Once pulled fat from the innards of pigs while working at an Iowa meatpacking plant.
Was a producer on Roseanne when it won the 1993 Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy.
Invested $16 million with then-wife Roseanne in upscale housing and a restaurant (Tom's Big Food Diner) in Eldon, IA. After their divorce, the restaurant closed and the property was given to a foundation started by Arnold's college.
Won the Worst Actor prize at the 1996 Razzies for the big-screen dud Big Bully; had to share the award with Pauly Shore for the latter's performance in Bio-Dome.
Launched www.marrytom.com to invite applicants for his next marriage shortly after his divorce from Roseanne.
Actor Dax Shepard was the best man for his wedding to Ashley Groussman in 2009.
Shelby Roos — Ex-wife
Ashley Groussman — Wife
Jack Arnold — Father
Jax Copeland Arnold — Son
Julie Lynne Champnella — Ex-wife
Roseanne Barr — Ex-wife
Quinn Sophie Arnold — Daughter
Ruth Arnold — Mother
Attended Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, United States; attended University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States