Tom Arnold

Biography: On a cool March day in a small town in Iowa, Tom Arnold was born a healthy, ten-pound baby. As the oldest child of six brothers and sisters, he quickly discovered the power of comedy to bring joy to the people around him.

In attempt to escape the grind of his early jobs in the corn business and at the Hormel meat packing plant, Tom got his first official start in comedy by performing at the University of Iowa´s open mic night. After college, he moved to Minnesota, where he won the Minnesota Comedy Competition in 1988. His introduction to Hollywood began after he moved to Los Angeles as a writer on the highly successfully television series Roseanne, before eventually serving as Executive Producer of the sitcom. He then went on to star in three installments of his own HBO special entitled Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, and then wrote, produced and starred in three of his own television series; The Jackie Thomas Show, Tom and The Tom Show. Shortly after, Tom´s acting career
On a cool March day in a small town in Iowa, Tom Arnold was born a healthy, ten-pound baby. As the oldest child of six brothers and sisters, he quickly discovered the power of comedy to bring joy to the people around him.

In attempt to escape the grind of his early jobs in the corn business and at the Hormel meat packing plant, Tom got his first official start in comedy by performing at the University of Iowa´s open mic night. After college, he moved to Minnesota, where he won the Minnesota Comedy Competition in 1988.

His introduction to Hollywood began after he moved to Los Angeles as a writer on the highly successfully television series Roseanne, before eventually serving as Executive Producer of the sitcom. He then went on to star in three installments of his own HBO special entitled Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, and then wrote, produced and starred in three of his own television series; The Jackie Thomas Show, Tom and The Tom Show. Shortly after, Tom´s acting career took off. His big screen debut was opposite Dustin Hoffman in Hero.

Tom received critical acclaim for his role in James Cameron´s True Lies with Arnold Schwartzenegger. Recently, he took the leap away from comedy with his part in the prison drama Animal Factory, which was directed by Steve Buscemi and starred Willem Dafoe and Edward Furlong.

As a writer, producer and actor, Tom Arnold has established himself with both television and film audiences worldwide, having won such awards as the Peabody Award for writing and a Golden Globe for writing and producing.

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Tom Arnold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 40
Highest Metascore: 65 Animal Factory
Lowest Metascore: 8 Jewtopia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
23 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements Nov 16, 2011 Himself 9.0
63 True Lies Jul 15, 1994 Albert Gibson 8.8
33 Soul Plane May 28, 2004 Mr. Hunkee 8.6
41 Grassroots Jul 13, 2012 Tommy 8.3
tbd The Pool Boys Aug 14, 2009 Himself 8.1
58 I Am Chris Farley Jul 31, 2015 Himself 8.0
39 Exit Wounds Mar 16, 2001 Henry Wayne 7.8
55 Pride Mar 23, 2007 Bink 7.7
tbd Big Bully Jan 26, 1996 Rosco Bigger (Fang) 7.6
65 Animal Factory Oct 13, 2000 Buck Rowan 7.5
57 Happy Endings Jul 15, 2005 Frank 7.2
43 Gardens of the Night Nov 7, 2008 Alex 7.2
36 Cradle 2 the Grave Feb 28, 2003 Archie 7.1
64 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Jun 6, 2014 Himself 6.6
tbd I Am Comic Sep 16, 2010 Himself 6.5
24 Dumbbells Jan 10, 2014 Daddy 6.5
31 The Skeptic May 1, 2009 Sully 6.4
50 Hit and Run Aug 22, 2012 Principal Cast / Randy / Randy Anderson 6.0
tbd Knockdown Jun 8, 2012 Frank 6.0
57 Pulling Strings Oct 4, 2013 Principal Cast / Art 6.0
54 Good Dick Oct 10, 2008 Dad 5.8
tbd Hansel & Gretel Oct 18, 2002 Boogeyman 5.3
15 Carpool Aug 23, 1996 Franklin Laszlo 5.1
42 Madea's Witness Protection Jun 29, 2012 Cast / Walter 5.1
22 Brother's Justice Sep 9, 2011 Himself/Mark 'Pappy' Jeung 5.0
14 Any Day May 1, 2015 Roland 3.0
31 The Curse of Downers Grove Aug 21, 2015 Cast / Charlie Whitmore 3.0
8 Jewtopia Sep 20, 2013 Bruce Daniels 1.6
37 The Kid & I Dec 2, 2005 Producer / Written By / Bill Williams tbd