Peter Thomas was an announcer of television and radio programs. He was also a narrator of TV programs. He appeared on shows like Nova and Forensic Files. Basically, he is known for his advertisement voice-over works and Documentaries. Keep reading to know more about Peter Thoma’s net worth.
Peter Thoma Early Life
Thomas’s full name is Peter Addenbrooke Thomas. He was born on 28th June 1928. His hometown is Naples, Florida. His father was John D Thomas, and his mother was Sibyl Addenbrooke. Both his parents were from U.K.
His father was from Wales, and his mother was from Salisbury. His father was a minister, and his mother was a schoolteacher. His parents always stressed about his education. His father always believed in mind images. His career began at an early age. At the age of 14, he got his first job as an announcer in a local Radio Station. The Radio Station could not pay him because he was tender aged but they arranged a sponsor for him, and they gave him flying lessons.
Thomas went to The Stony Brook School, but he had to leave the school because it was the time of World War II. He volunteered for US Army in the year 1943. He got many awards and medals for his works in the United States Army.
Peter Thoma Career
Thomas narrated One Survivor Remembers, a documentary which received The Academy Award. It was produced by HBO. The documentary featured the real-time experiences of an intern at the Nordhausen Concentration Camp. Thomas worked on HBO film, Battle of Hurtgen Forest. Thomas actually fought in that battle.
The Discovery Channel miniseries named How the West was Lost was also narrated by Thomas. He was the narrator of Nova’s two-hour episode titled D-Day’s Sunken Secrets. Thomas went to Omaha Beach during the D-Day Landing. Thomas worked at his home through ISDN. He recorded all over America and many in European Cities. He worked in many commercials including IBM, NCB, ESPN, Burger King, Coca-cola and William Beaumont Hospital.
His voice was heard on the famous song “19” in 1985. He narrated The Crucial Turning Points of World War II, a video series. He also voiced many political advertisements. He was an announcer on PBS.
Awards & Achievements
During his days in Army, he was awarded many medals. He received Bronze Star and Purple Star. He also got Belgian Fourragere and the unit French Croix de Guerre. He received many awards in his television career. He narrated a Documentary named One Survivor Remembers which eventually won The Academy Award.
Net worth of Peter Thomas
The legendary American announcer had a net worth of $2 million. He accumulated most of his wealth from his works as an announcer. He worked all over the United States in different recording studios. For Hundreds of TV commercials, he performed as a voice-over. He also appeared as an anchor for CBS News.
He married Stella Barrineau in 1946 and remained married to her until she died in the year of 2014. They have four children. Thomas passed away on 30th April in 2016. He was 91 years old when he died.