Ted Williams: Homeless Man To Superstar Overnight

Youtube did it again. A video spreading on the Internet has turned beggar and homeless Ted Williams in Ohio into a celebrity overnight thanks to his “golden radio voice”. The video attracts 13 million views from January 3, 2011. The 90-second clip is made and posted by the Columbus Dispatch newspaper cameraman.


Officially named Ted Wlliams, he was once begged for money on the streets of Columbus. Ted Williams was born in 1957 and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the father of seven girls and two boys. He has become homeless in Columbus after the substance abuse for ten years, but he has been sober for the last two years. The homeless man with golden voice is also reported to use addicted medicine, alcohol and repeated arrests. Thanks to the smooth announcing voice, Ted is dealing with a rush of fame. The 53-year-old said to a psychologist: “I wanted a nerve pill yesterday, to be honest with you”.



Ted Williams was spotted begging at the roadside in Ohio.


It is the campsite of golden voice Ted Williams. The homeless man has accepted the offer of a full-time job and a house.


He is in the fast track to become a sports announcer thanks to the magic of Internet.


Luckiness continues setting down to the penniless man Ted Wlliams. On January 5, 2011, the homeless man Ted Williams reunited with his 90 -year-old estranged mother after almost 20 years being apart. Julia Williams is very happy when her son gets on the track again. Since Ted Wlliams turns into national sensation, he receives job offers from television broadcasts including MTV, NFL, ESPN, MSNBC and ect. Currently, Ted Wlliams works as a full-time voiceover for the Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena who offers him a house.

On an interview with NBC, Julia Williams said, “God has answered my prayer. I prayed that I would live to see this time when he would do well”


Ted Williams holds a hand-writing paper which reads, “\’I have a God given gift of voice. I\’m an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you and God bless you. Happy Holidays”


Besides Justin Bieber and Susan Boyle, Youtube successfully turns the beggar into a superstar just in one night.


Ted Williams is captured on the moment of meeting his mother after almost 20 years falling apart. His mother, Julia Williams incidentally has a lovely voice too.


Williams previously had a happy family with his former wife Patricia Kirtley and kids.



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