Red had a not-so successful career playing Fang. According to everyone associated with the show, Red just would not listen to instructions. Shots that involved Fang ended up running long and costing the production a lot of money in overtime and wasted time. After a few episodes of this, Red was written out of the series.
Red was trained by Rudd Weatherwax, who also handled Lassie. On Get Smart, he was handled by Bill Weatherwax.
Prior to Get Smart, Red played Jasper in Bachelor Father. On that show, he was worked by Frank Weatherwax.
The information on Red and his trainers was graciously provided by Ken Beck.
Copyright 1995-2001 Carl Birkmeyer