Heard, John

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Heard, John Gender: M
born on 7 March 1946 at 00:05 (= 12:05 AM )
Place Washington DC, USA, 38n53, 77w02
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°02' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°23 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°48'


American actor, with a boyish appearance and personable manner, who won the 1976-77 Theatre World Award for his performance in the 1976 play "Streamers." Two years later Heard won the Obie Award for two separate off-Broadway performances. The experienced stage performer is probably best known for his portrayal as McCauley Culkin’s affable, but bullheaded, father in the hit comedies "Home Alone," 1990 and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," 1992.

In 1968, he graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA. After an apprenticeship in Chicago’s free-form Organic Theatre, his first film role was that of an agitated and anxious correspondent for an underground newspaper in Joan Micklin Silver’s "Between the Lines." Primarily a supporting player, although occasionally cast as leading man, Heard broke into movies with a sizeable role in "First Love," 1977, and was listed as one of 12 "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 29. Probably most effective in character roles, and particularly successful playing self-righteous, unctuous yuppies and menacing bureaucrats, 1979’s "Head Over Heels" saw him cast in the leading role as an obsessive ex-boyfriend opposite Mary Beth Hurt. He entered the mainstream with his role in the 1981-82 erotic thriller "Cat People," and portrayed an abrasive business rival to Tom Hank’s character in the hit movie "Big," 1988.

Formerly married to actress Margot Kidder, they divorced in 1979. He has one son, John Matthew, with Melissa Leo, a former girlfriend. Leo was granted custody of their son after a court battle in 1994. In 1997 Heard was charged and convicted of telephone misuse and trespassing, while being acquitted of the more serious charges that he harassed Leo and assaulted her boyfriend, John Russell. Separate charges that he stalked Leo were dropped, as were those of invasion of privacy and trespassing. The case, which Heard said was "a father’s rights issue," and which apparently stemmed from visitation disputes, was described by the Baltimore District Court Judge as "a very emotional case and a very sad one."

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Social : End a program of study 1968 at 12:00 midnight in Worcester, MA (Clark University)
  • Work : Prize 1976 (Theatre World Award)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1977 ("First Love")
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1979 (Margot Kidder)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 (Home Alone)
  • Crime : Trial dates 1994 (Custody battle)
  • Crime : Trial dates 1997 (Telephone misuse and trespassing)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes him to Alan Simpson 5/1988

Wikipedia has 1945 as birth year


  • Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter (Accusations back and forth)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Margot Kidder)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Telephone misuse and trespassing)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Off-Broadway)