He was portrayed by Jimmi Simpson.
Skip Tyler was originally arrested for rewriting missile launch coordinates for Apple headquarters after growing disgruntled at their music sharing policies. Skip was flamboyant and flashy, and spent most of his time in the film in the computer room underneath the White House. He was able to easily hack into the computer network and sardonically answered calls from NORAD before putting them on hold. Skip was good at bombs, but he wasn't immune to his own traps. While trying to disable a bomb, it went off, killing him.
- Skip Tyler was inspired by Theo from Die Hard.
- He somehow looks like Vector from the animated comedy Despicable Me and is also similar to him due to the fact he wears glasses, they both launch missiles, and are both hackers.
|White House Down Characters|
|Heroes||John Cale - President James Sawyer - Emily Cale|
|Villains||Martin Walker - Emil Stenz - Eli Raphelson|
|Allies||Carol Finnerty - Donnie the Guide - General Caulfield|
|Henchmen||Skip Tyler - Carl Killick - Conrad Cern - Motts - Vadim - Mulcahy - Ritter - Bobby - Chen|
|Other characters||Melanie - Muriel Walker - Alison Sawyer - Amber Sawyer|