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John Heard Dies: Actor's 3 Most Memorable Roles

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Actor John Heard arrives at Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Producers Peer Group celebration of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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John Heard, the actor perhaps best known as Kevin McCallister's dad in the "Home Alone" movies, died Friday at age 71. Now, Hollywood looks back at some of his most memorable roles.

The actor began his career in the 1970s, but didn't reach the big screen until 1981 when he appeared in "Cutter's Way."

Throughout his career, Heard not only became widely known for his role in "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2," but he also starred in "Big," "The Sopranos," "The Pelican Brief," "Miami Vice," and "Modern Family."

Most recently, Heard appeared in the TV drama "Outsiders" and CBS' "MacGyver."

Heard might have gotten his breakthrough in film '81, but it was his appearances in "Home Alone," "Big," and "The Sopranos" that made him such a fan favorite.

'Home Alone' & 'Home Alone 2'

Macaulay Culkin was without a doubt the star of both "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2," but the fact that Heard played Culkin's father, Peter McCallister, in both films contributed to him becoming a household name.

The "Home Alone" films took theaters by storm in the 1990s and they're still classics today.

'Big'

Heard played Tom Hanks' rival in 1988's "Big." He played Elizabeth Perkins' boyfriend in the film, Variety noted.

'The Sopranos'

Heard played Det. Vin Makazian for one season of HBO's "The Sopranos." He would go on to be nominated for an Emmy for best guest star in a drama series in 1999 for his role on the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Friends of Heard's took to Twitter to offer their condolences on his passing:

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John Heard, the actor perhaps best known as Kevin McCallister's dad in the "Home Alone" movies, died Friday at age 71. Now, Hollywood looks back at some of his most memorable roles.
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