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The Pretender
  • Ep: 1
  • Pilot
  • Guest Starring: Steven Tobolowsky (Dr. Alan Trader), Peter Michael Goetz (Dr. Miles Hendricks), L. Scott Caldwell (Nurse Gwen Porter), Lilyan Chauvin (Mrs. Nikkos)
  • Co-Starring: Jeffrey Shepard (12 Year Old Jarod)
  • Uncredited: Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Dylan Provencher (Kevin Bailey), Lynley Swain (Nurse Nicole), Wayne Robson (ATM Guy)
  • Written By: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
  • Directed By: Rick Wallace
  • Pretensions: Jarod Russell, Thoracic Surgeon / Sea Captain / Stockbroker / Commercial Airline Pilot
  • Ep: 2
  • Every Picture Tells a Story
  • Guest Starring: William Sanderson (Roy Abbott), Jacob Vargas (Javier Padilla), Pat Skipper (Lieutenant Commander Paul Bilson), Jon Gries (Broots), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Dennis Cockrum (Seattle YMCA Man), Michael Wyle (Jarod's YMCA Neighbor), Marjorie Monaghan (Lieutenant Martha Poole), Ashley Peldon (Young Miss Parker)
  • Co-Starring: Edward Evanko (Commander Powell), Sam Ayres (Sam the Sweeper), Elizabeth Heflin (Meg King), Dell Yount (Vendor), Melissa Kidwell (Twin #1), Hillary Kidwell (Twin #2), Stephanie Sawyer (Kimberly King), Iverson Warinner (Saltz)
  • Written By: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
  • Directed By: Michael Zinberg
  • Pretensions: Jarod Spitz, Atomic Engineer / Jarod Campbell, Coast Guard Lieutenant / Race Car Driver
  • Ep: 3
  • Flyer
  • Guest Starring: Terence Knox (Tom Matthews), Robert Cornthwaite (Mr. Hollis), Ray McKinnon (Lawson), Jon Gries (Broots), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Gay Thomas (Lieutenant Janice Gant), Richard Marcus (Mr. Raines), Jake Lloyd (Ronny Collins), Gene Lythgow (Gary Dixon)
  • Co-Starring: Steve Wilcox (Kendall), Sam Ayres (Sam the Sweeper), Deanne Bray (Deaf Woman), Lillian Hurst (Bartender), Jay Kopita (Andrew), Adrienne Stout-Coppola (Lindsay Collins), Kelly Schmidt (Girl), William Wellman, Jr. (USAF General)
  • Written By: Juan Carlos Coto
  • Directed By: James Whitmore, Jr.
  • Pretensions: Jarod Wright, Test Pilot / Orchestra Conductor
  • Ep: 4
  • Curious Jarod
  • Guest Starring: Gregg Henry (Peter Morgan), James Handy (Steve Hanlon), Paul Eiding (Bernie Baxley), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Felton Perry (Buddy), Pamela Brull (Kitty Morgan), Kara Zediker (Ivy), Vito D'Ambrosio (Johnny)
  • Co-Starring: Nick Kusenko (Chief Davis), Michael Marich (Junkyard Owner), Douglas Robert Jackson (Dealer), James Willett (Pit Boss)
  • Featuring: Kerrie Clark (Maggie Blaire), Ana Mercedes (Motel Maid Blanca), Aria Curzon (Kid), Lee Duncan (Detective Benson), Christopher Michaels (Guard #1), Michael Ray Miller (Another Man), Leslie Redden (Showgirl), Carl Sundstrom (Guard #2)
  • Written By: Kimberly Costello
  • Directed By: Jesús Salvador Treviño
  • Pretensions: Jarod Woods / Jarod Felson, Casino Security Expert / Police Officer / National Wild Life Federation worker
  • Ep: 5
  • The Paper Clock
  • Guest Starring: Gerry McIntyre (Isaac Dexter), Lawrence Pressman (Ben Sloane), Jon Gries (Broots), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Sean O'Bryan (Bradley Dumonte), Christian Meoli (Marcus Whittaker), Janet Hubert (Madam Director), Walter Addison (Alan Edwards), Mariangela Pino (Annie), Jonathan Osser (Younger Jarod)
  • Featuring: Ann Betancourt (Judge Patrick), Jon Bruno (Michael Metzger), Sam Ayres (Sam the Sweeper), Alfred Jackson (Kid), Adam Paul (Salesman #1), Steven Stapenhurst (Newscaster), G. Eric Miles (L.A. Sheriff), Sarah Rayne (Dara)
  • Written By: Javier Grillo-Marxauch
  • Directed By: Gabrielle Beaumont
  • Pretensions: Jarod Holmes, Lawyer / Rodeo Rider
  • Ep: 6
  • To Protect and Serve
  • Guest Starring: Charles Rocket (Officer Carl Bishop), Wendy Gazelle (Detective Karen Swindell), Jason Schombing (Officer Frank Meyers), John Gries (Broots), Natalija Nogulich (Susan Granger), Kim Myers (Jarod's Mother), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Steve Easton (Sheriff Stanton), Pat Crawford Brown (Millie Reynolds), Ellis E. Williams (Harold Kembrook), James Lashly (Firing Range Owner)
  • Featuring: Greg Lewis (Henry Monroe), Michelle Bonilla (Maria Sanchez), Sam Ayers (Sam the Sweeper), Gita Donovan (Technician), Darren Campbell (Delivery Boy), Allen Cutler (Young Surfer), Trista Delamere (Store Manager), Kerry Michaels (Desk Sergeant), Brian Joel Sauve (Waiter), Cyd Strittmatter (Woman), Carey Lessard (Woman)
  • Written By: Tommy Thompson
  • Directed By: James Whitmore, Jr.
