John Heard

Highest Rated: 100% Rambling Rose (1991)
Birthday: Mar 7, 1945
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
A veteran of Chicago's free-form Organic Theatre, the boyish, personable John Heard won the Theatre World Award for his performance in the 1976 play Streamers, and two years later was the recipient of the Obie Award for two separate off-Broadway productions. He made his film bow as the harried correspondent for an underground newspaper in Joan Micklin Silver's Between the Lines. In Silver's 1979 Head Over Heels, Heard again received top billing, this time as the obsessive ex-lover of Mary Beth Hurt. One of his first "mainstream" leading roles was in Paul Schrader's erotic thriller Cat People (1981). Heard was agreeable, if a little bullheaded, as Macaulay Culkin's dad in the two Home Alone films; less agreeable was his portrayal of Tom Hanks' abrasive business rival in Big (1988) On television, Heard was seen as the tormented Reverend Dimmesdale opposite Meg Foster's Hester Prynne in the PBS production of The Scarlet Letter, and was heard as one of the celebrity voices on the made-for-cable Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (1987). John Heard was at one time married to actress Margot Kidder. He turned in fine supporting work in Beaches, and was the bad guy in the Tom Hanks hit Big. A well-respected character actor, Heard continued to work in projects as diverse as Rambling Rose, Radio Flyer, In the Line of Fire, and the comedy My Fellow Americans. He had a major part in the Brian De Palma thriller Snake Eyes in 1998, and the next year he had a brief recurring part on The Sopranos. He appeared in the 2000 biopic Pollock, and the next year was in the Shakespeare inspired high-school drama O. In 2002 he played legendary television executive Roone Arledge in the made for TV film Monday Night Mayhem, and in 2004 he appeared in the comedy White Chicks. He worked non-stop throughout the rest of the decade appearing in such films as The Great Debaters, The Guardian, and Formosa Betrayed. In 2007 he was cast in the short-lived ABC series Cavemen. In 2011 he was part of the ensemble in the well-regarded docudrama about the 2008 financial meltdown, Too Big to Fail.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
14% Living Among Us Andrew 2018
99% The Tale Older Bill 2018
40% So B. It Thurman Hil $8K 2017
60% Last Rampage Actor 2017
No Score Yet Pray for Rain Markus Gardner 2017
No Score Yet Searching for Fortune Denton Sr. 2017
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Sheriff Parsons $39.9K 2016
83% Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero JP Monroe $0.3M 2016
No Score Yet After The Reality Bob 2016
No Score Yet Boiling Pot Tim Davis 2015
No Score Yet The Murder Pact John LaSalle 2015
No Score Yet Tell Tale Lies Actor 2015
85% Animals Albert $12.5K 2015
30% Boys of Abu Ghraib Sam Farmer 2014
No Score Yet Warren Actor 2014
90% Torn Inspector Kalkowitz $5.4K 2013
80% Snake & Mongoo$e Wally Parks 2013
82% Sharknado George 2013
25% Assault On Wall Street Jeremy Stancroft 2013
59% Would You Rather Conway 2013
No Score Yet The Insomniac Actor 2013
No Score Yet A Perfect Ending Actor 2012
No Score Yet Stealing Roses Walter 2012
No Score Yet The Legends of Nethiah Nethiah's Father 2012
74% Too Big to Fail Joe Gregory 2011
No Score Yet The Truth Jonathan Davenport 2010
34% Formosa Betrayed Tom Braxton 2010
No Score Yet San Francisco 2177 Actor 2010
No Score Yet Billy Daniels: That Old Black Magic Actor 2009
No Score Yet P.J. (PJ) Dr. Alan Shearson 2008
No Score Yet Generation Gap Principal Stewart 2008
37% The Lucky Ones Bob $0.2M 2008
No Score Yet Gamers Actor 2008
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier Ace Morgan 2008
No Score Yet P.J. Actor 2008
No Score Yet Little Hercules Actor 2008
No Score Yet P.J.: A Journey of the Heart Actor 2008
79% The Great Debaters Sheriff Dozier $30M 2007
No Score Yet Dead Lenny Dr.Hooker 2007
83% Steel City Carl Lee 2007
85% Sweet Land Minister Sorrensen $1.3M 2006
0% Edison (Edison Force) Tilman 2006
No Score Yet Gamers Gordon's Dad 2006
No Score Yet Brothers Three: An American Gothic Father 2006
No Score Yet Little Hercules in 3-D Actor 2006
No Score Yet Tracks Prison Warden 2005
37% The Chumscrubber Officer Lou Bratley 2005
56% Mind the Gap Henry 2005
21% The Deal Professor Roseman 2005
No Score Yet Locusts Actor 2005
50% Freak Weather David 2005
No Score Yet My Tiny Universe Bobby 2004
15% White Chicks Warren Vandergeld $69.2M 2004
No Score Yet Word of Honor Dr. Steven Brandt 2003
No Score Yet The Pilot's Wife Jack Lyons 2002
67% Monday Night Mayhem Roone Arledge 2002
64% O Dean Bob Brable $15.6M 2001
No Score Yet The Boys of Sunset Ridge John Burroughs 2001
No Score Yet The Secret Pact (The Pact) Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Big Heist Richard Woods 2001
