Tom Arnold Movies, Early, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth

Published Date   04th Sep. 2017, 01:03 am
Tom Arnold Movies, Early, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Tom Arnold
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $30 million

Tom Arnold movies like True Lies earned him MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance in 1994. He is comic artist/writer of Roseanne Barr’s TV sitcom Roseanne (1988).


Tom Arnold movies career entry was his first entry at sitcom Roseanne (1989-1993). His movies career began in 1991 Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and Hero in 1992. He is a one-time host of The Jackie Thomas Show (1992-1993). Tom’s most recallable role, however, was in True Lies in 1994. Tom continues to work in movies like Manhood in 2003 and Happy Endings in 2005. His appearances in Jewtopia (2012), and NCIS: New Orleans, Season 3, (2017; as Elvis Bertrand) are most noticed today.

Early Life

Thomas Duane “Tom” Arnold was born March 6, 1959, as a son to Linda Kay and Jack Arnold. He is one among seven siblings. At an early age of childhood, he mother left Tom and his siblings and his father help them grow up. During the age of 4-7, he was baby sat and with sexual abuses by the baby sitter. His father’s remarriage got him into trouble with his step-mother.

While growing up he worked at a meatpacking plant and fired from the job. Tom’s dismissal from the job got him to attend Ottumwa High School, Indian Hills Community College, and the University of Iowa in the period of 1981 and 1983. During His University years, Tom studied Business Administration and writing.


In the early 1980s, Tom began stand-up comedy in clubs near Midwest Iowa. He used to have a comedy routine called “Tom Arnold and the Goldfish Review”. The same period he met a fellow stand-up comic Roseanne Barr. Roseanne involved him as a writer for her television sitcom, Roseanne. Arnold created a character “Arnie Thomas” in the show of Roseanne. The show lures the two together into a marital life and tabloid attention for their outrageous behaviour. Tom in early 90s stars in his own sitcom, The Jackie Thomas Show which appears right after Roseanne on ABC. The total episodes, aired were 18 episodes of the show.

Then, Roseanne and Arnold together decided and bought a house in Eldon, Arnold’s hometown and  also owned a restaurant named Roseanne and Tom’s Big Food Diner. The restaurant opened at Eldon, Iowa gave services of loose-meat sandwiches similar to the Specialty of the fictional Lanford Lunch Box on Roseanne with a twist on the real-life Canteen Lunch in the Alley in Ottumwa. The couple in 1993 appears in a movie The Woman Who Loved Elvis with movie location on Ottumwa. In 1994, the separation fills the life of the couple and gets a divorce and the restaurant halts its operation.  The same year Tom appears as the sidekick to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in the James Cameron feature film True Lies.

Five, years later in 2000, Arnold earns a role in Baywatch Hawaii Season 2 in episode 8 “The Cage”. Tom for five years he was one of the hosts of The Best Damn Sports Show Period. The same period he provides the voice for the Arby’s “Oven Mitt” character in television commercials for the fast-food chain. At the end of the period, Tom becomes a cast of his first romantic leading man part in the 2005 movie Happy Endings.

He continues to do Tom Arnold movies like The Kid & I. From 2008-11, he hosted the CMT show My Big Redneck Wedding. In 2008, as a wedding planner, Tom hosted The Biggest Redneck Wedding Ever by creating a wedding that exceeded the dreams of a couple who wanted to be married in a mud bog and performed the accrual ceremony. CMT continues to create “My Big Redneck Vacation” along with Tom and Clampett Family from Shreveport Louisiana.

Tom Arnold continues to take roles of serious calibre as a child molester in Gardens of the Night. This sparked revelations that he had been a victim of sexual abuse in his childhood. The role he took shed light on the hidden aspect of child molestation. Tom Arnold movies and TV appearances continue on.

An Australian edition of I’m A Celebrity…..Get Me Out of Here! made a revelation of Tom Arnold as a contestant celebrity in January 2017. Being the first evictee from the jungle, after 17 days gets the payment of $US600,000 to $US700,000 for his participation in the program. 5 months later in June 2017, Arnold filed a lawsuit against companies Network Ten and A List Entertainment for defrauding him. The claim was of not paying off remaining of a total amount of $425,000 for his comedy tour in Australia and being on I’m a Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here! The claim was also for withdrawing from the project of comedy tour including $140,000 dollars remains.

Personal Life and Net Worth

Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr met while Tom was acting in 1983. Their relationship took twist turn with his addiction to drug and alcohol but he cool after some time. In 1990 they shared marital vows and four years later took divorce. Afterward, he was married for two times and got divorced both times. A motorcycle accident broke his scapula in August 2008 on the Pacific Coast Highway.

The weekend of Thanksgiving in 2009, Arnold marries his fourth wife, Ashley Groussman, in Maui along with 75 guests. The best man of the wedding was luckily Dax Shepard and in the end of December 10, 2009, on the late night talk Show, Asia Uncut gets an appearance by the couple.

Tom Arnold movies and other endorsement land him a net worth of $30 million approximately as of 2017.

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