John Heard
John Heard
Celebrated Name: John Heard
Real Name/Full Name: John Heard Jr.
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 71 years old
Birth Date: 7 March 1946
Date of Death: 21 July 2017
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.76 m
Weight: 79 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lana Pritchard (m. 2010–2010), Sharon Heard (m. 1988–1996), Margot Kidder (m. 1979–1980)
Children: Yes (Max Heard, Annika Heard, John Matthew Heard)
Profession: Actor
Net Worth in 2024: $3.5 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

John Heard Jr., best known as Peter McCallister, the father of the protagonist Kevin McCallister in the movie ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone: Lost in the New York’, was an American film and tv actor. He appeared in successful movies and television series like ‘Awakening,’ ‘My Fellow Americans,’ ‘Assault on The Wall Street’ and ‘The Prison break.’ In July 2017, he died in Palo, California, due to a heart attack at the age of 71. He is considered one of the greatest actors in the Hollywood Film Industry.

Maybe you know about John Heard very well, But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of John Heard’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

John Heard Jr. was born on 7th March 1946 in Washington, D.C, to a Catholic couple. His mother Helen, was involved in the art field and worked as a Theatre actress; his father John Henry Heard worked for the office of the Secretary Defence. John was the youngest son and had three siblings, two sisters, one of whom Cordis, who was an actress and brother Mathew who died in the year 1975. He did his schooling from the Gonzaga College High School and attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Personal Life

In 1979 Heard got married to Margot Kidder but got separated only six days of their marriage. Heard was engaged with his girlfriend Mellissa Leo, with whom he had a son John Mathew Heard. In 1991 he got arrested and was charged with third-degree assault for slapping his girlfriend, Mellissa. In 1988 he got married to Sharon Heard and had two children, Annika Rose, and Maxwell John. His son Maxwell died in 2016 at the age of 22. In 2010 heard got married to his third wife, Lana Pritchard, and got divorced after seven months.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 7 March 1946, John Heard was 71 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.76 m tall and weighed 79 kg.


John Heard started his acting career by appearing in theatre plays and films. He appeared in theatre plays like’ The Wager’ and ‘Hamlet and did tv-series and films like ‘Between the Line,’ ‘First Love,’ ‘Valley Forge,’ and ‘Scarlet Letter’ in his initial days of the career. From 1980 to 1990, he appeared in many super hit movies like ‘C.H.U.D,’ Home Alone, ‘The Trip to Bountiful,’ and ‘After Hours.’ He also featured in television series like ‘The Equalizer’ and ‘Miami Vice.’

In 1990 he appeared in the movie ‘Home alone: Alone in New York’ as the father of the smart kid Kevin McCallister. He also featured in the movie ‘Ocean Eight Seven’ with Samuel L. Jackson. One of his most iconic roles on television was of the character Governor Frank Trancedi in tv series ‘Prison Break.’

Awards & Achievements

John Heard, in his 40 years of an acting career, has won many awards, such as.

  • In 1977 Heard won the Theatre World Award for his performance in G.R point.
  • He won the Obie Award for the best performance twice.
  • In 1999 he was nominated for the Emmy Awards in the category Outstanding Guest Actor in Drama Series.

Net Worth & Salary of John Heard in 2024

John Heard Net Worth
John Heard Net Worth

As of July 2024, The net worth of John heard was estimated to be $ 3.5 Million at the time of his death.  In his 40 years of an acting career, he has performed in more than 105 movies and 67 television series. Apart from movies and tv series, he had also performed in theatre plays. He appeared in superhit blockbuster movies like ‘Home Alone,’ ‘Home Alone: Lost in New York,’ ‘After the reality,’ and ‘Runner Runner.’ He also featured in some highly rated tv series like ‘Prison Break’ and ‘Outsider.’

John Heard was one best and greatest Hollywood actor. He is considered as the most underrated performer of his generation. He started his acting career as a theatre actor and even quit his college to become an actor. In 2017 he died due to heart attack after entertaining his fans for almost four decades. John’s death is a great loss for the Hollywood industry, and he will be remembered by his fans forever.


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