81% Pollock Tony Smith $7.3M 2000
82% Animal Factory James Decker 2000
No Score Yet Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Sgt. Larry Mason 2000
No Score Yet The Photographer Marcello 2000
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 2000
37% Desert Blue Prof. Lance Davidson 1999
No Score Yet Fish Out of Water Gregor 1999
No Score Yet Executive Power Actor 1999
No Score Yet A Fish Out of Water Gregor 1999
40% Snake Eyes Gilbert Powell 1998
No Score Yet Men George 1998
No Score Yet The Pact Actor 1998
30% One Eight Seven Dave Childress 1997
No Score Yet Executive Power Cyrus Walker 1997
No Score Yet Silent Cradle Actor 1997
47% My Fellow Americans Ted Matthews 1996
32% Before and After Wendell Bye 1996
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995
No Score Yet Spoils of War Andrew 1994
53% The Pelican Brief Gavin Verheek 1993
96% In the Line of Fire Prof. Riger 1993
No Score Yet There Was a Little Boy Greg Warner 1993
32% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Peter 1992
53% Waterland Scott 1992
33% Radio Flyer Daugherty 1992
No Score Yet Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Dan Lawn 1992
No Score Yet Me and Veronica Frankie 1992
31% Gladiator John Riley 1992
39% Deceived Jack 1991
100% Rambling Rose Willcox 1991
No Score Yet Bodywaves Actor 1991
88% Awakenings Dr. Kaufman 1990
No Score Yet The End of Innocence Dean 1990
65% Home Alone Peter McCallister 1990
88% Mindwalk Thomas Harriman 1990
No Score Yet Blown Away Actor 1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire Actor 1989
64% The Package Col. Glen Whitacre 1989
38% Beaches John Pierce 1988
42% Betrayed Michael Carnes Director 1988
No Score Yet The Telephone Telephone Man 1988
No Score Yet Necessity Charlie 1988
15% The Seventh Sign Reverend 1988
57% The Milagro Beanfield War Charlie Bloom 1988
97% Big Paul 1988
No Score Yet Out on a Limb David 1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Actor 1987
100% The Trip to Bountiful Ludie Watts 1985
88% After Hours Tom, the Bartender $10.7M 1985
No Score Yet Too Scared to Scream Lab Technician 1985
40% Heaven Help Us Brother Timothy 1985
No Score Yet Violated Skipper 1985
No Score Yet Best Revenge (Misdeal) Charlie 1984
29% C.H.U.D. (Chud) George Cooper 1984
No Score Yet Legs Actor 1983
62% Cat People Oliver Yates 1982
91% Cutter's Way Alex Cutter 1981
No Score Yet Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin' Down Blues Actor 1981
No Score Yet Linda Hopkins: Deep in the Night Actor 1981
No Score Yet Freda Payne: High Standards Actor 1980
No Score Yet Heart Beat Jack Kerouac 1980
No Score Yet O.C. Smith: How Sweet It Is Actor 1980
No Score Yet Head over Heels Charles Richardson 1979
No Score Yet On the Yard Juleson 1979
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter Rev. Mr. Dimmesdale 1979
No Score Yet First Love David 1977
91% Between the Lines Harry Lucas 1977
No Score Yet Rush It Byron 1977
No Score Yet Counting For Thunder Actor

TV

CREDIT
35% APB
2017
Joe
  • 2017
60% Prison Break
2005-2017
Gov. Frank Tancredi
  • 2017
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
97% Elementary
2012
Henry Watson
  • 2016
No Score Yet MacGyver
2016
Arthur Ericson
  • 2016
50% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
2015
William Almy
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Roger Ridley
  • 2014
87% Modern Family
2009
Gunther Thorpe
  • 2014
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Michael Thomas
  • 2014
92% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
McCourt
  • 2014
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013-2016
Bruce Sappire
  • 2014
  • 2013
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself
  • 2010
45% Gravity
2010
B.C.
  • 2010
87% Southland
2009-2013
  • 2009
61% The Beast
2009
  • 2009
95% Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
Cdr. Barry Garner
  • 2006
No Score Yet Jack & Bobby
2004-2005
Dennis Morgenthal
  • 2005
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Peter Houseman
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Kenwall 'Duke' Duquesne
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Peter
  • 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Allen
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Larry Wiegert
  • 2001
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Vin Makasian Vin Mazakian Vin Makazian
  • 1999
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Grobman Walter Grobman Mitch Burke
  • 1999
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Parrish
  • 1987
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Thurmond
  • 1986
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Performer
25% The Client
2016

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