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John Heard (I) (1946–2017)

John Heard was a very talented actor who established himself as a respected thespian in the late 1970s and early '80s, though he is perhaps better known for his turns as Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin')s father in the Home Alone (1990) movies. John was born in Washington, D.C., to Helen (Sperling), who acted in community theatre, and John Heard... See full bio »

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Home Alone
Home Alone Peter McCallister
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
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 2018 The Tale (post-production)
Bill - Older
  Broome Street Boys (filming)
 2017/II Graffiti (Short)
 2017 Pray for Rain
Markus Gardner
 2017 Outsiders (TV Series)
Lt. Governor of Kentucky
- What Must Be Done (2017) ... Lt. Governor of Kentucky
 2017 Searching for Fortune
Denton Sr.
 2017 APB (TV Series)
- Daddy's Home (2017) ... Joe
 2016 MacGyver (TV Series)
Arthur Ericson
- Pliers (2016) ... Arthur Ericson
 2016 So B. It
Thurman Hil
 2016 Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero
J.P. Monroe
 2016 After the Reality
 2016 Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
Sheriff Parsons
 2016 Elementary (TV Series)
Henry Watson
- Miss Taken (2016) ... Henry Watson
 2015 Counting for Thunder
Garrett Stalworth
 2015 Boiling Pot
Tim Davis
 2015 The Murder Pact
John LaSalle
 2014 The Nurse
 2014 One More Day (Short)
 2014 Mistresses (TV Series)
Bruce Sappire
- Coming Clean (2014) ... Bruce Sappire
 2014 Sister
 2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib
Sam Farmer
 2014/III Animals
 2014 Modern Family (TV Series)
Gunther Thorpe
- The Feud (2014) ... Gunther Thorpe
 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Roger Ridley
- Love for Sale (2014) ... Roger Ridley
 2014 Warren
Jack Cavanee
 2013 Buoyancy (Short)
 2013 Adam Devine's House Party (TV Series)
- Dregory (2013) ... Dregory
 2013 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
- Haunted House (2013) ... Lawyer
 2013/I Torn
Detective Kalkowitz
 2013 Snake & Mongoose
Wally Parks
 2013 Assault on Wall Street
Jeremy Stancroft
 2013 Sharknado (TV Movie)
 2013 The Insomniac
Paul Epstein
 2012 Would You Rather
 2012 Stealing Roses
 2012 The Legends of Nethiah
Nethiah's Father
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Joe Gregory
 2011 Whisper Me a Lullaby
 2010 The Quickening (TV Movie)
Ed Erlich
 2010 Ivan's House (Short)
 2007-2010 Entourage (TV Series)
Richard Wimmer
- Snow Job (2007) ... Richard Wimmer
 2010 Gravity (TV Series)
- Damn Skippy (2010) ... B.C.
- Namaste MF (2010) ... B.C.
 2010/I The Truth
Jonathan Davenport
 2009 Red State Blues (Short)
 2009 Little Hercules in 3-D
Coach Nimms
 2009 Formosa Betrayed
Tom Braxton
 2009 Southland (TV Series)
Ben Sherman Sr.
- Westside (2009) ... Ben Sherman Sr.
 2009 The Beast (TV Series)
Dr. Blake
- Mercy (2009) ... Dr. Blake
 2008 My Own Worst Enemy (TV Series)
- Down Rio Way (2008) ... Peter
 2008 Generation Gap (TV Movie)
Principal Winters
 2008 The Lucky Ones
 2008 P.J.
Dr. Alan Shearson
 2008 Skip Tracer (TV Movie)
Con Colbert
 2007 The Line-Up (TV Movie)
 2007 The Great Debaters
Sheriff Dozier
 2007 Cavemen (TV Series)
- Pilot (2007) ... Tripp
 2006 Dead Lenny (Video)
Dr. Robert Hooker
 2006 The Line-Up (TV Movie)
Walter Clark
 2006 Twenty Questions (TV Movie)
C. Collin Whitworth
 2006 Gamers
Gordon's Dad
 2006 Steel City
Carl Lee
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Peter Houseman
- Soft Target (2005) ... Peter Houseman
 2005 Sweet Land
Minister Sorrensen
 2005/II Tracks
Prison Warden
 2005 The Deal
Professor Roseman
 2005 Locusts (TV Movie)
Dr. Peter Axelrod
 2005 Edison
 2004 Under the City
 2004 My Tiny Universe
 2004 Mind the Gap
Henry Richards
 2003 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Dr. Steven Brandt
 2002 Researching Raymond Burke (Short)
Raymond Burke
 2002 Hack (TV Series)
