Tom Arnold got his first taste of stand-up comedy when he performed at open microphone nights at the University of Iowa.
Born March 6th, 1959 in Eldon, Iowa, USA Tom held down a number of jobs before giving stand-up comedy a try - meat packer, box stacker, bartender, bouncer.
Professionally Tom Arnold struggled during the early 1990s but he made it big when he paired up with comedienne Roseanne Barr. At the request of his wife Roseanne, Tom became a semi-regular on her smash hit ABC sitcom Roseanne and made him a producer. Unfortunately their marriage was short lived and the two parted ways in 1993. Tom turned around in 1994 with an excellent performance as a secret agent in the blockbuster Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle True Lies (1994). He then did a memorable turn in the otherwise unexceptional Hugh Grant vehicle Nine Months (1995).
Along with these successes, Arnold had his share of duds, such as The Stupids (1996) and McHale’s Navy (1997).
In 2000, Tom Arnold added television host to his list of accomplishments, appearing on the Fox Sports Network on Best Damn Sports Show Period. For five years, he served one of the show’s talking heads, adding his own humorous approach to sports news and interviews. After leaving the show in 2005, Arnold received strong reviews for two film projects released that year. He appeared in the dramatic comedy Happy Endings with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jason Ritter and starred and wrote The Kid & I. With his film career on an upswing, Arnold recently appeared in the inspirational drama Pride (2007) and has several more films slated for the release.
Tom Arnold was married to Roseanne Barr and co-starred with her in both TV series ROSEANNE and THE ROSEANNE BARR SHOW.
Arnold's credits include...
UNDERCOVER BLUES (1993)
TRUE LIES (1994)
NINE MONTHS (1995)
BIG BULLY (1996)
GOLF PUNKS (1998)
BLUE RIDGE FALL (1999)
JUST SUE ME (2000)
SOUL PLANE (2004)
HPAYY ENDINGS (2005)
THE JERK THEORY (2009)
THE SKEPTIC (2009)
THE BAD PENNY (2010)
HARD BREAKERS (2010)
WALK A MILE IN MY PRADAS (2010)
THE POOL BOYS (2011)
LAST CALL (2012)
His other notable credits include: McHALE'S NAVY (1997)