Todd Robinson was born in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Adelphi University on Long Island, New York.
In 1996, Robinson wrote and produced White Squall, for director Ridley Scott, starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Jeremy Sisto, and Scott Wolf.
Robinson wrote, directed and produced The Legend of Billy the Kid for The Disney Channel, for which he won a Prime Time Emmy Award. He wrote and directed Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick, a feature documentary on legendary studio director, William A. Wellman. The film was awarded Best Documentary Film by the National Board of Review and was featured at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival and many other festivals.