Homeless radio announcer with a voice of gold, Ted Williams, was recently rediscovered begging for money on the streets of Columbus, Ohio, but the Internet sensation has literally struck gold since his video on YouTube and the Columbus Dispatch.com went viral.
53-year-old Ted Williams was a panhandler one day who was under the influence of alcohol and drugs until two years ago, when he got sober. He was also “a sporadic resident of a camp behind an abandoned Hudson Street gas station” in Columbus.
But since Doral Chenoweth III, the videographer for the Columbus Dispatch made the video below of the golden throat announcer offering a sample of his voice on the street in exchange for small change, Williams’ fortune has risen immeasurably and has almost no limits.
Chenoweth discovered Williams begging on the streets of Columbus and recorded the following video which is embedded from dispatch.com.
Williams has been offered more jobs than he can field, and he has already accepted an offer from Kraft Macaroni and Cheese as their spokesman. He is being paid $10,000 for performing voice-overs on four commercials.
His first commercial is already on the Internet, and like his original video, this one has gone viral. Check it out below:
Ted also has offers from the NFL and the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team. The Cav’s want Ted to be their official voice, and in addition to a salary, they are offering him the house that Lebron James used to live in.
Our third vid is NBC’s report on Ted’s good fortune:
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