
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie!
  • Chong
2013
No Score Yet George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie
  • Actor
2012
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil
  • Stone
$10.2M 2011
64% Troubadours
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Evil Bong II: King Bong
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet High Times Greatest Hits
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Hempire Strikes Back
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet American Drug War: The Last White Hope
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Evil Bong
  • Jimbo Leary
2006
No Score Yet Greasy Rider
  • Actor
2006
74% a/k/a Tommy Chong
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet American Stag
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Secret Agent 420
  • Actor
2005
0% High Times' Potluck
  • Hippie
2003
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead
  • Himself
2003
No Score Yet DVX - Digital Video X: Hardcore Sports And Music
  • Actor
2002
8% The Wash
  • Dee's Connection
$9.8M 2001
29% Half Baked
  • Squirrel Master
1998
3% McHale's Navy
  • Armando/Ernesto
1997
0% National Lampoon's Senior Trip
  • Red
1995
63% FernGully - The Last Rainforest
  • Root
1992
80% The Spirit of '76
  • Stoner
1990
No Score Yet Far Out Man
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Far Out Man
1990
No Score Yet Tripwire
  • Merle Shine
1990
89% After Hours
  • Pepe
$10.7M 1985
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong Get Out Of My Room
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers
  • Lucian Corsican
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1984
22% Yellowbeard
  • El Nebuloso
1983
11% Still Smokin'
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Chong
1983
No Score Yet It Came from Hollywood
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Things Are Tough All Over
  • Screenwriter
  • Chong / Prince Habib
1982
43% Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Chong
1981
No Score Yet Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Chong
1980
47% Up in Smoke
  • Man Stoner
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
  • Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Most Expensivest
2017-2020
  • Reality cast member
  • 2017
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet 13 Nights of Elvira
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2014
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Hubert
  • 2014
47% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Ganja Pete
  • 2014
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
  • 2011
85% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2011
100% The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993-2019
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Tosh.0
2009-2020
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
  • Guest
  • 2008
67% Code Monkeys
2007-2008
  • Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Mr. Gutierrez
  • 2007
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
  • Leo
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
  • Carl
  • 1999

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