Wheeljack (voiced by Chris Latta) is a recurring character in the original Transformers animated series. Regarded as something of a mad scientist among the Autobots, he serves as the group's science and engineering expert and often comes up with ideas for new gadgets and weaponry to use against the Decepticons. Unfortunately, half the devices he invents tend to blow up in his face and make quite a mess, but there are as many occasions as well when his inventions, no matter how half-baked, really give the Autobots an advantage.
Wheeljack met his demise in Transformers: The Movie. He played no active role in the film and died off-screen during the Decepticons' attack on Autobot City. His lifeless body is briefly seen lying beside another fallen Autobot, Windcharger.