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Net Worth: $30 million

Career/Profession: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Thomas ‘Duane’ Tom Arnold is well known personality who has set up an eminent image as a comedian and an American actor. He has a net worth of about $30 million. He has appeared and starred in many big hit movies such as True Lies etc. His source of wealth precisely depends on his acting skills as a stand up comedian.

Difficult Childhood:


Tom Arnold was born to Linda Key and Jack Arnold on March 6th, 1959 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He has six brothers and sisters. They were raised by their father as his mother left him when he was a child. To support his father, he started working in meatpacking plants. But later on he was dismissed from that job. Arnold attended and completed his schooling from Ottumwa High School. He further pursued his studies in business administration from Indian Hills Community College and worked upon his writing skills in the University of Iowa.

Start giving by Roseanne Barr:

Arnold after completing his graduation started performing in nightclubs in the Midwest. In 1980s, he came into contact with Roseanne Barr. They both became friends and they both planned to move to Los Angeles and she offered Tom to work as a writing staff in her eponymous sitcom Roseanne in 1988. In 1980, Tom engaged himself in a comedy routine based on prop ‘Tom Arnold and The Goldfish Review’. He gave himself a role of ‘Arnie Thomas’ in her sitcom.


Back to Back movies and shows:

Arnold after attaining fame and popularity through Barr’s sitcom desired to establish his own sitcom. Arnold released his own sitcom The Jackie Thomas Show and starred as a lead role in it. This show lasted for only 18 episodes. In 1993, Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold both appeared in the movie ‘The Woman Who Lived Elvis’. This movie was featured in his own native place Ottumwa.

In 1994, Arnold career took a boost with his appearance in True Lies. This role gave him a bang start in the Industry. It was directed by James Cameron. He performed as a sidekick to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s and Jaime Lee Curtis. He then got the opportunity to support Schwarzenegger’s bid in the California governorship. His role presented a good example in front of audiences and viewers proving his strong performance. He was complemented by the critic Robert Ebert as the surprising element in the movie.

In 1995, he starred in the comedy movie ‘Nine Months’ along with Hugh Grant and Julianna Moore. It was a big success over the box office for him.

In 1996 and 1997, he performed some small roles in several hit movies like The Stupids and McHale’s Navy etc. Even though he shares the small part of the movie, but the appreciation he got was undoubtedly amazing.

In 2005, Arnold was starred in Happy Endings. It was a romantic movie, which featured Arnold as the lead man part in it against Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jason Ritter. In the same year he paired up with Eric Gores, who was the son of Alec Gores and performed in The Kid & my. His role in the Gardens of the Night as a child molester who was sexually abused in his childhood left a great imprints on the minds of viewers. His main motive behind this role was to focus some light on this issue.

In 2007, he was seen in the inspirational drama known as Pride.


Speaking capabilities:

Arnold speaking capabilities amongst the public was really remarkable. He was very fluent in his words and extremely confident when showed up. So he got the chance to host a famous talk show ‘The Best Damn Sports Show Period’ on the Fox Sports Net’s Channel. He continued to host this show for consecutive five years, adding his humorous facts for sports. He also provided his vocal chords for the Arby’s ‘Over Mitt’ character of the fast food chain in the TV commercials. In 2008, his relationship with CMT grew a lot stronger and he was presented to host ‘My Big Redneck Wedding’ CMT‘s show. He also made a guest appearance as a host in ‘The Biggest Redneck Wedding Ever’. In this show he cast as a wedding planner whose work is to perform a wedding and its actual ceremony.

Marital Status:

Arnold married to his fellow friend Roseanne Barr in 1990. This couple was very popular and always remained on the top headlines of the magazine. But their relationship got complicated because of his alcohol and drug addiction. They both decided to separate in 1994. He got divorced with the girl without taking any alimony. After that he got married to two more women Julie Champnella and then Shelby Roos but these relationships too were short term. During the Thanksgiving weekend he got married to Ashley Groussman in front of family members and friends. During their honeymoon, he appeared on night talk show Asia Uncut. This couple together had one son, Jax Copeland Arnold.



In 1993, Barr and Arnold bought an apartment in Ottumwa. There they both opened a restaurant in Eldon, Iowa. The restaurant had loosemeat sandwiches as a specialty in its menu. But after their divorce the restaurant was closed in 1995. The amount they had in their account was about $20, 00, 000 which included a share of Roseanne ABC-TV series.

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