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Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Linda (Graham) and Jack Arnold. After his parents divorced, he was raised by his father. In 1983, he got his first taste of stand-up comedy when he performed at open microphone nights at the University of Iowa. Tom's comedy career had its ups and downs over the next several years until 1988, when he entered the Minneapolis Comedy Competition and won first place. With this victory in hand, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a stand-up comedy career. Once he hit Los Angeles, things happened fast. That same year, he was hired as a staff writer for Roseanne Barr's TV sitcom Roseanne (1988) and began to appear regularly on the show as "Arnie Thomas". He and Roseanne Barr were married in 1990, with Arnold converting to Judaism prior to the marriage. They formed Rapello County Productions to develop projects for themselves.The couple's marriage, together with their sometimes outrageous behavior, attracted media attention - and especially that of the tabloids - like a magnet. In 1994 conditions between the two deteriorated and they went through a very public, and acrimonious, divorce. Tom has been married twice since then and is the co-host of Fox Sports Net's talk show The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001). He also does voiceover work, and provides the voice for the "Oven Mitt" character in the TV commercials for the Arby's restaurant chain.


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Born:
Mar 6, 1959 In Ottumwa, Iowa, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Sin City Saints 2015-03-23

2 wins & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Hawaii Five-0
Poster of Sons of Anarchy
Poster of Psych
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography
Sin City Saints Kevin Freeman 8 episodes, 2015 2015-03-23
Running Wild with Bear Grylls Unknown 2014-07-28
Celebrity Name Game Unknown 2014-09-22
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
Legit Unknown 2013-01-17
Hollywood Game Night Unknown 2013-07-11
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! Unknown 2013-12-01
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
My Big Redneck Vacation Self - Host 10 episodes, 2012 2012-01-21
Redneck Rehab Himself - Host 2012-09-15
The Burn with Jeff Ross Unknown 2012-06-01
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
Franklin & Bash Unknown 2011-06-01
Workaholics Unknown 2011-04-06
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2008-10-25
Sons of Anarchy Unknown 2008-09-03
Dirt Unknown 2007-01-02
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
Hope & Faith Unknown 2003-09-26
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
The Fairly OddParents Unknown 2001-03-30
The Agency Unknown 2001-09-20
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
According to Jim Unknown 2001-10-03
Norm Unknown 1999-03-24
Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
V.I.P. Unknown 1998-09-26
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Malcolm & Eddie Unknown 1996-08-26
Brotherly Love Unknown 1995-09-16
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Baywatch Unknown 1989-09-22
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11