  • Pretensions: Jarod Starr, Motorcycle Cop / Canadian Mountie
  • Ep: 7
  • A Virus Among Us
  • Guest Starring: Jon Polito (Ben Hansel), David Spielberg (Dr. Walter Garber), Raphael Sbarge (Jeff Baytos), Jon Gries (Broots), Cordelia Richards (Mrs. Florence), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Richard Marcus (Mr. Raines), Brenda Varda (Dr. Lisa Hoffman), Thomas Wagner ( ), Matthew Carey (High School Student), Jonathan Osser (Younger Jarod)
  • Featuring: David Fabrizio (Jon Florence), David Vegh (Stock Boy), Sam Ayers (Sam the Sweeper), Michael Prescott (Priest), Cara Rose (Cindy Florence), Paul Robert Langdon (Carlos Briggs), Jose Rosario (Mr. Briggs)
  • Written By: Lawrence Meyers
  • Directed By: Fred Keller
  • Pretensions: Mr. Jarod, Substitute High School Biology Teacher / Dr. Jarod Reilly, Virologist / Bartender / Jarod Earl, Roach Exterminator
  • Ep: 8
  • Not Even a Mouse
  • Guest Starring: Wendel Meldrum (Dr. Lisabeth Drake), Tony Plana (Detective Guerra), Bruce Bohne (Homeless Harry), Kimiko Gelman (Dr. Kim Fugimora), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Carol Locatell (Jacob's Nurse), Kevin E. West (Timothy Ryan), Ashley Peldon (Young Miss Parker), Kelsey Mulrooney (Angel)
  • Featuring: Roberta Bassin (Sister Magdeline), Michael Gilden (Elf), David Fresco (Homeless Man), Darrow Igus (EMT Man), Bernadette Bowman (EMT Woman #2), Lisa D. Thompson (EMT Woman #1), Jeffrey Thiel (Twin #1), James Thiel (Twin #2)
  • Written By: Juan Carlos Coto
  • Directed By: Thomas J. Wright
  • Pretensions: Dr. Jarod Marley, Medical Examiner
  • Ep: 9
  • Mirage
  • Guest Starring: Jim Haynie (Ben Miller), Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman (Ernie Two Feathers), Chris Ellis (Daniel Crockett), Jon Gries (Broots), Robert Carradine (Sheriff Dwight Kunkle), Kate Hodge (Carol Bates), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ruth Livier (Angela Miles), Stacey Katzin (Sheriff's Secretary)
  • Featuring: Sam Ayers (Sam the Sweeper), Peggy Miley (Woman), Timothy Dale Agee (Tom Miles)
  • Written By: Tommy Thompson
  • Directed By: Ian Toynton
  • Pretensions: Jarod Cochran, Skydiving Instructor / Buddy Slocum, Jr., IRS
  • Ep: 10
  • The Better Part of Valor
  • Guest Starring: Michael O'Neill (Captain Harrigan), Isabel Glasser (Lieutenant Nancy Gleason), Anthony Starke (Michael Patrick), Jon Gries (Broots), Kenneth White (John Zimmerman), Jon Pennell (Roy), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Patrick Cronin (Herb Copeland), Vladimir Skomarovsky (Mr. Borodin)
  • Featuring: Sam Ayers (Sam the Sweeper), Nikki Tyler (Hysterical Mom), Danielle Wiener (Little Girl)
  • Written By: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
  • Directed By: Anson Williams
  • Pretensions: Jarod O'Leary, Fireman / Jarod Vronsky / Cook
  • Ep: 11
  • Bomb Squad
  • Guest Starring: Daniel Roebuck (Daniel Carlson), William Lucking (Lieutenant Chomsky), Beth Grant (Mrs. Haring), John Gries (Broots), Lisa Jane Persky (Lamont), Chaka Forman (Sketch Artist), Jennifer Tighe (Rachel Newton), Richard Marcus (Mr. Raines), Todd Tesen (Steven Johnson), Andrew Bilgore (Curtis Haring), Earl Bullock (Marlan Marcantel)
  • And: Paul Dillon (Angelo)
  • Featuring: Gregory Millar (Technician), Reggie Hayes (Froman), Delana Michaels (May)
  • Written By: Javier Grillo-Marxauch
  • Directed By: Terrence O'Hara
  • Pretensions: Jarod Nobel, Bomb Squad Expert / Dr. Jarod / Jarod Webster, FBI Special Agent
  • Ep: 12
  • A Prison Story
