Tim Considine, one of the most popular young Disney actors of the 1950s and 1960s, died Thursday at his home in Mar Vista (Los Angeles). He was 81.
Considine was born in Los Angeles on December 31, 1940. He is the son of British-born film producer John W. Considine and theater-chain heiress Carmen Pantages. Tim’s brother John is also an actor and writer, his uncle was King Features newspaper columnist Bob Considine, and his paternal grandfather John Considine was a pioneer of vaudeville.
He began his acting career at age 11, and in 1955, Considine starred as nice guy Spin Evans opposite fellow Disney Legend David Stollery’s rich kid Marty Markham on “The Adventures of Spin and Marty,” which premiered as part of ABC’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”
Considine and Stollery followed the original series with two “Spin and Marty” sequel serials. Considine also appeared in the “The Mickey Mouse Club” serial “Annette” starring Disney Legend Annette Funicello in 1958.
In 1959, Considine had a starring role opposite Funicello and Disney Legend Fred MacMurray in Disney’s The Shaggy Dog (1959).
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He went on to star with MacMurray in ABC’s “My Three Sons” series as Mike Douglas from 1960-1965. He also wrote two episodes, and directed one in the last season he was on the show. He left when the series moved to CBS.
He had a few acting gigs after that, but gave up Hollywood to pursue his passion for writing, photography, sports, and cars.
Considine’s published books included 1979’s “The Photographic Dictionary of Soccer,” 1983’s “The Language of Sport,” 1997’s “American Grand Prix Racing: A Century of Drivers & Cars,” and 2018’s “Twice Around the Clock: The Yanks at Le Mans.”
In 2006, he was anointed a Disney Legend himself.
If you’d like to check out his work, Disney+ has the first season of “Spin and Marty,” and “The Shaggy Dog” movie to stream.