56 Reviews

Jon Platek

Chicago, Illinois, US

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Highlights

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: http://jonsvoices.com 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

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

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)

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)

Special Skills

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

Experience

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.

Credentials

Education

Undergrad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Studio

Microphone

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

Delivery Methods

Email, Dropbox, Google Drive, Mailed USB or CD

Turnaround Time

Less than two hours

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.

Testimonials

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

Thanks!

iJumpRC

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

Voice Over Clients

UFC, PBS, HBO, Wilson, Discovery Channel, TransUnion, Deloitte, Forsythe, Pokemon, 3M, Mack Trucks, YouTube, Fullsceen, Dollar Shave Club, Aria Games, Electronic Arts, CORE, Aldridge Electric, Canada Green.

Payment Terms

Payment to Jon Platek is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Jon Platek.

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Business

Voices.com (Sara Hunt) for Job #321198 Internal Video - eCommerce Ready (Male Voice)

Awesome work Jon!

Mar 14, 2019

Internet Video

Haven Falls Motion Pictures for Job #315334 Equitable Food Initiative - B2B Video Series

Awesome job. Quick, professional, and easy to work with.

Jan 30, 2019

Internet Video

medialuv for Job #321463 Dragon Coaster

Really happy with the voiceover recording I received. Jon nailed it on the first take. Super high quality and great energy.

Jan 18, 2019

Business

SCI IT Solutions for Job #316659 Intro to Waterflood

Jan 2, 2019

Internet Video

Brett Weinstein for Job #296482 Ryder Cup Video

Aug 11, 2018

Internet Video

Voices.com (Kyle Holder) for Job #296583 Voices - Online videos

GREAT JOB!

Aug 1, 2018

Animation

Nelson Design for Job #294708 Textile Graphix

Great quality, got the job done quickly.

Jul 23, 2018

Business

Voices.com (Jordan Freeman) for Job #285929 Voices - Repeat work - Another Internal Communication Video

It was a pleasure, as always, to work with Jon!

May 24, 2018

Internet Video

Iovate Health Sciences International Inc. for Job #281945 Six Star Pro Radio/Video spots

Professional, accommodating and fast!!! Thanks Jon!!

Apr 26, 2018

Business

Voices.com (Jordan Freeman) for Job #282673 Voices - Internal Communication Video

Jon was an absolute pleasure to work with! Very professional, sounded great and repeatedly exceeded our expectations AND the clients! Great job!

Apr 25, 2018

Business

Lanteria for Job #282125 Product overview

Apr 17, 2018

Television

Voices.com (Jordan Blake) for Job #278890 Voices - **RUSH** Regional Medical TV Spot (Auditions by 3pm Eastern)

Great work! Thank you!

Apr 9, 2018

Business

Sine Wave Entertainment for Job #281073 Sinespace Learning case study voiceovers

Very quick to respond. Delivered exactly what we wanted.

Apr 6, 2018

Television

Think Media Studios for Job #277354 Elk & Elk Tort

Mar 19, 2018

Business

WMC for Job #272982 Business Day in Madison Intro Video

Feb 27, 2018

Television

Beynon for Job #237336 Sports Commercial - Voice over

Jun 18, 2017

Television

Zuffa LLC for Job #186308 Ultimate Knockouts VO

May 20, 2016

Television

Voices.com (Michael Di Lullo) for Job #175736 VOICES - local tv and radio spot w/tags

Nice work Jon, thanks for a job well done!

Mar 7, 2016

Documentaries

Voices.com (Alahna Macfarlane) for Job #172152 Voices - Character LADD FORRESTER - Documentary non broadcast

Excellent work!

Jan 29, 2016

Business

Voices.com (Sarah Jamieson) for Job #164981 Construction Company Case Study

Jon, thank you so much for the speedy turnaround time, prompt replies, clear communication and of course - amazing voice! You rocked this project and I look forward to working with you again in 2016. Thank you again! :)

Dec 11, 2015