Robinson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, attended public schools in Greenville, SC, and later moved to the Evans suburb of Augusta, Georgia. While attending the University of Georgia, Robinson signed a recording contract with Motown Records, although the label never issued any of his material. Moving to Los Angeles and turning to acting, Robinson gained a starring role in the TV series Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue as Joel Rawlings, the Green Lightspeed Ranger. After the end of the series, he appeared in such films as Fat Albert, and Mimic Sentinel. Robinson also appeared in such television series as American Dreams, Monk, and Over There.Robinson and Obba Babatundé (who portrayed C.C. White in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls) both had recurring roles on the UPN series Half & Half. Robinson recently played the role of Chester Fields, on Fox's Canterbury's Law. Most recently, Robinson appeared in the supporting role of C.C. White in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. The film includes a Robinson-led version of the Dreamgirls song "Family". Robinson joined his fellow Dreamgirls cast members to perform "Patience", one of the new songs written for the film, at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony. He appeared in the film This Christmas. Robinson also performed in Comanche Moon: Road to Lonesome Dove. Film
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