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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Wreck-Gar with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Transformers

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 2 2009
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Wreck-GarFrank Welker
Frank Welker
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Wreck-GarEric Idle
Eric Idle
Transformers (1984)
Wreck-GarTony Pope
Tony Pope
Transformers Animated (2007)
Wreck-GarWeird Al Yankovic
Weird Al Yankovic


Ah yes Wreck Gar, easily one of the wackiest additions to the G1 cast from the movie. Eric Idle did probably his best voice work in animation so far as Wreck Gar in the movie. (Granted I know Eric Idle hasn't done a LOT of voice acting but still.)

As for Season 3 of the TV series as you can see here Tony Pope pretty much did a bunch of wacky TV impressions but hey it works.

And as for Animated, Weird Al went from singing what was practically Wreck Gar's theme song in the movie to actually BEING Wreck Gar this time and like Eric Idle was one of the most interesting roles when he occasionally does voice acting.

So to be honest I am not sure who to go with this time as its pretty much a tie with Eric Idle and Weird Al (with Tony Pope as a fairly close second).



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8000 Saiyans
said at 12:15 PM on Thu Apr 26 2018
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I think I'll change my vote to Tony Pope. I kinda forgot how great he was in the role.
said at 4:29 AM on Sat Oct 28 2017
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VC thoughts update

This really is Tony Pope's best role. He gets to showcase his range in a grand manner, doing a vast array of impressions to sell the idea of Wreck-Gar being obsessed with TV. He can do so many impressions and they're really accurate all the time while also adding a pretty quirky sound to them.

Eric Idle is good, but he just doesn't sound as memorable as Pope.

Frank Welker would be at Pope's level with more material.

I'm sorry to say this, but Weird Al Yankovic disappointed me here. He doesn't get a chance to showcase his own range and he just doesn't change his voice like Tony did. Honestly, if Weird Al got another chance and played him more like Tony did while also making the role his own, I would like him more, but as it stands, I feel it feels kinda generic.
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:56 AM on Wed Oct 18 2017
I'll go with Weird Al.
said at 4:50 PM on Mon Jul 10 2017
1. Weird Al Yankovic
2. Eric Idle
said at 4:50 AM on Thu Feb 9 2017
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Eric is pretty classic in the role. He has this bizarre delivery that works pretty well to me. He's also got this great energy in the role that makes it very entertaining to listen to, even if 80% of his dialogue is quoting TV and film.

Tony also does a pretty good job in the role. He's not trying to impersonate Eric, and I think it's an interesting take. I like how it allowed him to show off his range more and actually imitate the voices of the TV and film he's quoting (not a bad Deforest Kelley I must say.)

Frank is okay for what he had, but I think he sounds a little too much like a french Megatron here.

Al was a brilliant casting choice. He's got this great niave incompetence to the performance and a fantastic amount of energy and charm.

1. Weird Al
2. Eric Idle
3. Tony Pope
4. Frank Welker

I'd say for a future VA, Tom Kenny. But for a bigger name, Bill Hader
said at 4:03 PM on Sun Jan 29 2017
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Tony 1st
Weird al 2nd
Eric 3rd
Frank 4th
said at 5:51 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
1. Eric
2. Weird Al
3. Tony
4. Frank
said at 10:24 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
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I dunno It's hard to pick between Tony Pope who I feel nailed the eccentric fast TV talking personality of Wreck-Gar with those incredible impressions of his or Weird Al Yankovic who just brought joy and a smile to my face.

Eric Idle was good in the 86 movie but I feel Tony did Wreck-Gar a lot better and in a more interesting way.

Frank Welker is pretty good too in the Wreck-Gar toy commercial.

It's hard to pick but I think I'll vote for Tony Pope, with Weird Al in second place.

BONUS: I really wish Robin Williams could have done Wreck-Gar, he would have nailed the over the top larger than life impressions Wreck-Gar copies on TV. I guess maybe someone like Kevin Pollak? could work. He was great as Fracture in RID and he is amazing with celebrity impressions just the same? Andre Phillipe Gagnon a French-Canadian Stand Up comic, impressionist and singer might have the chops for Wreck-Gar? Peter Kelamis could work well too since he's a stand up comedian too.
said at 7:41 AM on Sun Dec 6 2015
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1 Tony Pope
2 Eric Idle
3 Frank Welker
4 Weird Al
said at 5:27 AM on Fri Nov 20 2015
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1) Tony Pope: This is one of those severly underrated and underestimated performances. Pope is just excellent as Wreck-Gar. The way he delivers dialogue from various TV shows is spot on!!! He can go from John Hamilton's Perry White, to Jack Larson's Jimmy Olsen, to Mr. T, to Ricky Ricardo, to Bones McCoy and back in an amazing way. Plus, he really seems to be having fun, which is always a plus for me. A performance that really needs a little bit more appreciation.

