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John Heard


Born - 21 July 1945, Washington, DC, USA
Died - 21 July 2017

Chunky American leading man of warmth and versatility, with light-brown hair, lantern jaw and laconic good looks slightly along the lines of George Segal. After theatrical experience in Chicago and New York, he remained a stage actor until his early thirties. His position as a promising new face on the independent scene had declined by the late 1980s and he played Macaulay Culkin's father in the Home Alone movies. A prodigious worker to the end, he appeared in close to 200 films and TV movies. After a debut in the TV movie Valley Forge in 1975, he made, among many others, First Love (1977), Heart Beat (1979), Head Over Heels (1979), Cat People (1982), Best Revenge (1984), After Hours (1985), The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Big (1988), Beaches (1988), The Package (1989), Awakenings (1990), Home Alone (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993), The Pelican Brief (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996), Snake Eyes (1998), Pollock (2000), White Chicks (2004), Edison (2005), Steel City (2006), The Lucky Ones (2008), The Truth (2010), A Perfect Ending (2012), Warren (2014), The Murder Pact (2015), Searching for Fortune (2017) and Living Among Us (2018), his last. His three brief marriages, the first to actress Margot Kidder, all ended in divorce. He died following back surgery.