Tim Considineone of the most popular young Disney actors of the 1950s before appearing as Big Brother on the 1960s sitcom. my three sonsHe died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81 years old.
His son Christopher announced his death, and shared it on Facebook my three sons Co-star Stanley Livingston, who played Chip Douglas to Considine Mike. “Tim and I have been friends for over 70 years,” Livingston wrote, adding, “He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I love you, brother.”
Considine was already well known to television audiences – especially young adults – by the time it was first cast in 1960 on ABC’s my three sons. He played Spin Evans in the mid-1950s Mickey Mouse Club series The Adventures of Spin and Marty, and later in the decade, Frank Hardy (to Joe Hardy from Tommy Kirk) on clubThe series “The Hardy Boys”.
Appears in the third after club The series “Annette” starring Annette Funicello, and in 1959 he took the role of the big screen corresponding to his future. my three sons Fellow Casting Crew Fred McMurray in Disney’s Comedy shaggy dog.
Considine was born on December 31, 1940 in Los Angeles into a show business family; His father, John W. Considine Jr., was a producer of films such as Boys Town And the Young Tom EdisonHis mother is the daughter of theater magnate Alexandre Pantages. He began his acting career at the age of eleven when he played the son of Red Skelton’s character in a feature film in 1953 the clown.
Soon other roles followed, both in the movie (Executive Suite Starring William Holden and Yoon Allison (and television)The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, The Great Guilderslev). He was cast as a student in the 1954 film Greer Garson her twelve menConsidine met another young cast member named David Stollery, who the following year portrayed Marty Markham to Considine Spin in the series “Spin and Marty”.
His breakthrough reached adult audiences my three sonsthe hit comedy starring MacMurray as widower Stephen Douglas and a trio of boys: Considine Mike, middle son Robbie (Don Grady) and youngest Chip (Livingston).
Considine chose to leave the series after its eventual first five seasons (Livingston’s real-life younger brother, Barry Livingston, was recruited to play the role of newly adopted son, Ernie, to keep the show’s title accurate). guest appeared on television shows throughout the 1960s (Bonanza, the fugitive, medical centerand the seventiesIronside, Gunsmoke, The Smith family).
Considine appeared prominently, albeit briefly, in the 1970 Academy Award-winning film baton, playing the “shell-shocked” soldier slapped by General George S. Scott unsympathetic to George S.
Moving away from acting in the following decades – he had a cameo in the 2000 Disney reboot Spin and Marty’s new adventures He devoted himself to writing, photography and his love for cars. authored by Football Photographic Dictionary (1979), The language of sports (1982) and American Grand Prix: A Century of Drivers and Cars (1997), sometimes filled in for William Safire in the “On Language” column in New York Times Magazine.
In addition to his son Christopher, Considine is survived by his wife Willett; Grandchildren of Sister Irene and brother John Considine, a well-known actor Another world, Santa Barbara And the She wrote the murderamong other roles.