Thomas Edward Bodett is an American author, voice actor, and radio host. Since 1986 he has been the spokesman for the motel chain Motel 6, ending commercials with the phrase, "I'm Tom Bodett for Motel 6, and we'll leave the light on for you." .
The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.