Tom Arnold

Actor, Producer, Comedian
With an early career overshadowed by his marriage to larger-than-life comedienne Rosanne Barr, and a performance delivery akin to a highly caffeinated 14-year-old kid with self-esteem issues, by most accounts Tom Arnold ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1959 in Ottumwa, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (184)

First Impressions With Dana Carvey 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hollywood Medium 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Any Day 2015 (Movie)

Roland (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Am Chris Farley 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

My Big Redneck Family 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Sin City Saints 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curse of Downers Grove 2015 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

The Jerk Theory 2015 (Movie)

Father Bailey (Actor)

A Mouse Tale 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Dumbbells 2014 (Movie)

Daddy (Actor)

Firedog 2014 (Movie)

Hector (Voice)

Jungle Shuffle 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just For Kicks 2014 (Movie)

Prescott (Actor)

Psych 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Remarkable Power 2014 (Movie)

Van Hagen (Actor)

Running Wild with Bear Grylls 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Day October Died 2014 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Hot in Cleveland 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jewtopia 2013 (Movie)

Bruce Daniels (Actor)

Last Call 2013 (Movie)

Gabe (Actor)

My Big Redneck Vacation 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Pulling Strings 2013 (Movie)

Art (Actor)

Redneck Rehab 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Shelby: A Magical Holiday Tail 2013 (Movie)

Doug the Dog Catcher (Actor)

Grassroots 2012 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

Randy Anderson (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2005, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2012 CMT Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 2012 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Brother's Justice 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Franklin & Bash 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hard Breakers 2011 (Movie)

Harold Bell (Actor)

Restitution 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tom Arnold: That's My Story and I'm Sticking to it 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1989 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cheech & Chong Roasted 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Mac Bear (Actor)

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Skeptic 2009 (Movie)

Sully (Actor)

Gardens of the Night 2008 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Good Dick 2008 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

National Lampoon's Stoned Age 2008 (Movie)

Rog (Actor)

The Pool Boys 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Brotherly Love 1995 - 1996, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1995 - 1996, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Movie Stars 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pride 2007 (Movie)

Bink (Actor)

Punk'd 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thank God You're Here 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Final Season 2007 (Movie)

Burt Akers (Actor)

The Naked Truth 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

This is Not a Test 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Veronica's Closet 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Year of Getting to Know Us 2007 (Movie)

Tom Rocket (Actor)

Celebrity Cooking Showdown 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Palo Alto 2006 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

Happy Endings 2005 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

National Lampoon's Barely Legal 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rebound 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Kid & I 2005 (Movie)

Bill Williams (Actor)

According to Jim 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol: The Phenomenon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. 3000 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

Elvis Hunkee (Actor)

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

Archie (Actor)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Stooges' 75th Anniversary Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Children on Their Birthdays 2002 (Movie)

Lionel Quince (Actor)

Hansel and Gretel 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Boogeyman (Actor)

Manhood 2002 (Movie)

Dr Levanthal (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ablaze 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baywatch Hawaii 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Exit Wounds 2001 (Movie)

Henry Wayne (Actor)

Blue Ridge Fall 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Get Real 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lloyd 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stars Over Mississippi, With Prince Edward 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rock to Erase MS Concert 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

We Married Margo 1999 (Movie)

cameo appearance (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1997 Hollywood Christmas Parade 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night 1997 (Movie)

of Jay (Voice)

Las Vegas! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mchale's Navy 1997 (Movie)

Lt Cmdr Quinton McHale (Actor)

Not Necessarily the Elections 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne: Tabloids, Trash & Truth 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Touch 1997 (Movie)

August Murray (Actor)

Welcome to Hollywood 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Who Makes You Laugh? 2 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Bully 1996 (Movie)

Rosco Bigger--Fang (Actor)

Carpool 1996 (Movie)

Franklin Laszlo (Actor)

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hacks 1996 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

High Society 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 ESPY Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Stupids 1996 (Movie)

Stanley Stupid (Actor)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

Marty Dwyer (Actor)

Making of "True Lies," The 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

One on One With Magic Johnson 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

True Lies 1994 (Movie)

Gib (Actor)

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Edna Time 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid VI 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

John Carpenter Presents Body Bags 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne and Tom: Getting Away With It 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackie Thomas Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of TV's Censored Bloopers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Undercover Blues 1993 (Movie)

Vern Newman (Actor)

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Class Clowns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Hero 1992 (Movie)

Chick (Actor)

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Rosey and Buddy Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

The Search For the New Ideal Man 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 1991 (Movie)

Childless Man (Actor)

Roseanne Barr Live From Trump Castle 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary Hart Presents: Love in the Public Eye 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The Roseanne Barr Show 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas Proposal (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas Wedding Tail (TV Show)

Actor

Animal Factory (TV Show)

Actor

Backfield in Motion (TV Show)

Actor

Bar Hopping (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Fred 3: Camp Fred (TV Show)

Actor

Game of Life (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Comic (TV Show)

Host

Jackie's Back! (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlight and Mistletoe (TV Show)

