Jared DeWhite is a very popular Adventures in Odyssey child character best known for his overactive imagination and conspiracy theories. Jared was one of the more prominent characters during the post-hiatus years. When the actor left the show, Jared moved away, however, it was later explained in his reintroduction during the Novacom saga that he left because he was placed in the Witness Protection Program after his family discovered scathing information about a company named Andromeda. Jared returned to Odyssey after the company was brought down and lasted for a few episodes before leaving the show permanently. His last appearance was on The Triangled Web, Part 1, where he is revealed to have become a junior CIA analyst on Candid Conversations With Connie. His namesake in Odyssey is survived by his younger brother, Trent.
Jared is extremely popular among fans for being a conspiracy theorist whose ideas are usually wildly out-of-the-box and often land him into trouble. Scratching the surface, Jared is convinced that grown-ups conspire against children to hide knowledge, that World War II and nearly every other major war never happened, and that all the people in Congress are from Mars. Allowing his imagination to get out of hand, Jared scrawled a secret code to hide his communication with the kids of Odyssey from adults and later used it to discreetly deliver information about Andromeda to Mandy Straussberg and Sarah Prachett. He has run an online teen help service named "Miss Friendship" in which he warned his classmates that the popular cliques are made up of aliens, and once even believed that Whit was conspiring to steal money from him and had cameras placed in his house (in The Buck Starts Here).
- See DeWhite quotes.
- He once created a suit out of sponges to protect himself from aliens.
- When Connie came home from Washington D.C. after her break-up with Mitch, Jared used the "psychology skills" he developed from his middle school health class to help her. (#542: “Eggshells”)
- According to #417: “Not-So-Trivial Pursuits”, Jared still sleeps with a teddy bear named Mr. Bobo and Tony the Turtle.
- He and Sarah Prachett are neighbors. (#400: “The Spy Who Bugged Me”)