  • Guest Starring: Brock Peters (Henry Cockran), David Proval (Carl Will), Dean Norris (Tommy Larson), Jon Gries (Broots), Rebecca Cross (Jessica Will), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Don Perry (Doctor), Stu Charno (Park Place Motel Owner)
  • With: Sam McMurray (Morris Clancy)
  • And: Marshall Bell (Warden Michaels)
  • Featuring: Dierk Torsek (Director), Granville Ames (Cowboy), David Riley Shackelford (Local #1), Carolyn Pemberton (Reporter), Trevor Morgan (Kid)
  • Teleplay By: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle & Tommy Thompson
  • Story By: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
  • Directed By: Oscar Costo
  • Pretensions: Jarod Bradley, Prison Guard / Jarod Short / Jarod St. James / Jarod Ventnor / Jarod Chance / Marvin Gardens / Jarod Parker, Game Inventer
  • Ep: 13
  • Bazooka Jarod
  • Guest Starring: Leon Russom (Captain Paul Nagel), Christopher Allport (Lieutenant Commander Chris Nashton), Kevin Patrick Walls (Petty Officer Mike Baker), Vic Polizos (Lieutenant Albert Danes), Jennifer Banko (Melina Pratt), Carol Huston (Lieutenant Paula Pratt), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney)
  • Featuring: Dorian Spencer (Sailor #1), David Kirkwood (Martin Caverly), Leonard Lightfoot (Reb McElroy), Scott Smith (Shore Patrol Officer), Erica Ortega (Dana Knox)
  • Teleplay By: Juan Carlos Coto
  • Story By: Juan Carlos Coto & Kimberly Costello
  • Directed By: James Whitmore, Jr.
  • Pretensions: Sewer Worker / Jarod Forrester, Navy Lieutenant Commander
  • Ep: 14
  • Ranger Jarod
  • Guest Starring: Elpidia Carrillo (Nia Pedron), John Posey (Ranger Stan Conrad), Jack Kehler (Big Bob Carsey), Christopher James Williams (Ranger Derek Kobey), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Brandis Kemp (Mrs. Simpkins), Ashley Peldon (Young Miss Parker)
  • And: John Gries (Broots)
  • Featuring: John Griffin (Victor Simpkins), Jeanette O'Connor (Heloise), Gary Newton (Reporter)
  • Teleplay By: Chris Ruppenthal
  • Story By: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
  • Directed By: Ian Toynton
  • Pretensions: Jarod Forest, Ex-Army Ranger
  • Ep: 15
  • Jaroldo
  • Guest Starring: Gregory Itzin (Phil Campbell), Michael Buchman Silver (Chris Rockwell), Tony Pierce (Dave), Dwayne L. Barnes (D-Mac), Lisa Howard (Annie Lambert), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ron Winston Yuan (Ken Watanabe), Ashley Peldon (Young Miss Parker), Ted Rooney (Hippy Acupuncturist)
  • And: John Gries (Broots)
  • Featuring: James Mathers (General Manager), Adam Clark (Gang Leader), Mark Chadwick (Junkie #1)
  • Written By: Lawrence Meyers
  • Directed By: Terrence O'Hara
  • Pretensions: Jarod Crane, TV News Cameraman / BASE Jumper
  • Ep: 16
  • Under the Reds
  • Guest Starring: Taylor Negron (Max Vargas), Joseph Kell (Gary Rennert), Katie Mitchell (Dr. Sarah Corey), Lanei Chapman (Julie Thorton), Richard Marcus (Mr. Raines), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney / Young Jacob), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Carol Locatell (Jacob's Nurse), Kevin Cooney (Mr. Chambers), Dorothy Fielding (Mrs. Chambers), Andre Mayers (Jarod's Lab Assistant)
  • And: John Gries (Broots)
  • Featuring: Sam Ayers (Sam the Sweeper), Dan Martin (Dr. Fletcher)
  • Teleplay By: Lawrence Meyers & Javier Grillo-Marxuach
  • Story By: David Kemper
  • Directed By: Charles Siebert
  • Pretensions: Jarod Halstrom, Ph.D / Jarod Randolph, EMT
  • Ep: 17
  • Keys
  • Guest Starring: Harve Presnell (Mr. Parker), Jeremy Roberts (Efram Bartlett), Leslie Jordan (Pat), Richard Marcus (Mr. Raines), Pato Hoffmann (Ronny Tiger), Ashley Peldon (Young Miss Parker)
