The 55-year-old Provost currently lives in Santa Rosa, California, and spends his time writing his memoirs, tentatively titled, Timmys In The Well. He says the process of barking up memories has made him admire the three Collies he worked with on the series between 1957 and 1964 even more than before.
In his words, Those dogs were so smart. They knew when they got things right. I think the human actors made more mistakes than the dogs.
But even though Provost worked with some of the smartest pooches around, hes not biased. In his words, Sometimes its best not to have the smartest dog on the street and jokes its because theyre not off fighting forest fires or rescuing people.
Provost will have more chances to reminisce about Lassie on Sunday (Apr. 24) because TV Land will be broadcasting a 14-hour marathon of the series.
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