The Pretender (1996–2000)

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A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jarod (86 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Miss Parker / ... (86 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Sydney / ... (86 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Broots (82 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Young Jarod / ... (52 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Young Sydney / ... (46 episodes, 1996-2000)
Richard Marcus ...
 Mr. Raines (45 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Mr. Lyle (36 episodes, 1997-2000)
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Jarod is a pretender, a very intelligent person with the ability to slide into somebody else's personality. For that purpose, he has been taken from his family as a child in order to work for a secret agency called The Centre. But recently, he escaped. Jarod's new mission in life is to help people in need with his gift, and to find out what really happened to his allegedly dead parents. Only, Miss Parker and her team are out to get him... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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He'll fight for justice anytime, anywhere. And as anyone. See more »


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Trivia

The home base for "The Centre" is the same building complex just outside of Toronto (the R. C. Harris Filtration Plant), that is regularly used as Genomex headquarter in Mutant X (2001). It is also used in at least two episodes of PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996). See more »

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In Season 2, episode 4, Jarod sends miss Parker a cardboard box containing a Viewmaster picture disc, and a live lobster with a note attached to it. Moments later, Mr. Lyle enters the room, and Broots, who is now holding the lobster, tries to hind it behind his back. However, when the camera pans around Broots from the back, the lobster we see is fully cooked, and hence red. See more »

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Jarod: I want to know who I am. And I'd rather die trying to find out than live not knowing.
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Great series!
18 August 2004 | by (Sundance, Utah) – See all my reviews

The talented Michael T. Weiss is Jarod, a man who can become anyone he

wants to be, in order to save lives, or prevent disaster. In the first season, he escapes from the Centre and three workers, Miss Parker, Sydney, and Broots

are after him all through the series and he keeps going. The series was meant for adults and thus was a success for people over the age of eighteen. Great

action sequences and Michael T. Weiss was very very good as the title

character, coming a long way from "Days of Our Lives" while Andrea Parker was hot and sizzled as Miss Parker, a dark but light hearted female lead. But my

favorite was Patrick Bauchau as Sydney, whom would always be in contact with

Jarod and not let the Centre know about it! Too bad there was never a fifth

season as I would have like to see more!


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