  • And: John Gries (Broots)
  • Featuring: Sam Ayers (Sam the Sweeper), Scotty Boyd (Shine Boy), Kiami Davael (Simone), Willie Gault (Sweeper)
  • Teleplay By: Juan Carlos Coto
  • Story By: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
  • Directed By: Terrence O'Hara
  • Pretensions: Alligator Wrestler / Marine Patrol Officer
  • Ep: 18
  • Unhappy Landing
  • Guest Starring: Cindy Pickett (Dr. Shafton), Michael Harney (Agent Bob Garrison), Moira Walley (Karen Michaels), Marisa Ryan (Helen Diggs), Brad Gregg (Eugene Diggs), Pepper Sweeney (Agent Lane), Johnny Williams (Man of a Thousand Faces), Richard Marcus (Mr. Raines), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Ryan Merrimam (Young Jarod), Ellen Travolta (Dara's Mother), Zachary Browne (Young Kyle)
  • And: John Gries (Broots)
  • Featuring: Joseph Fuqua (Jimmy), Gregory J. Barnett (Pilot)
  • Teleplay By: Juan Carlos Coto & Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Lawrence Meyers
  • Story By: Terri Treas & Michael Zand
  • Directed By: James Whitmore, Jr.
  • Pretensions: Jarod Cody, U.S. Marshall / Chili Chef
  • Ep: 19
  • Jarod's Honor
  • Guest Starring: Gailard Sartain (Tug Beaulieu), Robert Miranda (Ben Worth), Maury Sterling (Donny Beaulieu), Julie Garfield (Doris Worth), Virginia Capers (Herbert's Assistant), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney / Young Jacob), Kyle Colerider-Krugh (Building Manager), Darlene Levin (Millie Pilcher), Maureen Levin (Tillie Pilcher)
  • And: John Gries (Broots)
  • Featuring: Peggy Doyle (Clare Dumont), Jerome Guardino (Sonny Herbert), Dennis Pfister (Hotel Patron), Joe Hulser (Hitman)
  • Written By: Tommy Thompson & Chris Ruppenthal
  • Directed By: Terrence O'Hara
  • Pretensions: Jarod Doe, Hitman
  • Ep: 20
  • Baby Love
  • Guest Starring: Natalie Canerday (Christine), Mike Starr (Axe), Scott Burkholder (Detective David W. Geary), Lisa Rieffel (Jeanette Connelly), Tony Carreiro (District Attorney Mitch Meyers), Richard Marcus (Mr. Raines)
  • With: Paul Dillon (Angelo)
  • And: John Gries (Broots)
  • Featuring: Jonathan Osser (Younger Jarod), Sam Ayers (Sam the Sweeper), Willie Gault (Willie the Sweeper), Dawn Hudson (Anna), Valeri Ross (Mrs. Horneff)
  • Written By: Debra Pratt
  • Directed By: Joe Napolitano
  • Pretensions: Mechanic / Police Officer / Doctor / Garbage Man
  • Ep: 21/22
  • Dragon House
  • Guest Starring: Harve Presnell (Mr. Parker), Jeffrey Donovan (Kyle), Linda Carlson (Harriet Tashman), James Tolkan (FBI Special Agent Korkos), Richard Marcus (Mr. Raines), Kim Meyers (Jarod's Mother), Ryan Merriman (Young Jarod), Alex Wexo (Young Sydney), Zachary Browne (Young Kyle), Doug Spinuzza (Joe Bill)
  • With: Paul Dillon (Angelo)
  • And: John Gries (Broots)
  • Featuring: Sam Ayers (Sam the Sweeper), Willie Gault (Willie the Sweeper), David Doty (Appartment Manager), Thomas Tofel (Surgeon), James Wellington (Guard in Blue), Ajgie Kirkland (Guard in Grey), Bernard Hocke (Dad), Jason Ronard (Driver), Ryan James (Boy), Kelli Maroney (Reporter), Michael MacLeod (Peter), Cody McMains (Ike), Nik Duphiney (Young Angelo)
  • Written By: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
  • Directed By: Fred K. Keller
  • Pretensions: Dr. Jarod, Dentist / Criminal Psychologist / Jarod Ness, FBI Special Agent


Season One
Michael T. Weiss ........................... Jarod
Andrea Parker ........................ Miss Parker
Patrick Bauchau ........................... Sydney