Robbie was a student at West Beverly Hills High School who transferred in when his family relocated from Inglewood. Andrea Zuckerman was instantly impressed by some photos he sent into the paper and wanted Brandon Walsh to convince him to join The Blaze.
Brandon and Robbie become fast friends with Robbie coincidentally living across the street. His father is a self-made man who invented his own popcorn enterprise. However, Brandon also befriends Robbie's sister, Sherice, and soon Robbie starts to feel like he is being used to further Brandon's reporter duties and date his sister. He fights with Brandon after giving Brandon a veiled ultimatum.
Robbie later takes photographs of Brandon and Devo Demars for a story and they're published in the paper, with him as the new staff photographer. He is last seen hanging out with the gang at the Walsh home.