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Born in Seattle, Washington, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Marcus Chong began as a child actor in Roots: The Next Generations (1979) as Frankie Warner where he met Alex Haley. He then went on to work on Little House on the Prairie (1974), starring [nm0001446. As a young adult, he appeared on Broadway in "Stand Up Tragedy", and won a Theater World Award. In film, he debuted in Jeff Bridges's American Heart (1992) about street kids in Seattle. He went on to perform in "Panther", written and directed by Melvin Van Peebles. Chong portrayed Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panthers. Marcus filmed The Matrix (1999). Chong has been performing his up and coming new productions on stage in NY as Alexander Dumas, author of the "Three Musketeers" and the "Count of Monte Cristo". Chong portrayed Harry Belafonte in Not 4 Sale (2013) and appeared in the USC film Son Shine (2013). He also appeared on such television shows as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Burn Notice (2007).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Marcus Chong/R.M. Sieger

Trivia (5)

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]
The brother of Gilbran Chong, Paris Chong and Marcus Chong, Marcus Wyatt (the biological son of Martin Wyatt, a local newscaster in the San Francisco Bay Area) was adopted by Tommy Chong and his second wife, Shelby Chong (nee Fiddis). He is a half-brother of Robbi Chong and Rae Dawn Chong.
He was awarded the 1990 New York Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance for "Stand-Up Tragedy" on Broadway in New York City.

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