The Pretender

Jarod is a Pretender – a genius whose exceptional intelligence allows him to assume various identities at will, be it doctor, test pilot or lawyer. Taken from his parents at an early age, Jarod was brought up in the Centre, a think-tank facility where he believed his computer-like mind was being used to benefit manking. But when he learned the simulations he solved were being sold to the highest-bidder no matter what their intent, Jarod escaped. Now on the run, Jarod embarks on a search for his true identity while also attempting to balance out any wrong his simulations have caused by helping people who are as powerless as he once was.

TitleThe Pretender
First Air DateSeptember 19th, 1996
Last Air DateMay 13th, 2000
GenresDrama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
NetworkNBC
ProducersCraig W. Van Sickle, Steven Long Mitchell, Juan Carlos Coto
Number of Seasons4 Seasons
Number of Episodes86 Episodes
Plot Keywordsundercover, anti hero, genius, conspiracy, evil corporation, impostor, boy genius
Patrick Bauchau
Patrick Bauchau
Sydney
Michael T. Weiss
Michael T. Weiss
Jarod
Andrea Parker
Andrea Parker
Miss Parker
Jon Gries
Jon Gries
Broots
James Denton
James Denton
Mr. Lyle
Ryan Merriman
Ryan Merriman
Young Jarod
Richard Marcus
Richard Marcus
Mr. Raines
Sam Ayers
Sam Ayers
Sam the Sweeper
Harve Presnell
Harve Presnell
Mr. Parker
Paul Dillon
Paul Dillon
Angelo
Pamela Gidley
Pamela Gidley
Brigitte
Ashley Peldon
Ashley Peldon
Young Miss Parker