The recent loss of Tim O’Hare will never erase his storied career as a world champion dancer, instructor, and adjudicator. When Mark Howard was hired as a choreographer by Director Jim Abrahams (𝘈𝘪𝘳𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘦, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘎𝘶𝘯), he invited his colleague Tim O’Hare to play a Michael Flately parody. The cast was rounded out by a combination of O’Hare dancers and Trinity dancers. Tim’s command of the dance floor, natural comedic acting abilities, and willingness to play a supporting role led to comedy gold for the Disney film.
Over three days on set in Reno, Nevada, in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation between competitive dance schools, Mark, Tim, and the dancers created a wonderful memory. The film, which starred Jay Mohr, Lloyd Bridges, Olympia Dukakis, and Christina Applegate would never enjoy a wide audience due to its release on the same day as the mega-hit There’s Something About Mary
(Left to right) Michaela Donohue, Kate Shaughnessy-Ward, Michael Belvitch, Darren Smith, Rebecca Cissne, Tim O’Hare, Samantha Morreale Kirkby, Natalie Sliwinski, Paul Cusick, Michael O’Hare, Patti Northcutt, Sheila Ryan McGloon (behind)Deirdre Mahoney Vrbancic with Tim O’Hare