Randall was the brother of Marc Spector and the son of Elias and Wendy Spector. When pretending to be the characters Steven Grant and Rosser from the film Tomb Buster with his brother outside, he went into a cave with his brother which was filling with water. Randall drowned in the cave but Marc survived. After his death, Randall's mother, Wendy, became an alcoholic and abused Marc, blaming him for Randall's death. This abuse is what lead to Marc developing dissociative identity disorder.