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Short Info

Date Of BirthMarch 7, 1945
SpouseLana Pritchard, Sharon Heard, Margot Kidder
FactGraduated from Washington, DC's Gonzaga College High School in 1964, and was inducted into the school's theatre hall of fame in the spring of 2003.

John Heard was born on March 7, 1945, in Washington, D.C., the United States to John and Helen Heard. His father was a career diplomat with the State Department and his mother was a homemaker. He has three siblings, two brothers and a sister. Heard attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and graduated in 1963. He then studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1967.

Heard began his acting career in the late 1960s with small roles in television series such as “N.Y.P.D.” and “The Young Lawyers”. His first film role was in the 1971 film “Drive, He Said”. He then had supporting roles in films such as “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” (1973), “The Stepfather” (1987) and “Beaches” (1988). Heard also had leading roles in films such as “Cat People” (1982), “Cutter’s Way” (1981) and “After Hours” (1985).

Heard’s most famous role was as the father of Kevin McCallister in the “Home Alone” films (1990, 1992). He also appeared in the films “Mystic River” (2003) and “The Pelican Brief” (1993).

Heard was married to actress Margot Kidder from 1979 to 1980. He was then married to actress Sharon Stone from 1996 to 1997. Heard has three children from his first marriage, Max, Annabel and John Matthew.

Heard died on July 21, 2017, at the age of 71.

John Heard had a long and successful career in film and television. He was best known for his role as the father of Kevin McCallister in the “Home Alone” films. Heard also appeared in films such as “Mystic River” and “The Pelican Brief”. Heard was married to actresses Margot Kidder and Sharon Stone. He had three children from his first marriage. Heard died on July 21, 2017, at the age of 71.

General Info

Full NameJohn Heard
Date Of BirthMarch 7, 1945
Height1.76 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor
EducationClark University, Gonzaga College High School


SpouseLana Pritchard, Sharon Heard, Margot Kidder
ChildrenAnnika Heard, Max Heard, John Matthew Heard
ParentsHelen Heard, John Heard Sr.
SiblingsCordis Heard, Matthew Heard
PartnerMelissa Leo


AwardsObie Award for Performance
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
MoviesHome Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Cutter's Way, Big, Cat People, Sharknado, White Chicks, Awakenings, Snake Eyes, C.H.U.D., The Pelican Brief, Deceived, The Trip to Bountiful, Beaches, Chilly Scenes of Winter, One Eight Seven, After Hours, The Package, The Milagro Beanfield War, My Fellow ...
TV ShowsCavemen, The Client, 20 Questions

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1Television is fast and loose. You have two or three takes to get your part right, and if you have a problem, well by the time you figure it out, everyone's moved on to the next scene. It's good training, keeps you on your toes.


1After securing Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern for Home Alone (1990), Chris Columbus felt confident enough to cast actors who were his heroes growing up like Catherine O'Hara after seeing her work on SCTV (1976), as well as Heard, and then Tim Curry and Rob Schneider on Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) because they were all open to the films.
2Has a son named Max and a daughter named Annika with his ex-wife, Sharon Heard.
3Portrayed Matthew in the Word of Promise audio bible.
4Has one son named Jack Matthew Heard (born 1987) with ex-girlfriend Melissa Leo.
5His father worked for the Pentagon.
6Graduated from Washington, DC's Gonzaga College High School in 1964, and was inducted into the school's theatre hall of fame in the spring of 2003.
7Received the 1976-1977 Theatre World award.
8Graduated from Clark University, Worcester, MA in 1968.
9Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29. [1977]




