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His targets come from all walks of life and somehow seem to disappear without a trace only to be found later, the victims of a grisly game involving torture and ultimately death.
— Skidmore introduces his audience to the Jigsaw case.[src]

Rich Skidmore is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He serves as the main character of the Full Disclosure Report.

He was portrayed by the actor of the same name.


The Full Disclosure Report

Rich Skidmore was the host of the documentary series "Full Disclosure Report," which delved into unsolved crimes, including the case of an infamous serial killer known to the public only as Jigsaw. Over one year after the beginning of this series of murders, Skidmore hosted a broadcast that primarily focused on the killer's early crimes and the police's investigative work. Therefore, Skidmore and his team had talked to police detectives, concerned residents, and relatives of the victims who lived in the town where the murders occurred. While doing so, Skidmore addressed multiple different aspects of the case, including details about the murders and victims and the police force's failings in finding any helpful evidence.

However, the most crucial aspect of the broadcast was an incident taking place in a night about one year earlier, when four people, who were in some form connected to the case, mysteriously vanished. These people included Adam Stanheight, a freelance photographer, Dr. Lawrence Gordon, a renowned oncologist, David Tapp, a discharged detective formerly working on the case, and Zep Hindle, an orderly working at the same hospital as Gordon. On the same night, Dr. Gordon's wife and daughter were held hostage in their house for more than 18 hours by Zep. However, Alison Gordon was able to free herself and her daughter. When the police arrived, witnesses told them about two men fleeing the scene. One was Zep Hindle, who had tied up the Gordons in their house. The other one was David Tapp, who had been observing the house and had saved the family as Zep was about to kill them.

In an attempt to piece together the incidents, Rich Skidmore and his team interviewed relatives of Alison Gordon, who could give them details about her captivity. Additionally, Skidmore told his viewers about other events connected to the four persons missing, including Detective Tapp's unwarranted raid on Jigsaw's hideout. During this improper evasion, his partner, Detective Steven Sing, had been killed by a booby trap. This tragedy led to Tapp's discharge and his obsession with the idea that Lawrence Gordon was responsible for the killings. Finally, Rich Skidmore ended his broadcast, promising his audience to keep them up to date while hoping that the killer known as Jigsaw would soon be apprehended. (Full Disclosure Report)


Rich Skidmore was a passionate TV host dedicated to offering his audience detailed and authentic coverage about the Jigsaw murders. While on camera, Skidmore was an experienced and self-confident orator, striving to deliver his viewers an objective view of his reports.

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