John Heard Biography

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Born: March 07, 1946


Date of Birth: March 7, 1946

John Heard was born in Washington, D.C., where he studied acting at Catholic University. Audiences know him best as the Macaulay Culkin's forgetful Dad in the first two Home Alone movies.

But gossip columnists know him as the former husband of Margot Kidder.

Heard got his start on stage at the Organic Theatre in Chicago, where he won a Theatre World award in 1976. He also earned three Obie Awards for his Off-Broadway work (G.R. Point, Othello, Split) before making his screen debut in Between the Lines.

He went on to appear in Head Over Heels and Cat People before playing opposite Tom Hanks in Big and opposite Meg Foster in The Scarlett Letter for PBS television.


O (2001)
Pollock (2000)
Fish Out of Water (1999)
Jazz Night (1999)
The Secret Pact (1999)
Desert Blue (1998)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Men (1997)
187 (1997)
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Before and After (1996)
Because Mommy Works (1994)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Me and Veronica (1993)
The Pelican Brief (1993) Radio Flyer (1992)
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
Gladiator (1992)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Waterland (1992)
Body Waves (1991)
Mindwalk (1991)
Deceived (1991)
Rambling Rose (1991)
Home Alone (1990)
The End of Innocence (1990)
Blown Away (1990)
Awakenings (1990)
Virtuoso (1989)
Cross of Fire (1989)
The Package (1989)
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1988)
Beaches (1988)
Necessity (1988)
Big (1988)
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Betrayed (1988)
The Seventh Sign (1988)
The Telephone (1987)
Out on a Limb (1987)
Out on a Limb - Collector's Edition (1986)
Too Scared to Scream (1985)
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Violated (1985)
After Hours (1985)
Heaven Help Us (1985)
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Best Revenge (1983)
Legs (1983)
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Cat People (1982)
Cutter's Way (1981)
Heart Beat (1980)
On the Yard (1979)
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
First Love (1977)
Rush It (1977)
Between the Lines (1977)

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