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

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 2 2009, 20 Comments
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Wreck-GarFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers (1984)
Wreck-GarTony Pope
Tony Pope
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Wreck-GarEric Idle
Eric Idle
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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said at 5:27 AM on Fri Nov 20 2015
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
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 1:58 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
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Weird Al... Just Weird Al. Utter awesomeness is what his performance is!
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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Who do you think has been the best from these Wreck Gar voice actors?
Eric Idle
Tony Pope
Weird Al Yankovic
Frank Welker