Keith Summers
Keith summers
Portrayed by: W. Earl Brown
Appears in: First You Dream, Then You Die
Age: 50's
Status: Deceased
Home: White Pine Bay, Oregon
Occupation: Sex slave business
Relatives: Maggie Summers (sister, secret partner)
Unnamed great-great-grandfather †
Significant Other/s: Alex Romero (childhood friend)†
Jake Abernathy (secret boss)†
Zack Shelby (secret partner)†
Norma Bates (killer)†

Keith Summers was the former owner of the Seafairer Motel and the house behind it. He held an extreme bitterness towards Norma Bates and her son, Norman Bates, for purchasing the hotel after he lost it to the bank.


Season 1

Keith arrives at the motel and tells Norma and Norman that they are incapable of running the motel by themselves, for knowing nothing about the town and being inexperienced about motels. He says that the Seafairer Motel, along with the house where Norma and Norman are residing, had been in his family for generations. Norma threatens to call the police, and Keith backs off, and exclaims that he is friends with almost every policeman in town.

Later that night while Norman has snuck off to a party with Bradley Martin, Keith breaks into the house and rapes Norma. Norman returns and knocks him out before he can do any more damage. Later, Norma, in a fit of rage, stabs Keith to death.

Norma and Norman then temporarily hide his body in one of the bathtubs in the hotel. Sheriff Alex Romero comes to check on them and uses the bathroom where the body is hidden, but fortunately does not see the body much to their relief. Norma and Norman put chains around his body and disposed of him into a lake. (First You Dream, Then You Die)

A decaying hand was found after getting caught in a net and was identified as his by the wristwatch. (Trust Me)

Summers' murder is later pinned on Deputy Zack Shelby after Sheriff Alex Romero discovered the sex slave business they were running. (The Man in Number 9)

Minor Characters
Season 1
BartenderDannyDoctor LevineDude #1ER NurseFlower Delivery GuyHostessJerry MartinKeith SummersLiz MorganMale DriverMatt BrownsteinNurseOmarPedestrianRebecca CraigTown ManUnnamed tweakerWaitress
Season 2
Attractive ManAttractive WomanAndreaAnne DietrichBaristaBrian FullerCatChuckCity Hall AssistantConstruction GuyDMV GuyDr. Elizabeth J. SchaeferDr. Helen GinsbergER NurseJoannaJodi's GuardJohnny BKennyLandscaperLee BermanLegion WaitressLoriMayor Rob WoodriffMax BorowitzMayor's ReceptionistMechanicMikado WomanMotel GuestPhilipValet
Season 3
AaronAaron's MotherAmelia's BoyfriendAnthony DixonCocktail WaitressCoronerDaleFrancine CalhounGinnyHippieHostJenJoeyLoner GuyMarina HoganMr. RomeroNurseNurse HattieOrgy ManOrgy ManOrgy WomanOrgy WomanOrgy WomanOrgy WomanParamedic Phone Store ClerkPierrePortiaPsych StudentRyan PenaSecurity GuardSingerStanleyStudentTaylorThomas LandryWorker
Season 4
AthenaBodyguardChantelConnieDEA CopDEA OfficerDeputyDetective ChambersDoctorDr. Louise PalmaDr. PorterDr. SmithFarmerGrace WeiHardware Store ClerkHugoInterviewerJosephJustin WillcockKaraLab AssistantLutherMax DixonOrderlyMrs. DonovanNurseNurseOliverO'SullivanParamedicPatientPortland KidPortland ManPortland WomanReceptionistSurly ReceptionistTicket AgentWaitressWorker
Season 5
AmyAttractive ManBarista #2BartenderBartenderBaliffBethBruce HermanClerkCorrectional OfficerCustomer #2Dangerous DudeDan TapleyDeanDesk Sergeant DavisDr. NguyenDylanElderly MotoristElizabethFemale MarshalForensic PhotographerHair/Fiber AnalystHarryInmateJailorJasonJeff DunneJim BlackwellJoanne CarlsonJudge GollmarLizMale MarshalMarkMetal Detector CopMr. LoweryOfficer KaplanOlder WomanParamedicPawn ClerkPharmacistPhilReporterVillage WomanWomanWoman
Mentioned only
Coach CarpenterEricJanetJohn MassettRay CalhounTheresa Reyas

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