Jarod -- a man like no other. Some call him "The Pretender" because
of his amazing ability to assimilate any identity, to become a human
chameleon. How does he do it? For one, he has a genious IQ that's
off the charts. He also has The Centre to thank, a mysterious place
that took him away as a boy and kept him in isolation while they
trained him for this ability. He did what he thought were
simulations for "clients", figuring out things like who actually
killed JFK. Sydney was the main person behind this
training, a psychologist with Jarod since his childhood. When Jarod found out that
most of the things he was doing were misdeeds, like organizing
military coups and plotting terrorist strikes, he escaped from the
Centre headed on a journey to right the things he felt he wronged.
Every week, Jarod finds himself in a new job, pretending to be
things like a tanker captain, an airline pilot, a bomb squad member, a race
driver, and, yes, even a surgeon. Even with his genious, though, Jarod
had only seen the world though books while in isolation, so in many
ways he is still like a child, fascinated by things like ice cream
and pez. Sydney helps Jarod whenever he can in locating his mother, Miss Parker just wants to capture him and learn the secrets he has uncovered about her past,
and some, like Mr. Raines, want him dead.
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other regular characters
John Gries - Broots
Richard Marcus - Mr. Raines
Harve Presnell - Mr. Parker
Jamie Denton - Mr. Lyle
Paul Dillon - Angelo
Pamela Gidley - Brigitte
Alex Wexo - young Sydney
Ryan Merriman - young Jarod
Ashley Peldon - young Miss Parker
Air Time: Saturdays (9-10 PM Eastern/8-9 Central) on NBC
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