John Heard
Actor
John Heard
John Heard, Jr. is an American actor well known for his recurring role as Peter McCallister, in the first two installments of the Home Alone movie series. In 2011 he appeared as Lehman Brothers COO Joe Gregory in Too Big to Fail, a HBO film. He also starred in Cat People, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Pelican Brief and Big.
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Friday's TV Highlights: The CW's 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' on KTLA
LATimes - 3 months
SERIES MacGyver John Heard (“Home Alone”) guest stars as MacGyver’s (Lucas Till) favorite middle school science teacher, whose best student (guest star Amiah Miller) has been kidnapped. Jeremy London also guest stars with George Eads, Justin Hires and Sandrine Holt. 8 p.m. CBS Last Man Standing...
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Newcomer Talitha Bateman Shines in "So B. It" Movie -- a Heartbreaking Story that Will Leave You Smiling
Huffington Post - 9 months
Talitha Bateman. Tuck that name away in your memory palace. The teenage actor gives a brave, eye-opening performance in So B. It, a poignantly sweet yet funny movie, a tale about love, loss, and reconnecting with what matters most in life -- family and being authentic. Bateman, who was 13 at the time of filming, is a dynamo, and her acting in one money shot when she falls apart bawling from the very depths of her soul will break anyone's hardened heart. So B. It, which is based on author Sarah Weeks' book, premieres at the LA Film Festival on June 7. It's directed by illustrious Stephen Gyllenhaal, and has a sterling veteran cast of performers including Alfre Woodard, John Heard and Cloris Leachman, as well as Jessica Collins, Jacinda Barrett and Dash Mihok. It's a great talent mix that was brought together by casting director Richard Hicks (Zero Dark Thirty, Gravity) to work on the type of "wonderful movie script that doesn't get made much anymore," suggests producer J. To ...
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NCAA Tournament: Houston high school boys standouts all over the bracket
Houston Chronicle - almost 2 years
Local men in the 2015 NCAA Tournament It’s no secret college basketball coaches flock to Houston to recruit players. They can play and are contributing at the next level. Just take a look at the NCAA Tournament bracket. From top seeds to those who needed conference tournament titles to punch their ticket, Houston players will be all over the television screens as the tournament cranks up this weekend. The list starts with the country’s top team. Two years after leading Travis to a state championship, Aaron and Andrew Harrison are hoping to complete an undefeated s ...
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Bas Teri Hi Kami Hai: Hollywood calls out to Mahnoor
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
Pakistani actor Mahnoor Baloch has certainly kept us on her toes. After her recent stint in Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, the actor is now seen in the trailer of Hollywood film Torn. Facebook is flooded with shared posts of Mahnoor’s new project, with people going gaga over her acting skills (and good looks). Directed by Jeremiah Birnbaum, Torn is a family drama that revolves around two families whose sons are killed in a bomb explosion. The age-defying beauty, who was recently seen shaking her toned leg in the much-hyped Pakistani movie Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, will be playing a lead character (one of the mothers) in the movie alongside Star Trek’s Captain Robau, Faran Tahir. Torn also stars actors John Heard and Dendrie Taylor. Mahnoor made her debut on television back in 1993 with PTV’s hit drama serial Marvi and has been working on and off ever since. The movie was previously titled Two Mothers but was then changed. It is scheduled to release some ...
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Dr. Abraham Froman: Sharknado Director Ferrante Comes Clean
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The much ballyhooed film Sharknado has been hailed as a tour de force and possibly the greatest film ever capturing the sharknado experience in such depth. But then, what would one expect in a vehicle featuring premium acting talent like Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, as well as John Heard, who most presumed deceased. After first being released on television, in celebration of the film's theatrical release this week, CafePress TV's Aaron Perlut talked to Sharknado's now-legendary director Anthony Ferrante about the film and dug into the deep questions that every fan wants to know.
