John Heard is a very talented actor who established himself in the late 1970s and early '80s with roles in the movies Between the Lines (1977), Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) (a.k.a. "Head Over Heels"), and Heart Beat (1981) (in which he played Jack Kerouac to Nick Nolte's Neal Cassady and Sissy ...
Born on March 07, 1945
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height 1.76m / 5' 9"
John Heard is a very talented actor who established himself in the late 1970s and early '80s with roles in the movies Between the Lines (1977), Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) (a.k.a. "Head Over Heels"), and Heart Beat (1981) (in which he played Jack Kerouac to Nick Nolte's Neal Cassady and Sissy Spacek's Carolyn Cassady) before giving a tour de force performance as a hideously wounded (both physically and psychologically) Vietnam veteran in Cutter's Way (1981) (a.k.a. "Cutter and Bone") opposite Jeff Bridges. He also shined as Reverend Dimmesdale (one of America's first religious hypocrites) in the 1979 PBS version of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1979).Both "Chilly Scenes of Winter" and Cutter's Way" (originally released as "Head Over Heels" and "Cutter and Bone", respectively) had been re-released under new titles after failing in their first go-rounds, such was the quality of the films. The two re-releases helped redefine the practice by which major studios handled smaller, art house quality pictures by releasing them carefully to select theaters with bespoke marketing campaigns so they reached the proper audience. (Studios would later develop their own art film-independent film subsidiaries to handle such pictures, so they didn't "fall through the cracks" like the first releases of the two Heard films.)By the early 1980s John Heard seemed on his way to establishing himself as a major American actor if not on the path to movie stardom. At the time, there was joke that involved confusing Heard with John Hurt and William Hurt because of the similarity of their last names. At the time these contemporaries were considered equal in terms of their star power. That was 30 years ago.William Hurt (the erstwhile husband of Heard's "Head Over Heels" co-star Mary Beth Hurt) went on to win a Best Actor Oscar as well as enjoy leading man status as a movie star in the mid- to late-'80s before he flared out in the early 1990s. John Hurt become one of the most respected actors of his generation, nominated twice for the Academy Award. Among Heard's co-stars of his early endeavors, Bridges and Spacek also went on to win Oscars and Nolte has been a multiple nominee.In the early '80s it would not have been unreasonable to predict that Heard himself would become an Oscar winner or a multiple nominee. That didn't happen. (He did get nominated for an Emmy for his turn as a corrupt police detective on The Sopranos (1999).)Heard now is best known for his two turns as Macaulay Culkin's father in the Home Alone (1990) movies. In the 1980s he continued to work on A-List projects, playing the not-so-sympathetic son to Geraldine Page in The Trip to Bountiful (1985) (for which Page won her own Oscar) and Tom Hanks's adult rival in Big (1988) (for which Hanks won his first Oscar nomination), but this meant that by the latter part of the decade he had failed to establish himself as a leading man and was doing supporting roles.Read More
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29. 
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.
Has a son named Max and a daughter named Annika with his ex-wife, Sharon Heard.
Portrayed Matthew in the Word of Promise audio bible.
Has one son named Jack Matthew Heard (born 1987) with ex-girlfriend Melissa Leo.
His father worked for the Pentagon.
Graduated from Washington, DC's Gonzaga College High School in 1964, and was inducted into the school's theatre hall of fame in the spring of 2003.
Received the 1976-1977 Theatre World award.
Graduated from Clark University, Worcester, MA in 1968.
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.
|Margot Kidder||August 25, 1979 - December 26, 1980||(divorced)|
|Between the Lines||HarryLucas|
|The Scarlet Letter||ArthurDimmesdale(unknownepisodes)|
|On the Yard||Juleson|
|Will There Really Be a Morning?||CliffordOdets|
|Kate & Allie||MaxMcArdle(1episode,1984)|
|Tales from the Darkside||BillyMalone(1episode,1985)|
|Alfred Hitchcock Presents||BillCallahan(1episode,1985)|
|Tender Is the Night||AbeNorth(3episodes,1985)|
|Heaven Help Us||BrotherTimothy|
|Too Scared to Scream||Sid|
|The Trip to Bountiful||LudieWatts|
|Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam||JohnnyBoy(voice)(unconfirmed)|
|Out on a Limb||DavidManning(2episodes,1987)|
|The Milagro Beanfield War||CharlieBloom|
|Cross of Fire||David'D.C.'Stephenson|
|Law & Order||MitchBurke/...(2episodes,1994-1999)|
|Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster||DanLawn-StateofAlaska|
|Home Alone 2: Lost in New York||PeterMcCallister|
|In the Line of Fire||ProfessorRiger|
|Touched by an Angel||AllenLowry(1episode,2002)|
|In Spite of Love||Andrew|
|The Outer Limits||PaulStein(1episode,1995)|
|Before and After||WendellBye|
|The Secret Pact||JeromeCarver|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||GregoryRossovitch/...(1episode,2002)|
|Dying on the Edge||JohnFuller|
|Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder||LarryMason|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||RogerRidley(1episode,2014)|
|Monday Night Mayhem||RooneArledge|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||LarryWiegert(1episode,2001)|
|Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul||Montresor(segment"TheCaskofAmontillado")|
|The Pilot's Wife||JackLyons|
|Researching Raymond Burke||RaymondBurke|
|Brothers Three: An American Gothic||Father|
|The 100 Greatest Family Films||Himself|
|A Perfect World||RoyFoltrigg|
|Drive, He Said||RoyFoltrigg|
|Happily Ever After||RoyFoltrigg|
|The Pardoner's Tale||LarryWiegert|
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