|Main Character: Las Vegas|
|Name||Albert "Al" Robbins|
|Birth Date||January 19, 1952|
|Family|| Judy Robbins (wife)|
|Rank||Chief Medical Examiner|
|Portrayed By||Robert David Hall|
|First Appearance||Who Are You?|
Robbins is Grissom's intellectual equal – the two often carry out academically acquired banter – and, like Grissom, Dr. Robbins seems neither nonplussed nor disturbed by the actions and habits in the various subcultures and miscarriages of humanity.
Although he has a Siamese cat which had kittens in season five (saying "which is why I prefer cats"), in Cats in the Cradle he stated he is more of a dog person. He is terrified of rats as they are hazardous hygienically and suits up in a HazMat suit (and forces David Phillips to do the same) when they go hunting for an escaped rat in the mortuary in the season seven episode Lab Rats.
Robbins has a fondness for coffee, specifically macchiatos (Table Stakes) and plays guitar in a band he has formed with the day shift coroner. He also keeps an album of autopsy photos of celebrities who have died in Las Vegas and wound up on his table, including Tupac Shakur and The Who bassist John Entwistle.
He is apparently fairly skilled at baking as he brings the lab a home-made strawberry-ruhbarb pie in Dog Eat Dog. He is also a blues fan, as he is seen listening to a blues song in The Gone Dead Train. He walks with a limp and uses crutches because of his prosthetic legs.
Little is known of Robbins' personal life. He was one of a pair of twins, though the other was stillborn. His mother attributed his decision to become a coroner to his having shared the womb with a dead foetus. He is married with at least three children.
Robbins dropped out of his karate class in fourth grade, after being beaten and made to cry by a kid half his size (Blood Lust).
In The Theory of Everything, he mentions that he suffers from bradycardia and wears a pacemaker because of this.
On the job
Al often works very closely with the CSI team, giving them valuable advice which often leads them to figuring out a case. Due to his age and disability he usually sends his assistant David Phillips to examine the body on site, though he occasionally goes himself.
After Grissom left, Robbins developed a similar sort of friendship with new CSI Raymond Langston. He offers his office space in the morgue when he arrives at the lab, and the pair are occasionally seen singing together or exchanging "medical banter" about their hospital experiences while examining victims and conducting investigations.
In Genetic Disorder, a man is found dead in his bed, which implicates him especially when it looks like his wife has had an affair with the man. However, all of the CSIs, even new supervisor D.B. Russell, jump in and declare his innocence. The CSIs figure out that Al wasn't the cause of the man's death and is released.
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- Albert became a main cast member at the beginning of the third season.
- Although appeared in episode I-15 Murders from season one, he was uncredited.
- Although credited in the opening titles, he doesn't appear in episode Still Life from season six.
- In a season 1 episode, Catherine Willows enters the morgue and calls Doc Robbins "David". It is unknown whether this was originally his name or it was just an undetected blooper on Marg Helgenberger's part.
- In The Theory of Everything, Doc Robbins reveals himself to have a pacemaker as treatment for bradycardia (heart slowness).
- He also suffers from musophobia. (the irrational fear of rats)
- He once cheated on his wife, Judy (Genetic Disorder)
- He is related to Buffalo Bill (Genetic Disorder)