March 7, 1946 – July 21, 2017 (age 71)
Cause of Death: Found dead in hotel after “minor back surgery”

Best known for his role as Macaulay Culkin‘s on-screen dad, Peter McCallister from Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, actor John Heard got his start over twenty years before that. With several films under his belt, the first one I recognize is Martin Scorsese’s 1985 film After Hours. He would go on to star in wider known films like Big and Beaches before he would reach the Home Alone portion of his career. Some other appearances would include Gladiator, Pollock, Snake Eyes, and Runner Runner. Heard also had a pretty significant run on television, capped off with an appearance in the television film Sharknado.


1977 Between The Lines
Harry Lucas
1977 First Love
David Bonner
1978 Rush It
1978 On The Yard
1979 Chilly Scenes Of Winter
1980 Heart Beat
Jack Kerouac
1981 Cutter’s Way Alex Cutter
1982 Cat People
Oliver Yates
1984 C.H.U.D. George Cooper
1984 Best Revenge
1984 Violated Skipper
1985 Too Scared To Scream
1985 Heaven Help Us
Brother Timothy
1985 After Hours
Thomas ‘Tom’ Schorr
1985 The Trip To Bountiful
Ludie Watts
1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Johnny Boy (voice)
1988 The Telephone
Telephone Man
1988 The Milagro Beanfield War Charlie Bloom
1988 The Seventh Sign
1988 Big Paul Davenport
1988 Betrayed Michael Carnes
1988 Beaches John Pierce
1989 The Package Colonel Glen Whitacre
1990 Blown Away
1990 Mindwalk
Thomas Harriman
1990 The End Of Innocence
1990 Home Alone
Peter McCallister
1990 Awakenings Dr. Kaufman
1991 Rambling Rose
Willcox Hillyer
1991 Deceived Jack Saunders
1992 Radio Flyer
1992 Gladiator John Riley
1992 Waterworld Lewis Scott
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Peter McCallister
1993 In The Line Of Fire
Professor Riger
1993 Me And Veronica
1993 The Pelican Brief
Gavin Vereek
1996 Before And After
Wendell Bye
1996 My Fellow Americans
Ted Matthews
1997 Silent Cradle
Dr. Brittain
1997 One Eight Seven
Dave Childress
1997 Executive Power Walker
1997 Men George Babbington
1998 Snake Eyes
Gilbert Powell
1998 Desert Blue
Professor Lance Davidson
1999 Jazz Night (short)
John Little
1999 Freak Weather David
2000 Animal Factory
James Decker
2000 Fish Out of Water Gregor
2000 The Photographer
2000 Pollock Tony Smith
2001 Dying On The Edge
John Fuller
2001 The Boys of Sunset Ridge John Burroughs
2001 O Dean Bob Brable
2001 The Secret Pact
Jerome Carver
2002 Researching Raymond Burke (short) Raymond Burke
2002 Fair Play (short) Owen
2004 Under The City
2004 Mind The Gap
Henry Richards
2004 White Chicks
Warren Vandergeld
2004 My Tiny Universe
2005 The Chumscrubber Officer Lou Bratley
2005 The Deal
Professor Roseman
2005 Tracks Prison Warden
2005 Edison Captain Brian Tilman
2005 Sweet Land
Minister Sorrensen
2006 Steel City
Carl Lee
2006 Gamers: The Movie
Gordon’s Dad
2006 The Guardian
Captain Frank Larson
2007 Dead Lenny
Dr. Robert Hooker
2007 Brothers Three: An American Gothic Father
2007 The Great Debaters
Sheriff Dozier
2008 P.J. Dr. Alan Shearson
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Ace Morgan (voice)
2008 The Lucky Ones
2009 Red State Blues (short) Fritz
2009 Formosa Betrayed
Tom Braxton
2009 Little Hercules in 3-D
Coach Nimms
2010 The Truth
Jonathan Davenport
2010 Ivan’s House (short)
2011 Whisper Me a Lullaby Poppy
2012 Stealing Roses Walter
2012 The Legends of Nethiah Nethiah’s Father
2012 A Perfect Ending
Mason Westridge
2012 Would You Rather
2013 The Insomniac Paul Epstein
2013 Assault On Wall Street
Jeremy Stancroft
2013 Snake And Mongoose
Wally Parks
2013 Runner Runner
Harry Furst
2013 Torn Detective Kalkowitz
2013 Buoyancy (short) Frank
2014 Searching for Fortune Denton Sr.
2014 Warren Jack Cavanee
2014 Animals Albert
2014 The Boys of Abu Ghraib Sam Farmer
2014 The Nurse
2014 One More Day (short) Tom
2015 Boiling Pot
Tim Davis
2015 Counting For Thunder
Garrett Stalworth
2016 Is That A Gun In Your Pocket
Sheriff Parsons
2016 After the Reality Bob
2016 Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero JP Monroe
2016 So B. It
Thurman Hil
2017 Living Among Us


