Joey Wheeler (voiced by Wayne Grayson) is a duelist who is Yugi's best friend. When Joey and Yugi were younger, He used to be a bully to Yugi, but when Yugi defended him from Ushio, the hall monitor, the two became friends, and understands him a lot better. He got into Duel Monsters when the game was introduced to him at school, not he used to the game and gets really lucky now with his matches. With his sister Serenity Wheeler's sight on the line, Joey became the runner-up at Duelist Kingdom. His deck is now based on luck with his ace being Red-Eyes Black Dragon, he also has Gilford The Lightning, Panther Warrior, Gearfried The Iron Knight, Jinzo, and Gearfried The Swordmaster, but his favorite will always be Flame Swordsman.
- Joey will first appear in The Next King of Games.
- Joey Wheeler will guest star in Jeffrey, Jaden & Friends' Storm Adventures of The Wizard of Oz.
- Joey will guest star in Jeffrey, Jaden & Friends' Storm Adventures of The 7D.
- Joey will guest star again in Jeffrey, Jaden & Friends' Storm Adventures of Stitch!: The Movie.
- In Japan Joey Wheeler is Jounochi Katsuya.
- Joey is married to Mai Valentine in the series. He'll eventually become a father to twins.
- Joey will one day duel Cleo to defend Xion.