Report: Williams offered spot in ad
Ted Williams, the homeless man who became a YouTube hit with his "golden" made-for-radio voice, continues to be bombarded with golden offers as he skyrockets to fame, The New York Post reported Sunday.
A source close to Williams said he has been deluged with freebies, bookings and voiceover gigs, including a proposal for him to make a five-second appearance in a Super Bowl commercial.
Dozens of dentists have offered new teeth, and psychiatrists are offering counseling. AirTran Airways wants to fly him around for free, and a lawyer at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey offered pro-bono legal advice. NFL Films proposed voiceover work, and producers for the BBC, "Opie and Anthony" and "The Colbert Report" are begging to book him.
Doral Chenoweth, the web producer for The Columbus Dispatch who found Williams on the side of the road in Ohio, told Entertainment Weekly, "It's probably easier getting through to Obama [now] than Ted."
Chenoweth saw Williams, who was born in Brooklyn, panhandling beside an Ohio highway with a sign saying he had the God-given gift of a radio voice, so the producer stopped by with a video camera.