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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Wheelie with sound clips and images.

Created by Foxwolf on Sun Jul 12 2009, 26 Comments, Add Comment
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
WheelieFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
WheelieTom Kenny
Tom Kenny


Its been said that as for the concept that is "Voice Compare" can also mean "Which version of this character do you prefer?" in which Transformers can be quite the offender in this case and this is no exception. (But to be fair when it comes to Transformers there are bigger cases of different characters using old names than this.)

While Frank Welker is one of the most beloved VAs of all time and that the old movie is far more of a fan favorite than any of Michael Bay's handiwork but G1 Wheelie on the other hand was never all that popular. So lets just say Tom Kenney has a chance of doing well on this one.

But then again I for one never hated G1 Wheelie but so far I am cool with the RotF Wheelie as well so right I am a bit neutral in this case.


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Polyester Funk
said at 11:26 PM on Sun Mar 1 2015
I prefer Frank Welker. I liked the chemistry between Wheelie and Grimlock in the movie. Tom Kenny is good too.
said at 6:42 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
1) Frank Welker
2) Tom Kenny
said at 10:27 AM on Thu Sep 11 2014
I think I'll go with Tom as Wheelie since I think it sounds a bit better.

Frank's Wheelie isn't annoying as most people say it is. Instead I think it sounds rather cute & adorable. Call me weird on that 1. But I just prefer Tom over him is all.
said at 6:33 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
@Ross123 I actually agree with you. Frank is great in the role. I did like Wheelie in the Transformers cartoon. In fact the only time I hated Wheelie is in the Japanese Headmasters series.
said at 1:06 PM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@Starscreamsfan Never heard the Japanese version of Wheelie. So I'll just have to take your word for it.

I'm not surprised that you agree with me on Frank because you prefer older voice acting.
said at 3:52 PM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@Ross123 Yeah, but it was still quite hard to choose between Welker and Kenny. Kenny is quite enjoyable in the Universal ride. I LOVED IT!!!!

Whereas Wheelie had the personality of a small child in the 1986 movie and the third season of the cartoon, in Headmasters, he's just an annoying moron whose only purpose is to whine, get captured, be rescued by either the Autobots or Daniel and annoy the hell out of me.
said at 12:26 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
@Starscreamsfan If ever go back to Universal then I'm going on that ride. I've heard so many positives about it that I feel I'm missing out.

Well I have to admit, I don't personally like Wheelie as a character. Even though I prefer Tom, I find the character himself to be a bit of a pain.
said at 7:02 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
I think Tara Strong should voice Wheelie using her Herbie tone.
said at 8:05 PM on Tue Jan 21 2014
Despite being the most hated character, I quite like both of Wheelie's voices.

Welker's reminds me of Urkel from Family Matters, while Kenny's reminds me of a less annoying SpongeBob.
said at 4:57 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
Welker is WHEELIE!!! Yeah, a lot consider him annoying, but I kinda liked him. That is, until Headmasters made him an annoying and insubordinate character. Welker's Wheelie was innocent and not very intelligent (as you can see in Surprise Party where he doesn't really know a lot about birthdays, which is quite cute in my opinion) yet very effective in a fight (he even blew off a Sweep's face, man).
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 8:34 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Perhaps it's my biased opinion on ROTF, but I cannot for the love of Primus stand Wheelie in that film. G1 Wheelie might be annoying as well, but he didn't want to make me gouge my eyes out and cover my ears. Also, by Welker's standards, I actually somewhat like his performance here. Kenny, while okay, was just obnoxious as hell. Not to mention that frigging accent and language barrier (though to be fair, it was more Bay's fault). So I have to favor the lesser of two evils (that spread FAR wide) and go for Welker.
said at 3:48 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
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Can I say I can't stand Tom Kenny's wheelie so obviously i'm for Frank on this one
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 7:47 AM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@Deadpool99 THANK YOU!! You're not the only one who sees it!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:58 PM on Sat Nov 24 2012
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I'll take cussing New York-accented blue RC Wheelie over rhyming wild-boy orange Wheelie anyday, ha ha. :p
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:59 PM on Sat Nov 24 2012
Forgot this. That's not to say Frank is awful. Gosh, no. They're both good performances, I just prefer Tom Kenny. :)
said at 1:52 AM on Tue Jul 10 2012
I'm going with Frank Welker's Wheelie. His Wheelie doesn't annoy as it does some people. That and his Wheelie isn't a pervert.
said at 3:24 AM on Sun Jul 3 2011
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Frank Welker's voice works, but the character overall is kind of annoying. I prefer Tom Kenny's character from the Michael Bay movies.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:30 PM on Fri Jul 16 2010
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I hate both versions of the character... but Kenny's Wheelie didn't haunt my nightmares.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:20 PM on Mon Jul 13 2009
it was meee :) unlike my first VC with bruce wayne and terry mcginnis, i figured the live action Wheelie was still derived from the the same character. Small, young, not given responsibilites, immature, and a running mouth :P
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:42 PM on Mon Jul 13 2009
O ok - I was just trying to give whoever did a rough time when in reality I am just jealous at the number of Voice Compares going up since I havent been able to do one in forever haha
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 12:44 PM on Mon Jul 13 2009
Hey I didn't make this one either but yeah I can see what you mean there.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:17 AM on Mon Jul 13 2009
thats not really even the same character lol ...another reason why I wont do any unless there are three voices :)

I will give you credit though you are keeping the voice compare going steady which is more than I can say for myself (been too bogged down adding shows and themes)

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