The Pretender
Gigolo Jarod
  Season 2
Episode # 2.11
Airdate February 7, 1998
Writer(s) Tyler Bensinger
Director(s) Rodney Charters
Guest star(s) Kyla Pratt, Ryan Merriman, Alex Wexo
Location (s) Detroit, MI
Indy Show
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Gigolo Jarod is the eleventh episode of the second season of The Pretender which first aired February 7, 1998 on NBC in the United States.



Jarod helps save a building that is a low income housing and a home to residents of downtown Detroit. It was in danger of being demolished. Meanwhile, Miss Parker and team chase down clues that reveal Jarod's preparation for his current pretend, including a book he authored and also illustrated the cover for.


Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Salli Richardson as Cynthia Sloan
  • Christina Pickles as Jarod's Employer
  • Stephanie Faracy as Joyce Cullman
  • Brad Greenquist as Frank Linden
  • Juanita Jennings as Alice Evans
  • Kyla Pratt as Tracy Johnson

Featuring (Stars Cast)

  • John Maynard as Howard Cullman
  • Eva Halina as Isabella
  • Tricia Nickell as Reporter


Jarod pretends to be a gigolo.


I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. (Jarod)
What? (Miss Parker)
Do you think you can become somebody else? ("Heart's Desire" boss)
I was a veterinarian once. (Jarod)


  • It features actor Jon Gries, a guest star who later became a series regular, as Broots.

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