'Golden Voice' Ted Williams
Returns Home To Voice Overs
January 5, 2010
"Golden Voice" Ted Williams - the homeless man voicing radio promos on a busy street corner in a YouTube video this week that stunned and captured the hearts of the nation - has returned home to voice overs.
In the video that was shot out of a car window by a Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch newspaper reporter, Williams amiably voices with an unexpected ease and rich voice.
If you haven't yet seen the video, be amazed ...
Told you. As of this writing, that video has topped 11 million viewings.
The national media pounced on the story. Voice over social media groups are buzzing, and job offers are flowing.
"This has been totally, totally amazing," Williams said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, his voice choking with emotion. "I'm just so thankful. God has blessed me so deeply. I'm getting a second chance. Amazing."
In a new video, VO stars Randy Thomas and Joe Cipriano invite Williams to participate in a Hollywood reality TV show they're developing, America's Next Voice ...
Yet Williams's sudden fame is hardly the story of "overnight success."
Trained years ago in radio, the Brooklyn, New York native has been promoting the "God-given gift" of his voice with a cardboard sign on that Columbus street corner for the past two years, and homeless for a decade.
Talent, belief in himself, perseverance and a helping hand paved the way to today's dizzying reversal of fortune.
Ted, we all wish you well and will eagerly follow your renewed career.
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