Tim Considine

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Tim Considine
Meredith MacRae Tim Considine My Three Sons 1965.JPG
Considine and Meredith MacRae in My Three Sons, 1965.
Born Timothy Daniel Considine
(1940-12-31) December 31, 1940 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation Author, Photographer, Actor
Years active 1953–2006
Spouse(s) Willette Hunt (1979–present) 1 child
Charlotte Stewart (1965–1972) (divorced)

Timothy Daniel "Tim" Considine (born December 31, 1940, in Los Angeles, California) is a former American child actor and young adult actor who was popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He later became a writer, photographer, and automotive historian.

Life and career[edit]

Considine was born to a show business family. His mother, Carmen, was of half Greek ancestry. His maternal grandfather was theater magnate Alexander Pantages, while on his father's side, John Considine, Jr., he is of Irish descent and grandson of Pantages' rival vaudeville impresario John Considine. His older brother is actor John Considine. His uncle Bob Considine was a King Features Syndicate columnist.[1]

In 1953 Tim Considine costarred with Red Skelton in The Clown, a remake of the 1931 movie The Champ which costarred Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper.

Considine's most famous acting roles were in the 1955–1957 Disney TV serials Spin and Marty (he played Spin) and The Hardy Boys (he played older brother Frank opposite Tommy Kirk as Joe), both of which appeared in 15-minute segments on the Mickey Mouse Club; in the Disney show Swamp Fox as Gabriel Marion, nephew of Francis Marion; in the Disney motion picture The Shaggy Dog; and as the eldest son, "Mike Douglas", in the first years of the long-running television series My Three Sons, when it aired on ABC. In both The Shaggy Dog and My Three Sons, he starred with Fred MacMurray.

In 1957, Considine played the role of Ted Nickerson in a television pilot based off the popular literacy series Nancy Drew made for CBS. He co-starred with Roberta Shore and Frankie Thomas.

On December 31, 1959, his 19th birthday and before My Three Sons debuted, Considine appeared as Jamie Frederick in the episode "Bound Boy" on CBS's Johnny Ringo western television series, starring Don Durant in the title role. In the story line, a rancher is investigated for turning orphaned boys into virtual slaves.[2]

The following year, Considine played the role of Franklin D. Roosevelt's eldest son James between ages 14–17, in the 1960 feature film Sunrise at Campobello. In one episode of The Fugitive he acted as a helper for Dr. Kimble. He also had a notable role in the 1970 film, Patton, as one of two shell-shocked soldiers slapped by General George S. Patton, Jr., who believes them to be cowards. The role is credited as "Soldier Who Gets Slapped".

As an adult, Considine is an automobile historian, photographer, and writer who specializes in motor sports. He is the author of The Photographic Dictionary of Soccer (1979, ISBN 0-446-87953-3), The Language of Sport (1982, ISBN 0-87196-653-0), and American Grand Prix Racing: A Century of Drivers and Cars (1997, ISBN 0-7603-0210-3). He has also filled in for the late William Safire as writer of the "On Language" column in The New York Times Magazine.

In 2000, Considine and David Stollery, his co-star in the Spin and Marty serials, made cameo appearances in The New Adventures of Spin and Marty: Suspect Behavior, a made-for-TV movie on the ABC network. A DVD version of the Adventures of Spin & Marty was released in December 2005 as part of the fifth wave of the Walt Disney Treasures series. On the 50th anniversary of the serial's premiere, Considine and Stollery are interviewed by Leonard Maltin as a DVD bonus feature about their experiences filming the hit series.

On June 19, 2010, he participated in the My Three Sons 50th Anniversary Reunion at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California. Most surviving cast members appeared at the event except for Dawn Lyn who was living in Germany at the time and Don Grady who prior to his death in 2012 was in Europe for that summer receiving treatment for cancer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Considine". The Original Mickey Mouse Club Show. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Bound Boy". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 

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