Marcus Chong

Marcus Chong

  • Highest Rated: 88% The Matrix (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
  • Birthday: Jul 8, 1967
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • As Tank in The Matrix, actor Marcus Chong found himself battling an oppressive form of computerized mind control, a malicious force almost beyond human comprehension. But that war would pale in comparison to the subsequent fight that Chong would have with Larry and Andy Wachowski over his role in the film's sequels. The adopted son of popular 1970s comic Tommy Chong, young Marcus began his acting career with an episode of the popular television series Little House on the Prairie. His feature debut followed three years later with the low-budget horror film Blood Beach, and Chong would continue to appear in made-for-television features through the mid-'90s. Following a strong performance as Huey Newton in director Mario Van Peebles' Panther, Chong was cast as human freedom fighter Tank in the 1999 sci-fi breakthrough The Matrix. When Chong's character was cut from the eagerly anticipated sequels following his allegedly inflated salary demands, Chong claimed that both the Wachowski brothers and producer Joel Silver had conspired to blackball him from the Hollywood system by labeling him a terrorist. Though Chong did not face his plight alone, a series of grassroots efforts to get him cast in the sequels never quite panned out. Following the much-publicized conflict, Chong went back in front of the cameras for a role in The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2004).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Da Station Actor 2006
0% The Crow: Wicked Prayer War 2005
88% The Matrix Tank 1999
No Score Yet High Freakquency Jordan 1998
No Score Yet Pure Danger Freethrow 1996
27% Panther Huey Newton 1995
No Score Yet Venice/Venice Other Guest at Party 1992
80% American Heart Terry Cosmos 1992
No Score Yet Flight of Black Angel Actor 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Jones
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Darrell Guan
  • 2001
70% Linc's
1998-2000
  • 2000
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Samson
  • 1978
No Score Yet Street Justice
1993
Miguel Mendez

QUOTES FROM Marcus Chong CHARACTERS

Tank
How?
Morpheus
He is the one!
Cypher
No, I don't believe it!
Tank
Believe it or not, you piece of shit, you're still going to burn!