Role Musical Artist
Known for TC Matic
Name Arnold Hintjens
Other names Arno
|Full Name Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens|
Born 21 May 1949 (age 66) (1949-05-21) Ostend, Belgium
Music groups TC Matic (1980 – 1986), Charles Et Les Lulus
Movies Prejudice, Camping Cosmos, Turtle Sitting, Komma, So There
Albums Future Vintage, Brussld, Live in Brussels, Jus de box, French Bazaar
Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens (born 21 May 1949), better known by his stage name Arno, is a Belgian artist born in Oostende. He was the frontman of TC Matic, one of the best-known Belgian bands of the 1980s. Since the band split in 1986 he has had a solo career.
Arno sings in a mixture of English, French, Dutch and his Ostend dialect. For TC Matic, a band which achieved moderate artistic success throughout Europe, he wrote or co-wrote all the band's material, much of it together with guitarist and producer Jean-Marie Aerts. After going solo he released more than a dozen albums during a successful career. In 2002 he received the title "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" (Knight in the Arts and Literature) of the French government. A 2004 biography by Gilles Deleux was translated in Dutch as Een lach en een traan ("A Smile and a Tear").
In the Belgian film Camping Cosmos he played the homosexual lifeguard Harry who does not pay attention to Lolo Ferrari who is incarnating a caricature of Pamela Anderson.