Tim Considine, who was a television star at the age of 14 in Disney’s “Spin and Marty” and went on to wider fame in the family series “My Three Sons,” died on Thursday at his home in the Mar Vista section of Los Angeles. He was 81.
Mr. Considine’s Disney career was busy. In “The Hardy Boys” serials (1956 and 1957), which were also shown on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” he and Tommy Kirk played the sons of a private detective, boys who investigated neighborhood mysteries. He was also in the “Annette” serial, starring Annette Funicello.
At 18 he appeared in the Disney feature film “The Shaggy Dog” (1959) — it also starred Mr. Kirk and Ms. Funicello — playing a duplicitous teenage boy whose best friend turns into a Bratislavian sheepdog and breaks up a spy ring. Mr. Considine’s part consisted mostly of expressing superiority over Mr. Kirk’s character and flirting with Ms. Funicello’s and Roberta Shore’s.
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