1975 Valley Forge
Mr. Harvie Television movie
1979 The Scarlet Letter
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Television mini-series
1983 Will There Really Be a Morning? Clifford Odets Television movie
1983 Legs Dan Television movie
1984 Kate & Allie
Max McArdle Episode: “A Weekend to Remember”
1985 Tender Is The Night
Abe North Television mini-series (3 Episodes)
1985 Tales From The Darkside
Billy Malone Episode: “Ring Around the Redhead”
1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Bill Callahan Episode: “Breakdown”
1986 Miami Vice
Laurence Thurmond Episode: “One Way Ticket”
1987 The Equalizer
Ron Parrish Episode: “In the Money”
1987 Out on a Limb David Manning Television movie
1988 Necessity Charlie Television movie
1989 Screen Two
Michael Johnson Episode: “Virtuoso”
1989 Cross Of Fire
David Stephenson Television movie
1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Dan Lawn Television movie
1993 There Was a Little Boy Gregg Television movie
1994 In Spite of Love Andrew Television movie
1994 Because Mommy Works
Ted Forman Television movie
1994-1999 Law & Order Mitch Burke / Walter Grobman 2 Episodes
1995 American Masters
Montresor Episode: Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul
1995 The Outer Limits
Paul Stein Episode: “Dark Matters”
1995-1996 The Client
Roy Foltrigg 21 Episodes
1999-2004 The Sopranos
Detective Vin Makazian 5 Episodes
2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Larry Mason Television movie
2000 The Wednesday Woman
Bill Davidson Television movie
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Larry Wiegert 13 Episodes
2001 The Big Heist
Richard Woods Television movie
2002 Touched By An Angel
Allen Episode: “Secrets and Lies”
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gregory Rossovitch / Peter Sipes Episode: “Disappearing Acts”
2002 Hack Paul Ballinger Episode: “Songs in the Night”
2002 Monday Night Mayhem
Roone Arledge Television movie
2002 The Pilot’s Wife
Jack Lyons Television movie
2003 Word Of Honor
Dr. Steven Brandt Television movie
2003-2005 CSI: Miami
Kenwall Duquesne 4 Episodes
2004-2005 Jack & Bobby
Dennis Morgenthal 5 Episodes
2005 Numb3rs Peter Houseman Episode: “Soft Target”
2005 Locusts Dr. Peter Axelrod Television movie
2005-2006 Prison Break Governor Frank Tancredi 10 Episodes
2006 Battlestar Gallactica
Commander Barry Garner Episode: “The Captain’s Hand”
2006 Twenty Questions
C. Colin Whitworth Television movie
2006 The Line-Up
Walter Clark Television movie
2007 Cavemen Tripp Episode: “Her Embarrassed of Caveman”
2007-2010 Entourage Richard Wimmer 2 Episodes
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Peter Episode: “Down Rio Way”
2008 Skip Tracer
Con Colbert Television movie
2008 Generation Gap
Principal Winters Television movie
2009 The Beast
Dr. Blake Episode: “Mercy”
2009 Southland Ben Sherman Sr. 2 Episodes
2010 Gravity B.C. 3 Episodes
2010 The Quickening
Ed Erlich Television movie
2011 The Chicago Code
Mayor McGuinness 2 Episodes
2011 Too Big To Fail
Joe Gregory Television movie
2013 Perception Congressman Evan Rickford 2 Episodes
2013 Adam DeVine’s House Party Dregory Episode: “Dregory”
2013 Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories Lawyer Episode: “Haunted House”
2013 Sharknado George Television movie
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Roger Ridley Episode: “Love for Sale”
2014 Modern Family
Gunther Thorpe Episode: “The Feud”
2014 Person Of Interest
Roger McCourt Episode: “Death Benefit”
2014 Mistresses Bruce Sappire Episode: “Coming Clean”
2014 True Blood Michael Thomas 3 Episodes
2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
William Almy Television mini-series (2 Episodes)
2015 The Murder Pact
John LaSalle Television movie
2016 Elementary Henry Watson Episode: “Miss Taken”
2017 MacGyver Arthur Ericson Episode: “Pilers”
2017 APB Joe Reeves Episode: “Daddy’s Home”
2017 Outsiders Lt. Governor of Kentucky Episode: “What Must Be Done”

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