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Helen Davey: The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part II
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of (Part II) "There are epochs in our lives that mark the beginning of new paragraphs, in our individual histories; we remember them like milestones." (John Davey, 1920) In Part I of my story about my grandfather, John Davey, I mentioned that he has been recognized as a genius. What do I mean by "genius"? A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of unprecedented insight (Wikipedia). And what produces a genius? There is, in fact, empirical reason for believing that the development of genius may sometimes be enhanced by traumatic or adverse experiences in childhood and adolescence. But the type of adversity that has attracted the most scientific research is early parental loss or orphanhood. This literature has found a tendency for geniuses of all kinds to have experienced the death of one or both parents at ...
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Maureen Ryan: 5 Lessons From The Return of 'Arrested Development'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
After more than a week of pondering, I think I've finally figured out the point of Season 4 of "Arrested Development": I can only assume the goal was to cure TV aficionados of wanting to revive any classic show, ever. Much of the fourth season serves as an equivalent to the kind of scary warning the Bluth kids used to get from J. Walter Weatherman, the one-armed man who menaced them as kids. But instead of instilling terror as to what might happen if we put an empty milk container back in the fridge, Season 4 stands as a warning to anyone who's advocating for the return of a show for which they had great affection: Be careful what you wish for, because the results can be deeply misguided. Buster's late-season outing, Episode 14, works from start to finish; there are lines that land here and there, and some of the satire of the movie-making business is amusing. John Heard, a news anchor, and Ron Howard, who also narrates the show, emerge as key supporting players in the ...
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Mental health reporters say Newtown shooting coverage shows progress (Andrew Beaujon/Poynter)
Mediagazer - about 4 years
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Mental health reporters say Newtown shooting coverage shows progress  —  When I looked at the state of reporting on mental-health issues after the Newtown, Conn., shootings, I saw a forbidding landscape.  John Head sees improvement.  When he started reporting on mental health …
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Cindy Williams: A Call for Compassion
Huffington Post - over 4 years
On the screen and in television I've acted in mostly comedic roles -- slices of life in the good old days. But recently I played a different kind of comedic role in an independent film that light-heartedly tells a love story of a woman caught in between the cracks of healthcare. The film is called Stealing Roses and my character, Rose, is diagnosed with cancer. She and her husband, Walter (wonderfully played by actor John Heard), can't afford health insurance, are too young for Medicare and not "poor enough" for Medicaid. With his back up against a wall, Walter plans a bank robbery to save Rose while their son, a cop, tries to stop him. The storyline in Stealing Roses is a timely topic told in a sensitive way. But in this day and age -- why do we even have to tell this story? Well, we have to tell it because, sadly, it exists every day in our country. Haven't we all been affected by friends or family members that have hardship stories regarding the lack of health insurance ...
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Where eager Gauls dare: French stuntmen's jawdropping jumps and highwire walks off 1000ft Orkney cliff
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
A group of French adrenaline junkies wanted to make their first trip to the UK special - so risked their lives base jumping from a 1,000ft cliff and walking on high wires in St John's Head, Orkney.
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Beaudreau Calls Airport Proposal Delay 'Borderline Insubordination' - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The May vote followed a motion by District 4 Commissioner John Heard to eliminate commercialization as an option for Briscoe Field. Beaudreau proposed a substitute motion to direct staff to issue a request for proposals (RFPs) for privatization that
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From a 1961 edition of the Southern Standard - Siftings Herald
Google News - over 5 years
By Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Johnson following their wedding; Carolyn Sue Love on the announcement of her engagement; John Heard, Boots Nowlin, Jimmy Dunlap, Mac Roberson, Ed McCorkle and Justin Estes upon the announcement they were headed to Boys
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Gwinnett Park projects approved for Harbins, Rabbit Hill - Duluth Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
District 4 Commissioner John Heard received a commitment from the Mountain View Youth Athletic Association to assist the County in maintaining the park. “It's appropriate that we took up this item on the same day we enacted a countywide volunteer
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Soccer Fields Get Green Light From BOC - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
District 4 Commissioner John Heard said tabling the vote gave him more time to gather information. “I wanted to get input from the local participants at the park, particularly the Mountain View Athletic Association and the soccer clubs,” Heard said
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Phoenix homeowner turns tables on burglar - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
Google News - over 5 years
PHOENIX - While sitting on the couch Tuesday morning, Willy John heard his pet chihuahua start barking. Willy got up, and in the bedroom of his Central Phoenix home, he came face to face with a burglar. "You just don't know," said Willy
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Heard
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  • 2010
    Age 64
    Heard and Pritchard married on May 24, 2010, in Los Angeles and divorced on December 22nd 2010 after nearly 7 months of marriage.