Paul 'Webster' Ballinger
- Songs in the Night (2002) ... Paul 'Webster' Ballinger
 2002 Fair Play (Short)
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Peter Sipes / Gregory Rossovitch
- Disappearing Acts (2002) ... Peter Sipes / Gregory Rossovitch
 2002 The Pilot's Wife (TV Movie)
Jack Lyons
 2001 Dying on the Edge
John Fuller
 2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Larry Wiegert
- The Pardoner's Tale (2001) ... Larry Wiegert
 2001 The Secret Pact
Jerome Carver
 2001 The Big Heist (TV Movie)
Richard Woods
 2001 O
Dean Brable
 2000 Pollock
Tony Smith
 2000 The Wednesday Woman (TV Movie)
Bill Davidson
 2000 The Photographer
 1999 Jazz Night (Short)
John Little
 1994-1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Walter Grobman / Mitch Burke
- DNR (1999) ... Walter Grobman
- Doubles (1994) ... Mitch Burke
 1999 Freak Weather
 1999 The Witness
 1998 Snake Eyes
Gilbert Powell
 1997 Silent Cradle
Dr. Brittain
 1997 Men
George Babbington
 1997 Executive Power (Video)
Cyrus Walker
 1997 One Eight Seven
Dave Childress
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Paul Stein
- Dark Matters (1995) ... Paul Stein
 1994 Because Mommy Works (TV Movie)
Ted Forman
 1994 In Spite of Love (TV Movie)
 1993 The Pelican Brief
Gavin Vereek
 1993 Me and Veronica
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Professor Riger
 1993 There Was a Little Boy (TV Movie)
 1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie)
Dan Lawn - State of Alaska
 1992 Waterland
Lewis Scott
 1992 Gladiator
John Riley
 1990 Blown Away (TV Movie)
 1990 The End of Innocence
 1990 Mindwalk
Thomas Harriman
 1989 Cross of Fire (TV Movie)
David 'D.C.' Stephenson
 1989 The Package
Col. Glen Whitacre
 1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
Michael Johnson
- Virtuoso (1989) ... Michael Johnson
 1988 Betrayed
Michael Carnes
 1988 Big
 1988 Necessity (TV Movie)
 1988 The Seventh Sign
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Charlie Bloom
 1988 The Telephone
Telephone Man
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Ron Parrish
- In the Money (1987) ... Ron Parrish
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary)
Johnny Boy (voice, unconfirmed)
 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Mini-Series)
David Manning
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... David Manning
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... David Manning
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Laurence Thurmond
- One Way Ticket (1986) ... Laurence Thurmond
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Bill Callahan
- Breakdown (1985) ... Bill Callahan
 1985 Tender Is the Night (TV Mini-Series)
Abe North
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Abe North
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Abe North
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Abe North
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Billy Malone
- Ring Around the Redhead (1985) ... Billy Malone
 1985 After Hours
Tom the Bartender
 1984 Violated
 1984 Best Revenge
 1984 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Max McArdle
 1983 Legs (TV Movie)
 1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter
 1979 The Scarlet Letter (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Dimmesdale
 1978 On the Yard
 1978 Rush It
 1977 First Love
David Bonner
 1977 Between the Lines
Harry Lucas
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
Mr. Harvie
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(Early 1970s) Succeeded, on the Organic Theater stage in Chicago, Cecil O'Neal in the lead role of Lord Cumulus in the sci-fi trilogy "WARP!" where he joined his sister Cordis Heard, also playing a superhero. See more »

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Television 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.


After 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. See more »

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