Robert Hewitt Wolfe was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1964. His father was a career United States Army officer and mother a surgical nurse. He started his career in the "Star Trek" franchise when he wrote a freelance episode for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" called "A Fistful of Datas". This led to a staff writer position on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine". After his work on "Star Trek" he went on to develop "Andromeda" and later "The Dresden Files".