Thomas Duane Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for Arnie Thomas on Roseanne (1989-1993), Jackie Thomas on The Jackie Thomas Show (1992-1993), and Tom Amross on The Tom Show (1997-1998).
He has appeared in several films, including True Lies (1994), Nine Months (1995), McHale's Navy (1997), Animal Factory (2000), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), Mr. 3000 (2004), Happy Endings (2005), The Great Buck Howard (2008), and Madea's Witness Protection (2011). He was also the host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period for four years, and appeared on Sons of Anarchy.
Arnold was born Thomas Duane Arnold in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Linda Kay (née Graham) and Jack Arnold. He has six siblings. His mother abandoned the family when he was a child, and he and his siblings were raised by their father. He was sexually abused from age 4–7 by a male babysitter.
During his youth, he worked at a meatpacking plant. He attended Ottumwa High School, Indian Hills Community College, and the University of Iowa from 1981 to 1983, where he studied business administration and writing.
In the early 1980s, Arnold had a prop-based comedy routine called "Tom Arnold and the Goldfish Review." Roseanne Barr brought him in as a writer for her television sitcom, Roseanne. He married her in 1990, after she divorced her first husband. Arnold wrote himself into the show as the character "Arnie Thomas" (a play on his name). The couple's marriage attracted media and especially tabloid attention due to their sometimes outrageous behavior. In 1992, Arnold starred in his own sitcom, The Jackie Thomas Show. Airing after Roseanne on ABC, the show lasted 18 episodes.
Kathryn Aselton (born October 1, 1978) is an American actress, film director and producer. She directed and co-starred in The Freebie, which was shown in the non-competition "Next" category at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. She also starred in the FX sitcom The League for its seven-season run from 2009 to 2015, and in the first two seasons of FX's Marvel Comics X-Men drama Legion.
Aselton was born in Milbridge, Maine. She competed in pageants in 1995, and was Miss Maine Teen USA 1995 and first runner-up at Miss Teen USA 1995. She graduated from Narraguagus High School in Harrington, Maine, in 1996. She attended Boston University School of Communications for two years before moving to Los Angeles to act, where she met her future husband, Mark Duplass. She then studied for two years at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
In 2004, Aselton appeared in a short film titled Scrapple opposite Mark Duplass and his brother Jay Duplass who also wrote and directed the short. Aselton made her feature-length film debut in The Puffy Chair opposite Mark Duplass, who directed the film alongside his brother Jay. The film premiered at Sundance in January 2005 and was released on June 2, 2006, in a limited release. That same year, Aselton appeared opposite Steve Zissis in the short film "The Intervention". In 2009, after a break from acting, Aselton appeared in an episode of The Office. That same year, she appeared in Easier with Practice, "Other People's Parties", and "Feed the Fish". In 2016, Aselton appeared in Togetherness, an HBO original series created by her husband and her brother in law, as Anna. That same year, she was cast in a recurring role in the second season of Casual as Jennifer. Aselton also starred in Fun Mom Dinner opposite Molly Shannon and Toni Collette, directed by Alethea Jones. She was featured in an episode of Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm as Jean the USPS Letter Carrier.