Robert James Hoffman III was born in Gainesville, Florida, the son of Charlotte and Robert Hoffman II, and moved with his family to Madison, Alabama when he was seven, he has one younger brother, Chris, and two younger sisters, Ashley and Lauren.
He attended Bob Jones High School, he discovered his passion for dancing after seeing Michael Jackson's Thriller.
He briefly attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts with Charlie Griffin.
Law License suspended for one year [Aug 16, 2016] Attorney at Mason, Petrovich, and Miller law firm, which represents the Corinthos organization Former District Attorney for Port Charles, New York Former butler for the Quartermaine family (as "Dobson") Mikkos Cassadine (father; deceased) Kristin Nilsson (mother; deceased) Kristina Cassadine (sister; deceased) Stavros Cassadine (half-brother; presumed deceased) Stefan Cassadine (half-brother; deceased) Valentin Cassadine (half-brother) Anthony Cassadine (uncle; deceased) Victor Cassadine (uncle) Charlotte (niece) Nikolas Cassadine (nephew; presumed deceased) Spencer Cassadine (great-nephew) Petros Cassadine (cousin) Samantha Mc Call (daughter; with Julian; given up for adoption) Kristina Davis (daughter; with Sonny) Molly Lansing (daughter; with Ric) Baby Girl Mc Call (granddaughter via Sam; deceased) Daniel Edward Morgan (grandson via Sam) Julian Jerome (one-night stand as a teenager) Edward "Ned" Ashton (engaged) Sonny Corinthos (lovers) Cameron Lewis (kissed; deceased) Judge Farmer (flirtatious) [as "Dobson"] Alice Gunderson (flirtatious) [as "Dobson"] Garrett Floyd (one-night stand) Jerry Jacks (lovers) Mac Scorpio (dated) Shawn Butler (lovers) Julian Jerome (lovers) Altered records to make it appear that Katherine Bell was Stefan's half-sister, Natasha  Attempted murder; helped Luke loosen the railing on a parapet at Wyndemere, in hopes that that Helena Cassadine would fall [May 1998] Pushed Luis Alcazar off his penthouse balcony, effectively killing him [Nov 22, 2002] Faked the alternate personality of her late sister, Kristina, to get by on an insanity defense  Using her "Kristina" personality, threatened Cameron Lewis with a knife [Feb 17, 2003] Attempted to stab Scott Baldwin but accidentally stabbed Cameron instead [Mar 14, 2003] Posed as a butler named Dobson to get access to Kristina [spring to Jul 2003] Violated restraining order by holding Kristina during a hospital visit [Jul 30, 2003] Broke into Ric's apartment and stole files that incriminated Sonny [Nov 2004] Took Kristina to London, in violation of custody order  Possession of (medicinal) marijuana  Breaking and entering into a bar with Diane  Falsely confessed to a hit-and-run accident involving Claudia Zacchara (Alexis' daughter, Kristina, was actually the driver) [Jul 2009] Killed Kiefer Bauer when she hit him with her car [Apr 5, 2010] Knew that Julian had ordered Carlos to kill Duke but withheld that information [learned May 2015] Obstruction of justice; hid Julian's bloody shirt [Jun 2015] Stole Leo's pacifier [Oct 2015] Ran a DNA test on Julian and Leo without Julian's knowledge or Olivia's consent [Oct 21, 2015] Accessory to tax fraud; knew Julian intended to tank Crimson for a tax write-off but did not report him [Apr 2016] Withheld evidence that proved Julian killed Carlos [May-Jul 2016] Assaulted Julian [Jun 29, 2016] Stabbed Julian in the back with a dagger in defense of herself and Sonny [Jul 8, 2016] Accidentally hit Julian with her car [Nov 28, 2016] Failed to report the accident [Nov 28, 2016] Failed to disclose to Jordan that she was taking care of Julian [Dec 16, 2016] Threatened by Luke Spencer in her own house [May 19, 2014] Threatened with having her throat slit by Helena Cassadine (as Helena had done to her mother) [Nov 2014] Held at gunpoint (along with Julian) by Morgan Corinthos [Sep 18, 2015 to Sep 21, 2015; Julian was held until Sep 22] Held hostage, on her wedding day, at gunpoint in a chapel full of people by Landon Dixon [Feb 19, 2016; shown from Feb 23-24, 2016] Threatened by Dixon for getting out of her seat [Feb 19, 2016; shown Feb 24, 2016] Manhandled and threatened by Sonny Corinthos [May 17, 2016] Manhandled by Julian [Jun 8, 2016] Manhandled by Julian again [Jul 7, 2016] Tackled to the ground and kidnapped at dagger point by Julian [Jul 7, 2016] Had the dagger held at her throat and threatened by Julian [Jul 7-8, 2016] Had hallucinations of Julian Jerome when he really wasn't there [Aug 31, 2016] Alexis originally arrived in Port Charles in 1996 to defend Kevin Collins for stalking Felicia Jones.
She then defended Monica Quartermaine in the sexual harassment case that Dr. Alexis remained in Port Charles to look out for the man she'd been raised to believe was her cousin, Stefan Cassadine.
Alexis perceived Katherine Bell and her relationship as a threat to Stefan and his family, and she worked to convince Stefan that Katherine was his half-sister, Natasha, who had been believed to be dead.
However, Stefan discovered her plan and wanted nothing more to do with her.
To make matters worse, Alexis then found out that she was the real Natasha.
Helena forced Alexis to defend Tony Jones for kidnapping, which cost Alexis her relationship with Ned Ashton as well as her job at ELQ.Alexis was desperate to get rid of Helena, and she teamed up with Luke Spencer.Together, they set a trap for Helena, but Katherine stepped into the trap instead and was presumed deceased.Stefan was accused of Katherine's murder, but Alexis defended him and revealed that she was his sister.She also mended her relationship with Ned, and their romance resumed.When Alexis learned that Nikolas was not the prince, she felt betrayed that Stefan had kept the truth from her for so long.With the Cassadine fortune up for grabs, Alexis decided to go after it with the help of Jasper "Jax" Jacks.But when she almost ended up dying in a plane crash that Helena caused, she decided that the risk was not worth it.She then decided to concentrate on building a life away from the Cassadines by focusing of her profession and her relationship with Ned.When Chloe Morgan appeared in town, she immediately became friends with Alexis and Ned, as well as Jax.Chloe's new friends stepped in to help her when she was in danger of losing her company if she did not marry within the month.