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John Heard

Highest Rated:   100% Rambling Rose (1991)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
  • Sheriff Parsons
2016
83% Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero
  • JP Monroe
2016
No Score Yet After The Reality
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Sister
  • Dr. Haleman
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
2015
30% Boys of Abu Ghraib
  • Sam Farmer
2014
90% Torn
  • Inspector Kalkowitz
2013
80% Snake & Mongoo$e
  • Wally Parks
2013
82% Sharknado
  • George
2013
25% Assault On Wall Street
  • Jeremy Stancroft
2013
57% Would You Rather
  • Conway
2013
No Score Yet The Insomniac
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Stealing Roses
  • Walter
2012
No Score Yet The Legends of Nethiah
  • Nethiah's Father
2012
No Score Yet A Perfect Ending
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet 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
38% The Lucky Ones
  • Bob
2008
No Score Yet Gamers
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier
  • Ace Morgan
2008
No Score Yet Little Hercules
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet P.J.: A Journey of the Heart
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet P.J.
  • Actor
2008
79% The Great Debaters
  • Sheriff Dozier
2007
No Score Yet Dead Lenny
  • Dr.Hooker
2007
83% Ciudad de Acero
  • Carl Lee
2007
85% Sweet Land
  • Minister Sorrensen
2006
37% The Guardian
  • Capt. Frank Larson
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
35% The Chumscrubber
  • Officer Lou Bratley
2005
59% 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
2004
No Score Yet Word of Honor
  • Dr. Steven Brandt
2003
No Score Yet The Pilot's Wife
  • Jack Lyons
2002
No Score Yet Monday Night Mayhem
  • Roone Arledge
2002
64% O
  • Dean Bob Brable
2001
No Score Yet The Boys of Sunset Ridge
  • John Burroughs
2001
No Score Yet The Secret Pact (The Pact)
  • Actor
2001
81% Pollock
  • Tony Smith
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
52% The Pelican Brief
  • Gavin Verheek
1993
95% In the Line of Fire
  • Prof. Riger
1993
24% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Peter
1992
58% Waterland
  • Scott
1992
32% Radio Flyer
  • Daugherty
1992
No Score Yet Me and Veronica
  • Frankie
1992
25% Gladiator
  • John Riley
1992
No Score Yet Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster
  • Dan Lawn
1992
38% 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
55% 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
No Score Yet Audubon Video - Ducks Under Siege
  • Actor
1989
29% Beaches
  • John Pierce
1988
45% Betrayed
  • Michael Carnes
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet The Telephone
  • Telephone Man
1988
No Score Yet Necessity
  • Charlie
1988
19% The Seventh Sign
  • Reverend
1988
59% 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
90% After Hours
  • Tom, the Bartender
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
23% C.H.U.D. (Chud)
  • George Cooper
1984
No Score Yet Legs
  • Actor
1983
65% Cat People
  • Oliver Yates
1982
90% 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
No Score Yet Between the Lines
  • Harry Lucas
1977
No Score Yet Rush It
  • Byron
1977
No Score Yet Counting For Thunder
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Kenwall 'Duke' Duquesne
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Cdr. Barry Garner
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Performer
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Larry Wiegert
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Grobman Walter Grobman Mitch Burke
45% Gravity
2010
  • B.C.
57% The Beast
2009
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Peter
45% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
2015
  • William Almy
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Gunther Thorpe
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Actor
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Vin Makasian Vin Mazakian Vin Makazian
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013
  • Bruce Sappire
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005-2009
  • Gov. Frank Tancredi
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • McCourt
35% APB
2017
  • Joe
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Michael Thomas
26% MacGyver
2016
  • Arthur Ericson
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Roger Ridley
95% Elementary
2012
  • Henry Watson

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