Mickey Mouse Club actors you may not know have passed away
Son of Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney, Tim Rooney joined his older brother, Mickey Rooney, Jr., replacing members of the Mickey Mouse Club in the series’ first season. Although chosen as a member of the cast, he never appeared on camera in an episode: according to the Associated Press (via Today), he was fired from the show after “doing silly things in the show. Disney painting workshop ”.
Tim returned to acting and worked regularly on television. He was a regular on his father’s 1964 sitcom “Mickey” and has made guest appearances on shows like “Gidget” and “Bewitched”. In the late 1960s, Rooney graduated from a feature film and appeared alongside two former “MMC stars”: Johnny Crawford in “Village of the Giants” and Dick Dodd (with the Standells) in “Riot on. Sunset Strip “. But major fame eluded him, and after a brief and unsuccessful pop music fame with brothers Mickey and Teddy, he shifted his interests to thoroughbred horses and auto racing.
In the 1980s, he worked as a voice over artist on Saturday morning cartoons like “Mister T” and “Saturday Supercade”. Diagnosed with dermatomyositis, a rare disease that affects muscles and skin, Tim Rooney died of the disease on September 23, 2006 at the age of 59.