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Robin Colcord is a British multi-millionaire who becomes Rebecca Howe's boyfriend. However, Howe dumps him after he loses his fortune.

Character Background[]

At a time in Rebecca's life when she was strictly interested in meeting and marrying a rich man, she meets Robin when he stops by her office at Cheers in response to her fan letters. Rebecca is instantly smitten with Colcord, much to the chagrin of Sam Malone, with whom she was about to share a feverish encounter. She and Colcord begin to date and Rebecca revels in his doting on her with expensive gifts, dinners, and travel.

However, Colcord had an ulterior motive: he was dating Rebecca in order to gather information illegally through her to engineer a hostile takeover of the Lillian Corporation, the conglomerate that owned Cheers. When Rebecca discovers that he's using her to plumb the company's financial records, she decides to meet with Lillian's board of directors and turn Robin in. Robin finds her before the meeting and destroys the evidence she'd had, then proposing marriage on the spot and convincing Rebecca not to turn him in.

Colcord is convicted of insider trading and sentenced to a minimum security prison. When he's released early on good behavior, he meets again with Rebecca and continue their relationship and eventually get married. However, because he lost his fortune when he went to prison, Rebecca decides to leave him at the altar. Colcord tests Rebecca's resolve, asking her if she'd reconsider if he had $6 million hidden away. Rebecca again refuses. Colcord suddenly reveals he'd hidden $6 million in cash in a money belt under her desk and leaves.

Colcord returns to Cheers a few years later, a poor, destitute vagrant wandering the country and living off whatever handouts he can scrounge. While talking to the Cheers gang, he drops a hint that he'd hidden other belts of cash in various places. The gang tears apart Sam's bar looking for any belts that Colcord may have forgotten about but find nothing, leaving behind thousands in damage.

Convinced that Colcord was lying about losing his entire fortune, Rebecca tried to rekindle their relationship. Delusional, she decides to join Colcord when he continues his vagrant lifestyle. Their last scene together shows them trying to hitch a ride on a highway.


Colcord had the persona of a stuffy British aristocrat, coupled with the greedy and sinister nature of an American entrepreneur. He is educated and cultured, even engaging in a competitive but friendly dramatic recitation with Frasier Crane, with Colcord reciting Shakespeare's Richard II, and Fraser countering with passages from Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.

Robin Colcord is particularly a thorn in Sam's side. At one point he offers gratis financial advice to Sam when Sam planned to open a new bar of his own. Robin coaxed Sam into revealing what he'd really like to do: buy out the entire community around the bar and develop it into lucrative real estate with condos, apartments, popular stores and restaurants. Sam realizes that it's only a pipe dream for himself but is later disappointed to learn that Robin has bought out the community and will develop it himself, the deal being an easy one to close for the ultra-rich Colcord.

Robin has also made numerous other empty promises and opportunities for Sam to own Cheers again. In a plot to fake his death to thwart radical strikers, he hired Sam, Carla, and Norm to look after his Yacht which he seemed to know that the bomb was planted there. He tried to compensate them for their unwilling participation in the scheme, to which Carla and Norm wanted to accept the offers. Sam and Robin had several small quarrels in the episode Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby. This included a Chess game where they used Rebecca's computer to figure out how to play it, and then communicated via Radio to Sam so he could cheat. When Sam legitimately won the game, Robin compensated Sam for a much lower offer this time: His official earnings being only One Penny. Robin cheated on Rebecca and offered Sam a new Tavern to keep a secret. Robin was willing to dump Rebecca when he became a fugitive. For these reasons and many others is why Sam told Rebecca to not marry Robin.


S8E1-The Improbable Dream, Part 1

S8E2-The Improbable Dream, Part 2

S8E3-A Bar Is Born

S8E4-How to Marry a Mailman

S8E12-Sam Ahoy

S8E15-Finally!, Part 1

S8E16-Finally!, Part 2

S8E19-Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby

S8E20-Fifty-Fifty Carla

S8E25-Cry Hard

S8E26-Cry Harder

S9E1-Love Is a Really, Really, Perfectly Okay Thing

S9E2-Cheers Fouls Out

S9E4-Where Nobody Knows Your Name

S9E7-Breaking in Is Hard to Do

S9E16-Wedding Bell Blues

S11E14-It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Bar