Tom just starred in three independent films – CHRISTMAS WITCH, CHRISTMAS THIEVES, and HIGH HOLIDAY and he also recently guest starred on NCIS: New Orleans. Tom also has his own podcast, OFF TOPIC WITH TOM ARNOLD. He also appeared on his own special for Comedy Dynamics entitled TOM ARNOLD: PAST & PRESENT IMPERFECTLY and can currently be seen on his own political series for Viceland entitled THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES, after receiving an eight-episode order for the first season. He also just shot an episode of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. Prior to this he wrapped the independent, BIGGER, opposite Julianne Hough as well as the independent feature, SAVING FLORA.
As a writer, producer, and actor, Tom Arnold has established himself to both television and film audiences worldwide, having won such awards as the Peabody Award and a Golden Globe Award. Additionally, he helped put Fox Sports Network on the map with his hosting duties on “BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD” and CMT’s top-rated “MY BIG REDNECK” franchise including and “MY BIG REDNECK FAMILY” which premiered at the highest ratings in CMT history.
Arnold cornered the market on playing the resident comic relief in films like “NINE MONTHS” with Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, and Robin Williams, “TRUE LIES” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “HERO” with Dustin Hoffman, and “AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY” with Mike Myers. Arnold was seen in Stephen Gyllenhaal’s quirky political comedy “GRASSROOTS”, Tyler Perry’s “MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION”, “HIT AND RUN” with Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper, “ANY DAY” starring alongside Sean Bean, Eva Longoria and Kate Walsh and Yahoo Comedy Series “SIN CITY SAINTS” starring alongside Andrew Santino and Malin Akerman, where heplays Kevin Freeman, a private casino host who happens to know all the city’s secrets. He can also be seen indocumentaries, “SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON” and “I AM CHRIS FARLEY” and in Season 10 of “TRAILER PARK BOYS” on Netflix.
Arnold has successfully broken out of the comedic stereotype and is becoming a fixture at film festivals by landing more mature and dramatic roles. He received critical praise for his role in “GARDENS OF THE NIGHT,” opposite John Malkovich, “THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD” starring John Malkovich and Tom Hanks, “GOOD DICK” opposite Jason Ritter, and “THE YEAR OF GETTING TO KNOW US” opposite Sharon Stone, Jimmy Fallon and Lucy Liu. In 2005, he received critical notice for his role in Don Roos’ “HAPPY ENDINGS” for Lions Gate Films. He was also seen in “PRIDE” opposite Terrance Howard, and “ANIMAL FACTORY,” directed by Steve Buscemi. Other film credits include “SOUL PLANE,” “CRADLE TO THE GRAVE,” “EXIT WOUNDS” and “THE KID & I.”
Arnold began his career in comedy early when he moved to Los Angeles to write on the highly successful television series, “ROSEANNE,” before eventually serving as executive producer for the sitcom. He went on to star in his own HBO special entitled “TOM ARNOLD: THE NAKED TRUTH,” and then wrote, produced and starred in his own television series “THE JACKIE THOMAS SHOW,” “TOM” and “THE TOM SHOW.”