Sad news coming out of Hollywood this evening. Veteran actor and Disney Legend Tim Considine has passed away at the age of 81. Considine’s death at his Mar Vista home was confirmed by his brother Christopher. Considine was well-known to Disney fans who love to watch older films and television shows. Throughout his long Hollywood career, Considine had starred in a number of Disney works, including The Adventures of Spin and Marty and The Mickey Mouse Club.
D23 — the Ultimate Disney Fan Club — shared more information about Considine’s successful and lasting career with The Walt Disney Company.
Later, Considine took on his first Disney role, playing Spin Evans in The Adventures of Spin and Marty—a popular serial from 1955’s Mickey Mouse Club. Alongside Stollery, the actor followed that original series with two Spin and Marty sequel serials. Describing his days on Disney’s “Triple-R Ranch,” he said, “We shot on a ranch about forty miles away from the Burbank studio. But it might as well have been a thousand. In truth, the work and play were often indistinguishable.” He then went on to play Frank Hardy, opposite Tommy Kirk as Joe Hardy, in two Hardy Boys serials—and guest starred in the Annette serial—for the Mickey Mouse Club.
Then, in 1959, he took on his highest-profile Disney role yet: starring opposite fellow Disney Legend Fred MacMurray in The Shaggy Dog.
While he made his mark with Disney, Considine made his mark on Hollywood by appearing in a number of other films and television shows. His very first role was in the film The Clown, where he played Dink Delwyn, alongside famous comedian Red Skelton. He also played one of the titular Hardy brothers in the popular 1950s show, The Hardy Boys. Considine also starred in a number of other films, including Patton, The Daring Dobermans, and Ray of Sunshine.
Considine was honored with the title of Disney Legend in 2006. His work on Spin and Marty and The Mickey Mouse Club made him unforgettable. Other Disney Legends include Dick Van Dyke — famous for his role as Bert in Mary Poppins — Betty White, and Marvel star Robert Downey Jr.
Please join us in sending our deepest condolences to the family of Tim Considine.