Before he came to Hollywood, Heard broke out in the late Seventies thanks to his role in Chilly Scenes of Winter, which was followed by starring roles in 1980’s Heart Beat, where he portrayed Jack Kerouac, and 1981’s Cutter’s Way. He also had prominent roles in films like C.H.U.D., Cat People and Martin Scorsese’s After Hours, where the actor played a seemingly sympathetic bartender.
John Heard in “Home Alone”
Most recently, Heard appeared on the Fox police drama APB, although the actor was set to appear in the film Last Rampage that’s due out in September. “At the time, we didn’t know the movie was funny,” Heard said of the role in Home Alone. Many actors give now appreciation for John Heard’s activity. “I am shocked and saddened to awake to the news that John Heard passed away last night,” actor Robert Patrick, who starred alongside Heard in Last Rampage, wrote. “Such a gifted actor! I am so grateful I had the opportunity to watch, work, and spend time with him. This is tragic news.”