2) Eric Idle: I really liked Idle's Wreck-Gar. His take may have not have been as great as Pope's, but heck, it's still a lot of fun.

3) Frank Welker: Pretty nice, but he needs more material.

4) Weird Al Yankovic: (sigh) This is a very notorious case of a perfect casting choice being totally wasted in the end. I really felt Wreck-Gar was pretty badly handled in Animated, and a lot of opportunities were missed. Yankovic would have definetly shined in this role, but as it stands, it's really underwhelming.
HK-47 master
said at 9:51 PM on Fri Nov 6 2015
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Geez; I'm really confused on whether to vote for Idle, Pope, or Yankovic.

Eric Idle was the original and has an awesome voice in general.

Tony Pope doesn't sound much like Idle, but he does a great job at channeling (no pun intended) on the different lines her heard on TV. In fact, I think he does the best job in terms of mimicking the actual voices.

And you gotta' love Weird Al's fun take and his energetic and naive delivery.

Welker does a decent impression of Pope but he doesn't have enough material.
Kira Doom
said at 4:34 PM on Sat Oct 10 2015
The "Weird" Al Wreck-Gar was the one I was introduced to first, and I'm a fan of Al's music. Bias aside, I think his performance captures Wreck-Gar's personality better. Definitely goin' the "Weird" Al route here.
said at 5:58 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
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Eric Idle - A good performance; but in the movie, I often had a hard time understanding what he was saying with the heavy effects.

Tony Pope - Given that the Junkions literally talk TV in G1, he's a good fit for Wreck-Gar.

Frank Welker - He's adequate as a one-line-wonder.

Weird Al Yankovic - I might be biased because I'm already a fan, but I love Weird Al as Wreck-Gar; I think he's the comical highlight of the show.
said at 6:05 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
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I wonder if Robin Williams would make a good Wreck Gar?
said at 5:48 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
@30Rockefeller Too bad that ain't gonna happen now.
said at 7:38 AM on Sun Apr 12 2015
said at 5:41 PM on Sun Nov 3 2013
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I'm afraid Eric Idle will always be Wreck Gar to me. Yes, I know I am also a Weird AL fan but two reasons come to mind why I like Eric better:

1. TFA did not do Wreck Gar justice the casting was exquisite but they made Wreck Gar a complete retard instead of a witty, eccentric, couch potato, leader of the Junkions. If they kept Wreck Gar the same with his little minions Al would have been DA BOMB.

2. Al used his high pitch far too much and should have stuck with the version he used in "Dare to be Stupid." It probably would have been perfect if he used his higher voice as much as Paul Reubens used his low, wacky voice for Pee-Wee Herman - Sorry everyone that was the only way I could give an example about what I was yacking about.
said at 6:58 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
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I really liked Idle's performance. However, I have to go with Weird Al here, mainly because of one single line.

"I am Wreck-Gar. I am only good for one thing.... GARBAGE!!!!!!!"

Perfect. Delivery.
said at 2:44 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
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Who WOULDN'T want to vote for Weird Al?
said at 7:24 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
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Weird Al is without a doubt the most original of the performances!
said at 8:04 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
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I'm going with Weird Al.
said at 9:15 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
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Can't go wrong with Weird Al! XD
said at 11:08 AM on Thu Apr 19 2012
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They're all good, but but I'm gonna with Weird Al for Wreck-Gar.
said at 7:40 PM on Wed Nov 23 2011
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How can anyone go wrong with Wierd Al?
said at 9:12 AM on Fri Nov 4 2011
Tossup between Al and Eric! They're both great
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:45 PM on Sun Jun 13 2010
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"Weird Al"'s Wreck-Gar is perfection, but Eric Idle's is good too. Tony Pope's is also great because he changes the voice depending on what TV show Wreck-Gar is mimicking. It's really hard to pick, but I'm going with "Weird Al".
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