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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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Known For

Home Alone
Home Alone Peter McCallister
(1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Peter McCallister
(1992)
The Guardian
The Guardian Capt. Frank Larson
(2006)
Big
Big Paul
(1988)

Filmography

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 2018 Living Among Us (completed)
Andrew
 2018 The Tale (post-production)
Bill - Older
 2017/II Graffiti (Short)
John
 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)
Joe
- 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
Bob
 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
 2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
William Almy
- Patron of the Arts (2015) ... William Almy
- Acts of Borden (2015) ... William Almy
 2014 The Nurse
Frank
 2014 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Special Congressional Investigator Michael Thomas
- The 3rd Choir (2014) ... Special Congressional Investigator Michael Thomas
- Praesidium (2014) ... Special Congressional Investigator Michael Thomas
- Inelegant Heart (2014) ... Special Congressional Investigator Michael Thomas
 2014 One More Day (Short)
Tom
 2014 Mistresses (TV Series)
Bruce Sappire
- Coming Clean (2014) ... Bruce Sappire
 2014 Sister
 2014 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Congressman Roger McCourt
- Death Benefit (2014) ... Congressman Roger McCourt
 2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib
Sam Farmer
 2014/III Animals
Albert
 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)
Frank
 2013 Adam Devine's House Party (TV Series)
Dregory
- Dregory (2013) ... Dregory
 2013 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Lawyer
- Haunted House (2013) ... Lawyer
 2013/I Torn
Detective Kalkowitz
 2013 Runner Runner
Harry Furst
 2013 Snake & Mongoose
Wally Parks
 2013 Perception (TV Series)
Congressman Evan Rickford
- Warrior (2013) ... Congressman Evan Rickford
- Wounded (2013) ... Congressman Evan Rickford
 2013 Assault on Wall Street
Jeremy Stancroft
 2013 Sharknado (TV Movie)
George
 2013 The Insomniac
Paul Epstein
 2012 Would You Rather
Conway
 2012 Stealing Roses
Walter
 2012 A Perfect Ending
Mason Westridge
 2012 The Legends of Nethiah
Nethiah's Father
 2011 The Chicago Code (TV Series)
Mayor McGuinness
- Mike Royko's Revenge (2011) ... Mayor McGuinness
- St. Valentine's Day Massacre (2011) ... Mayor McGuinness
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Joe Gregory
 2011 Whisper Me a Lullaby
Poppy
 2010 The Quickening (TV Movie)
Ed Erlich
 2010 Ivan's House (Short)
Ivan
 2007-2010 Entourage (TV Series)
Richard Wimmer
- Tequila Sunrise (2010) ... Richard Wimmer
- Snow Job (2007) ... Richard Wimmer
 2010 Gravity (TV Series)
B.C.
- Are We All Just Dead? (2010) ... B.C.
- Damn Skippy (2010) ... B.C.
- Namaste MF (2010) ... B.C.
 2010/I The Truth
Jonathan Davenport
 2009 Red State Blues (Short)
Fritz
 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.
- See the Woman (2009) ... Ben Sherman Sr.
 2009 The Beast (TV Series)
Dr. Blake
- Mercy (2009) ... Dr. Blake
 2008 My Own Worst Enemy (TV Series)
Peter
- Down Rio Way (2008) ... Peter
 2008 Generation Gap (TV Movie)
Principal Winters
 2008 The Lucky Ones
Bob
 2008 Justice League: The New Frontier (Video)
Ace Morgan (voice)
 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)
Tripp
- Her Embarrassed of Caveman (2007) ... Tripp
- 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
 2005-2006 Prison Break (TV Series)
Governor Frank Tancredi
- Bolshoi Booze (2006) ... Governor Frank Tancredi (uncredited)
- Buried (2006) ... Governor Frank Tancredi
- Subdivision (2006) ... Governor Frank Tancredi
- Map 1213 (2006) ... Governor Frank Tancredi
- Scan (2006) ... Governor Frank Tancredi
 2006/I The Guardian
Capt. Frank Larson
 2006 Gamers
Gordon's Dad
 2006 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Commander Barry Garner
- The Captain's Hand (2006) ... Commander Barry Garner
 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
 2004-2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Dennis Morgenthal
- Legacy (2005) ... Dennis Morgenthal
- Friends with Benefits (2005) ... Dennis Morgenthal
- Into the Woods (2005) ... Dennis Morgenthal
- The Kindness of Strangers (2004) ... Dennis Morgenthal
