Norman Bates is a character from the 1959 novel by Robert Bloch and the film adaptation of the same name from 1960 by Alfred Hitchcock, in which he is portrayed by actor Anthony Perkins.

In the film, Norman is a shy young man under the domination of his mother. After killing his mother and her lover, he developed dissociative identity disorder, assuming her personality to repress his awareness of her death and to escape the feelings of guilt for murdering her.

Norman also suffers from schizophrenia.

Appearances Edit

Films Edit

  • Psycho (1960)
  • Psycho II (1982)
  • Psycho III (1986)
  • Bates Motel (1987)
  • Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

TV Edit

  • Bates Motel (2013-)

Books Edit

Novels Edit

  • Psycho, 1959
  • Psycho II, 1981
  • Psycho House

Comic books Edit

Norman also appears in several comic books.

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