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The Pretender

American action television series

The Pretender

Duration 44 minutes
Genre science fiction
Composer John Debney
Production company Fox Broadcasting Company
Country of origin United States of America
Number of episodes 86
Number of seasons 4

About The Pretender

The Pretender, a television show that aired from 1996 to 2000, was a thrilling and thought-provoking series that kept audiences on the edge of their seats. Created by Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle, the show starred Michael T. Weiss as Jarod, a genius who was kidnapped as a child and raised in a secret facility where he was trained to become a "pretender" - someone who can assume any identity and master any skill.

The show's premise was intriguing, and its execution was flawless. Each episode saw Jarod using his skills to help people in need while evading the clutches of the Centre, the organization that had held him captive for so long. The show's supporting cast, including Andrea Parker as Miss Parker, Jarod's nemesis, and Patrick Bauchau as Sydney, Jarod's mentor, added depth and complexity to the story.

The Pretender was a critical and commercial success, earning numerous award nominations and a dedicated fan base. The show's themes of identity, morality, and the power of the individual resonated with audiences, and its unique blend of action, drama, and mystery kept viewers coming back for more.

Despite its popularity, The Pretender was cancelled after four seasons, leaving fans clamoring for more. However, the show's legacy lives on, with a series of novels, comic books, and a made-for-TV movie continuing the story of Jarod and his quest for freedom.

In conclusion, The Pretender was a groundbreaking television show that pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the medium. Its compelling characters, intricate plotlines, and thought-provoking themes make it a must-watch for anyone interested in quality television.

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


84 years, 4 months, 17 days


54 years, 1 month, 7 days

Born first

6 December 1938

Born last

8 March 1969

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


94 years, 2 months, 1 day


22 years, 3 months, 5 days

Born first

16 August 1927

Died first

18 January 2008

Born last


Died last

29 November 2022

American actress Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

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American actor, singer, songwriter and musician Drake Bell

Drake Bell

American actor, singer, songwriter and musician

American actress, comedian, director, and talk show host Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

American actress, comedian, director, and talk show host

American actress Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen

American actress

American actor Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment

American actor

American actor, voice actor and director James Hong

James Hong

American actor, voice actor and director

American actor Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan

American actor

Australian actor George Lazenby

George Lazenby

Australian actor

American actress Melora Hardin

Melora Hardin

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American actor Tobin Bell

Tobin Bell

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American actress Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke

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American actress and director Salli Richardson

Salli Richardson

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American actress and model Pamela Gidley

Pamela Gidley

American actress and model

American actress Beth Grant

Beth Grant

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American dancer, model and actress Cyia Batten

Cyia Batten

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American actress Ally Walker

Ally Walker

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American actress Kyla Pratt

Kyla Pratt

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American actress L. Scott Caldwell

L. Scott Caldwell

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American actor Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim

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American actor Clint Howard

Clint Howard

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actress Leigh Taylor-Young

Leigh Taylor-Young


American actor Dean Norris

Dean Norris

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US actress Judith Hoag

Judith Hoag

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American actor and singer Robert Davi

Robert Davi

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American film and television actress Janet Hubert

Janet Hubert

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American actress Vanessa Estelle Williams

Vanessa Estelle Williams

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actress Jamie Luner

Jamie Luner


American actress Lisa Jane Persky

Lisa Jane Persky

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American actor Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge

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American actor  Emile Hirsch

Emile Hirsch

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American actress Tamara Braun

Tamara Braun

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actor and writer Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

actor and writer

American actress Barbara Babcock

Barbara Babcock

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American actress Lauren Vélez

Lauren Vélez

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American actor Patrick Fischler

Patrick Fischler

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American character actress Stephanie Faracy

Stephanie Faracy

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American actress Jennifer Aspen

Jennifer Aspen

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Canadian actress Andrea Roth

Andrea Roth

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American actress Gail Strickland

Gail Strickland

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actress Mary Elizabeth McDonough

Mary Elizabeth McDonough


American actress Cindy Pickett

Cindy Pickett

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American actress Diana-Maria Riva

Diana-Maria Riva

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American actress Jenny Gago

Jenny Gago

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American actor and trade unionist Clyde Kusatsu

Clyde Kusatsu

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actress Juanita Jennings

Juanita Jennings


American actress  Laura Cayouette

Laura Cayouette

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American actress Julia Campbell

Julia Campbell

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American actress and director Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

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American actress Deanne Bray

Deanne Bray

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American actor Robert Carradine

Robert Carradine

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American actress Clare Carey

Clare Carey

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American actor and rapper Orlando Brown

Orlando Brown

American actor and rapper

American actress Susan Gibney

Susan Gibney

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American actor Lenny Von Dohlen

Lenny Von Dohlen

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Puerto Rican actress and comedian Lillian Hurst

Lillian Hurst

Puerto Rican actress and comedian

American actress Tricia O'Kelley

Tricia O'Kelley

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actress, film producer Kate Hodge

Kate Hodge

actress, film producer

actress Wendel Meldrum

Wendel Meldrum


American actress Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith

American actress

American actor Jeffrey Donovan

Jeffrey Donovan

American actor

American actress Connie Ray

Connie Ray

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American actress Marisa Ryan

Marisa Ryan

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American actress Carol Locatell

Carol Locatell

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American actress Marjorie Monaghan

Marjorie Monaghan

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American actress Roxana Zal

Roxana Zal

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American actress Mia Korf

Mia Korf

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American actress Peggy Miley

Peggy Miley

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Australian actress Nikki Coghill

Nikki Coghill

Australian actress

American actor Richard Riehle

Richard Riehle

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American actress Deborah Lacey

Deborah Lacey

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American actor Michael Angarano

Michael Angarano

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American actor Howard Hesseman

Howard Hesseman

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American actress Marguerite MacIntyre

Marguerite MacIntyre

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American actor Gregory Itzin

Gregory Itzin

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Canadian actress  Lisa Howard

Lisa Howard

Canadian actress

American actress Caitlin Wachs

Caitlin Wachs

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American actor Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd

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American actor  Christopher Masterson

Christopher Masterson

American actor

American actor John Diehl

John Diehl

American actor

Australian actress Lisa Lackey

Lisa Lackey

Australian actress

American actress Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

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American actress Kim Myers

Kim Myers

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American actress Isabel Glasser

Isabel Glasser

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Portuguese-Canadian actor Louis Ferreira

Louis Ferreira

Portuguese-Canadian actor

American actor Rex Linn

Rex Linn

American actor

actress Lois Nettleton

Lois Nettleton


American actor Sam McMurray

Sam McMurray

American actor

Canadian television actor and rapper Stuart Stone

Stuart Stone

Canadian television actor and rapper

actor, voice actor born 1957 Paul Eiding

Paul Eiding

actor, voice actor born 1957

American actor M.C. Gainey

M.C. Gainey

American actor

American actor and football player Brad William Henke

Brad William Henke

American actor and football player

American Theatre, Film and Television Actor. Kevin Weisman

Kevin Weisman

American Theatre, Film and Television Actor.

American actor  Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir

American actor

American Actress and impressionist Anne-Marie Johnson

Anne-Marie Johnson

American Actress and impressionist

American actor  Jacob Vargas

Jacob Vargas

American actor

American actor Brian Tee

Brian Tee

American actor

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