Heard, John 1945(?)–

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Heard, John 1945(?)–


Born March 7, 1945 (some sources say 1946), in Washington, DC; son of Helen Heard; married Margot Kidder (an actress), 1979 (divorced, 1979); married Melissa Leo (an actress; divorced); married Sharon (separated, c. 1995); children: (second marriage) John Matthew; (third marriage) two. Education: Graduated from Clark University, 1968; graduate study at Catholic University of America.

Addresses: Manager—Overview Management, 3928 Carpenter Ave., Suite 202, Studio City, CA 91604.

Career: Actor.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, Obie Award, best performance, Village Voice, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actor in a play, 1977, all for G.R. Point; Obie Award, best performance, 1980, for Othello and Split; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actor in a play, 1981, for The Chekhov Sketchbook; CableACE Award nomination, actor in a movie or miniseries, National Cable Television Association, 1987, for Tender Is the Night; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1999, for The Sopranos; College High School Theatre Hall of Fame, inductee, 2003.


Film Appearances:

Byron, Rush It, Unicorn Video, 1976.

Harry Lucas, Between the Lines, Midwest, 1977.

David, First Love, Paramount, 1977.

Juleson, On the Yard, Midwest, 1979.

Charles Richardson, Head Over Heels (also known as Chilly Scene of Winter), United Artists, 1979.

Rhythm player, The Last of the Blue Devils, 1979.

Jack Kerouac, Heartbeat (also known as Heart Beat), Warner Bros., 1980.

Alex Cutter, Cutter's Way (also known as Cutter and Bone), United Artists, 1981.

Oliver Yates, Cat People, Universal, 1982.

Charlie Grainger, Best Revenge (also known as Misdeal), Orion Home Video, 1984.

George Cooper, C.H.U.D., New World Pictures, 1984.

Brother Timothy, Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys), TriStar, 1985.

Ludie Watts, The Trip to Bountiful, Island, 1985.

Thomas "Tom" Schorr, After Hours, Geffen, 1985.

Lab technician, Too Scared to Scream (also known as The Doorman), Movie Store, 1985.

Skipper, Violated (also known as Victimized), Cinema-tronics, 1986.

Paul Davenport, Big, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Michael "Mike" Carnes, Betrayed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

Telephone man, The Telephone, New World, 1988.

Charlie Bloom, The Milagro Beanfield War, Universal, 1988.

Reverend, The Seventh Sign, TriStar, 1988.

John Pierce, Beaches (also known as Forever Friends), Buena Vista, 1988.

Colonel Glen Whitacre, The Package, Orion, 1989.

Peter McCallister, Home Alone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Dr. Kaufman, Awakenings, Columbia, 1990.

Willcox "Buddy" Hillyer, Rambling Rose, Seven Arts, 1991.

Dean, The End of Innocence, Skouras Pictures, 1991.

Jack Saunders, Deceived, Buena Vista, 1991.

Thomas Harriman, Mindwalk, Triton Pictures, 1991.

Daugherty, Radio Flyer, Columbia, 1992.

John Riley, Gladiator, Columbia, 1992.

Peter McCallister, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (also known as Home Alone II), Fine Line Features, 1992.

Lewis Scott, Waterland, Fine Line Features, 1992.

Frankie, Me and Veronica, Arrow Releasing, 1992.

Professor Riger, In the Line of Fire, Columbia, 1993.

Gavin Verheek, The Pelican Brief, Warner Bros., 1993.

Wendell Bye, Before and After, Buena Vista, 1996.

Vice President Ted Matthews, My Fellow Americans, Warner Bros., 1996.

Dave Childress, 187 (also known as One Eight Seven), Warner Bros., 1997.

Cy Walker, Executive Power, Naegle-Derrick Productions, 1997.

George Babbington, Men, Sullivan Releasing, 1997.

Gilbert Powell, Snake Eyes, Paramount, 1998.

Father, Desert Blue, Samuel Goldwyn, 1998.

Doctor, Freak Weather, 1999.

Gregor, Fish Out of Water (also known as The Witness), Lions Gate Films, Inc., 1999.

John Little, Jazz Night, 1999.

James Decker, The Animal Factory, New City Releasing, 2000.

Marcello, The Photographer, HBO Films, 2000.

Dean Brable, O (also known as The One), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Tony Smith, Pollock, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Juvno, Aboveground, 2000.

Dying on the Edge, 2001.

John Burroughs, The Boys of Sunset Ridge, PorchLight Entertainment, 2001.

Jerome Carver, The Secret Pact (also known as The Pact and La pacte secret), Avalanche Home Entertainment, 2001.

Raymond Burke, Researching Raymond Burke (short), 2002.

Prison warden, Tracks, 2002.

Owen, Fair Play (short), 2002.

Scova, Under the City 2004.

Henry Richards, Mind the Gap, Sky Island Films, 2004.

Warren Vandergeld, White Chicks, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2004.

The Producer/Bobby, My Tiny Universe, 2004.

Officer Lou Bratley, The Chumscrubber, Newmarket Films, 2005.

