Bruce Sumner

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Profession:  Psychiatrist, Admminstrator Portrayed by:
William Sadler
Connections:  Dashiell Kim
First Seen:  The Equation
Last Seen:  Alone In The World

Doctor Bruce Sumner is the Director of St. Claire's Hospital

  • Sumner is opposed to the liberation of Walter Bishop from the hospital because he maintains that he is not mentally fit
  • He tells Peter that he will petition the state to have his father removed from his custody - (The Equation)
  • He conducts a psych evaluation of Walter Bishop, in his Harvard lab, and confronts him about the man he has been seeing in every reflective surface in the lab (Alone In The World)
  • Also referred to as "Psychiatrist in Chief" of St. Claire's Hospital - in the original scripting
"... since you were here last. I learned a little bit about you. Enrolling at M.I.T. based on fraudulent credentials. Starting businesses and failing, and then running away from the consequences." - (to Peter, indicating he is willing to play hard-ball to reclaim Walter - (Alone In The World) )

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  • Why is Sumner so keen on getting Walter re-committed to St. Claire's, in the original timeline?
  • Why is he not in charge at St. Claire's in the adjusted timeline?


Central Characters: Olivia DunhamPeter BishopWalter BishopPhillip BroylesAstrid FarnsworthNina Sharp
Central Characters (alt): Bolivia DunhamSecretary BishopColonel BroylesLincoln LeeAgent FrancisAgent FarnsworthBrandon Fayette
Recurring Characters: The ObserverAgent LeeHenrietta BishopEllaBellCaptain WindmarkRachelBrandonSam WeissDavid Jones(alt) Nina SharpCharlieNick LaneHenry HigginsThomas NewtonSanford HarrisMitchell LoebJohn Scott
Additional Characters: Episodic CharactersMinor Characters