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Sterling Norris

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Sterling Norris is a recurring character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American actor William Schallert, Sterling was the Mayor of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Making his debut on the episode "Sparks Fly Out" in the series' first season, Mayor Norris was a recurring guest star in the series' first and fourth seasons. He was last seen on the Season 4 episode "She's Not There".



Sterling Norris is the Mayor of Bon Temps, Louisiana.

Season 1Edit

"Sparks Fly Out"Edit

Mayor Norris was present at the Descendants of the Glorious Dead meeting where Bill Compton spoke about his experiences serving in the Civil War. During the meeting, Norris gave Bill a long lost picture of Bill and his family taken in the 1800s, stirring up great emotion in Bill. ("Sparks Fly Out")

"Cold Ground"Edit

Mayor Norris was in attendance at the funeral of Adele Stackhouse, and was one of the many voices that Sookie was unable to keep out of her head in all her grief. ("Cold Ground")

Season 4Edit

"She's Not There"Edit

Mayor Norris was at the ribbon cutting ceremony held by Vampire King of Louisiana Bill Compton. ("She's Not There")

Season 7 Edit

It was mentioned that both Sam Merlotte and Vince Gibson fought for the mayor spot after Sterling Norris passed, with Sam becoming the new Mayor of Bon Temps ("Jesus Gonna Be Here")


Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"
Season four appearances
"She's Not There" "You Smell Like Dinner" "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" "I'm Alive and on Fire"
"Me and the Devil" "I Wish I Was the Moon" "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" "Spellbound"
"Let's Get Out of Here" "Burning Down the House" "Soul of Fire" "And When I Die"