Actor

Romantic Comedy 101 (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman Who Loved Elvis (TV Show)

Actor

Three Wise Guys (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (6)

Remarkable Power 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

This is Not a Test 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Kid & I 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Floating Away 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Mchale's Navy 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Little Rosey 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Roseanne Arnold 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director
Writer (1)

The Kid & I 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

With an early career overshadowed by his marriage to larger-than-life comedienne Rosanne Barr, and a performance delivery akin to a highly caffeinated 14-year-old kid with self-esteem issues, by most accounts Tom Arnold should have faded from public view shortly after the notorious couple's bitter divorce. And yet, the comic actor persevered, working steadily in both film and on television as actor, comedian and media personality. Prior to being thrust into the limelight by Barr, no one had ever heard of Tom Arnold. However, by 1990 he was writing, producing and acting on her iconic sitcom, "Rosanne" (ABC, 1988-1997). Their marriage often played out like a train wreck for a salivating tabloid media. After their acrimonious divorce, Arnold was given a gift from director James Cameron, by being cast alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the hugely successful action comedy "True Lies" (1994). Suddenly, people were taking Arnold seriously as a comedic performer. What followed was a series of questionable movies such as "The Stupids" (1996) and failed TV sitcoms like "The Tom Show" (The WB, 1997-98). Eventually Arnold would settle into a career as a supporting player in smaller film roles, television series, and talk shows. Upon occasion, Arnold would be given the opportunity to prove that there was more to him than his nervous, crass personae, surprising critics with strong performances in smaller films like "Happy Endings" (2005). Although no longer starring in his own series or taking the lead in mainstream features, all things considered, it had worked out all right for Arnold. As he once said, "It's a pretty nice life, if you like being a punch line."

Relationships

Lori

Sister

Johnny

Brother

Scott

Brother

Chris

Brother

Marla

Sister

Mark

Sister

Jack Arnold

Father

Roseanne Barr Actor

Wife
Met in 1983 when Arnold opened for Barr's act in Minnesota Married Jan. 20, 1990 Renewed wedding vows on June 23, 1991 in celebration of Arnold's conversion to Judaism He also served as her manager and producer; worked together in multiple projects including ABC's "Roseanne" Divorced on Dec. 9, 1994

Julie Champnella Hair Stylist

Wife
Married on July 22, 1995 Divorced in 1999

Linda Graham

Mother

Ashley Groussman

Wife
Began dating in April 2008 Became engaged at Arnold's 50th birthday party in March 2009 Married on Nov. 28, 2009 in an intimate ceremony in Maui, HI

Shelby Roos

Wife
Became romantically involved in 2001 Married on June 29, 2002 Divorced on Aug. 21, 2008

EDUCATION

Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa, Iowa

Ottumwa High

Ottumwa, Iowa
Graduated

Milestones

2012

Appeared in the comedy "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection"

2012

Appeared opposite Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in action comedy "Hit and Run"

2009

Landed recurring guest role on "Sons of Anarchy" (FX)

2007

Cast opposite Terrence Howard in the inner-city sports drama "Pride"

2005

Landed first romantic leading man role in "Happy Endings"

2005

Wrote and starred in the comedy "The Kid and I"

2001

Co-hosted the Fox Sports program "Best Damn Sports Show Period"

1997

Returned to series TV as star of The WB sitcom "The Tom Show"

1996

Co-starred with Rick Moranis in "Big Bully"

1995

Played a supporting role in the comedy "Nine Months"

1994

Formed the production company Clean Break Productions

1994

Appeared as the sidekick to Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in the James Cameron feature film "True Lies"

1994

Created and produced the short-lived CBS sitcom "Tom"; also wrote the pilot episode

1993

Signed a long-term TV production deal with Warner Bros., with projects to be produced under the Wappello County Productions banner

1992

First substantial feature acting credit, "Hero"

1992

Created, executive produced and starred in the series "The Jackie Thomas Show" (ABC)

1991

TV-movie acting debut, "Backfield in Motion"

1991

First HBO special, "Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth"

1991

Made feature film debut in a cameo (with Roseanne) in "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare"

1991

Made TV movie acting debut in "Backfield in Motion" (ABC)

1990

Executive produced the Saturday morning animated TV series "Little Rosey" (ABC)

1990

Debuted as a producer for the show "Roseanne" (ABC)

1990

Appeared occasionally on "Roseanne" (ABC) as the character 'Arnie Thomas'

1988

Won the first place in the Minneapolis Comedy Competition

1988

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue a standup comedy career

1988

Hired as a writer for Barr's sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC)

1987

Made TV debut in the HBO special "The Roseanne Barr Show"

1983

First met Roseanne Barr

1982

Began doing stand-up comedy when he was 23

Co-founded Wapello County Productions with Roseanne

Bonus Trivia

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He established with then-wife Roseanne a foundation to provide support and assistance for survivors of incest and child sexual abuse.

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Arnold revealed to People magazine on Nov. 6, 2008 that he was sexually abused by a 19-year-old male babysitter from the age of four to seven.

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