Donnie the Guide in White House Down.

"You heard the man. (Pumps shotgun) Tour's over."
―Donnie Donaldson.

Donnie Donaldson is a tour guide of the White House and a secondary protagonist in White House Down.

He was portrayed by Nicholas Wright.

White House DownEdit

Donnie doesn't seem to like tourists very much, but loved his job, as he was passionate about the history of the White House. He denied the existance of secret tunnels underneath the White House, which JFK allegedly used to sneak Marilyn Monroe into the mansion. However it was later revealed that Donnie either was lying or (more likely) was unaware of them, because these tunnels do exist, as confirmed by Carol Finnerty. John Cale remarks on this, saying that "Donnie's goona be pissed!".

Donnie started to get annoyed when Emily Cale was the only one to answer his questions. However, he was trapped with the other hostages when the mercenaries took over the White House, while John Cale managed to break away and start fighting the terrorists.

Meanwhile, Carl Killick is assigned to watch over the hostages and puts his boots on a table from the 19th century. Donnie respectfully protests the maltreatment of aged furniture but Killick responds by using the stock of his APC-9 submachine gun to smash a priceless Ming vase given to the president by Queen Elizabeth. Donnie sits down, not wanting more artifacts to be destroyed, although the two have developed an immediate dislike of each other. He later risks his life to protect Emily, and cheers her up by talking to her and keeping the hostages calm through the ordeal.

Donnie saves John from Killick by using an old metal clock to bludgeon the terrorist, most likely killing him. This avenged the artifacts Killick broke (the vase) or mistreated (the table) to spite Donnie. Cale then gave Donnie a Mossberg 500 Cruiser shotgun for protection, and told him to escort the hostages outside to safety. He is last seen talking to Melanie Cale, telling her that the place will be up and running again in a few weeks.

If Donnie did wind up killing Carl Killick, that would be his one kill for the film. 


  • (kills/knocks out Killick by clubbing him to death with a clock) "Stop... hurting... my... White House! German mantle clock. Empire style."

White House Down Characters
Heroes John Cale - President James Sawyer - Emily Cale
Villains Martin Walker - Emil Stenz - Eli Raphelson
Allies Carol Finnerty - Donnie Donaldson - Caulfield
Henchmen Skip Tyler - Carl Killick - Conrad Cern - Motts - Vadim - Ritter - Bobby
Other characters Melanie Cale - Muriel Walker - Alison Sawyer - Amber Sawyer