Don is one of the two hosts of Total Drama. He was the host of Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race (2015). Unlike Chris McLean, Don is more caring towards everyone, including the contestants. He also sticks to his own rules rather than change them at every twist and turn.
Why He Rocks
- Don was more human than Chris. For example, Don did not let his [other] interns die through his means.
- Don seldom abuses his contestants for ratings.
- Don always checks legal customs before proceeding with the challenges. This trait was more noticed in "Hello and Dubai".
- Don notices cheating and is not hesitant to punish cheaters.
- Don never bends the rules to his whim.
- Don allowed an injured team the choice on whether or not if they wanted to resign. If they did, Don would ask them which eliminated team would be glad to return. In this case, he asked Carrie and Devin which team would replace them for the rest of the season. They agreed to let Geoff and Brody return to repay them the favor for Vietnam.
- Don got to work as a scientist in the reboot/spin-off Total DramaRama.
- Don once let an intern (Andrew) die in the season opener.
- Don does not have his own assistant like Chris had with Chef Hatchet.
- Sometimes, Don ignores cheating. For example, in the Outback, Mexico, and Argentina, Don failed to notice the Ice Dancers cheating.
- Don is voiced by Terry McGurrin, who also voiced Jonesy Garcia in 6teen. McGurrin also voiced the title character in Scaredy Squirrel. Before The Ridonculous Race was announced, it was rumored that McGurrin voiced Reef in Stoked. However, the rumors became invalid when it was revealed that Jeff Geddis (Devin in The Ridonculous Race) actually voiced Reef.
- In the French (Canadian) version of the show, Don is voiced by Quebecois TV personality Joël Legendre. In that same dub, he is renamed Joel.