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The Pretender (TV Series 1996–2000) Poster

(1996–2000)

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The Pretender was inspired by the life of Ferdinand Demara Jr., a genius with an eidetic memory, who could master any skill just by reading a book about it.
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Jon Gries guest starred as Broots for over 60 episodes before becoming a regular in season four.
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When asked in an interview what it was like working with Michael T. Wiess, Andrea Parker was forced to admit that she barely knew him. Due to the premise of the series, Miss Parker chasing Jarod and Jarod always being one step ahead of her, their adult characters only appear in scenes together in eight episodes - besides as children In flashback sequences. Their characters later appear together in scenes in both the movies.
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The home base for "The Center" 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).
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Most of the main characters have only a first or last name with the other name either unknown or assumed.
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Patrick Bauchau, who plays Sydney, made the medical set used in the show available at no charge to the independent film Twin Falls Idaho (1999) in which Bauchau appears.
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Michael T Weiss appears in an episode of Burn Notice alongside lead Jeffrey Donovan, who played Jarods younger brother Kyle. The episode before this had a character played by Patrick Bauchau.
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