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In 1973, 7-year-old Steven Stayner is kidnapped by pedophile Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive sexual abuse the entire time. Finally, in 1980, when Parnell kidnaps another young boy, Steven finds a way for them both to escape and return home.

Series Cast

  1. Corin Nemec as Steven Stayner

    Corin Nemec

    Steven Stayner

    2 Episodes

  2. Cindy Pickett as Kay Stayner

    Cindy Pickett

    Kay Stayner

    2 Episodes

  3. John Ashton as Del Stayner

    John Ashton

    Del Stayner

    2 Episodes

  4. Arliss Howard as Kenneth Parnell

    Arliss Howard

    Kenneth Parnell

    2 Episodes

  5. Luke Edwards as Steven Stayner (Age 7)

    Luke Edwards

    Steven Stayner (Age 7)

    2 Episodes

  6. Pruitt Taylor Vince as Irving Murphy

    Pruitt Taylor Vince

    Irving Murphy

    2 Episodes

  7. Jacob Gelman

    Timmy White

    2 Episodes

  8. Ray Walston as Bob Augustine

    Ray Walston

    Bob Augustine

    2 Episodes

  9. Peter Michael Goetz as Pat Hallford

    Peter Michael Goetz

    Pat Hallford

    2 Episodes

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1989 • 2 Episodes

The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by pedophile Kenneth Parnell and his lackey in 1973. In 1980, when Steven was 14, Parnell kidnapped another young boy and Steven found a way for the two of them to escape and go back to their families.

Part 2

(1x2, May 23, 1989) Season Finale

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I Know My First Name Is Steven
I Know My First Name Is Steven


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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