Jon Platek

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Chicago, Illinois, US 1:30 AM (CDT) Local Time




About Jon Platek

Jon is an Emmy Award-winning voice actor, who is known for narrating Made in Virginia on PBS! Be sure to Favorite this page to make booking easier!
FAST SERVICE, CONVERSATIONAL VOICE OVER NARRATION 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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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

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


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 Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Turnaround Time

Less than two hours

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Phone Patch, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)


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

Service Overview

Voice Over

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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Voice Over Experience

Principal VO

Case IH • Self-employed

Jun 2019 - Present

Brand Voice for Case IH systems.

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Principal Narrator

PBS: Made in Virginia • Self-employed

Jun 2017 - May 2019

Principal VO narrator for PBS's Made in Virginia" series.

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Client List

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Voice Over 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.



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



Adobe Audition, Adobe After Effects

Skill Overview

Audio Editing

Jon is skillfull in Adobe Audition and Premiere, able to edit audio to fit a time envelope or add post-processing effects to create a desired tone.

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Fast Turnaround Time

3 people said Jon provided files faster than they expected.

Very Professional

2 people said Jon was a professional from start to finish.

Excellent Quality

2 people said Jon’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Great Communicator

1 person said Jon communicated clearly and quickly.

Takes Direction Very Well

1 person said Jon followed directions to deliver the project.

Kyle Schultz

Aug 3, 2022

Motion Source

May 31, 2022

Jon was great to work with! Professional, timely, kind, took direction well. Thanks!

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Go BIG Media

May 13, 2022

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