Robert David Hall as Al Robbins
Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins is played by Robert David Hall on the series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Having been raised by a single mother, Albert was often alienated by his peers, causing him to become a social outcast. He instead used his time to immerse himself in books, and gradually came to discover his high intelligence. Because his mother was a nurse, Albert was free to roam around the local hospital and even helped the doctors and other nurses when the hospital was short-staffed. Some of his earlier experiences in the medial field include stocking shelves and helping in minor surgeries.
Eventually, he pursued his own medical career and became a resident at Johns Hopkins University. He then opened his own clinic in Baltimore, but after spending two decades working as a general practitioner, he found it necessary to shut down the clinic because of money problems and increasing competition. Driven by curiosity, he took the position of Assistant Coroner for the Arlington, Virginia police department, and after two years, was promoted to Coroner.
Several years and a new career later, Albert moved his wife and three kids to Las Vegas, where he currently serves as the Chief Medical Examiner of the Las Vegas Police Department. The decision to shift careers proved natural for Albert, and his mother believes that it is because he shared the womb with a dead fetus (Albert was a twin, but his sibling came out a stillborn). In Las Vegas, Albert often engages in intelligent banter with crime scene investigator and supervisor Gil Grissom. He is also known for his love of macchiatos, his guitar-playing skills (which he shows off through his band with the day-shift coroner) and his album of celebrities who met their demise in Las Vegas. Albert also uses crutches when walking because of his artificial legs, the cause of which was an accident involving a drunk driver.
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