Attended Chouinard Art Institute, Art Students League and Frank Reilly School of Art during the 1950's. For several years, Fax worked as an apprentice to Dean Cornwell, 'The Dean of Illustrators'.
Worked primarily as an illustrator, painting paperback book covers. Due to his connection with Joe Orlando (they attended the Art Students League together), Fax created a few covers and an interior story for the mystery/horror comics that Orlando edited.
Fax's grandmother was the character actress, Jesslyn Fax.