Tim Considine eclipsed his origins as a child star and established a unique career path. He not only had an older brother actor, John Considine, but was the nephew of famed sportscaster Bob Considine and the grandson of vaudeville impresarios Alexander Pantages and John Considine. Tim Considine made his motion picture debut playing the son of Red Skelton's alcoholic title character in 1953's "The Clown" and, before long, Walt Disney came knocking. Considine landed roles as title character Spin in "Spin and Marty" and as Frank Hardy in "The Hardy Boys" (both 15-minute segments on "The Mickey Mouse Club"), as Gabriel Marion in the 1959 series "Swamp Fox", and as Buzz Miller in the live-action comedy "The Shaggy Dog" the same year. His biggest role came when he reunited with co-star Fred MacMurray in the 1960 ABC sitcom "My Three Sons" as oldest son Mike Douglas. During the five years he was on the show, Considine wrote two episodes and directed a 1965 installment, but left after executive producer Don Fedderson refused to allow him to direct again without co-starring in the series. He slowly drifted away from acting and refocused his efforts on his love of auto racing, eventually becoming a respected automobile historian, photographer, writer, and author. In 2010, Tim Considine participated in a "My Three Sons" 50th Anniversary Reunion at the Beverly Hills Paley Center for Media.