The Pretender (1996-2000)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1996-09-19

Runtime: 43 minutes

Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Language(s): English


The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series starred Michael T. Weiss as Jarod, a genius and former child prodigy with the ability to become anyone he wants to be, i.e., to flawlessly impersonate anyone in virtually any line of work. Patrick Bauchau and Andrea Parker co-starred as Sydney, Jarod's childhood teacher and mentor, and Miss Parker, a childhood friend. They are both operatives for a mysterious organization called "The Centre", which took Jarod from his parents as a child and developed his special talents with the intention of making him one of their agents, while also using his brilliant intellect for their own evil purposes. After escaping from their custody, Jarod begins traveling the country, searching for clues to his true identity while posing as a doctor, police officer, attorney, or some other character who helps those in trouble. The Centre's directors are determined to return Jarod to The Centre to further their mysterious plan. A team of operatives, led by Miss Parker, attempts to find and capture The Pretender. Jarod's extreme intelligence combined with his childlike innocence create a memorable and endearing character that was popular with viewers.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 86
Season 1 22
Season 2 22
Season 3 22
Season 4 20
Specials 2
Cast 12
Michael T. Weiss - Jarod
Andrea Parker - Miss Parker
Patrick Bauchau - Sydney
Jon Gries - Broots
Ryan Merriman - Young Jarod
James Denton - Mr. Lyle
Richard Marcus - Mr. Raines
Sam Ayers - Sam the Sweeper
Harve Presnell - Mr. Parker
Paul Dillon - Angelo
Pamela Gidley - Brigitte
Ashley Peldon - Young Miss Parker
Production 3
Craig W. Van Sickle - Producer
Steven Long Mitchell - Producer
Juan Carlos Coto - Producer
Network 1

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