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Tom Arnold Biography

Birth Place:
Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
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 PaulyShore 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


  • Quinn Sophie Arnold -- Daughter
  • Julie Lynne Champnella -- Ex-wife
  • Shelby Roos -- Ex-wife
  • Jack Arnold -- Father
  • Ruth Arnold -- Mother
  • Jax Copeland Arnold -- Son
  • Ashley Groussman -- Wife