He became a successful football player during his college years. His speed gained him the nickname Streak, but unlike his teammate Rashid Randall, Robert never made a future as a sportsman. Robert may have served an unspecified time in the Marine as he keeps in touch with colleague from the services. He married Jean, a paramedic, and became a social worker. He became the manager of the Freeman Community Center. He also worked as a counselor at basketball camps, at one of which he met a young Shaquille O'Neal.
He led a happy life with Jean, and the couple got two children: Sharon and Virgil. The family was torn apart when, during the Dakota riots, she was hit by a stray bullet. Robert managed to see her one last time before she died. This only encouraged him to do more for the community. His dislike of gangs also grew, and he tried to get as many kids to stay away from them.
He was a socially active man. After the Big Bang, he was very concerned about its effects on the rival gangs of the city, and demanded action from the mayor. It wasn't the last time he found the city council unwilling to cooperate. At Christmas, he and Reverend Anderson organized a shelter for the homeless of Dakota.
It took time, but Robert began to see the potential of Static as a young superhero who could serve as a symbol of hope. It also helped that his daughter had a relationship with superhero Rubberband Man. He did not figure out that his son was Static until he was kidnapped by Omnara. She had found out Virgil's secret, and planned to use Robert as a bargaining chip. Though he was saved, he had figured out exactly why he was targeted: because his son was Static. Though Virgil feared it at first, Robert quickly got around to use it whenever Sharon caused trouble.
In Milestone Comics, Bob Hawkins wasn't that big of a character. He is at work most of the time; almost all of Static's home life is filled by his mother and sister. Robert's cartoon appearance, profession and nature are completely different from his comics counterpart.
- RAP isn't a BLACK thing its a age thing