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'Golden Radio Voice' Guy -- Grounded in Ohio By No ID

1/5/2011 6:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The 'Golden Radio Voice' guy -- who went from homeless to overnight Internet sensation -- is struggling to board a flight to NYC because he doesn't have ID ... according to his rep (yep, he's got one now).

Homeless Man Radio Voice
Ted Williams' peeps tell us Ted is currently at the courthouse in Columbus, OH trying to get a copy of his birth certificate. 

Ted is supposed to be in New York tomorrow for an interview on "Today" -- but according to the rep he's been homeless for more than four years so he doesn't have ID ... and can't board a flight.

It's the first bad news Williams has had in 24 hours. He's gotten a job offer, a home offer, and a free trip home to visit his mom -- all because of the YouTube clip that went viral.



Ted's rep says having to reestablish identity is a common problem for the homeless. Let's hope someone has a plan B to get Ted to NYC.

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136.

RY    

Happy new year Ted Williams! :)

1288 days ago
137.

Dave    

He has nine kids? Whoa Nellie. I wish him the best, but wow, child support ain't nothin' to sneeze at. Sure someone will come looking for him and his new found fortune. The babie's mama(s) maybe?

1288 days ago
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sarah    

This man doesn't appear to be totally free from drugs and alchol...I noticed his facial expression on Dr Phil's when they mentioned about someone drinking Absolut in a Hotel room with his family....He appeared to be chock that that info was given out...remember now this man has been on the streets for a very long time under the consumption of drugs and alcohol...It is going to take some intervention and rehab befor he can convincely state he is free form those Demons....I truly feel is is pulling the wool over our eyes...Because it's not that easy to stop...I have seenpeople try to go COld Turkey by themselves and it never worked...Especially when they get access to funds and get alone behind close doors...Who si he foolin, only himelf...

1287 days ago
139.

Peter Pan    

"god bless this guy, he's amazing."

Someone left that comment. FYI: this guy is a career criminal. He has been convicted of theft, robbery, forgery, drug possession. He also abandoned his family (several children) 23 years ago, and flipped his family the bird when asked to pay child support.

But yeah, this guy is a real treat to society. Let's pamper him and give him the royal treatment while the family he left behind gets nothing. All because he is said to have a "radio voice"? Only in America.

Oh, and he said on National television (again, why was this fool on television? Who gives a sh*t... really) that he has been clean for the past 2 years... well guess what, he hasn't. He just more recently admitted that he still continues to have a drug problem and has checked himself into rehab.

Rule #1 when having a conversation with a criminal/drug abuser... don't believe a word that comes out of their mouths.

1286 days ago
140.

Peter Griffin    

"god bless this guy, he's amazing."

Someone left that comment. FYI: this guy is a career criminal. He has been convicted of theft, robbery, forgery, drug possession. He also abandoned his family (several children) 23 years ago, and flipped his family the bird when asked to pay child support.

But yeah, this guy is a real treat to society. Let's pamper him and give him the royal treatment while the family he left behind gets nothing. All because he is said to have a "radio voice"? Only in America.

Oh, and he said on National television (again, why was this fool on television? Who gives a sh*t... really) that he has been clean for the past 2 years... well guess what, he hasn't. He just more recently admitted that he still continues to have a drug problem and has checked himself into rehab.

Rule #1 when having a conversation with a criminal/drug abuser... don't believe a word that comes out of their mouths.

1286 days ago
141.

Royce    

GIVE HIM A JOB!!! THIS MAN IS AWESOME!!! I'm rooting for yuh man and if I saw you everyday on my way to work I would most certainly help you out as much as possible. I don't have much but to see you succeed and the fact that you are meant for radio would make me want to help you as much as possible! Good luck in your journey to being the next big voice on national T.V.

1286 days ago
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