The Pretender (1996–2000)
In this crossover episode FBI profiler Sam Waters and her VCTF team from Profiler (1996) join Jarrod, who poses as a cop, to solve a child prodigy kidnapping case which reminds Jarrod of his own past. The story ends in Profiler: Grand Master (1999).


James Whitmore Jr.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael T. Weiss ... Jarod
Andrea Parker ... Miss Parker
Patrick Bauchau ... Sydney
Ally Walker ... Dr. Samantha 'Sam' Waters
Robert Davi ... Agent Bailey Malone
Harve Presnell ... Mr. Parker
Pamela Gidley ... Brigitte
James Denton ... Mr. Lyle (as Jamie Denton)
Zack Ward ... Theodore Reed / Little Joshua
Andrew Lukich ... Michael Taylor / Big Joshua
Conor O'Farrell ... Philip Banks (as Connor O'Farrell)
Emile Hirsch ... Bryce Banks
Cliff De Young ... Dr. Samson Dane (as Cliff DeYoung)
Phill Lewis ... Detective Meyers
Elizabeth Morehead ... Nora Banks


Jarrod who's currently pretending to be a cop and when he's done was about to leave, when word gets out that a boy has been kidnapped which sparks Jarrod's thoughts of his being taken away from his family. So he decides to stay on to work the case. Jarrod then learns the FBI is getting involved cause it seems the boy's abduction is similar to a couple of abductions that occurred years ago. So the VCTF team from Profiler (1996) arrives and Jarrod finds himself working with Profiler Samantha Waters, who doesn't get a good vibe of Jarrod. The story of this crossover episode ends in Profiler: Grand Master (1999). Written by

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Release Date:

8 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The NBC series Profiler starring Ally a Walker and Robert Davi followed The Pretender on Saturday nights. This episode was concluded on Profiler. See more »


References Profiler (1996) See more »

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