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Tim Considine

Personal information
Birth nameTimothy Daniel Considine
Birth dateDecember 31, 1940(age 75)
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, USA
OccupationAuthor, Photographer, Actor
SpouseWillette Hunt (1979-present) 1 child
Charlotte Stewart (1965-1972) (divorced)

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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.

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. In the latter two, he starred with Fred MacMurray. Considine also had a notable role in the 1970 film, Patton, as a shell-shocked soldier slapped by the general, who believes him to be a coward.

Considine is a grandson of both theater magnate Alexander Pantages and Pantages' rival vaudeville impresario John Considine. His older brother is actor John Considine. His uncle Bob Considine (1906 1975) was a King Features Syndicate columnist.

As an adult, Tim 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 0446879533), The Language of Sport (1982, ISBN 0871966530), and American Grand Prix Racing: A Century of Drivers and Cars (1997, ISBN 0760302103). He has also filled in for 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 is now living in Germany and Don Grady who was in Europe for the summer.

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