Tom Arnold

  • Birth Place: Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer

Fast Facts

  • 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 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