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There is only one key to open the device. It's in the stomach of your dead cellmate.
— John tells Amanda that the key for her trap is inside Donnie[src]

Donnie Greco is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He serves as a minor character in Saw, Saw III, and Saw IV.

He was portrayed by Oren Koules.


Early Life

Donnie Greco was a young man who was addicted to drugs. At one point in his life, he became a patient of the Homeward Bound Clinic, a recovery clinic for drug addicts ran by Jill Tuck under the motto "Cherish your life." Due to his drug addiction, he was eventually targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer, who was, in fact, Jill's ex-husband. (Saw, Saw IV)


Jigsaw prepares Donnie

After abducting him, John took Donnie to an abandoned warehouse. Due to an opiate overdose, Donnie wasn't able to move or feel anything. John made him swallow a key and painted a black question mark on his stomach. Additionally, he abducted another woman named Amanda Young, who was also one of Jill's patients. John strapped Amanda to a chair and put a mechanical contraption on her head. This device, which was equipped with a timer, was hooked into Amanda's upper and lower jaw. After finishing all of his preparations, John left the building. (Saw, Saw III)


Shortly afterward, Amanda woke up. Although she was initially confused, she quickly started to panic upon realizing that she was trapped. Amanda desperately tried to free herself from her restraints but stopped when a TV turned on next to her. A mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on-screen and introduced her to her game. The doll described the device on her head as a "reverse bear trap," which would rip her mouth open if she didn't manage to free herself within 60 seconds. Therefore, she had to cut the key to the device from the stomach of her supposedly dead cellmate.

Amanda finds the mark

When the TV turned off, Amanda panicked again. After initially struggling, she ultimately managed to free her arms from her restraints. However, as she got up from the chair, a metal pin was pulled out of the deadly device, thereby setting off the timer. Amanda saw Donnie's seemingly lifeless body and the black question mark painted on his stomach. After a brief moment of hesitation, Amanda realized that he wasn't dead, but only paralyzed. Nonetheless, she took a knife lying next to him and repeatedly stabbed the man. (Saw)


After killing him, Amanda searched through his stomach for the key. When she eventually found it, she managed to free herself from the trap only moments before it was activated. Horrified by these events, Amanda began to cry when the mechanical puppet slowly approached on a tricycle. It congratulated her for her survival and told her that she now knew how to appreciate her life. In a panic, Amanda fled and ultimately found a way out of the building. (Saw, Saw III)


Not much can be said about Donnie Greco's personality due to his short screen time.


  • Oren Koules, who played Donnie, was one of the producers of the Saw movie series.
  • In the original script for Saw, Donnie was Amanda's drug dealer.
  • While separation of men and women is the usual procedure in American prisons, it is still possible, albeit unlikely, that Amanda and Donnie were once incarcerated in the same penitentiary as John's puppet referred to him as Amanda's "cellmate."

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