First Appearance:

Dick Tracy, 1990

Played By:

James Tolkan

Numbers Norton is a character from the 1990 Dick Tracy feature film, played by James Tolkan. He is aware of (and complicit in) Big Boy's illegal activities, but he is not violent or menacing as most of the villains are.

Movie ContinuityEdit

Little is known about Numbers, except that he worked as Big Boy's accountant and he excelled at his job. Despite his corrupt occupation, he showed signs of being religious, as he crossed himself after Big Boy executed Lips Manlis. Numbers was not shown to have died during the New Years Eve shootout at Club Ritz, and he was most likely arrested.

In the True Hearts & Tommy Guns graphic novel prequels, Numbers initially worked for Texie Garcia as the bookkeeper for her brothel. He presumably left Garcia's employ for Big Boy at some point prior to the film.


  • Unlike the film's other villains, Numbers was an original character created specifically for the film (similar to Bug Bailey).

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