- Name: John Heard
- Age at Death: 72 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $2 Million
- Status: Deceased
John Heard was an American film, television and stage actor. He co-starred as “Peter McCallister” in the ‘Home Alone’ films alongside Macaulay Culkin. His film credits include Heart Beat (1980), Cat People (1982) and C.H.U.D. (1984). He’s also held prominent roles in television shows like ‘The Client’, ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Prison Break’. John Matthew Heard Jr. was born on March 7, 1945 in Washington, D.C. His parents were Helen and John. He had three siblings including a sister, Cordis, and a brother, Matthew. Heard is a graduate of Gonzaga College High School. He continued his studies at Clark University and at the Catholic University of America. He was inducted into the Gonzaga College High School Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003.
Heard began his acting career on stage in the 1970s. During that time he appeared in sever plays both on and off-Broadway. He was presented with the Theatre World Award in 1977 for his role in the Vietnam drama ‘G.R. Point’. His stage credits include The Wager, Othello, and Split. Heard made his feature film debut in Between the Lines (1977). The film was directed by Joan Micklin Silver and was nominated for 3 awards at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival. Heard portrayed “Arthur Dimmesdale” in the television miniseries The Scarlet Letter (1979). The show was based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel of the same name. Other early films include Chilly Scenes of Winter (1982), Cutter’s Way (1981) with Jeff Bridges, and Cat People (1982) with Nastassja Kinski. He was also featured in the sci-fi horror, C.H.U.D. (1984), alongside Daniel Stern.
Heard co-starred as “Paul Davenport” in the fantasy-comedy Big (1988) with Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. Other notable films include Awakenings (1990), Deceived (1991), The Pelican Brief (1993) and One Eight Seven (1997). Heard is probably best known for his role as “Peter McCallister” in the hit comedy film, Home Alone (1990). He played the father of Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin. The role of Peter McCallister was reprised in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). Heard starred as “Roy Foltrigg” opposite JoBeth Williams in the CBS series The Client (1995-96). He guest starred as detective “Vin Makazian” in 5 episodes of The Sopranos (1999-2004). That role earned him an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding guest actor in a drama series. His television credits also include Battlestar Galactica, CSI Miami, Prison Break, and NCIS: Los Angeles.
John Heard died on July 21, 2017 at the age of 72. His official cause of death was not disclosed. He was found dead in a hotel in Palo Alto, California. He was reportedly recovering from back surgery. Heard was 5ft 9in tall and he was of Irish, English and Jewish ancestry. He had an estimated net worth of $2 million. Heard was married briefly to actress ‘Margot Kidder’ in 1979. He fathered a son, John Matthew, with ex-girlfriend Melissa Leo. His second wife was ‘Sharon Heard’ (1988-1996). They had two children, Max and Annika. Heard’s third marriage was to ‘Lana Pritchard’ in May 2010. The union only lasted for a few months. They were divorced in December 2010.
John Heard Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: John Matthew Heard Jr.
- Birthday: March 7, 1945
- Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., United States
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Years Active: 1974-2017
- Net Worth & Salary: US $2 Million
- Marriage(s): Margot Kidder, Sharon Heard, Lana Pritchard
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: July 21, 2017
- Cause of Death: Not Disclosed
- Place of Death: Palo Alto, California, U.S.