Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$3.5 Million
Mar 7, 1945 - Jul 21, 2017 (72 years old)
Washington, D.C.
5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)
Actor, Film Producer
United States of America
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John Heard was an American actor who had a net worth of $3.5 million at the time of his death. John Heard was known for his roles in such films as "Cutter's Way," "Beaches," "The Trip to Bountiful," "Big," and "Home Alone." On television, he had notable roles on "The Client" and "Prison Break," among other shows, and earned an Emmy Award nomination for his guest role on "The Sopranos" in 1999. Heard's other credits include the films "Cat People," "Awakenings," "The Great Debaters," and "The Tale." Unfortunately, John Heard died on July 21, 2017 at the age of 72. John had recently undergone a minor surgery at Stanford Medical Center. He was found by a hotel maid at his Palo Alto hotel room. John was married three times and is survived by three children.

Early Life and Education

John Heard was born on March 7, 1946 in Washington, DC to John Sr. and Helen. His father worked for the office of the Secretary of Defense, while his mother appeared in community theater. As a teenager, Heard went to Gonzaga College High School. He subsequently attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and then the Catholic University of America back in Washington, DC. Heard has two sisters, and had a brother who passed away in 2017.

Career Beginnings on Stage

Heard began his acting career in the 70s on stage. He acted off-Broadway in the play "The Wager" and appeared in a production of "Hamlet" at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Following that, Heard starred in such plays as "G.R. Point," "Othello," and "Split," all of which won him Obie Awards.

Film Career

Heard made his film debut in the 1977 ensemble drama "Between the Lines," starring as Harry Lucas. The same year, he appeared in the romantic drama "First Love." Heard was subsequently in "Rush It," "On the Yard," "Chilly Scenes of Winter," and "Heart Beat." In 1981, he starred as the titular character in Ivan Passer's neo-noir thriller "Cutter's Way." The year after that, Heard starred as the lover of Nastassja Kinski's character in Paul Schrader's remake of the supernatural horror film "Cat People." He starred in another horror film, "C.H.U.D.," in 1984, and also starred in the Canadian drama "Best Revenge." Heard's subsequent credits included such films as "Too Scared to Scream"; "Heaven Help Us"; "After Hours"; "The Trip to Bountiful"; "The Milagro Beanfield War"; "Big"; "Betrayed"; "Beaches"; and "The Package." Kicking off the 90s, Heard starred in "Mindwalk," "The End of Innocence," and "Awakenings." He also played negligent father Peter McCallister in the hit Christmas comedy "Home Alone," a role he reprised in the sequel "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York." Heard's other notable credits during the decade included "Rambling Rose"; "Deceived"; "Radio Flyer"; "Waterland"; "The Pelican Brief"; "My Fellow Americans"; "Men"; "Snake Eyes"; and "Desert Blue."

At the dawn of the 21st century, Heard appeared in "Animal Factory," "The Photographer," and "Pollock." He was then in "O," "Mind the Gap," "White Chicks," "The Chumscrubber," "Edison," and "The Deal," among other films. In 2006, Heard starred in "Steel City" and had a supporting role in "The Guardian." Further supporting roles came in "The Great Debaters" and "The Lucky Ones," while a leading role came in "Formosa Betrayed." Heard continued to be prolific throughout the 2010s, with credits including "Would You Rather," "The Insomniac," "Snake and Mongoose," "Torn," "Boiling Pot," "Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero," and "So B. It." Heard's final three films, released posthumously from 2018 to 2019, were "The Tale," "Living Among Us," and "Imprisoned."

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Television Career

On the small screen, Heard had his first role playing Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale in the 1979 television miniseries adaptation of "The Scarlet Letter." He next appeared in the television films "Will There Really Be a Morning?" and "Legs." Throughout the 80s, Heard made guest appearances on such shows as "Kate & Allie," "Miami Vice," "The Equalizer," and "Screen Two." He closed out the decade starring in the television film "Cross of Fire." Heard continued to star in television films in the early 90s, with credits such as "Dead Ahead" and "Because Mommy Works." He subsequently landed his first main role in a regular series, playing District Attorney Roy Foltrigg on the short-lived CBS legal thriller "The Client," based on the eponymous film that was based on the eponymous John Grisham book. Later, in 1999, Heard began playing Detective Vin Makazian on the HBO crime drama "The Sopranos," a guest role he continued through 2004. For his work, he earned an Emmy Award nomination.

In the early 00s, Heard appeared in the television films "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town," "The Big Heist," "Monday Night Mayhem," and "Word of Honor," as well as episodes of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Touched by an Angel," and "Hack." From 2003 to 2005, he played the recurring role of Kenwall Duquesne on "CSI: Miami," and from 2004 to 2005 played the recurring role of Dennis Morgenthal on the short-lived "Jack & Bobby." Heard had another recurring role, as Illinois Governor Frank Tancredi, on "Prison Break" from 2005 to 2006. He went on to appear in episodes of such shows as "Battlestar Galactica," "Cavemen," "Entourage," "My Own Worst Enemy," "The Beast," "Southland," and "Gravity." Among Heard's other notable credits were the television films "Too Big to Fail" and "Sharknado" and the miniseries "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles." He made his final appearances on television in 2017 in episodes of "MacGyver," "APB," and "Outsiders."

Personal Life and Death

Heard was married and divorced three times. His first wife was actress Margot Kidder, to whom he was wed from 1979 to 1980. Later, in 1988, he married Sharon, with whom he had two children named Annika and Maxwell. The couple divorced in 1996. Heard's third and final wife was Lana Pritchard; they married in 2010 and divorced after seven months. Outside of his marriages, Heard had a son named John with actress Melissa Leo in the late 80s. Heard was arrested in the early 90s for allegedly assaulting Leo, and later in the decade was arrested for trespassing on her property.

In July of 2017, Heard was found unresponsive by the staff of a hotel in Palo Alto, California, where he was staying after having minor back surgery. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Heard was 71 years of age.

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