Tim Considine has been reported dead, at age 81. Charles Considine Jr. (an Oscar-nominated producer for 1938’s Boys Town) and Carmen Pantages, the children of competing vaudeville pioneers John Considine and Alexander Pantages, had Considine on December 31, 1940 in Los Angeles, California.
An adaptation of the 1931 smash The Champ, Considine’s first film appearance was as Dink in The Clown (1953). On two Mickey Mouse Club serials, Spin and Marty and Frank in Hardy Boys, he’d become a household name later (alongside Tommy Kirk, who passed away at the age of 79 last fall).
He would go on to star in The Swamp Fox, The Shaggy Dog, and My Three Sons as well as other Disney productions. He played Mike for the first five seasons of My Three Sons before getting married and being written out. His real-life wife was actress Charlotte Stewart from 1965 to 1969.
He also appeared in episodes of Johnny Ringo, The Fugitive, and Bonanza before My Three Sons. In the 1970 film Patton, he was notoriously smacked by Private First Class Charles Kuhl.
He appeared on Gunsmoke, Legend, and Simon and Simon in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1979, he married Willette Hunt for the second time. In a 2000 episode of The Wonderful World of Disney, Considine played Mayor Considine, a character created by Spin and Marty themselves. A judge in 2006’s Ray of Sunshine, he last appeared onscreen in 2007.
After the death of William Safire, Considine became a historian, photographer, and writer. In addition to The Photographic Dictionary of Soccer, he wrote The Language of Sport.