Himself, Return to Bountiful (documentary short), MCM Video, 2005.

Professor Roseman, The Deal, Front Street Productions, 2005.

Tilman, Edison, Nu Image Films, 2005.

Minister Sorrensen, Sweet Land, 2005.

Father, American Gothic, 2005.

Dr. Robert Hooker, Dead Lenny, 2006.

Carl Lee, Steel City, 2006.

Gordon's dad, Gamers, 2006.

Little Hercules in 3-D, 2006.

The Guardian, Buena Vista, 2006.

Film Work:

Associate producer, Steel City, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Roy Foltrigg, John Grisham's "The Client" (also known as The Client), CBS, 1995.

Detective Vin Makazian, The Sopranos, HBO, 1999, 2004.

Dennis Morgenthal, Jack and Bobby, The WB, 2004–2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Reverend Arthur Dimsdale, The Scarlet Letter, PBS, 1979.

Abe North, Tender Is the Night, Showtime, 1985.

David Manning, Out on a Limb, ABC, 1987.

David Curtis "Steve" Stevenson, Cross of Fire, NBC, 1989.

Detective Larry Mason, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (also known as Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: Jon-Benet and the City of Boulder), CBS, 2000.

Jack Lyons, The Pilot's Wife (also known as La femme du pilot), CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mr. Harvie, Valley Forge, 1975.

Clifford Odets, Will There Really Be a Morning?, CBS, 1983.

Dan Foster, Legs, ABC, 1983.

Charlie, Necessity, CBS, 1988.

Blown Away, 1990.

Michael Johnson, Virtuoso, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Dan Lawn, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (also known as Disaster at Valdez), 1992.

Greg Warner, There Was a Little Boy, CBS, 1993.

Andrew, Spoils of War (also known as In Spite of Love), ABC, 1994.

Ted Forman, Because Mommy Works, NBC, 1994.

Dr. Brittain, Silent Cradle, Lifetime, 1997.

Jerome Carver, The Pact, Cinemax, 1999.

Bill Davidson, The Wednesday Woman, CBS, 2000.

Richard Woods, The Big Heist, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Roone Arledge, Monday Night Mayhem, TNT, 2002.

Dr. Steven Brandt, Word of Honor, TNT, 2003.

Dr. Peter Axelrod, Locusts, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (also known as Dear America), 1987.

The Making of "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York", Fox, 1992.

Host and narrator, "Hunt for the Giant Bluefin," World of Audubon Specials, TBS, 1994.

Motresor ("The Cask of Amontillado"), "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul," American Masters, PBS, 1995.

John Little, Jazz Night, Lifetime, 1999.

Intimate Portrait: Margot Kidder, Lifetime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Max McArdle, "A Weekend to Remember," Kate and Allie, CBS, 1984.

Businessman, "Breakdown," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985.

Billy, "Ring Around the Redhead," Tales from the Dark-side, 1985.

Laurence Thurmond, "One Way Ticket," Miami Vice, 1986.

Ron Parrish, "In the Money," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987.

Mitch Burke, "Doubles," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Paul Stein, "Dark Matters," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, 1995.

Walter Grobman, "DNR," Law & Order, NBC, 1999.

Detective Vin Makazian, "Nobody Knows Anything," The Sopranos, HBO, 1999.

Larry Wiegert, "The Pardoner's Tale," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2001.

Allen, "Secrets and Lies," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2002.

Peter Sipes/Gregory Rossovitch, "Disappearing Acts," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2002.

Paul "Webster" Ballinger, "Songs in the Night," Hack, CBS, 2002.

Kenwall "Duke" Duquesne, "Double Cap," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Kenwall "Duke" Duquesne, "The Best Defense," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Kenwall "Duke" Duquesne, "Under the Influence," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2004.

Kenwall "Duke" Duquesne, "Recoil," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2005.

Governor Frank Tancredi, "Riots, Drills and the Devil," Prison Break, Fox, 2005.

Peter Houseman, "Soft Target," Numb3rs, CBS, 2005.

Commander Barry Garner, "The Captain's Hand," Battlestar Galactica, Sci-Fi Channel and Sky One, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Lord Cumulus and David Carson, Warp, Chicago, then Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Ron, The Wager, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1974.

Dane, Fishing, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Guildenstern, priest, and understudy Hamlet and Ghost, Hamlet, Delcacorte Theatre, New York City, 1975–76.

Micah, G.R. Point, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Adolf, The Creditors (double-bill with The Stronger), New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, 1977.

Cassio, Othello, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Paul, Split, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Title role, "The Vagabond," and Savely, "The Witch," in The Chekhov Sketchbook, Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Henry Hirsch, Total Abandon, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1982, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Gentleman caller, The Glass Menagerie, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1983–84.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Leroy, The Last Yankee, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1991, then Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 1993.

Made stage debut with the Organic Theatre; also appeared as Billy, Streamers, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; in Macbeth; The Promise.



New York Times, June 3, 1977.