Arsenio describes himself as a 'neat freak' who hates to travel, is reclusive, and extremely impatient.
Arsenio turned down the lead role in the hit movie Bad Boys, and cites that choice as the worst mistake he has ever made.
Aresenio was asked to replace Joan Rivers when she was fired from her hosting duties on the The Late Show on FOX.
Arsenio hosted the Soul Train Lady of Soul awards with Aisha Taylor.
Arsenio's hardest interview on his late night talk show was 'Miss Nude World', who appeared clad only in her sash and heels.
Arsenio's favorite male singer is Luther Vandross, his favorite female singer is Rachelle Ferrell.
Arsenio's favorite rap artist is 'Biggie Smallz' also known as 'The Legendary B.I.G', Christopher Wallace.
Arsenio's favorite designer is Masa Tomo.
Arsenio's guilty pleasure is reality television shows.
Arsenio's favorite diva is Gwen Stefani.
Arsenio's favorite poet is Maya Angelou.
Arsenio's star on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' is located right next to Marilyn Monroe's.
Arsenio was selected as TV Guide's 1st 'Person Of The Year' in 1990.
Arsenio was edited out of NBC's Diet Coke With Lemon's Celebrates 40 Years: At The Improv for being too vulgar.
Arsenio's monologue on his late night talk show, inspired the song "Things That Make You Go Hmmmm..." by C&C Music Factory.
Arsenio appeared in a television commercial for 1-800-Collect.
Arsenio appeared in the music video 'Straight Up' by Paula Abdul.
Arsenio's interest in Johnny Carson as a teen led him to become an accomplished magician.
Arsenio did a commercial for Tab Cola in the mid 80's.
Arsenio released an album under his rap persona 'Chunky A' titled Large and in Charge in 1989. The guests on the album included: Paula Abdul, KRS-1, Ice-T, and Cameo.
Arsenio made up a rap persona for himself in 1988, calling himself 'Chunky A', a play on the name of rapper 'Heavy D'.
Arsenio attended Kent University with fellow comedian Steve Harvey. He intended to study law, but ended up with a degree in communications.
Arsenio attended the University of Ohio after high school with future actress Nancy Cartwright. He was on the speech team.
Arsenio graduated from Warren Heights High School, in Warren Heights, Ohio.
Arsenio's favorite movie is Disney's Finding Nemo.
Arsenio's favorite book is titled Where's My Cheese?
Arsenio is currently working on writing his first children's book, and creating a new show for television.
Arsenio is represented by United Talent Agency.
Arsenio co-wrote and co-starred in the film Coming To America, after being signed to a film & television deal in 1987 by Paramount Pictures.
Arsenio had his first film cameo in 1987, in a film directed by John Landis, titled Amazon Women on the Moon.
Arsenio opened for: Dion Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Stevie Wonder, in the early 1980s.
Arsenio was discovered by jazz singer Nancy Wilson in 1979.
Arsenio started out as an MC at the Sheba Lounge in Chicago in the late 70s.
Arsenio: I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true.
Arsenio: My mother wanted me to be a lawyer and I wanted to be an Actor. So I went to school, majored in theatre, and said "Mom, I have to choose my own destiny. I want to be an actor." A couple of weeks after I graduated college I called my mother up and said "Can I borrow $200?" and she said "Why don't you act like you've got $200."
Arsenio: I don't possess a lot of self-confidence. I'm an actor so I simply act confident every time I hit the stage.
Arsenio: I've never understood what the up side of marriage would be for me. Personally, I love being in a relationship, but marriage just isn't for me, who knows what the future holds?
Arsenio: I have the same advice for Dick Cheney that I have for Kobe Bryant, be a little more thoughtful before you shoot. I read that Dick Cheney didn't even go to the hospital with his good buddy who he shot in the face & loved, by mistake? The guy who shot Tupac probably followed the ambulance to the hospital. I smell a rat! Or is it beer that I smell? They waited 22 hours to report this.