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Tom Bodett Net Worth: Tom Bodett is an American author, voice actor and radio host who has a net worth of $10 million. Born Thomas Edward Bodett on February 23, 1955, in Champaign, Illinois, US, he is widely recognized as the spokesman for the hotel chain Motel 6. It was back in the mid 80?s (while he was contributing content to NPR's All Things Considered show) that Bodett was hired by the creative director at the Richards Group ad agency to record a commercial for Motel 6. Since then, he has been the spokesperson for the chain, still ending his commercials end with the famous phrase, "I'm Tom Bodett for Motel 6, and we'll leave the light on for you." In 2005, the chain of hotels started using Bodett's voice for their wake-up calls, hoping to bring a more personal touch to people's day. Bodett was also the person to be featured on the first Motel 6 podcast, released for the holidays. At the same time, he had several other engagements on both TV and radio. Bodett served as a host of the public television program, Travels on America's Historic Trails in 2007, and he did the voiceover for "Mime Time" and the "Good Idea/Bad Idea" segments featuring Mr. Skullhead on Animaniacs. This was followed by a brief cameo in Pinky and The Brain, as well as he narrated the 1999 direct to video Animaniacs movie Wakko's Wish. As a broadcaster, he hosted two radio programs, The End of the Road (1988-1990) and Bodett & Company (1993). While today, he serves as a contributor to The Bob Edwards Show on XMPR, and member of the stable of panelists on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! - a National Public Radio news quiz show. A regular columnist for the webzine Mr. Showbiz, he also penned a children's book, titled Williwaw!, which was published in 2009. The same year, Tom Bodett saw the start of the Loose Leaf Book Company, a radio program that centered on author and book interviews, discussions and dramatizations.
Thomas Edward "Tom" Bodett (/bo????d??t/ boh-DET; (born February 23, 1955) is an American author, voice actor, and radio host. As of 2013[update], he is the spokesman for the hotel chain Motel 6, whose commercials end with the phrase, "I'm Tom Bodett for Motel 6, and we'll leave the light on for you."
Thomas Edward "Tom" Bodett was born on February 23, 1955, in Champaign, Illinois and raised in Sturgis, Michigan. As of 2013[update], he resides in Dummerston, Vermont, where he is a member of the town's Selectboard.
In 1986, Bodett was both building houses in Homer, Alaska and contributing content to NPR's All Things Considered show. A creative director at the Richards Group ad agency heard him on NPR and hired him to record a commercial for Motel 6. Bodett ad-libbed the famous line "We'll leave the light on for you" and has been the spokesperson for the chain ever since then. The director, David Fowler, hired him because he "sound[ed] like the kind of person who stays there." He thought, "Gosh, if I only had an account for a national budget motel brand with a sense of humor and humility, I could make a heck of an advertising campaign with this guy."
In 2005, Motel 6 began using Bodett for their wake-up calls. The chain hoped to bring a more personal touch to people's day by using their spokesperson's voice. Bodett was also featured on the first Motel 6 podcast, released for the holidays.
In 1997, Bodett hosted the public television program, Travels on America's Historic Trails.
He also did the voiceover for "Mime Time" and the "Good Idea/Bad Idea" segments featuring Mr. Skullhead on Animaniacs, and had a brief cameo in Pinky and The Brain, as well as narrating the 1999 direct to video Animaniacs movie Wakko's Wish.
As a broadcaster, Bodett hosted two radio programs, The End of the Road from 1988 to 1990 and Bodett & Company in 1993.
As of 2013[update], he is a contributor to The Bob Edwards Show on XMPR and a member of the stable of panelists on

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