And just like that, Ted Williams’ life is looking better already! The homeless man, who has an amazing radio voice (which you can hear in the video below) is getting offers left and right to do some voice over work. Read more about his story here!
The youtube video clip featuring a homeless Ted Williams on the side of a Columbus, Ohio freeway panhandling for money has gone viral and we have it below for your listening and viewing pleasure!
The vid has already garnered over 4 million views, and believe me, it’s one you don’t want to miss! You see a haggard looking Williams holding a sign that pretty much says it all:
I have a God given gift of voice. I’m an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be greatfully (sic) appreciated. Thank you and God Bless You/Happy Holidays.
Williams can thank his lucky stars that Doral Chenoweth III, a videographer for The Columbus Dispatch, decided to film the one time radio announcer off the Hudson Street ramp on I-71.
Williams offered up a sampling of his powerful pipes, and when I first heard him speak, I was really blown away. Come on, I know you were too!
So what do we know about this homeless man with the ‘golden voice’?
As a teen he went on a field trip to a radio station where he was shocked that the announcer didn’t look anything like what Williams perceived just by listening to his voice. Williams explained, “He said to me: ‘Radio is defined (as) theater of mind. I can’t be an actor; I can’t be an on-air (television) personality. The voice became something of a development.” He fell in love with radio from that point on. He goes on to say that he went to broadcasting school but later encountered problems with alcohol and drugs. He has been sober for two years now.
Since the vid has gone viral, like I said, he has had offers pouring in. Who’s interested in this Brooklyn, New York native? It’s been reported that NFL Films and The Cleveland Cavaliers would like to speak with him regarding some work, just to name a few. Undoubtedly more offers will be headed his way. I see a movie in the making, eh?
Check out video of Ted Williams below and leave me your thoughts in the comment section.