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Tom Arnold

Thomas Dwaine "Tom" Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in many films, perhaps most notably True Lies (1994). He was the host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period for four years. Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Linda Kay (née Graham) and Jack Arnold. He has six siblings: Lori, Johnny, Scott, Chris, Marla, and Mark. His mother left the family when Arnold was a child, and Arnold and his siblings were subsequently raised by his father. During his youth, he worked at a meat factory. Arnold attended Ottumwa High School, Indian Hills Community College, and the University of Iowa (from 1981 to 1983), where he studied business administration and writing. He began doing stand-up comedy when he was 23 In the early 1980s, Arnold had a prop-based comedy routine called "Tom Arnold and the Goldfish Review." Arnold was brought in by Barr as a writer for the television sitcom Roseanne. He married the show's star, Roseanne Barr, in 1990, after she divorced her first husband. Arnold appeared occasionally on the show as the character "Arnie Thomas" (a play on his name). The couple's marriage attracted media and especially tabloid attention due to

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Tom Arnold D*cked Around by Sock Man

Tom Arnold D*cked Around by Sock Man

How's this for jock blocking? Tom Arnold was spitting game with a hot blonde at Foxtail, when some curbside sock seller dropped the ultimate no-no -- he brought up Tom's biggest… READ MORE >

Tom Arnold: I Didn't Burn Burn Victims!

Tom Arnold: I Didn't Burn Burn Victims!

As TMZ first reported, Tom Arnold was allegedly a no-show at an event with Iraq war vets. When we caught up with him at the Young Hollywood Mansion Party, Tom let us know how it all went… READ MORE >

- 2315 days ago
Did Arnold Burn Victims with Illness?

Did Arnold Burn Victims with Illness?

Did Tom Arnold leave some Iraq war vets and Ed McMahon in the lurch when he backed out of a scheduled appearance with them? Not true! We're told a severe illness prevented him from showing up.TMZ… READ MORE >

- 2324 days ago
Karma's a Multi-Million Dollar Bitch for Tom Arnold

Karma's a Multi-Million Dollar Bitch for Tom Arnold

Last night when our guy asked Tom Arnold how his divorce from Shelby Roos was going, he hinted that someone made out nicely and it was pretty clear it wasn't… READ MORE >

- 2331 days ago
Warning: TMZ Causes Cancer

Warning: TMZ Causes Cancer

Sure, we dish it out, and we can take it too -- but Illeana Douglas definitely crossed a line when she walked around Hollywood last night with a sign reading, "TMZ causes cancer. Stop filming… READ MORE >

- 2338 days ago
Tom Arnold Sides with Ellen

Tom Arnold Sides with Ellen

Talkative Tom Arnold was out in L.A. last night and TMZ asked him what he thought about the "Iggy" the dog situation with Ellen. Arnold said, "That's women for ya!" He's a… READ MORE >

- 2470 days ago
Tom Arnold's on the Prowl

Tom Arnold's on the Prowl

Former "Best Damn Sports Show Period" host Tom Arnold went for a bite at Mr Chow last night, and was frighteningly open about how often he has sex -- TMI for TMZ… READ MORE >

- 2506 days ago
Tom Arnold Divorce -- Back On (For Realsies)

Tom Arnold Divorce -- Back On (For Realsies)

Tom Arnold is officially pulling the plug on his third marriage -- again.TMZ obtained divorce papers filed yesterday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, in which Arnold blames his split with… READ MORE >

- 2621 days ago
Heavenly Heather

Heavenly Heather

Every time a rock star divorces her, Heather Locklear gets her wings.Sammy Jo was seen in a Los Angeles bookstore, and smiled for a papparazo while modeling her wings. Heather will next be seen in… READ MORE >

- 2702 days ago
Not So Fast! Tom Arnold Back With His Wife

Not So Fast! Tom Arnold Back With His Wife

TMZ has obtained a court document requesting the dismissal of Tom Arnold's petition to legally separate from his wife Shelby.Arnold originally filed for separation from his wife in August 2006.… READ MORE >

- 2724 days ago

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