Under the City2004Scova
My Tiny Universe2004Bobby
White Chicks2004Warren Vandergeld
The Sopranos1999-2004TV SeriesDet. Vin Makazian Vin Makazian
Mind the Gap2004Henry Richards
Word of Honor2003TV MovieDr. Steven Brandt
Researching Raymond Burke2002ShortRaymond Burke
Hack2002TV SeriesPaul 'Webster' Ballinger
Fair Play2002ShortOwen
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002TV SeriesPeter Sipes / Gregory Rossovitch
The Pilot's Wife2002TV MovieJack Lyons
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesAllen Lowry
Monday Night Mayhem2002TV MovieRoone Arledge
Dying on the Edge2001John Fuller
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001TV SeriesLarry Wiegert
The Secret Pact2001Jerome Carver
The Big Heist2001TV MovieRichard Woods
O2001Dean Brable
The Boys of Sunset Ridge2001John Burroughs
Pollock2000Tony Smith
The Wednesday Woman2000TV MovieBill Davidson
The Photographer2000Marcello
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder2000TV MovieLarry Mason
Animal Factory2000James Decker
Jazz Night1999ShortJohn Little
Law & Order1994-1999TV SeriesWalter Grobman / Mitch Burke
Freak Weather1999David
The Witness1999Gregor
Desert Blue1998Prof. Lance Davidson
Snake Eyes1998Gilbert Powell
Silent Cradle1997Dr. Brittain
Men1997George Babbington
Executive Power1997VideoCyrus Walker
One Eight Seven1997Dave Childress
My Fellow Americans1996Vice President Ted Matthews
The Client1995-1996TV SeriesRoy Foltrigg
Before and After1996Wendell Bye
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesPaul Stein
American Masters1995TV Series documentaryMontresor (segment "The Cask of Amontillado")
Because Mommy Works1994TV MovieTed Forman
In Spite of Love1994TV MovieAndrew
The Pelican Brief1993Gavin Vereek
Me and Veronica1993Frankie
In the Line of Fire1993Professor Riger
There Was a Little Boy1993TV MovieGregg
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster1992TV MovieDan Lawn - State of Alaska
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992Peter McCallister
Waterland1992Lewis Scott
Gladiator1992John Riley
Radio Flyer1992Daugherty
Deceived1991Jack Saunders
Rambling Rose1991Willcox Hillyer (Buddy as an adult)
Blown Away1990TV MovieCharlie
Awakenings1990Dr. Kaufman
Home Alone1990Peter McCallister
The End of Innocence1990Dean
Mindwalk1990Thomas Harriman
Cross of Fire1989TV MovieDavid 'D.C.' Stephenson
The Package1989Col. Glen Whitacre
Screen Two1989TV SeriesMichael Johnson
Beaches1988John Pierce
Betrayed1988Michael Carnes
Necessity1988TV MovieCharlie
The Seventh Sign1988Reverend
The Milagro Beanfield War1988Charlie Bloom
The Telephone1988Telephone Man
The Equalizer1987TV SeriesRon Parrish
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentaryJohnny Boy (voice, unconfirmed)
Out on a Limb1987TV Mini-SeriesDavid Manning
Miami Vice1986TV SeriesLaurence Thurmond
The Trip to Bountiful1985Ludie Watts
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesBill Callahan
Tender Is the Night1985TV Mini-SeriesAbe North
Tales from the Darkside1985TV SeriesBilly Malone
After Hours1985Thomas 'Tom' Schorr
Heaven Help Us1985Brother Timothy
Too Scared to Scream1985Sid
Best Revenge1984Charlie
C.H.U.D.1984George Cooper
Kate & Allie1984TV SeriesMax McArdle
Legs1983TV MovieDan
Will There Really Be a Morning?1983TV MovieClifford Odets
Cat People1982Oliver Yates
Cutter's Way1981Alex Cutter
Heart Beat1980Jack Kerouac
Chilly Scenes of Winter1979Charles
The Scarlet Letter1979TV Mini-SeriesArthur Dimmesdale
On the Yard1978Juleson
Rush It1978Byron
First Love1977David Bonner
Between the Lines1977Harry Lucas
Valley Forge1975TV MovieMr. Harvie
Last Rampage2017post-productionBlackwell
Living Among Us2017post-productionAndrew
The Tale2017post-productionBill - Older
Graffiti2016/IShort completedJohn
Searching for Fortune2016post-productionDenton Sr.
Broome Street BoysfilmingMcallahan
So B. It2016Thurman Hil
Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero2016JP Monroe
After the Reality2016Bob
Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?2016Sheriff Parsons
