Tommy B. Kin Chong was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Tommy began his entertainment career as a musician in a Canadian-based rhythm and blues band. Eventually, he landed a gig with the “Vancouvers”” and co-wrote the band’s 1960’s hit, “Does Your Mama Know About Me”.
From there, Chong eventually turned his life towards acting. The first step was forming “City Works,” an improvisational group where he consequently met his future comedic partner, Richard “Cheech” Marin.
Throughout the 1970’s Cheech & Chong earned a massive following until eventually, the duo had run its lengthy and prosperous course and they both embarked on solo careers.
You may know Tommy Chong as a musician, comedian, actor, and activist but his incredible journey from humble beginnings to Hollywood royalty exposes a spiritual and family-focused depth you may not expect.
In this special episode of Cultivate, host Drew Emmer shares an intimate and engaging conversation with Chong covering everything from his rock and roll roots to his experiences with cannabis as a plant medicine. You won’t want to miss this fascinating story told by the legend himself.