Happy Birthday actor Tommy Chong
Born: Thomas B. Kin Chong
May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Married to: Shelby Chong (1975 – present) (4 children)
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I’ve met a lot of jazz musicians in my day, and they’re all funny. Cannonball Adderley was a riot, Miles [Miles Davis] had the most dry sense of humor ever, always had something clever to say. I think what is is is jazz musicians – they’re so careful about what notes they play, everything they do is to impress the listener. And that’s what comedy is. Comedy is the ultimate truth. Jazz is hitting the notes that that no one else would hit, and comedy is saying words that no one else would say. And Gaye was the master. He was really just a special guy.
[on his mother] She really helped me. The thing about her, she was a white woman and she was married to my dad who was Chinese, and she said “Remember this: you’re mixed so people are always going to look at you, they’re going to notice you. So it’s up to you how you conduct yourself, but you’re going to be noticed.”
The trouble when you’re doing something illegal is that you know what you’re doing. You’re lying to your parents, you’re lying to your kids. The only person you can’t lie to is yourself.