Elementary2016TV SeriesHenry Watson
Counting for Thunder2015Garrett Stalworth
Boiling Pot2015Tim Davis
The Murder Pact2015John LaSalle
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles2015TV Mini-SeriesWilliam Almy
The Nurse2014Frank
NCIS: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesSpecial Congressional Investigator Michael Thomas
One More Day2014ShortTom
Mistresses2014TV SeriesBruce Sappire
Person of Interest2014TV SeriesCongressman Roger McCourt
Boys of Abu Ghraib2014Sam Farmer
Modern Family2014TV SeriesGunther Thorpe
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014TV SeriesRoger Ridley
Warren2014Jack Cavanee
Caging the Animal: An Interview with John Heard2014Short
Adam Devine's House Party2013TV SeriesDregory
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories2013TV SeriesLawyer
Torn2013/IDetective Kalkowitz
Runner Runner2013Harry Furst
Snake & Mongoose2013Wally Parks
Perception2013TV SeriesCongressman Evan Rickford
Assault on Wall Street2013Jeremy Stancroft
Sharknado2013TV MovieGeorge
The Insomniac2013Paul Epstein
Would You Rather2012Conway
Stealing Roses2012Walter
A Perfect Ending2012Mason Westridge
The Legends of Nethiah2012Nethiah's Father
The Chicago Code2011TV SeriesMayor McGuinness
Too Big to Fail2011TV MovieJoe Gregory
Whisper Me a Lullaby2011Poppy
The Quickening2010TV MovieEd Erlich
Ivan's House2010ShortIvan
Entourage2007-2010TV SeriesRichard Wimmer
Gravity2010TV SeriesB.C. BC
The Truth2010/IJonathan Davenport
Red State Blues2009ShortFritz
Little Hercules in 3-D2009Coach Nimms
Formosa Betrayed2009Tom Braxton
Southland2009TV SeriesBen Sherman Sr.
The Beast2009TV SeriesDr. Blake
My Own Worst Enemy2008TV SeriesPeter
Generation Gap2008TV MoviePrincipal Winters
The Lucky Ones2008Bob
Justice League: The New Frontier2008VideoAce Morgan (voice)
P.J.2008Dr. Alan Shearson
Skip Tracer2008TV MovieCon Colbert
The Line-Up2007TV Movie
The Great Debaters2007Sheriff Dozier
Cavemen2007TV SeriesTripp
Brothers Three: An American Gothic2007Father
Dead Lenny2006VideoDr. Robert Hooker
The Line-Up2006TV MovieWalter Clark
Twenty Questions2006TV MovieC. Collin Whitworth
Prison Break2005-2006TV SeriesGovernor Frank Tancredi
The Guardian2006/ICapt. Frank Larson
Gamers2006Gordon's Dad
Battlestar Galactica2006TV SeriesCommander Barry Garner
Steel City2006Carl Lee
Numb3rs2005TV SeriesPeter Houseman
Sweet Land2005Minister Sorrensen
Tracks2005/IIPrison Warden
The Deal2005Professor Roseman
Jack & Bobby2004-2005TV SeriesDennis Morgenthal
CSI: Miami2003-2005TV SeriesKenwall 'Duke' Duquesne
Locusts2005TV MovieDr. Peter Axelrod
The Chumscrubber2005Officer Lou Bratley


Stealing Roses2012associate producer
Steel City2006associate producer


The Sopranos2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Deceived1991performer: "Earth Angel" - uncredited


Geraldine Page: Stages of a DreamDocumentary post-productionHimself (rumored)
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Witches Blood2014Himself
Making of 'The Legends of Nethiah': Fantasy Shoot2013Video documentary short
Actor's Day in LA2010TV SeriesHimself
P.J.: Behind the Camera2009Video documentary shortHimself
Absolute Power: The Making of Edison Force2006Video shortHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Return to Bountiful2005Video documentary shortHimself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Hunt for the Giant Bluefin1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Making of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ducks Under Siege1987TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesPeter McCallister
Gravity2010TV SeriesB.C.
The Deconstructor2009TV SeriesPeter McCallister
Battlestar Galactica: Razor2007TV MovieCommander Barry Garner (uncredited)
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryPeter


Nominated Awards

1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1987ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesTender Is the Night (1985)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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