Where are they now ? John Considine

 Soap World, 2002

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Distinguished veteran actor John Considine was born 2 Januarv 1935 to a show business family. His father John W. Considine Jr. produced the movies Boys Town, Broadway Melodies of 1936 and the Rudolph Valentino silent classic The Son of the Sheik. Considine launched his long television career with several guest roles on The Beverly Hillbillies and My Favourite Martian before playing Dr. Brian Walsh on the failed NBC soap Bright Promise.

He then played The Young and the Restless's debonair Phillip Chancellor II, husband of alcoholic socialite Katherine, for a year before handing Phillip's smoking jacket to Donnelly Rhodes and returning to NBC as Vic Hastings on Another World.

He continued to work on television in series and tele-movies like Taxi, Remington Steele, Welcome to LA and Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain. He also wrote the script and starred as an epileptic patient on an episode of Marcus Welby, M.D., drawing on his experience as a teenage epileptic.

In 1986 Santa Barbara offered him the role of C.C.'s uppercrust British brother Grant Capwell. This role attracted Another World to offer him the part of patriarch Reginald Love, a character whose evil actions included stealing daughter Donna's twin daughter Vicky. Reginad's most heinous act was sending Donna to a mental institution after convincing her she had given birth to triplets years earlier. Finally in 1988 Reginald plunged to his death from a restaurant rooftop in a brutal battle with his son-in-law Michael Hudson.

Considine has also appeared in series such as L.A. Law, Murder She Wrote and MacGyver. His most recent roles were in the 1998 TV movie Gia and the movie The Book of Stars in 1999.

Considine divorced his first wife in 1976 and married second wife Astrid in 1984. A practical joker, he disguised the Christmas Eve nuptials as a holiday celebration before announcing that they were marrying that night, saying he hated long engagements.

Considine also made fun of his role as Reginald, recording the following message on his home answering service : "You have reached the Love residence. Leave your name, number and three good reasons why I should waste my time calling you back !"