Thomas Dwaine "Tom" Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in many films, perhaps most notably True Lies (1994). He was the host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period for four years.
Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Linda Kay Graham (born Collier) and Jack Arnold. He has six siblings: Lori, Johnny, Scott, Chris, Marla, and Mark. Arnold attended Ottumwa High School, Indian Hills Community College and the University of Iowa and began doing stand-up comedy when he was 23.
In the early 1980s, Arnold had a prop-based comedy routine called "Tom Arnold and the Goldfish Review." Arnold was brought in by Barr as a writer for the television sitcom Roseanne. He married the show's star, Roseanne Barr, in 1990, after she divorced her first husband. Arnold appeared occasionally on the show as the character "Arnie Thomas" (a play on his name). The couple's marriage attracted media and especially tabloid attention due to their sometimes outrageous behavior. In 1992, Arnold starred in his own sitcom, The Jackie Thomas Show. Airing after Roseanne on ABC, the show lasted 18 episodes.
In 1993, Arnold and Barr bought a house together in Arnold's...
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