Ted Williams Offered Role In Jack Nicholson Movie
(NewsCore) – Global sensation Ted Williams, the homeless man with the pitch-perfect voice, has been offered a role in a Jack Nicholson movie, Entertainment Tonight reported Thursday.
The 53-year-old Ohio man has been flooded with job offers after showcasing his pitch-perfect voice in a YouTube video recorded by a Columbus Dispatch reporter.
He is currently weighing up an offer as an announcer for NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and was offered a commercial stint recording an ad for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese that will air on ESPN during the Fight Hunger Bowl on Sunday.
Now he may be making his way into Hollywood.
“As a matter of fact, Jack Nicholson had contacted one of my in-laws who happens to be in Columbus Ohio,” Williams told entertainment news program ET.
“They’re supposed to be making a movie in which Jack is playing opposite a disc jockey, which he would like me to portray in the movie.”
The news comes after Williams reunited with his mother Julia Williams in New York Thursday for the first time in 20 years.
Williams said, “Mommy, mommy” as he rushed to his mother in an emotional meeting at a Manhattan conference room, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
“My prodigal son has finally come home,” his mother said.
Williams’ rapid rise to fame thanks to the YouTube video that has received 11 million hits has taken the world by storm.
A Dispatch reporter saw Williams, who was born in Brooklyn, panhandling beside an Ohio highway with a sign saying he the God-given gift of a radio voice so he stopped by with a video camera.
Before making world headlines Williams had a lengthy rap sheet — according to law enforcement records — that landed him in several Ohio lockups on criminal charges including theft, robbery, escape and drug possession, CBS reported.
Williams admitted his shady past during an appearance on American morning news and talk show “Today” and explained that he turned to crime so he could afford his drug habits.