David Hall is an actor, an artist and air personality. Born in East Orange, New Jersey, David attended Tustin High School in California and went on to graduate from UCLA in 1971 with a degree in English Literature.
David is a professional musician and accomplished guitarist, and is also proficient on piano, percussion and mandolin. For several years he was the Music Director and an air personality on KNX-FM in Los Angeles.
Following his time at KNX-FM, he played the part of Dr. Al Robbins, the coroner on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” where he would sometimes sing while performing the autopsy or with Gil Grissom when the latter came to the morgue to collect evidence. He has also done extensive voice work on television commercials and cartoons.
In 1978, David had to have both of his legs amputated as a result of an accident in which an 18-wheeler truck crushed his car. The accident also caused the gasoline tank of the car to explode, causing burns over 65% of his body. He now comfortably uses prosthetic limbs, allowing for personal mobility. Several of his characters, including his CSI character, have openly shared this disability. He is a prominent advocate for disabled Americans. Hall (as Dr. Robbins) mentioned once that he has prosthetic legs, but never alluded to the accident.
In addition to starring on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, David has appeared in such films as Starship Troopers and The Negotiator and has made guest appearances in a number of TV programs including The West Wing and L.A. Law. He also furnishes the narration on CourtTV’s documentary series North Mission Road.
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