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

Average career score: 73
Highest Metascore: 79 Roseanne: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 68 Sons of Anarchy: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 Sep 3, 2008 Georgie Caruso 8.7
tbd Celebrity Cooking Showdown: Season 1 Apr 17, 2006 Celebrity Chef tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 14 Jun 6, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Season 11 Sep 3, 2003 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest tbd
tbd The Best Damn Sports Show Period: Season 2 Aug 1, 2002 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Season 5 Sep 10, 1997 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 5 Sep 1, 1997 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 3 Nov 28, 1994 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 20 Sep 24, 1994 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 1 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 5.6
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 2 Jun 25, 1993 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 1 May 25, 1992 Guest 4.5
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 17 Sep 28, 1991 Himself tbd
tbd Roseanne: Season 4 Sep 17, 1991 Arnie Thomas / Writer 6.3
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 16 Sep 29, 1990 Himself tbd
tbd Roseanne: Season 3 Sep 18, 1990 Arnie Thomas / Writer 7.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 15 Sep 30, 1989 Himself tbd
tbd Roseanne: Season 2 Sep 12, 1989 Arnie Thomas / Writer 7.2
79 Roseanne: Season 1 Oct 18, 1988 Arnie Thomas 7.0