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Biography

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 8 July 1967Seattle, Washington, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Marcus Chong began as a child actor in Roots II- The Second Generation as Frankie Warner where he met Alex Haley. Marcus then went on to work on 'Little House on the Prairie' directed by Michael Landon. As a young adult Marcus did the lead on Broadway in 'Stand Up Tragedy' where he won the Theater World Award. In film Marcus debuted in Jeff Bridges 'American Heart' about street kids in Seattle based off the Academy Award winning documentary Street Wise, both were directed by Martin Bell and produced by photographer Mary Ellen Mark. Marcus went on to perform in 'Panther' directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by Melvin Van Peebles. Marcus portrayed the life of Huey P. Newton founder of the Black Panthers. Marcus filmed the 'Matrix' which went on to make Marcus Chong a world wide face. Marcus has been performing his up and coming new productions on stage in NY as Alexander Dumas writer of the 'Three Musketeers' and the 'Count of Monte Cristo'. Marcus Chong recently has portrayed the life of Harry Belafonte in 'Not 4 Sale.' And a new USC film title 'Son Shine.' Marcus has been on such television shows as 'Law and Order: SVU', 'Criminal Intent' and 'Burn Notice.'

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Marcus Chong

Trivia (4)

Career got started by Betty A. Bridges, mother of actor Todd Bridges. Betty was his acting coach for 10 years.
Is of African American, Chinese, native American and British descent.
Finished his first novel called 'The Arch' [September 2008]
Marcus was adopted in 1978 by Tommy Chong (a Canadian comedian of European-Chinese ancestry), and his second wife Shelby Fiddis.

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