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Jon Platek

Chicago, Illinois, US
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Jon Platek

/ 5 40 Reviews

Jon Platek

  Chicago, Illinois, US

Highlights

*Jon has received 5-STAR FEEDBACK from all his satisfied customers here on Voices.com, be sure to \"Favorite\" this page to make booking easier!*

*CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE:* http://jonsvoices.com
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*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*.

*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:* Behringer Ultragain Pro Pre-amp/EQ, Behringer Multicom Pro Compressor, Alesis Multimix 8 mixer, Adobe Audition.

*Microphone:* Audio Technica AT4040, ElectroVoice RE 320.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accents

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)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, 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

    As quickly as possible

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.

Voice Over Clients

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

Payment Terms

Hire Jon as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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  • Television
    / 5 Christopher Kartzmark for Job #186308 Ultimate Knockouts VO
    May 20, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 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
    / 5 Alahna Macfarlane for Job #172152 Voices - Character LADD FORRESTER - Documentary non broadcast Excellent work!
    Jan 29, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Radio
    / 5 Dale Dupuis for Job #158927 Voices - Fantasy Sports 30 second voice over Excellent work!
    Oct 26, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Richter Studios for Job #136876 CenterPoint Properties - White Paper Teasers ALT Hi Jon,

    Appreciate your hard work on this project. As discussed I'll reach out if any changes arise in the reads you provided.

    I'll be in touch.


    Thanks. Talk soon.
    Aug 11, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Richter Studios for Job #139506 TOMY - Sonic Vinyl Action Figures Spot Hi Jon,

    This voiceover is approved. Appreciate your work on this project!

    I'll do my best to keep our other projects progressing.


    Thanks. Talk soon.
    Aug 10, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Kate MacArthur for Job #150352 New Product Launch - Energy Drink - Information Video 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!
    Aug 2, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Bryndon Smith for Job #142192 Traxxas Big Air RC Action Commercial 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!
    Aug 1, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Sean Mancuso for Job #145605 Voices: Male English (N. American) VO Required Great job!
    Jul 14, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Alina Rudskaya for Job #148734 Learning management system video overview
    Jul 10, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Alina Rudskaya for Job #147640 Succession Planning solution overview
    Jul 6, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Alina Rudskaya for Job #145582 Performance module by Lanteria - Video overview
    Jun 15, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Liliana Montero for Job #136580 Game Show Sizzle It was a pleasure working with Jon. He was very professional. Not only did he communicated well but also delivered his files promptly.
    Jun 12, 2015
  • Telephone
    / 5 Tyler Hall for Job #145828 4 Voice Recordings for Company Phone System Messages Great work, thanks so much!
    Jun 12, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Tyler Hall for Job #146144 2 Tutorial Video Narration Amazing work, definitely using Jon again!
    Jun 12, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Bob Neptune for Job #139891 VO for Aid Organization Film focusing on Middle East
    Jun 1, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Alina Rudskaya for Job #144484 Recruiting module overview
    Jun 1, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Alina Rudskaya for Job #143354 Compensation module by Lanteria - overview
    May 22, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Dana Saint for Job #142190 Tech Company - NXT-ID 30 Jon picks up direction fast to fit your project perfectly. Thanks Jon!
    May 11, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Catherine Carouge for Job #139105 New Audi Voice 2015
    May 7, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Catherine Carouge for Job #141989 Audi Pandora Radio Spot
    May 7, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Alina Rudskaya for Job #140263 Short module overview
    Apr 24, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #136758 Voices - Male/Internet/300 words REPOST #136279 Great job Jon!
    Apr 17, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Alina Rudskaya for Job #139050 Core HR module overview
    Apr 14, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #137779 Voices - Your voice requested (~1100 words) Jon has been amazing to work with and we really appreciate his dedication and professionalism.
    Apr 9, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Brooke Childs for Job #138277 3M VentureClad - Addition to script Fantastic voiceover talent with fast turnaround times. We look forward to working with Jon again in the future.
    Apr 6, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Brooke Childs for Job #136803 3M VentureClad Insulation Jacketing System promo video Great quality voice and very fast turnaround. Exactly what we needed!
    Mar 25, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Curtis Friesen for Job #136978 South College - Fast Forward Brew Science Fast. Professional. Nice voice. Highly recommended.
    Mar 24, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #133691 Voices - Male/Web/~60 secs Amazing work!
    Mar 13, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Richter Studios for Job #127242 Aldridge Electric Overview Video Hi Jon,

    I apologize for the delay. The project was drawn out by the client but everything is now approved.

    I appreciate your patience through this process. Your reads were excellent and the client was very happy.


    Thanks.
    Mar 9, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Thorsten Hary for Job #127611 Bonagora Explainer Video Very fast, great communications. Great pleasure to work with Jon!
    Feb 20, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Reinis Bruvelis for Job #132902 Pablo Promo Video
    Feb 19, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 dave brown for Job #133157 CF Anthem It was great working with Jon
    Feb 18, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Alina Rudskaya for Job #128606 Video overview
    Jan 30, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #130027 Voices - Male/Internal Vdeo/~300 words WARM MALE Fantastic work Jon, you nailed it!
    Jan 20, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 olivier rivest for Job #127239 Hydro Grass Great job, thanks!
    Jan 11, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Metcom Studios for Job #128175 Grizzly Bear Omega Nice working with you.
    Dec 31, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 michael loh for Job #126622 1 min male voice recording very good service and quality of work, thanks
    Dec 11, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Yuval Vered for Job #126129 Phone-Booking - Collect Your Friends Great voice actor, smooth voice, very attentive to directions, a pleasure to work with.
    Dec 3, 2014