John Considine


Actor

Biography

Veteran TV actor John Considine played a myriad of supporting roles in a wide range of dramas, comedies, and sitcoms. Considine -- whose father was a studio producer -- began his acting career as a child in small roles. But it was only in the 1960s that he began acting with any degree of seriousness. He played Agent Dale Grant on "The F.B.I." and had one-off roles in such series as "The ...

Biography

Veteran TV actor John Considine played a myriad of supporting roles in a wide range of dramas, comedies, and sitcoms. Considine -- whose father was a studio producer -- began his acting career as a child in small roles. But it was only in the 1960s that he began acting with any degree of seriousness. He played Agent Dale Grant on "The F.B.I." and had one-off roles in such series as "The Twilight Zone," "My Favorite Martian," and "Mannix." He was also cast in the soap operas "The Young and the Restless," "Bright Promise," and "Another World" (playing Vic Hastings and later Reginald Love). Considine served as a screenwriter, writing the script for Robert Altman's ensemble drama "A Wedding" (1978). He first met Altman on the set of the WWII show "Combat!," where the actor was cast in a guest role as a soldier. After finishing the surreal "3 Women," Altman wanted to return to the broad canvas of "Nashville," and offered Considine the opportunity to write the script. However Altman issued one challenge: double the 24 characters of "Nashville" to 48. Considine later wrote episodes of "MacGyver," "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues," and "Robocop."

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Buffalo Bill And The Indians (1976) - Everything Historical Is Yours Amid the continuous rehearsal, first appearance by Burt Lancaster as Ned Buntline, Joel Grey as producer Salisbury, Geraldine Chaplin as Annie Oakley, John Considine her husband and manager, Harvey Keitel the nephew of the title character, Kevin McCarthy as Major Burke, and Paul Newman heard but not seen, in Robert Altman’s Buffalo Bill And The Indians Or , Sitting Bull's History Lesson, 1976.
Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1965) -- Your Brother Will Rise Again Jesus (Max Von Sydow) has traveled to Bethany, where Martha (Ina Balin) can't see why he didn't prevent her brother Lazarus' death, Magdalene (Joanna Dunham) among observers as director George Stevens frames the renowned miracle, in The Greatest Story Ever Told, 1965.
Buffalo Bill And The Indians (1976) - The Last Thing A Man Wants To Do Director Robert Altman, after nearly 15 minutes, finally shows his star and title character, Paul Newman, on camera, in rehearsal for his Wild West Show, introduced by producer Joel Grey, with Harvey Keitel as his nephew and secretary, Geraldine Chaplin as Annie Oakley, John Considine her husband, in Buffalo Bill And The Indians, 1976.
Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1965) -- Cast The First Stone Jesus (Max Von Sydow) at Capernaum, producer-director George Stevens taking liberties, as he substitutes the biblical figure Mary Magdalene (Joanna Dunham) for the nameless adulterous woman from the gospel of John, Shelley Winters the next supplicant, in The Greatest Story Ever Told, 1965.

Family

John W Considine Jr
Father
Producer, director. Died March 1961.
Carmen Considine
Mother
Daughter of vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages; died on September 15, 1998 at age 89.

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