Arnold, Tom 1959–

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Arnold, Tom 1959–


Born March 6, 1959, in Ottumwa, IA; son of Jack and Linda (maiden name, Collier) Arnold; married Roseanne Barr (a comedian and actress), January 20, 1990 (divorced, 1994); married Julie Champnella (a hair stylist), July 22, 1995 (divorced, 1999); married Shelby Roos, June 29, 2002. Education: Indian Hills Community College, A.A.; University of Iowa, bachelor's degree. Religion: Jewish.

Addresses: Office—Clean Break Productions, 14046 Aubrey Rd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist—Polaris PR, 8135 West Fourth St., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Comedian, writer, producer, and actor. Phoenix Networks, Inc. (Internet service provider), St. Louis, MO, creative consultant, 2000; appeared as Lester Spaxman in The Producer (animated Internet series),, 2000; appeared in television commercials for Web TV, 1998, Sprint, 1998, and Arby's, 2003; and, spokesperson, 2005; Clean Break Productions, Beverly Hills, CA, principal. Worked in a meat-packing plant, 1977–80; worked at odd jobs and performed as a standup comedian, 1982–88.

Awards, Honors: Annual Cable Excellence (ACE) Award, National Cable Television Association, 1992, for Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth; Vanguard Award (with Roseanne Arnold), GLAAD Media Awards, 1993; MTV Movie Award nomination, best comedic performance, 1995, for True Lies; Satellite Award nomination, outstanding actor in a supporting role, comedy or musical, 2005, for Happy Endings.


Film Appearances:

Childless man, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 6), New Line Cinema, 1991.

Chick the bartender, Hero (also known as Accidental Hero), Columbia, 1992.

Vern Newman, Undercover Blues (also known as Cloak and Diaper), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993.

(Uncredited) Golfer, Coneheads, Paramount, 1993.

Albert "Gib" Gibson, True Lies, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Martin "Marty" Dwyer, Nine Months, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Roscoe "Fang" Biggers, Big Bully, Warner Bros., 1995.

Franklin Laszlo, Carpool, Warner Bros., 1996.

Stanley Stupid, The Stupids, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Danny, Hacks (also known as The Big Twist and Sink or Swim), Shoreline Entertainment, 1997.

August Murray, Touch, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, McHale's Navy, Universal, 1997.

(Uncredited) Guy in bathroom, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (also known as Austin Powers—Das Schaerfste, was Ihre Majestaat zu hat), New Line Cinema, 1997.

Voice of Jay, Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (animated), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1998.

Barbuto, Just Sue Me, 1999.

Marty, The Day October Died, 1999.

Marty, Civility (also known as Malicious Intent), Soho Entertainment, 1999.

Shepherd, 1999.

Dancing Outlaw II: Jesco Goes to Hollywood, 1999.

Walter, Blue Ridge Fall (also known as The End of Innocence), 1999.

Buck Rowan, The Animal Factory, New City Releasing, 2000.

Himself, We Married Margo, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Deputy Doughy Primesuspect, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, 2000.

Himself, Welcome to Hollywood, PM Entertainment Group, 2000.

Himself, Fever Pitch (documentary short film), 2001.

Henry Wayne, Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001.

Wendell Mays, Ablaze, 2001.

Tom Zeebo, Lloyd (also known as Lloyd: The Ugly Kid and The Ugly Kid), SoHo Entertainment, 2001.

Voice of Boogeyman, Hansel & Gretel, Innovation Film Group, 2002.

Lionel Quince, Children on Their Birthdays, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (also known as Dick Roberts: (Former) Child Star), Paramount, 2003.

Archie, Cradle 2 the Grave, Warner Bros., 2003.

Mr. Lewis, After School Special (also known as National Lampoon's "Barely Legal"), Barely Legal Productions, LLC, 2003.

Presscott, Just for Kicks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Himself, Mr. 3000, Buena Vista, 2004.

Mr. Hunkee, Soul Plane, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Voice of Hector, Firedog (animated), 2005.

Frank McKee, Happy Endings, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Bill Williams, The Kid & I, Slowhand Cinema Releasing, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, Kicking & Screaming, Universal, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, Rebound, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Film Work:

Coproducer, McHale's Navy, Universal, 1997.

Coproducer, Floating Away, 1998.

Executive producer, Road Kill, 2005.

Producer, The Kid & I, Slowhand Cinema Releasing, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Arnie Thomas, Roseanne, ABC, 1989–94.

Voice of Buddy, Rosey and Buddy Show, ABC, 1992.

Title role, The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1992–93.

Tom Graham (title role), Tom, CBS, 1994.

Billy "Baggs" Boggs, General Hospital, ABC, 1994.

Tom Amross (title role), The Tom Show, The WB, 1997.

Voice of Cupid, Disney's "Hercules" (animated; also known as Hercules and Hercules: The Wonder Boy Years), syndicated, 1998.

Host, The New Gong Show, 2001.

Himself, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Fox Sports, 2001–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002.

Himself, I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Howard Peterman, Backfield in Motion, ABC, 1991.

