|Appears in:||Nice Town You Picked, Norma... (mentioned)|
|Relatives:||Dylan Massett (legal son)|
|Significant Other/s:|| Norma Bates (ex-wife)†|
Francine Calhoun (ex-mother-in-law)†
Ray Calhoun (ex-father-in-law)†
Caleb Calhoun (ex-brother-in-law)†
According to Dylan, John grew up in Kansas. At some point, a teenaged John met Norma while she was also in her teens. They married after highschool and then she gave birth to Dylan. John raised Dylan as his own son, but Dylan's biological father was Caleb Calhoun.
About 17 years before the start of the series, Norma cheated on John, with Sam Bates, eventually leaving John to marry Sam. Dylan mentioned he also no longer talks to John.