Ilja Mertens

Bremen, Bremen, DE 3:03 PM (CEST) Local Time




About Ilja Mertens

Ilja has a powerful baritone voice with a bright overtone. His voice range, however, is tremendously wide. He can perform a large selection of tones and inflections from crazy cartoon character to respectable business man. No matter if you are producing a commercial, a documentary, lip sync track, an internet release, a product demo, a corporate track for use internally or with clients, as well as your company's automated telephone attendant, he is dying to bring your script to life. Customer satisfaction is his number one priority. As a consumer Ilja loves good service. As a service provider he will fly the extra mile to make sure you get what you pay for and more. His outstanding skills as a copywriter and his flawless Standard German guarantees you 100 percent authenticity of your script. Ilja is always more than happy to help to bring your text to life. You can see in the client's list, big players like Mercedes-Benz, Bosch and United Airlines put faith in Ilja's skills. Ilja grew up in Bremen (Beck's Beer town) Germany and Visalia, California. He is a trained voice over artist, singer and actor with over 20 years of experience. Being a VOA is not a job for him - it is living his dreams. Ilja is a dedicated artist powered by the best of two worlds: American enthusiasm and German accuracy. Reviews to read comments from Ilja's satisfied clients.## Please click on the heart icon to add Ilja to your favorites so you can find him when you need him! ##

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Vocal Characteristics



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Voice Ages

Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54)



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Voice Over Skills

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

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Turnaround Time

Next day delivery (digital)

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)


Neumann TLM-103

Computer & Software

Mac, Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo, izotope RX 8, Cubase

Special Equipment

Fully equipped Studio

Service Overview

Voice Over

Over night: reading, recording, pre-, post-production, script clinic, translation, lip sync, acting, singing, crazy voices, and whenever you have questions concerning German voa work, I am more than happy to help.

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Voice Over Experience

General Manager

MertensMedia • Self-employed

Sep 2004 - Present

VOA, producer, editor

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

An amazing voice with skills from high class image to crazy ad productions. If you are looking for creativity, punctuality and a collaborated voice artist, don’t look further - you found him.

Jens Neumann, Producer & Rightsholder of Euro-Dance legend Mr. President, CEO playbook360

Very good collaboration. Good contact, samples made perfect. Ilja additionally helped us to improve our script. With a clear conscience i recommend cooperation. Thank you. Michał


Ilja is a great voice-over artist. His care for the project is exceptional. His approach to the text and his versatility make him a real professional. Dead-lines are not a problem when working with Ilja, he is always on time. To conclude, we are more than satisfied from our work together, and would recommend anyone not to miss this opportunity working with a real artist. Moshe Beker

Oranit Productions Israel
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Takes Direction Very Well

3 people said Ilja followed directions to deliver the project.

Very Professional

3 people said Ilja was a professional from start to finish.

Excellent Quality

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

Great Communicator

1 person said Ilja communicated clearly and quickly.

Fast Turnaround Time

1 person said Ilja provided files faster than they expected.

Kudo Studio / Kudo Voices

Jul 28, 2022

Ilja is a great voice over talent and very pleasant to work with! Wil work again with Ilja in the future!

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Jul 27, 2022


Jun 1, 2022

It was a pleaser to work with Ilja !

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How do I work with Ilja Mertens?

You can start working with Ilja Mertens in three simple steps:

  1. Invite Ilja to respond to your new or existing project.
  2. Review Ilja's proposal, portfolio, and quote after they've replied to your invitation.
  3. Hire Ilja Mertens.

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  1. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal directly through Voices.
  2. Voices holds your funds until you're satisfied with Ilja's work.
  3. When the work is done, download your files.