John Heard was an actor best known for his role as the father to Macaulay Culkin's character in the Home Alone films. Heard played Peter McCallister in the John Hughes 1990s holiday classics Home Alone and Home Alone: Lost in New York.
Heard also had a guest starring role on the HBO series The Sopranos as Detective Vin Makazian, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 1999.
Additionally, the actor appeared in the films Chilly Scenes of Winter, Big, Beaches, In the Line of Fire, The Pelican Brief, Pollock, O and The Great Debaters.
He also appeared frequently on television, including roles on the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Miami Vice, The Outer Limits, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Touched by an Angel, CSI: Miami, Jack & Bobby, Numb3rs, Battlestar Galactica, Prison Break: Resurrection, Southland, Entourage, Modern Family, Person of Interest, NCIS: Los Angeles, Elementary, MacGyver and Outsiders.
Heard died July 21, 2017, in Palo Alto, California. He was 71.