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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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Butterfly    

I AM SURE GOD KEPT MOTHER AND SON ALIVE FOR THEIR REUNION. BLESSINGS TO BOTH!

1350 days ago
17.

Bippy    

"MAY GOD BLESS HIM"!!! He reallly deserves another chance to become whole again!!!!

1350 days ago
18.

raven    

He is awsome...hope someone hires him. Good luck to him.

1350 days ago
19.

Truth    

IT'S NOT LIKE THE DUDE HASNT DONE RADIO OR BEEN IN PUBLIC BEFORE. LISTENED TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON WNCI 97.9 AND DUDE WAS A RADIO DJ FOR YEARS AND WAS IN THE U.S. ARMY FOR 3YRS BUT GOTTEN INTO DRUGS AND SHIET AND BECAME HOMELESS. BEEN CLEAN FOR LAST 2.5YRS.

WATCH THE ENTIRE WNCI 97.9 VIDEO INTERVIEW HERE.
http://www.wnci.com/mediaplayer/?action=ondemand&item=20764650

1350 days ago
20.

ohreally    

Wooo i love it!

Ted all the way!

1350 days ago
21.

lou    

Good luck Ted, and God Bless! You really deserve it! Hope you get to NY in time for your interview and all goes well! It's so nice to read about deserving people getting a break every now and then.

1350 days ago
22.

Oh me    

Reach for the stars TED! Work hard, keep that good attitude and you WILL go places!

1350 days ago
23.

Layken    

When you think of all the celeb's that take things for granted (Yes I'm talkin'to you Lilo)This is an inspirational story for the rest of us that have lost hope! God bless him and wish all the best for him, he suffered in addiction, guessing BF was not involved as he was homeless. He pulled himself up & put himself out there - What a great story to start the New Year off! Good luck Ted! :)

1350 days ago
24.

figure-it-out    

Ted hit the SSI building. Tell em SS#. Get temp card. Go to DMV and Ohio is good in that if they have his photo on record from 4 years ago(they should) they can cut you a pic ID that same day unlike other states you have to wait for it in mail. Hopefully his ticket is refundable: ) This guy is going to jam. Prayers and best wishes to that guy.

1350 days ago
25.

bboy    

hope he makes it home & makes it big!

1350 days ago
26.

Mysmichelle    

If he was in the military he just needs to find a VA they will get him an ID asap! Good luck to him.

1350 days ago
27.

Chia    

This is a great story, hope it all works out for him.

1350 days ago
28.

yup    

Wow! NBC should hire him on the spot. The teeth can be fixed.

1350 days ago
29.

noneofyourbusiness    

YEAH! A good and uplifting story for once! Go Ted, Go Ted!

1350 days ago
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sst0026@yahoo.com    

He does has an amazing voice. Ted probably do a lot of voice overs from radio, tv,internet & even in animated stuff like the voiceover from the 70's did "Superfriends". God bless him. Great change of pace on here, TMZ.

1350 days ago
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