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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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61.

Tom Sherratt    

Wonderful to see a possitive person in the news today. Love it.
He is a wonderful example for todays young.

Tom

1387 days ago
62.

pop    

Unemployment... this is what's taking too long to heal and find.

1387 days ago
63.

Kimberly    

Today show will likely have him flown out privately, don't know why they didn't do that to begin with. Now, nice as this story is, and I was thrilled that he was heard and seen, there are loads of homeless that also need the help he is getting. They may not have the talent this man does, but need help. I sure hope to hear about his success and what HE might do with it. Exciting indeed.

1387 days ago
64.

Fatty    

Overrated and stupid...

1387 days ago
65.

Chris    

I really hope this guy gets some I.D. he was very emotional today on The Early Show on CBS about visiting his 91 year old mother after all this time. Really hope someone comes through for him.

1387 days ago
66.

Sultry    

Good Luck Ted! Your voice is sultry... like mine. I wish you much success in your comeback!

1387 days ago
67.

La La Land    

Great News about this guy :)

1387 days ago
68.

iz    

Great story. I wish the best for him. Sick and tired of pretentious Hollywood stories..

1387 days ago
69.

Dan    

You make it from Ohio to NYC in under 24 hrs driving.

1387 days ago
70.

RockStar    

This guy is probably the only person qualified to replace Don LaFontaine. Lafontaine was the great voice you used to hear for movie previews. He was famous for the lines, "One man....In a world...."
Ted Williams better hang on tight, because he is in for a big ride and a lot of money. I just hope he gets a sober coach to help him stay sober. He deserves all the best.

1387 days ago
71.

Patricia    

Blessing for this man...remarkable voice and I hope he has a great break in 2011...Good Luck and God Bless You

1387 days ago
72.

Kevin    

He does indeed have a voice for radio, and a face as well. If his new year's resolution was to have threads that don't smell like pee, get a shower/shave/haircut and a toothbrush, he nailed them all within a week.

1387 days ago
73.

MacGuffin    

I hope this guy gets his life back. We all deserve another chance in life.

AMAZING Voice!

1387 days ago
74.

rodney    

Sure that's not the singer from the hairband Ratt?

1387 days ago
75.

sweetmomma05    

seems to me there are plenty of celebrity private pilots tht could help out one of our own. But then again, they are probably out fighting for the homelss in another country.

1387 days ago
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