Hey, man, it’s Tommy Chong‘s 85th 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.
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.
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