The Homeless Man With The Amazing Voice


Would you give this homeless man a job? After checking out this video clip…you will.

Word is he may already has job offers. I cannot believe the response I got from posting this yesterday on the radio show. Great example of helping those trying to help themselves.

Ted Williams isn’t famous – yet.

A viral video rocketing through cyberspace, however, could soon catapult the homeless panhandler from just a face in the crowd to the next big thing.

Williams solicits money by the side of Interstate 71 in Columbus, Ohio with a sign advertising his “god given gift” of an amazing speaking voice.

His slogan caught the attention of a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, who interviewed Williams and posted the inspiring clip online Tuesday.

In the clip, the Brooklyn native explains his history in a smooth, polished voice that would sound at home on any major television network.

Williams was introduced to the idea of becoming a “voice” at the age of 14, when he met an announcer on a field trip who told him radio is “theater of mind.”

“I just said, well, hey. I can’t be an actor, I can’t be an on-air personality, but the voice just became something of a development over the years and I went to school for it,” Williams says in the video.

“And then alcohol and drugs and a few other things became a part of my life. I’ve got two years clean, and I’m trying hard to get it back. And hopefully somebody from one of these television or radio stations will say, ‘Hey, I need a voice-over.’”

Somebody give this man a job?

source: NY Daily News

BIG AL UPDAYE: Well everyone. You can give yourselves and Ted a high-five. He’s being given offers hand-over-fist over the air. He’s also been signed to be the voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He’ll be set for life. My request to all. Whenever you run across a story such as this, don’t assume it’ll take a life of its own, on its own. It won’t. It can’t. There are too many other stories that drown out the one before it. You need to spend time to get that story and its word out to many. If you care, you’ll do it. Keep the faith, pay forward and always lend a hand; even if you’re the one who needs it.

God bless Mr. Ted Williams. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him for sometime to come.

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One response to “The Homeless Man With The Amazing Voice

  1. eternalu

    TSA stopped Ted Williams from getting on his flight from Columbus to NYC. No appearance on “The Today Show” on Thursday morning. No visit to 92 year-old Mom in Brooklyn. See, he didn’t have ‘proper ID’, said the TSA. So Ted spent today at the Columbus Courthouse, trying to figure out how to get a copy of his birth certificate. Obviously he did have some form of ID, but the TSA wasn’t satisfied with it. OK – What are we going to do about this out-of-control phony security dance? These blockheads, however, are typical of our society. Follow the little rule book, and throw common sense out the window. Wrong. No little rule book takes away YOUR OBLIGATION TO THINK FOR YOURSELF. There are times you have to make an exception. That’s “the exception that proves the rule”. It’s like the traffic cop giving the mother of the little girl in a coma in Las Vegas a ‘jaywalking ticket’ – gave it to her right in the hospital. Or the policeman giving a ticket to the Dad who raced to the hospital while his wife’s water broke in the car on the way to the hospital in New Hampshire. RETRAIN EVERYBODY OR FIRE THEM.

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