John Heard

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John Heard
Heard in 2010
John Matthew Heard

(1945-03-07)March 7, 1945
DiedJuly 21, 2017(2017-07-21) (aged 72)
Cause of deathCardiac arrest
Years active1974–2017
Margot Kidder
(m. 1979; div. 1980)

Sharon Heard
(m. 1988; div. 1996)

Lana Pritchard
(m. 2010; div. 2010)
Children3 (including John James Heard)
Parent(s)John Henry Heard

John Matthew Heard (March 7, 1945 – July 21, 2017) was an American movie and television actor.

Early life[change | change source]

Heard was born on March 7, 1946 in Washington, D.C..[1] He studied at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Heard had lead roles in several movies, including Chilly Scenes of Winter, Heart Beat, Cutter's Way, Cat People, and C.H.U.D., as well as supporting roles in After Hours, Big, Beaches, Awakenings, Rambling Rose, The Pelican Brief, My Fellow Americans, Snake Eyes, and Animal Factory.

Heard also played Peter McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as well as appearing in Sharknado. Heard was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1999 for guest starring on The Sopranos.

Death[change | change source]

Heard was found dead of a heart attack at his hotel room in Palo Alto, California on July 21, 2017 at the age of 71.[2] At the time of his death, Heard was recovering from back surgery.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "John Heard Biography". Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  2. Correal, Annie (July 22, 2017). "John Heard, the Frazzled Father in 'Home Alone,' Dies at 71". Retrieved July 23, 2017 – via
  3. "John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71". BBC. July 22, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  4. Jessica Glenza (July 22, 2017). "John Heard, star of Home Alone and The Sopranos, dies at 72". The Guardian. Retrieved July 22, 2017.

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