Scourge, as he came to be named, was one of a crew of six Autobots sent to Earth to reactivate the legendary Autobot battle fortress, Fortress Maximus. As leader, Scourge was equipped with the ability to detect the unique energy signatures of the O-Parts, the Cybertronian components that held the key to Maximus's awakening - but he was never given the opportunity to use that ability in the service of the Autobots. With all six members of the crew held in stasis pods in protoform state through the long journey, their craft malfunctioned and crashed on Earth in the mid-20th century, and the Autobots joined Maximus in slumber.
(From Wikipedia)

Related anime:

Transformers: Robots in Disguise TV, 2000

Voice actors:

Taiten Kusunoki, Japanese
Barry Stigler, English
Nir Ron, Hebrew