TOM ARNOLD (Mr. Hunkee) has established himself with television and film audiences worldwide, having won such awards as the Peabody Award for writing and a Golden Globe for writing and producing.
Arnold can currently be seen hosting Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Net. He is currently writing two scripts for MGM: There Goes the Neighborhood (about a wealthy woman who gets revenge on her cheating husband with a neighborhood car detailer) and The Kid and I (an action comedy he wrote for a wealthy entrepreneur who was looking to create a starring opportunity for his physically challenged son).
Arnold was most recently seen in Cradle to the Grave with DMX and Jet Li; the film re-teamed Arnold with director Andrej Bartkowiak and producer Joel Silver. He was also seen in the Bartkowiak/Silver actioner Exit Wounds with Steven Seagal and DMX.
Arnold began his career in comedy at the University of Iowa before moving to Minneapolis, where he won the Minneapolis Comedy Competition in 1988. He then 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 three installments of his own HBO special entitled Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, and then wrote, produced and starred in three of his own television series: The Jackie Thomas Show, Tom, and The Tom Show.
Arnold's other film credits include Nine Months with Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, and Robin Williams; James Cameron's True Lies with Arnold Schwarzenegger; Hero with Dustin Hoffman; Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery with Mike Myers; and Animal Factory, directed by Steve Buscemi, in which he received great critical notice for his portrayal of a convict.
Born in Iowa, Arnold has established a writing scholarship and runs an acting workshop for students there at the Indian Hills Community College. He is also very active with the San Diego Center for Children as well as The Race to Erase MS, The Kayne-Eras Center and Hollygrove children's home.
Arnold currently resides in Los Angeles.
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