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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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Good luck, Sir. Wishing you all the best!

1365 days ago


What an amazing voice! The best radio voice I have ever heard. Sent chills down me when I heard it! I wish him the best and sure hope everything works out incredibly well for him!

1365 days ago


He just sounds like every other VOICE over (radio) in Hollywood, here is the voice of one of the biggest voice overs (radio) and comercial voice actors working in Hollywood. They sound the same (only difference is, unlike this guy, Dave looks like he has had a bath, works hard, and has a great smile). Click on the link, and if you can click to the right of the site and hear this guy (DAVE FENNOY) as well.

1365 days ago


He sounds just like this voiceover guy

1365 days ago


Ohio to NYC??? How about a bus ticket???

Wish him the best of luck with his new opportunity . . .

1365 days ago

MJ is LOVE    

How sweet- this man is wonderful and I wish him all the best. Two years clean and a dream... Mr. Williams, it's never too late to start something new. Best wishes for a wonderful 2011!

1365 days ago


Seen this in England, yeah I can still get on here, its called a road trip! Limo all the way.

1365 days ago


Great story. Best of luck to the talented guy. It's never to late to realize your dreams.

1365 days ago


And through one little story, my hope in humanity is restored.

1365 days ago



No one cares if that other guy you like sounds like him.

1365 days ago


This guy is as good as the late Don Lafontaine, mike rowe, morgan freeman, james earl jones, elwood edwards (the aol guy) and all the other guys with money making vocal chords.

1365 days ago


@Carl I do and many others do as well. As people are sick and tired of just some random begger off the street to get a million $ deal, over and above hardworking people! It's a JOKE! It's just like Reality TV people, trying to be an actor (aka H. Montag) it's a joke!

Sorry the guy is or was homelss, but he should be out there working as many struggling people have!

And you missed my point! *rolling eyes*

1365 days ago

Rich Harkoff    

It's been a while since you've worked in radio, things have changed for the worse, stay away from the consolidators like Clear Channel or ***ulus, they'll hire you and then have you voice track for about 100 different stations for Ten Bucks and hour.
Good luck to you Ted, you have an amazing set of pipes!

1365 days ago

♥TMZ but ...    

he has a velvet voice

1365 days ago

john johnson    

hey, mr.williams, if you're interested, the yankees still need an anouncer. you sound just like shadow stevens.

1365 days ago
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