|Portrayed By||David Cubitt|
|First Appearance||Psycho (mentioned)|
|Last Appearance||Bates Motel (2013)|
|Residence||Pheonix, Arizona (canon)|
|Cause of Death||Unknown|
|Killed By||Norman Bates (canon)|
|Romances|| Emma Spool|
|Son(s)|| Norman Bates|
Dylan Massett (step-son)
Mr. Bates lived in Fairvale, California. He had relationships with both Spool sisters: Emma and Norma. When he threw Emma over for Norma, Emma went mad and murdered him. She briefly kidnapped Norman Bates believing that Norman was the son she and Mr. Bates should have had (Psycho III). In Psycho IV: The Beginning, Norman Bates said his father was stung to death by bees, not by his aunt Emma Spool. Psycho IV is a sequel and prequel to Psycho. After Mr.Bates died, he left Norma and Norman some money in his will. In Bates Motel, a contempary prequel to Psycho, the bates family lived in Pheonix, Arizona and Mr.Bates (Sam Bates) was physically abusive towards his wife and son, and Norman killed him, but repressed what he did and Norma made her husbands death look like an accident.
Bates Motel is set in an alternate timeline, so it doesn´t acknowledge the events in Psycho IV.