John Heywood was widely known for his acting on the big screen. Heywood's early roles were in dramas like "The Visitor" (1973). He also appeared in the TV movie "The Christmas Visitor" (Disney, 1987-88). He kept working in film throughout the eighties, starring in the thriller "Ground Zero" (1988) with Colin Friels and the dramatic period piece "The Lighthorsemen" (1988) with Jon Blake. He also had a part in the TV miniseries "The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years" (1995-96). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Roar" (Fox, 1996-97). Heywood most recently acted in "Shanghai Noon" (2000) with Jackie Chan.