Jon Platek

Chicago, Illinois, US • 1:31 AM Local Time

5.0 • 65 Reviews


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TV Narration Demo
Television 20

Jon Platek

Commercial Demo - Casual, Conversational, Young Adult
Television 239

Jon Platek

Television Narration Demo
Television 5

Jon Platek

Vocal Skills


English (North American), English

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North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)


Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

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Turnaround Time

Less than two hours


Neumann TLM 103, Audio Technica AT4040, RE27

Computer & Software

Custom PC with full Adobe suite of editing software

Special Equipment

ART Voice Channel, DBX 286s



Jon is a Telly Award-winning voice actor, who is also known for narrating an Emmy-nominated documentary series for PBS! Be sure to "Favorite" this page to make booking easier! CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE: Contact me on the web here: (Email hidden) CUSTOMER COMES FIRST My approach to customer service is simple: I'm bringing the customer's vision to life. Your project, whatever it is--be it a commercial for radio or TV, a business-to-business (B2B) video, e-learning module, or hit Amazon book brought to life via audiobook--is the customer's baby. A creative vision that needs to be brought to life. My job is to help create that vision, not to make my own. I'm available almost all hours of the day to get to work immediately on a project, or record pickups because of an 11th-hour script change.

Industry Experience I spent four years as a YouTube and podcast personality, lending my voice to videos to make a point, drive home emotion, create a funny character, do a live read for a sponsor, and everything in between. I have an intuitive ability to hit immediately on a script, as well as be able to pull out all kinds of emotions from the same group of words. You want funny? I've got that. Somber? I can do that, too. Want the hard sell for your latest toy for kids? I've got that from Take 1. My Voice has been featured on thousands of commercial airings of every type, as well as numerous television documentary series where I feature as the narrator, work which has been the recipient of a Telly Award and an Emmy nomination.

Vocal Versatility This is not to say I'm perfect. Direction is needed to bring your vision to life, and I take it very well, and can be guided to hit the perfect notes you and the project require. I have a warm, deeper tone that will resonate with listeners, especially when coupled with a salable, upbeat delivery. I can add a bit of grit and gravel for that rustic, tough, sound, or cut some of the base to sound more youthful and upbeat. My voice and range would be perfect for these uses: Television, Radio, Commercials, Web video, Business, Educational, Documentaries, Movie Trailers, Audiobooks, B2B, Telephone IVR, Podcasting and whatever else you need! I can provide the hard-sell, announcer, authoritative, tone just as well as the conversational, believable sound that will have listeners attaching weight to the words I speak, and everything in between. I have and am developing character voices, as well, like Yuiry, the bumbling arms dealer with a Russian/Eastern European accent, and Tony, the benevolent villain henchman, with a tough New York accent. My character acting would be perfect for these applications: Animation, Cartoons, Comedy, Characters, Video Games, Funny, Crazy, Accents, Impersonation

Age Ranges: Teen, Young Adult, Adult, Middle-Aged, Senior

Equipment: ART Voice Channel pre-amp, Adobe Audition. Microphone: Neumann TLM 103, Electro Voice RE27

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Service Description

Fast and friendly service, very much willing to communicate on different takes and receive notes, will tailor any and all projects to the wishes of the client. I can deliver multiple, raw, takes, or one take that is edited and completed.

Immediate turnaround available.

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Four years narrating content on YouTube, amassing 100,000 subscribers. Five years' experience in broadcasting and podcasting, doing live reads and recording promos for advertisers.

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Client List

ESPN, UFC, PBS, HBO, Wilson, Discovery Channel, Case IH, Dave&Busters

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Undergrad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Reviews 5.0

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Slice Editorial

Dec 16, 2019

Internet Video Job #364893 • Investment Software Video // VO Needed

2448 Productions

Oct 11, 2019

He got it right the first time! The client was more than pleased. We will totally use him again.

Internet Video Job #356810 • Tread Assure

Friendly Human

Aug 12, 2019

Jon was a pleasure to work with. Quick and easy to communicate with. Helped us with some pickups, and overall couldn't be happier. We would definitely work with him again in the future.

Internet Video Job #345365 • Job Overview Video


Jon was very accommodating to our unpredictable delivery schedule, he was quick to respond, good at taking direction, and a pleasure to work with.



It was a pleasure working with Jon. He was very professional. Not only did he communicated well but also delivered his files promptly.

3ROUNDBURST Productions

Incredibly fast turnaround! Jon had a perfect voice for the job we were looking for -- young, enthusiastic, confident, and motivating. He did a great job on the edits we requested and even gave us more takes than we had asked for just because he wanted to do a great job. It was wonderful to work with him!

Kate MacArthur

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