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  • 2008
    Age 62
    Asked about his career in 2008, Heard replied,
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 57
    In 2003, he was inducted into the Gonzaga College High School Theatre Hall of Fame.
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  • 1997
    Age 51
    In 1997, he was found guilty of trespassing Leo's home in Baltimore, Maryland's Fell's Point neighborhood, but acquitted of charges of trespassing at their son's school.
    More Details Hide Details He has two other former wives, Sharon Heard and Lana Pritchard. Sharon and Heard have two children together, son Max and a daughter named Annika.
    He starred with Samuel L. Jackson in 1997's One Eight Seven and was featured in the 2000 miniseries Perfect Murder, Perfect Town.
    More Details Hide Details He has had roles on The Sopranos as crooked cop Vin Makazian for which he received an Emmy nomination as outstanding guest actor, and on Battlestar Galactica as Commander Barry Garner. He had recurring roles on CSI: Miami (as Kenwall Duquesne, father of Calleigh Duquesne) and Prison Break (as Frank Tancredi, governor of Illinois and father of Sara Tancredi). Among other film and television roles in the 2000s and 2010s, he played the mayor of Chicago on two episodes of the Fox series The Chicago Code. He has been announced he will playing the elderly billionaire in the adaption of John Grisham's novel The Testament.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 48
    In 1994 he played the part of David Manning in the ABC miniseries Out on a Limb, which depicted Shirley MacLaine's written account, of the same name, of her journey toward acceptance of spiritual and extraterrestrial realities.
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  • 1993
    Age 47
    In 1993 he played FBI agent Gavin Vereek in The Pelican Brief.
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  • 1992
    Age 46
    Also in 1992, he played Daugherty in the film Radio Flyer.
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  • 1991
    Age 45
    Heard was arrested in 1991 and charged with third-degree assault for allegedly slapping Leo.
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  • 1990
    Age 44
    In 1990, Heard starred in the philosophical film Mindwalk, in which three characters from different socialitical and poetical backgrounds express their opinions on the human experience; that year, he was also featured in the hugely successful comedy Home Alone (and also starred in its 1992 sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York) and in Awakenings alongside Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
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  • 1988
    Age 42
    He co-starred with Bette Midler in Beaches in 1988, and played real-life Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson in the TV-miniseries Cross of Fire in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details In 1991, he starred in Deceived (opposite Goldie Hawn), playing Jack Saunders, and in 1992, he starred in Gladiator, opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr.
    In 1988 he was seen in the film The Milagro Beanfield War.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year he had a notable role playing Paul, Tom Hanks's adult corporate competitor and jilted boyfriend of Elizabeth Perkins, in Big.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 39
    In Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys), John Heard played as a monk named Brother Timothy in the 1985 comedy-drama film.
    More Details Hide Details In After Hours that same year, Heard was bartender Tom Schorr.
    The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 film in which he had a starring role.
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  • 1984
    Age 38
    In 1984, he co-starred as photographer George Cooper in C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers) alongside future Home Alone co-star Daniel Stern.
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  • 1981
    Age 35
    In 1981, he had the starring role of Alex Cutter in the film Cutter's Way.
    More Details Hide Details He played the lover of Nastassja Kinski, one of the main characters, in the remake of Cat People.
  • 1979
    Age 33
    Heard was married for six days to actress Margot Kidder in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details He has a son, John Matthew "Jack" Heard, with ex-girlfriend Melissa Leo.
    He was the male lead in the 1979 film Head Over Heels (which was renamed and rereleased as Chilly Scenes of Winter in 1982).
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    Heard won Obie Awards for his performances in Othello and Split in 1979–80.
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    In 1979 he played Arthur Dimmesdale in a television production of The Scarlet Letter.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 28
    He appeared off-Broadway in 1974 in Mark Medoff's play The Wager and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in 1977 in a series of new plays.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on March 7, 1945.
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