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John Heard
Heard in 2010
John Matthew Heard

(1946-03-07)March 7, 1946
Cause of deathHeart attack
Years active1974–2017
Spouse(s)Margot Kidder (m. 1979–1980) «start: (1979)–end+1: (1981)»"Marriage: Margot Kidder to John Heard" Location: (linkback:
Sharon Heard (m. 1988–1996) «start: (1988)–end+1: (1997)»"Marriage: Sharon Heard to John Heard" Location: (linkback:
Lana Pritchard (m. 2010–2010) «start: (2010)–end+1: (2011)»"Marriage: Lana Pritchard to John Heard" Location: (linkback:
Children3 (including John James Heard)
Parent(s)John Henry Heard

John Matthew Heard (March 7, 1946 – July 21, 2017) was an American movie and television actor.

Early life

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]


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.


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]


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