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"Course I'm still coming by later...sweetheart have I ever lied to you?...my boss? Thinks I'm on my way to Vegas."
―Argyle on the phone talking to his girlfriend [src]

Argyle was the limo driver assigned to pick up John McClane from LAX and transport him to the Nakatomi Plaza for the Nakatomi Corporation's 1988 Christmas party. He is the tritagonist of the first movie.


Argyle has black hair and brown eyes.

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Argyle driving McClane to Nakatomi Plaza.

It was Argyle's first day driving a limo, modelled after a Lincoln Town Car, and he was a little nervous. He previously drove a taxi so he was chatty with McClane, who decided to ride in the front seat instead of the back seat. At Nakatomi Plaza, Argyle offered to wait in the garage until John knew for certain if he was riding home with Holly or if he needed other transportation. He was unknowingly locked into the garage by the Nakatomi vault heist team. At one point when John was hiding from the terrorists he began to hope that Argyle had become aware of the situation and summoned first responders. Unfortunately for John, the scene cut to Argyle enjoying himself by helping himself to the limo's bar while playing a Stevie Wonder cassette as he was on the phone chitchatting with his girlfriend.


Argyle knocks out Theo in his escape attempt.

Sometime later, Argyle turns on the limo's TV set. While watching the news, Argyle finally discovers that terrorists have seized the plaza. He tries to escape the garage but realizes that he is completely locked in. From then on, Argyle watches the action from the news broadcast and listens in with the limo's CB radio. Nearing the end of the terrorist takeover, Argyle notices Theo trying to prepare an ambulance for the terrorists' escape. Finding this awfully suspicious, Argyle rams the ambulance with his limo and knocks out Theo with a punch to the jaw, shaking his hand in triumph. At the end, Argyle drove John and Holly home to celebrate Christmas Eve, laughingly saying to himself "If this is Christmas I have got to see New Year's".

Argyle did not appear in any of the sequels. It is unknown what happened to Argyle after the Nakatomi Plaza terrorist incident, although it could be assumed he continued working as a chauffeur. It seems also likely Argyle was given some sort of commendation for indirectly aiding Lt. McClane through attacking Theo, as this gave the LAPD an opportunity to take Theo into custody.

DieHard Is Back[]

Years later, Argyle, still driving his limo, reunited with McClane as the former police officer was being chased by forces under the control of Theo. After the limo was totaled, McClane brings Argyle back to his own car. As Theo is defeated and Argyle drives away McClane to safety, he begins to proclaim the Yippee Ki Yay line, only for McClane to cut him off, noting its his line.


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  • De'voreaux White, who portrays Argyle, actually punched Clarence Gilyard (Theo) in the escape attempt scene. White said McTiernan and the crew wanted to see a real actor pull it off because the last takes were not realistic.

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