Ryatt Redford is not related to that other Redford, Robert--movie star, social activist, sex object.
But Ryatt has his own ambitious streak. Not even 2 years old, the red-and-white tabby landed a bit role in a television comedy special, starring Paula Poundstone, which may be on cable TV next year.
Ryatt is a graduate of College for Cats, a weekly acting class in Van Nuys for felines, which was the subject of an article in May.
Owners seek a little socialization for their finicky friends and perhaps a little fortune. Sandi Wirth, animal behaviorist and instructor, started the class last year, teaching cats how to respond to verbal and hand cues, hiss on cue and stay at ease. The 10-week course costs $75.