Jack Jackson, The Woman Who Loved Elvis (also known as Graced Land and Graceland), ABC, 1993.

Morgue worker #1, "The Morgue," John Carpenter Presents "Body Bags" (also known as Body Bags and John Carpenter Presents "Mind Games"), Showtime, 1993.

Al Oliver, Golf Punks (also known as National Lampoon's "Golf Punks"), Fox Family Channel, 1998.

Marvin Pritz, Jackie's Back! (also known as Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva), Lifetime, 1999.

Eddie, Bar Hopping, Showtime, 2000.

James Ford, Romantic Comedy 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Voice of Mr. George Wilson, Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control (also known as Dennis the Menace: Cruise Control), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Dr. Levanthal, Manhood, Showtime, 2003.

Jack Cameron, Chasing Christmas, ABC Family, 2005.

Murray Crown, Three Wise Guys, USA Network, 2005.

Max, Lolo's Cafe, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Husband Tom, On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show, ABC, 1987.

Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1990.

Mary Hart Presents: Love in the Public Eye, syndicated, 1990.

America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey, ABC, 1990.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, HBO, 1991.

Bob Hope and Friends: Making New Memories (also known as Bob Hope's First Time with …), NBC, 1991.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2, HBO, 1992.

The Search for the New Ideal Man, ABC, 1992.

Sandra after Dark, with Your Hostess, Sandra Bernhard, HBO, 1992.

Roseanne and Tom: Getting away with It (also known as Roseanne: Behind the Scenes), HBO, 1992.

Comic Relief V, HBO, 1992.

Class Clowns, ABC, 1992.

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1992.

Host, Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International, Lifetime, 1992.

Grand marshal, The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1992.

Willie Nelson, The Big Six-O: An All-Star Birthday Celebration, CBS, 1993.

The Return of TV's Censored Bloopers, NBC, 1993.

Edna Time, Fox, 1993.

The 2nd Annual Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special, NBC, 1993.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3, HBO, 1993.

Host, Farm Aid VI, TNN, 1993.

Host, Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (also known as Bob Hope: A 90th Birthday Celebration), NBC, 1993.

One on One with Magic Johnson, Fox, 1994.

The Making of "True Lies," Fox, 1994.

Aawayboys coach, MTV Fifth Annual Rock n' Jock Softball Challenge, 1994.

Host, Planet Hollywood Salutes the Top 10 Comedy Movies of All Time, Fox, 1995.

Correspondent, Not Necessarily the Elections, HBO, 1996.

Roseanne: Tabloids, Trash & Truth, A&E, 1996.

Who Makes You Laugh? 2, ABC, 1997.

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon (also known as The 32nd Anniversary MDA Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon), syndicated, 1997.

Las Vegas! Travel Channel, 1997.

Grand marshal, The 1997 Hollywood Christmas Parade, 1997.

Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 1998.

(Uncredited) Kevin O'Brien, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero, The Learning Channel, 1999.

Freestyle: The Victories of Dan Gable, HBO, 1999.

The Rock to Erase MS Concert, VH1, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999.

Stars over Mississippi, with Prince Edward, PBS, 1999.

Himself, Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, 1999.

Voice of Rip Van Winkle, Rip Van Winkle: An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child' Series (animated), 2000.

Host, CMT Top 100 Requests, Country Music Television, 2000.

Himself, The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special, NBC, 2003.

The 6th Annual Sears Soul Train Christmas Starfest, UPN, 2003.

Himself, The 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Host, International Rock Paper Scissors World Championships, Fox Sports, 2004.

American Idol: The Phenomenon, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990.

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.

The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993.

The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1993.

The ESPY Awards, ESPN and ABC, 1996.

Presenter, Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996.

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1996.

Presenter, The 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1998.

Himself, The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, IFC and Bravo, 2005.

Himself, The Fourth Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Class TV, TV Land, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Himself, The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1992.

Odd Man In, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Uncredited) Himself, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," SNL, SNL25, and Saturday Night Live '80), 1991.

Himself, "The Best Man," The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1992.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL) NBC, 1992, 1996.

(Uncredited) Looting husband, "Honeymoon in L.A.: Part 2," A Different World, 1992.

"Alien Aided Affection," Civil Wars, 1993.

Himself, "Performance Artist," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993.

Jackie Thomas, "Lose a Job, Winnebago," Roseanne, ABC, 1993.

Himself, "Roseanne vs. Jackie Thomas Sitcoms," Family Feud (also known as Family Feud Challenge and The New Family Feud), 1993.

Himself, Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1993, 2003, 2005.

Jack, "Big Brotherly Love," Brotherly Love, The WB, 1995.

Chuck Rooney/Nancy Garver Hill, "I Found My Thrill on Nancy Garver Hill," High Society, CBS, 1996.

Tom Devanney, "It's the Bomb," Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1996.

Himself, "Woman Gets Plastered, Star Gets Even," The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again), NBC, 1997.

Himself, Fox after Breakfast (also known as The Vicki Lawrence Show), 1997.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005.

Himself, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001.

