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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Homeless Ted Williams Kraft Commercial Debuted on Fight Hunger Bowl (Video)

Has anyone in the history of the United States risen to fame more quickly than Homeless Ted Williams? In the span of a week, the guy has gone from an unknown deadbeat dad with a drug and alcohol problem to an internet sensation everyone recognizes and is rooting for. Ever since a sage producer for the Columbus Dispatch videotaped Williams, he’s been receiving job offers and inquiries from different companies. One of his first gigs, again, in less than a week since he was “discovered,” was a voice over for a Kraft macaroni and cheese commercial. Ironically, it aired during the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl between Nevada and Boston College. Here’s the spot in case you missed it, with Ted’s voiceover at the end:

Not to be a wet blanket here, but I think a more friendly voice was more appropriate for that VO. Not to say the man doesn’t have golden pipes, I just think it was a bad fit for the spot. Still, it’s pretty cool how far he’s gone in such a short period of time. Think about it: more people think of the homeless dude when you say “Ted Williams” than the legendary baseball player. Now that’s sad.



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