John Heard

Actor
An Obie-winning theater star of the 1970s, John Heard made the leap to motion pictures during that decade as the lead in such overlooked cult favorites as "Between the Lines" (1977), "Chilly Scenes of Winter" (1979) and ... Read more »
Born: 03/07/1946 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (130)

Animals 2015 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2014 (Tv Show)

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Mistresses 2014 (Tv Show)

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Modern Family 2014 (Tv Show)

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NCIS: Los Angeles 2014 (Tv Show)

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Person of Interest 2014 (Tv Show)

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Stealing Roses 2014 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

The Boys of Abu Ghraib 2014 (Movie)

Sam Farmer (Actor)

Assault on Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Jeremy Stancroft (Actor)

Perception 2013 (Tv Show)

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Runner, Runner 2013 (Movie)

Harry Furst (Actor)

Sharknado 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Torn 2013 (Movie)

Inspector Kalkowitz (Actor)

Warren 2013 (Movie)

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Would You Rather 2013 (Movie)

Conway (Actor)

A Perfect Ending 2011 (Movie)

Mason Westridge (Actor)

The Chicago Code 2011 (Tv Show)

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Entourage 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

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Formosa Betrayed 2010 (Movie)

Tom Braxton (Actor)

Gravity 2010 (Tv Show)

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Little Hercules in 3-D 2009 (Movie)

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Southland 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Beast 2009 (Tv Show)

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My Own Worst Enemy 2008 (Tv Show)

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P.J. 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Alan Shearson (Actor)

The Lucky Ones 2008 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Brothers Three 2007 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Cavemen 2007 (Tv Show)

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Steel City 2007 (Movie)

Carl Lee (Actor)

The Great Debaters 2007 (Movie)

Sheriff Dozier (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 2006 (Tv Show)

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Prison Break 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Sweet Land 2006 (Movie)

Minister Sorrensen (Actor)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

Frank Larson (Actor)

Tracks 2006 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Dead Lenny 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Robert Hooker (Actor)

Freak Weather 2005 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Jack & Bobby 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Locusts 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Chumscrubber 2005 (Movie)

Officer Lou Bratley (Actor)

The Deal 2005 (Movie)

Professor Roseman (Actor)

Edison 2004 (Movie)

Tilman (Actor)

Mind the Gap 2004 (Movie)

Henry Richards (Actor)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

Warren Vandergeld (Actor)

Word of Honor (TNT) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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My Tiny Universe 2003 (Movie)

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Hack 2002 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 2002 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 (Tv Show)

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O 2001 (Movie)

Dean Brable (Actor)

Pollock 2000 (Movie)

Tony Smith (Actor)

The Pact 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Desert Blue 1999 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Margot Kidder 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Jazz Night 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Law & Order 1999 (Tv Show)

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A Fish Out of Water 1998 (Movie)

Gregor (Actor)

Men 1998 (Movie)

George Babbington (Actor)

Snake Eyes 1998 (Movie)

Gilbert Powell (Actor)

187 1997 (Movie)

Dave Childress (Actor)

Executive Power 1997 (Movie)

Cy Walker (Actor)

Before and After 1996 (Movie)

Wendell Bye (Actor)

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

Ted Matthews (Actor)

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Hunt For the Giant Bluefin 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Spoils of War 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Ferret 1993 (Movie)

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In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

Professor Riger (Actor)

Me & Veronica 1993 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

The Pelican Brief 1993 (Movie)

Gavin Verheek (Actor)

Gladiator 1992 (Movie)

John Riley (Actor)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

Peter McCallister (Actor)

Radio Flyer 1992 (Movie)

Daugherty (Actor)

Waterland 1992 (Movie)

Lewis Scott (Actor)

Deceived 1991 (Movie)

Jack Saunders (Actor)

Mindwalk 1991 (Movie)

Thomas Harriman (Actor)

Rambling Rose 1991 (Movie)

Willcox "Buddy" Hillyer (Actor)

Awakenings 1990 (Movie)

Doctor Kaufman (Actor)

Home Alone 1990 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The End of Innocence 1990 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

The Package 1989 (Movie)

Glen Whitacre (Actor)

Beaches 1988 (Movie)

John Pierce (Actor)

Betrayed 1988 (Movie)

Michael Carnes (Actor)

Big 1988 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Dear America: Letters Homes From Vietnam 1988 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Out on a Limb 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

Charlie Bloom (Actor)

The Seventh Sign 1988 (Movie)

Reverend (Actor)

The Telephone 1988 (Movie)

