The Pretender
Curious Jarod
  Season 1
Episode # 1.04
Airdate October 26, 1996
Writer(s) Kimberly Costello
Director(s) Jesús Salvador Treviño
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Curious Jarod is the fourth episode of the first season of The Pretender which first aired October 26, 1996 on NBC in the United States.

It features an appearance by recurring guest star Jon Gries as Broots.


In this episode Miss Parker and Jarod finally meet, he is chased by her and his mentor and almost captured. She says that is her lucky day, but Jarod escapes pushing a button and two men from security arrest them.


Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Gregg Henry as Peter Morgan
  • James Handy as Steve Hanlon
  • Paul Eiding as Bernie Baxley
  • Alex Wexo as Young Sydney
  • Ryan Merriman as Young Jarod
  • Felton Perry as Buddy
  • Pamela Brull as Kitty Morgan
  • Kara Zediker as Ivy
  • Vito D'Ambrosio as Johnny

Co-Starring Cast

  • Nicholas Kusenko as Chief Davis
  • Michael Marich as Junkyard Owner
  • Douglas Robert Jackson as Dealer
  • James Willett as Pit Boss

Featuring Stars (Cast)

  • Kerrie Clark as Maggie
  • Ana Mercedes as Motel Maid
  • Aria Curzon as Kid
  • Lee Duncan as Detective
  • Christopher Michael as Guard #1
  • Michael Ray Miller as Another Man
  • Steve Abbott as Detective
  • Leslie Redden as Showgirl
  • Carl Sundstrom as Guard #2


  • Head of Security
  • National Wild Life Federation worker

Jarod's Discovers

  • Barrel of monkeys
  • Curious George


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