The Pretender
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The Pretender
First Aired: September 19th, 1996
Status: Ended
Network: NBC
Summary: 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.
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Episode Statistics:
# of Episodes: 86
# of Episodes I watched: 0
# of Episodes I haven't watched: 86
Last Episode I watched: -
Last Aired Episode
The Inner Sense (1)
Season 4 - Episode 19: The Inner Sense (1)
Air Date: May 13rd, 2000, 12:00 AM
Summary: Jarod finally locates his sister Emily, just in time to see her nearly assassinated by The Centre. Meanwhile, Miss Parker's search of the secrets behind her mother's death lead her and Jarod to the same place -- and a mysterious young man named Ethan.
The Pretender Images
The Pretender Images
The Pretender Images
Michael T. Weiss - Jarod
Michael T. Weiss
as Jarod
Andrea Parker - Miss Parker
Andrea Parker
as Miss Parker
Patrick Bauchau - Sydney
Patrick Bauchau
as Sydney
Ryan Merriman - Young Jarod
Ryan Merriman
as Young Jarod
Jon Gries - Broots
Jon Gries
as Broots