Not much is known about this movie except that his character is named Norvid.
It was a made-for-tv movie version of the classic hypnotist story. (Or so I gather from the title) It was made in 1983 and starred Jodie Foster and Peter O'Toole. I've had some difficulty finding a copy since it's been discontinued and is a rare film.
If you have any information about this movie, please let me know.