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Ted Williams

Ted Williams (born September 22, 1957) is an American voice-over artist. Williams gained widespread media attention when an interview made during a period when he was homeless went viral after being posted to YouTube in early January 2011. Williams has since received numerous job offers. He is the author of A Golden Voice: How Faith, Hard Work, and Humility Brought Me from the Streets to Salvation (Gotham Books, May 10, 2012). Williams was born and raised in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. He served three years in the United States Army, was honorably discharged, and attended school for voice acting. His inspiration to become a radio announcer came from a field trip at age 14, when he found that a radio announcer whom he had heard looked nothing like he had imagined. Williams later worked overnight shifts for WVKO (AM) in Columbus when the station played soul music. According to Williams, his life started falling apart in 1986 with a combination of drug and alcohol abuse plus a loss of interest in his career. During this period Williams was arrested at least seven times on charges including theft, drug possession, escape, and robbery. He was also issued misdemeanor

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Ted Williams: I've Been Financially Raped

Ted Williams
I've Been Financially Raped

Ted Williams has filed a lawsuit that will make you cry.Williams -- the homeless guy who became famous for his voice of thunder -- claims when he hit it big earlier this year, he couldn't handle… READ MORE >

'Golden Voice' Ted Williams -- Headed Back to Rehab

'Golden Voice' Ted Williams -- Headed Back to Rehab

Ted Williams -- the homeless man with the "Golden Voice" -- is heading back to rehab today ... Ted's manager tells TMZ.We're told ... later today, Ted will return to the Origins Recovery Center in… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Ted Williams -- From No House to Dogg House

Ted Williams
From No House to Dogg House

Ted Williams and his golden voice have made it to the big time ... because TMZ has learned he's hosting a game show with legendary rappers Warren G and Snoop Dogg!Sadly, it's not a REAL game show… READ MORE >

- 1382 days ago
'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Scores REALITY SHOW

'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Scores REALITY SHOW

Ted "Golden Voice" Williams has inked a deal to star in his very own reality show -- and he will begin shooting in two weeks ... TMZ has learned. Ted's rep tells us the show will be called "Second… READ MORE >

- 1396 days ago
'Golden Voice' -- Famous Cardboard Sign for Sale

'Golden Voice' -- Famous Cardboard Sign for Sale

"Golden-voiced" homeless man Ted Williams is using his most famous panhandling sign to ask for money one last time ... by selling it in an online auction. TMZ has learned, Williams is planning to… READ MORE >

- 1415 days ago
'Golden Voice' -- Steak Night in Beverly Hills

'Golden Voice' -- Steak Night in Beverly Hills

Ted "Golden Voice" Williams made his triumphant return to the spotlight last night, dining at one of the most expensive steak houses in Beverly Hills -- so what made him suddenly clam up???  READ MORE >

- 1417 days ago
Ted Williams -- Back at Rehab, But Not IN Rehab

Ted Williams -- Back at Rehab, But Not IN Rehab

Ted Williams returned to a rehab facility this weekend -- not to check himself back in, but to visit his girlfriend.As we first reported, Ted left the Origins Recovery Center in South Texas… READ MORE >

- 1418 days ago
Ted Williams' Tent Fetches Low Three Figures

Ted Williams' Tent Fetches Low Three Figures

The tent once belonging to Ted Williams -- the most famous homeless man around (Antoine Dodson doesn't count, he's not homeless) -- sold for $355 on eBay this week.The tent was put up for auction… READ MORE >

- 1420 days ago
'Golden Voice' -- The Secret Homeless Money Drop

'Golden Voice' -- The Secret Homeless Money Drop

Ted Williams just pulled off a HUGE surprise for the homeless man he shared a tent with on the streets of Ohio -- when he drove up to his friend's corner and dropped off a MAJOR wad of cash.… READ MORE >

- 1421 days ago
'Golden Voice' Ted -- Cardboard Signs For Sale!

'Golden Voice' Ted -- Cardboard Signs For Sale!

Ted Williams’ former “roommate” – the guy he shared a tent with -- has scrounged up some of Teddy's old pan-handling signs and plans to sell 'em on Ebay ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 1423 days ago

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