|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 chose Norma, they married and had a son named Norman Bates and they lived together happily. However, Emma went mad and murdered him and briefly kidnapped Norman believing that he was the son she and Mr. Bates should have had but she was arrested and sent to an asylum while Norman was returned to his mother. (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.