Robert David Hall


Date Of Birth

November 9, 1947


Robert David Hall as Al Robbins

Robert David Hall was born on November 9, 1947 in East Orange, New Jersey. He was a student at Tustin High School and an alumnus of the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in English Literature. A talented guitar player, Hall used to be a professional musician and spent many years building a prolific career as a radio personality. In addition, Hall has also lent his voice to various commercials and animated series.

When an 18-wheeler truck crushed his car in 1978, it was necessary to have both of Hall’s legs amputated. Aside from becoming an amputee, more than half of his body was burned due to the explosion that also occurred during the accident. At present, he wears artificial limbs, and has become a spokesperson for disabled Americans. He intends on using his popularity to encourage other people with disabilities to pursue their dreams. Of his condition, Hall said, “Just because I'm a person with a disability, that shouldn't limit me.”

Despite going through the debilitating accident, Hall has worked hard to continue on in the entertainment industry. Although he is now most known as Dr. Albert Robbins on the CBS hit series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hall has numerous television and film projects to his name. On the small screen, he has appeared in such shows as The Littles, Mann and Machine, Life Goes On, LA Law, Beverly Hills 90210 , Party of Five, High Incident, Brooklyn South, Touched By an Angel, The Practice , The West Wing , Family Law and CSI: Miami . His film credits include Dream Lover, Starship Troopers, Class Action, Promised Land, The Negotiator, Shattering Images, My Father’s House and The Eavesdropper.

He married his current wife, Judy Sterns, in 1999, and has a son named Andrew from his previous marriage to Connie Cole. Prior to his marriage to Cole, Hall was married to Susan Petroni, and their union lasted for 3 years.

(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Place of Birth

East Orange, New Jersey, USA

Birth Name

Robert David Hall



Fun Facts

-He plays the guitar, piano and mandolin. When he was younger he played the flute and French horn.

-Hall was in Milwaukee to raise awareness for people with disabilities, he was back in Brew City the same day to speak at the IndependenceFirst POWER LUNCH (June 15, 2006).


2000-2011: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) - Dr. Al Robbins
2008-2009: Ben 10: Alien Force (TV series) - Highbreed Guard/Counterman/Forever Knight #3
2008: The Roymann Closure (short)
2007: The Gene Generation - Abraham
2007: Legs (short) - Roosevelt Garland
2007: The Batman (TV series) - Pilot
2006: Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series) - Additional Voices
2006: North Mission Road (TV series) - Narrator
2005: ER: The Game (Video Game) - Dr. VanDeer
2004: The Eavesdropper - I.R.B. Board Chairman
2002: My Father's House - The Man On Crutches
2002: The Zeta Project (TV series) - Thad
2001: Family Law (TV series)
2001: Shattering Images (short) - Nicole's Dad
1999-2001: The Practice (TV series) - Judge Bradley Michaelson
2000: Batman Beyond (TV series) - Fulton
2000: The Burkittsville 7 (TV short) - David Hooper
2000: The West Wing (TV series) - David Nessler
1997-2000: Superman (TV series) - News Anchor/Reporter/Spokesman
1999: Touched by an Angel (TV series) - Harry
1998: The Negotiator - Cale Wangro
1998: The New Batman Adventures (TV series) - Reporter
1998: Promised Land (TV series) - Edward Brogan
1997: Party of Five (TV series) - Bureaucrat
1997: Starship Troopers - Recruiting Sergeant
1997: Brooklyn South (TV series) - John Keough
1997: Prison of Secrets (TV movie) - Judge
1996: High Incident (TV series)
1996: Andersonville (TV movie) - Samson
1992-1994: Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV series) - The Teacher
1993: Dream Lover - Dr. Sheen
1993: Once Upon a Forest - Truck Driver (voice)
1991-1993: L.A. Law (TV series) - Judge Myron Swaybill
1991-1993: Life Goes On (TV series) - Mr. Mott
1992: Batman (TV series) - Additional Voices
1992: Mann & Machine (TV series) - Dave Murphy
1991: Class Action - Steven Kellen
1986: ABC Weekend Specials (TV series) - Dinky Little
1983-1985: The Littles (TV series) - Dinky Little/Mr. Bigg
1985: Here Come the Littles - Dinky Little (voice)
1983: Deal of the Century - Ray Penido


5' 7.5" (1.71 M)


- I want to teach others to switch as I had to do from being a victim to being a survivor.

-I fought the odds – and won. I don't consider myself that courageous, but I am stubborn.

- In the real world, disabled people are holding down all kinds of jobs.

-One of the things as an actor that I love about my role on "CSI" is they never talk about my disability.

-Just because I'm a person with a disability, that shouldn't limit me.

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