Earl "Boo" Arnold was raised in a small town in central Texas. His father gave him the nickname "Boo" early in life and it stuck, long before he ever thought he’d need a stage name.
Arnold played baseball at Texas Tech University where he graduated with a BA in Advertising and Marketing. While at Texas Tech he was also a member of the Texas Epsilon chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After college he worked with Young Life, an outreach to high school students, in San Antonio, Texas.
While with Young Life Arnold began taking extension courses through Fuller Theological Seminary and eventually enrolled as full time student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a Masters Degree of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell in 1997. Following seminary he was involved with reconciliation efforts in Croatia and Bosnia.
Arnold started acting in his early thirties in Texas. After an encouraging visit to Los Angeles where he spent time with childhood friend George Eads (CSI LAS VEGAS) he decided to move to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue acting full time. While in Los Angeles he has studied acting with Judith Weston at Judith Weston Studio for Actors and Directors.
"Justice" with Jane Seymour
He played the lead, Michael Hollister, in the film THE SEER, written and directed by Patrick Masset (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS). He was nominated Best Actor in the168 Film Festival for the role of Phil Stevens in the short-film USELESS. In USELESS he played a US Marshal who must choose between mercy and justice as he confronts the man who murdered his father. He is currently recurring on the Sundance Channel's RED ROAD with upcoming guest appearances on PERCEPTION (TNT), HAWAII FIVE-0 and THE MENTALIST (CBS).
Arnold married fellow Texan Stacy Rudd of San Antonio in 2003 and they are now raising their four children in the Los Angeles area.
Appearnces: SCANDAL, March 5, 2015:
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