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John Heard

7 March 1946 to 21 July 2017

An American character actor who was best known for a pair of family comedies, Heard played a slimy executive in Big (1988) and the forgetful father in Home Alone (1990). He also notably starred in Cutter’s Way (1981) and Deceived (1991), and received an Emmy nomination for his memorable guest role in The Sopranos (1999).

Read John Heard's Guardian obituary here.