Tom Arnold is known to be one of the most versatile actors who has worked on many incredible shows and movies. Before choosing a professional career, Arnold worked on different jobs such as a bouncer, bartender, and box stacker.
Later he chose a career as a stand-up comedian and was quite successful at it.
Arnold has achieved much fame for his roles as an actor, a comedian, and also a screenwriter.
If you want to know more about his career, personal life, his age, height, achievements, and Tom Arnold net worth, then keep reading the short biography we have provided of him.
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Tom Arnold Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$35 Million|
|Date of Birth||March 6, 1959|
|Source of Wealth||Acting, Producing, Screen Writing, Comedian|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Last Updated||February 2021|
Thomas Duane Arnold commonly known as Tom Arnold was born on March 6, 1959, in Iowa, United States.
He has six siblings and their parents were Linda Kay and Jack Arnold. Abandoned by their mother, Arnold and his siblings were raised by their father.
In an interview, he spoke about being sexually abused by his babysitter when he was aged 4 to 7.
Arnold studied in Ottumwa High School and then graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in business administration and writing.
Tom Arnold’s career started as a comedian in 1982 when he was 23 years. He used to participate in a show called “Tom Arnold and the Goldfish Review” as a comedian with a prop.
During this time in the early 1980s, he met the rising comedienne Roseanne Barr.
They first met when Roseanne invited him to her television show as a writer and later they went on many tours for a few years.
He played the character “Arnie Thomas” which he wrote for Roseanne’s show. In 1992 Tom started his own show named “The Jackie Thomas Show.”
Arnold and Roseanne got married in 1990, and they started a restaurant together in 1993. But due to some scandalous behavior, the couple got divorced and their restaurant was closed as well.
Due to the divorce, Arnold was no longer working on Roseanne’s show, but he got to take part in the role of James Cameron in a movie called “True Lies”.
His performance in the movie was well appreciated and he continued playing supporting roles in many movies till 1997. Then he started his own show called “The Tom Show”, but it was not that successful.
Tom Arnold appeared on the show Baywatch Season 2 in 2000. He worked on his first movie, “Happy Endings” in the year 2005. In 2017, Arnold participated as a contestant in the show called “I am a Celebrity Get me out of here.”
He was later featured in many other shows like Soul Plane, The Great Buck Howard, My Big Redneck Wedding, One Day, and The Simpsons where his performances were really good.
He gained much success through these shows and his works were praiseworthy.
Highlights and Achievements
- After moving to Minneapolis in 1988, he took part and won the Minneapolis Comedy Competition.
- While on the show of Roseanne, Arnold won a Golden Globe for being a good writer and producer of the show.
- Tom Arnold got to be the main lead in the movie “Happy Endings”.
- He participated as a celebrity contestant on the show, “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”
- Arnold with his wife Roseanne invested an amount of $16 million in their restaurant Tom’s Big Food Diner.
- He has received the GLAAD media award in 1993.
- He was awarded the Razzie Award, two stinker awards, and also Thr Streamy Award.
- Arnold received an award for The Worst Actor Razzie Award in 1996 Razzies for the film Big Bully.
- He is working on a show named “Say It To My Face” which is about social media.
- He enjoys meeting and interacting with his fans after his shows.
Age, Height, and Weight
Tom Arnold was born on March 6, 1959, and as of February 2021, he is 61 years old. His height is 1.85 meters and his weight is 185 lbs. (84 kg).
Tom Arnold had been married many times. His first wife was Roseanne Barr, whom he married in 1990 and got a divorce in 1994. His second wife was Julie Lynn, but the marriage did not work out.
He then married Shelby Roos which was a failed marriage too. Later he tied a knot with Ashley Groussman in 2009.
At present. Tom and Ashley are together and they have two children and four dogs. He became a father for the first time when he was 53. They welcomed their first son Jax in 2013.
Having a child has made it harder for him to attend his shows and go on tours, but he enjoys his parenthood as well.
Tom Arnold took legal action against Network Ten and A-List Entertainment who deprived him of money for participating in the show “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”
His claim is that he was to be paid an amount of $425,000 along with a comedy tour in Australia. But the full payment was not made and the tour in Australia got canceled as well.
Tom Arnold Net Worth in 2021
By February 2021, Tom Arnold has earned a total of around 35 million dollars. He has made this fortune by being a talented and versatile actor and a stand-up comedian, which he takes seriously.
He likes it when people, young and old, visit his shows and he tries to make it worth their time and money by entertaining them through comedy and acting.
Arnold has been featured in many shows and has participated in different projects which earned him a good amount of money.
Passing through many challenges, with his passion and hard work Arnold has gained much popularity among people.
He has proven himself to be one of the greatest actors and comedians of his age.