- Better Days (2004) ... Dennis Morgenthal
 2003-2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Kenwall 'Duke' Duquesne
- Recoil (2005) ... Kenwall 'Duke' Duquesne
- Under the Influence (2004) ... Kenwall 'Duke' Duquesne
- The Best Defense (2003) ... Kenwall 'Duke' Duquesne
- Double Cap (2003) ... Kenwall 'Duke' Duquesne
 2005 Locusts (TV Movie)
Dr. Peter Axelrod
 2005 Edison
Tilman
 2005 The Chumscrubber
Officer Lou Bratley
 2004 Under the City
Scova
 2004 My Tiny Universe
Bobby
 2004 White Chicks
Warren Vandergeld
 1999-2004 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Det. Vin Makazian / Vin Makazian
- The Test Dream (2004) ... Vin Makazian
- Nobody Knows Anything (1999) ... Det. Vin Makazian
- Boca (1999) ... Det. Vin Makazian
- Pax Soprana (1999) ... Det. Vin Makazian
- Meadowlands (1999) ... Det. Vin Makazian
 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)
Owen
 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
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Allen Lowry
- Secrets and Lies (2002) ... Allen Lowry
 2002 Monday Night Mayhem (TV Movie)
Roone Arledge
 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
 2001 The Boys of Sunset Ridge
John Burroughs
 2000 Pollock
Tony Smith
 2000 The Wednesday Woman (TV Movie)
Bill Davidson
 2000 The Photographer
Marcello
 2000 Animal Factory
James Decker
 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
David
 1999 The Witness
Gregor
 1998 Desert Blue
Prof. Lance Davidson
 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
 1996 My Fellow Americans
Vice President Ted Matthews
 1995-1996 The Client (TV Series)
Roy Foltrigg
- Money Talks (1996) ... Roy Foltrigg
- The Good Samaritan (1996) ... Roy Foltrigg
- Past Imperfect (1996) ... Roy Foltrigg
- The High Ground (1996) ... Roy Foltrigg
- Damn Yankees (1996) ... Roy Foltrigg
 1996 Before and After
Wendell Bye
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Paul Stein
- Dark Matters (1995) ... Paul Stein
 1995 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Montresor (segment "The Cask of Amontillado")
- Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul (1995) ... Montresor (segment "The Cask of Amontillado")
 1994 Because Mommy Works (TV Movie)
Ted Forman
 1994 In Spite of Love (TV Movie)
Andrew
 1993 The Pelican Brief
Gavin Vereek
 1993 Me and Veronica
Frankie
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Professor Riger
 1993 There Was a Little Boy (TV Movie)
Gregg
 1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie)
Dan Lawn - State of Alaska
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Peter McCallister
 1992 Waterland
Lewis Scott
 1992 Gladiator
John Riley
 1992 Radio Flyer
Daugherty
 1991 Deceived
Jack Saunders
 1991 Rambling Rose
Willcox Hillyer (Buddy as an adult)
 1990 Blown Away (TV Movie)
Charlie
 1990 Awakenings
Dr. Kaufman
 1990 Home Alone
Peter McCallister
 1990 The End of Innocence
Dean
 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 Beaches
John Pierce
 1988 Betrayed
Michael Carnes
 1988 Big
Paul
 1988 Necessity (TV Movie)
Charlie
 1988 The Seventh Sign
Reverend
 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 The Trip to Bountiful
Ludie Watts
 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
 1985 Heaven Help Us
Brother Timothy
 1984 Violated
Skipper
 1984 Best Revenge
Charlie
 1984 C.H.U.D.
George Cooper
 1984 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Max McArdle
- A Weekend to Remember (1984) ... Max McArdle
 1983 Legs (TV Movie)
Dan
 1983 Will There Really Be a Morning? (TV Movie)
Clifford Odets
 1982 Cat People
Oliver Yates
 1981 Cutter's Way
Alex Cutter
 1980 Heart Beat
Jack Kerouac
 1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter
Charles
 1979 The Scarlet Letter (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Dimmesdale
 1978 On the Yard
Juleson
 1978 Rush It
Byron
 1977 First Love
David Bonner
 1977 Between the Lines
Harry Lucas
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
Mr. Harvie
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1989: direct-to-video adaptation of "The Scarlett Letter". See more »

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Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

He died about six months after similarly-named actor John Hurt did. See more »

Star Sign:

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