John Heard Dead Dies

Home Alone's John Heard Dead at 72; TV Roles Included The Sopranos

Veteran actor John Heard, familiar to many as Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone pop, was found dead on Friday in a Palo Alto, Calif. hotel room. He was 72.

A cause of death is not yet known, reports TMZ.

On the smaller screen, Heard’s credits included CBS’ adaptation of the 1994 John Grisham film The Client, The Sopranos (for which he earned an Emmy nomination as corrupt cop Vin Makazian), Jack & Bobby, Prison Break (playing Sara Tancredi’s governor father), NCIS: Los Angeles and, most recently, spring episodes of Fox’s APB and WGN America’s Outsiders.

In addition to his turns as Peter McCallister, Heard’s many film credits include Big, The Trip to Bountiful and Beaches.

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18 Comments
  1. Beckers0505 says:

    Oh no! I really enjoyed his movies. How sad.

  2. Syl says:

    I always got him mixed up with Bruce Davison and Ryan O’Neal. RIP.

  3. karrie pgh says:

    We just got caught up with ELEMENTARY to season 4, that’s the most recent thing we’ve seen him in. May kindness be extended to all who will miss him.

  4. Joel Maurice says:

    He looked great for 72. Will be missed.

  5. Kevin Tran says:

    I’ve always remember him as Macaulay Culkin’s dad in Home Alone 1 & 2 not to mention his amazing performance on The Sopranos (whacked after a suicidal plunged into the water). RIP John Heard :-(

  6. M says:

    Condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

  7. georgecamrose says:

    Unforgettable in the title role in Ivan Passer’s “Cutters Way.” As good or better than any film actor of his generation yet he somehow eluded leading man-hood, alas. RIP.

  8. KB says:

    He really cracked me up, in My Fellow Americans. Just shocked he’s gone. May he rest in peace.

  9. herman1959 says:

    In addition to the credits noted, he did multiple (I believe) guest appearances in the Law & Order franchise. He was a solid, dependable actor who knew his craft.

    • karrie pgh says:

      He had one in PERSON OF INTEREST that we still remember. Heckuva year, thought 2017 might give us a break.

  10. Debra Mcgarry says:

    You will be missed! RIP!

  11. Joey Padron says:

    Sad to hear of his passing, he was a good actor. RIP.

  12. Arlene says:

    oh too awful again.

  13. Lyn says:

    I was just watching him as a very young man on a MIAMI VICE rerun a couple nights ago.

  14. Another Poster says:

    Rest in Peace to John Heard, who passed away after an operation to try and heal a back injury.
    Condolences to family, friends, and fans.

  15. annieo53 says:

    RIP to a talented actor. Condolences to his family and friends.