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Things They Don’t Teach You in School

An interview with CSI’s Robert David Hall.

Robert David Hall has been a familiar face for millions in the past decade as Dr. Albert Robbins on the CBS drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. While Hall, 62, has enjoyed the flush of success, the dues he’s paid fall far beyond banging around the audition circuit. A 1978 car accident involving an 18-wheeler left him burned over 60 percent of his body, and resulted in the amputation of both legs. Hall has navigated this horrific experience as well as anyone could, not only developing a successful career as an actor and musician — he just released a new album of country/Americana-style music titled Things They Don't Teach You in School — but becoming a major advocate for the disability community. AARP spoke to Hall about his popular show, and the incredible challenges he’s overcome. … Back to Article

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