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Marcus Chong



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Da Station
  • Actor
2006
0% The Crow: Wicked Prayer
  • War
2005
87% 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
73% American Heart
  • Terry Cosmos
1992
No Score Yet Flight of Black Angel
  • Actor
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Samson
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Darrell Guan
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Jones

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