Tom Arnold is a renowned American actor has well as a comedian who is versatile in his career. He has worked in several areas during his youth such as Bartender, meat packer, bouncer as well as a box stacker after which he later moved to being a stand-up comedian which would become his professional career. He co-founded a restaurant together with his first wife as well though it was later closed. In addition to this, he has also been featured in the reality television series. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Tom Arnold in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Tom Arnold was born on 6th March in the year 1959 at Lowa in the United States of America. His full birth name was Thomas Duane Tom Arnold. He was additionally born to his parents known as Jack Arnold together with Linda Kay. He has 6 siblings through which they were raised by their father only after the mother had abandoned the family. While at the age of four to seven years, he was sexually abused by a male babysitter.
He studied at Ottumwa High School and then later went to the University of Lowa where he graduated after pursuing writing and business administration. In addition to this, he also studied in the Indian Hills Community College. While he was a student, he gave a trial as a stand-up comedian in the school’s student union.
Tom Arnold has married several times in which he married Roseanne Barr who was a comedian also in the year 1990 but separated in 1994. He then married Julie Lynn followed by Shelby Roos though the marriages still did not work after which in 2009 he then married Ashley Groussman who are currently living together and they have two children together.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Tom Arnold used to perform comedy in his early years with a prop in which he performed in a show known as Tom Arnold and the goldfish review in the 1980s. It is in this time that he met Roseanne Barr who was also a rising comedienne. They then began touring together in the next years such as Minneapolis Comedy Competition through which he was also featured in The Roseanne Barr Show where he played the role of HBO. Barr then asked Arnold to move to Los Angeles in 1988 in which he wrote the sitcom known as Roseanne.
He married Barr in 1990 after Barr had divorced her husband after which he also became the Roseanne executive producer. This couple drew the attention of most people in the period of 1990 to 1994 on their bizarre antics in which they continued with the success of Roseanne from which Arnold was also featured in other sitcoms known as Tom and The Jackie Thomas Show though he cancelled them due to negative responses.
They divorced in 1994 hence he got fired from Roseanne though got another movie known as True Lies where he played the role of James Cameron where his performance was very good. Till the year 1997 he used to play supporting role after which in this year he returned to television with his own show known as The Tom Show though it was unsuccessful. He has from then been featured in other many shows such as Soul plane, Happy Endings, The Great Buck Howard, One Day, My Big Redneck Wedding, The Simpsons among many other shows giving him much success. With his great performance, he has received many awards as well as nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
Tom Arnold has an estimated net worth of $35 Million. This is from the wonderful earnings he has had in his full professional career. He has been featured in many shows giving him the earnings from which a reality show known as I’m a Celebrity get me out of here, earned him $600,000 .
Tom has very outstanding acting skills which have made him gain much popularity all through the different areas he has gone through. Though he has been faced with challenges in his career in the past, he has proved to do his best to ensure that he retains the best.