Telephone Man (Actor)

Tender Is The Night 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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After Hours 1985 (Movie)

Tom--the Bartender (Actor)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

Brother Timothy (Actor)

Trip to Bountiful 1985 (Movie)

Ludie Watts (Actor)

C.H.U.D. 1984 (Movie)

George Cooper (Actor)

Best Revenge 1983 (Movie)

Charlie Grainger (Actor)

Legs 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Violated 1983 (Movie)

Skipper (Actor)

Cat People 1982 (Movie)

Oliver Yates (Actor)

Cutter's Way 1981 (Movie)

Alex Cutter (Actor)

Too Scared to Scream 1981 (Movie)

Lab Technician (Actor)

Chilly Scenes of Winter 1979 (Movie)

Charles Richardson (Actor)

Heart Beat 1979 (Movie)

Jack Kerouac (Actor)

The Scarlet Letter 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Between the Lines 1977 (Movie)

Harry Lucas (Actor)

First Love 1977 (Movie)

David (Actor)

On the Yard 1977 (Movie)

Juleson (Actor)

Animal Factory (TV Show)

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Because Mommy Works (TV Show)

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Cross of Fire (TV Show)

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Legs (Movie)

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Monday Night Mayhem (TV Show)

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Necessity (TV Show)

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Silent Cradle (TV Show)

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The Big Heist (TV Show)

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The Photographer (TV Show)

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The Pilot's Wife (TV Show)

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The Wednesday Woman (TV Show)

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There Was a Little Boy (TV Show)

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Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

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Virtuoso (TV Show)

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Biography

An Obie-winning theater star of the 1970s, John Heard made the leap to motion pictures during that decade as the lead in such overlooked cult favorites as "Between the Lines" (1977), "Chilly Scenes of Winter" (1979) and "Cutter's Way" (1981) before transitioning to character roles in Hollywood, most notably as Macauley Culkin's dad in "Home Alone" (1990). Heard excelled as men in turmoil, whether romantic, moral or criminal, and brought gravity and complexity to even minor roles in films like "Awakenings" (1992) and "In the Line of Fire" (1993). Recurring roles on television provided him the time to flesh out his roles, including an Emmy-nominated turn as a crooked cop on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). His versatility made him one of the business's most recognizable and dependable actors.

Relationships

Sharon Heard

Wife
divorced mother of Heard's younger two children

John Heard

Father

Helen Heard

Mother

John Heard

Son
Born in September 1987 mother, Melissa Leo Heard was denied custody in 1994 by NY judge who ruled he lacked the temperament for parenting skills raised by mother

Margot Kidder Actor

Wife
divorced c. 1980 Married briefly for one year

Melissa Leo

Companion
Mother of Heard's son's John

Melissa Leo Actor

Companion
Mother of his son John Matthew No longer together In March 1997, Heard was charged with harassing Leo via telephone misuse and trespassing

EDUCATION

Clark University

Worcester , Massachusetts

Gonzaga College High School

Washington , Washington D.C.

Milestones

2007

Co-starred with Denzel Washington (also directed) in "The Great Debaters"

2006

Co-starred in the independent film, "Sweet Land"

2005

Cast as Prof. Roseman in the political drama "The Deal," starring Christian Slater

2002

Portrayed Roone Arledge in TNT's "Monday Night Mayhem"

2000

Cast in the critically acclaimed "Pollock," starring Ed Harris as the American painter

1998

Starred in Brian De Palma's "Snake Eyes" with Nicolas Cage

1996

Played Vice President Ted Matthews in the comedy "My Fellow Americans"

1995

Co-starred in "John Grisham's 'The Client'" (CBS)

1985

TV-miniseries debut, "Tender Is The Night"

1983

TV-movie debut, "Legs"

1979

TV debut in PBS drama special, "The Scarlet Letter

1977

Feature film debut in starring role, "Between the Lines"

Joined Chicago's Organic Theatre playing the lead in "Warp" (Chicago and NY)

Made professional stage debut in "The Remarkable Mr. Penny Packer"

Performed in numerous productions on-and-off Brodway from mid-1970s to early 80s

Bonus Trivia

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Arrested in November 1991 after defying a court order to leave his son alone, violating strict visitation rights, and slapping his son's mother Melissa Leo; charged with criminal contempt of court, custodial interference and assault.

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In November 1996, Heard was charged with stalking his son, the boy's mother Melissa Leo and her boyfriend. He was freed on $50,000 bond. Heard was later convicted of telephone misuse and trespassing with sentencing set for May 1997.

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