Himself, "Joshua," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (also known as SGC2C), Cartoon Network, 1998.

Himself, "Baldness," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1998.

Himself, "A Prayer for the Living," L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998.

Himself, "What about Bob?," L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998.

Himself, "Endless Bummer," L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998.

Himself, Instant Comedy with the Groundlings, 1998.

Voice of himself, "Treehouse of Horror X," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1999.

Andrew, "Gambling Man," The Norm Show, ABC, 1999.

Chris, "Veronica's Sliding Doors," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1999.

Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 1999, 2001.

The Late Show with David Letterman, 2000.

Bernie Mellon, "Val's on First," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2000.

Al Raymond, "The Cage," Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii), syndicated, 2000.

Jason "Hutch" Eckhart, "Support," Get Real, 2000.

Jason "Hutch" Eckhart, "History Lessons," Get Real, 2000.

Himself, "Who's on First?" Movie Stars, The WB, 2000.

Himself, "Comedians #2 Special," Weakest Link (also known as The Weakest Link USA), NBC, 2001.

Jerry Miller, "Family Values," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 2001.

"Like No Business I Know," Arli$$, HBO, 2001.

Voice of Santa Claus, "Christmas Every Day!," The Fairly Odd Parents (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001.

The Test, F/X, 2001.

Himself, "Family Feud," The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Himself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Comedy Central, 2002.

Himself, The Caroline Rhea Show, syndicated, 2002.

Andrew Moreland, President's stepbrother, "First Born," The Agency, CBS, 2002.

Himself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2002, 2003.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002, 2003, 2004.

Himself, The New Tom Green Show, MTV, 2003.

Voice of Norm Glidewell, "Megalo Dale," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2003.

(Uncredited) Himself, Banzai, Fox, 2003.

Himself, Punk'd, MTV, 2003.

Jay Rollins, "Sex and the Single Mother," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Himself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003, 2004.

Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003, 2004, 2005.

Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 2004.

Himself, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, Fox, 2004.

Himself, "WBC Title Fight," 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience, Spike, 2004.

Himself, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, ALF's Hit Talk Show, TV Land, 2004.

Bob Thompson, "Faith's Husband," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2004.

Max, "Poking the Bear," According to Jim, ABC, 2004.

Himself, The Isaac Mizrahi Show, Oxygen, 2005.

Himself, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, ABC, 2005.

Himself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2005.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Himself, "A Star-Studded Holiday Celebration," The Tyra Banks Show, UPN, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005, 2006.

"Howard's Press Tour," Howard Stern on Demand, 2006.

Celebrity contestant, Celebrity Cooking Showdown, NBC, 2006.

Also appeared in Loveline, MTV; as William Swillberger III, "Two Marketeers," Odd Job Jack, Comedy Central.

Television Work; Series:

Coexecutive producer and writing supervisor, Roseanne, ABC, 1990–94.

Executive producer, Little Rosey (animated; also known as Little Rosie and Little Roseanne), ABC, 1990.

Executive producer and creator, The Rosey and Buddy Show (animated), ABC, 1992.

Executive producer and creator, The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1992–93.

Executive producer and creator, Tom, CBS, 1994.

Executive producer and creator, The Tom Show, The WB, 1997.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, The Woman Who Loved Elvis, ABC, 1993.

Coproducer, Floating Away, Showtime, 1998.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, HBO, 1991.

Roseanne Barr Live from Trump Castle (also known as Roseanne Arnold Live at Trump Castle), HBO, 1991.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2, HBO, 1992.

Roseanne Arnold, 1992.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3, HBO, 1993.

Television Director; Specials:

Roseanne Arnold, 1992.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer, Odd Man In, ABC, 2006.


Video Games:

Voice of Albert Gibson, True Lies, 1995.



The Kid & I, 2005.

Television Writer; Specials:

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, HBO, 1991.

Roseanne Barr Live from Trump Castle (also known as Roseanne Arnold Live at Trump Castle), HBO, 1991.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2, HBO, 1992.

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3, HBO, 1993.

Television Writer; Episodic:

Roseanne, ABC, 1989–92.

The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1992–93.

Tom, CBS, 1994.

The Tom Show, The WB, 1997.


How I Lost 5 Pounds in 6 Years, St. Martin's Press, 2002.



Cosmopolitan, July, 1995, p. 136.

Entertainment Weekly, July 28, 1995, p. 10; May 23, 1997, p. 12; July 29, 2005, p. 32.

Esquire, April, 1992.

Life, March, 1990.

Midwest Today, fall, 1994.

Newsweek, March 6, 2000.

People Weekly, November 18, 1991; November 25, 1991; July 20, 1992; April 21, 1997, p. 102; May 5, 1997, p. 152; April 19, 1999, p. 142.

Playboy, June, 1995, p. 144.

PR Newswire, January 9, 2000, p. 5195; July 10, 2000, p. 5357; August 15, 2000, p. 7249.

Redbook, November, 1989.

Time, August 14, 1995, p. 71.

Us, February, 1993.

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