We know, Home Alone was released in 1990, however, John Heard appeared in plenty of 1980s films and can definitely be seen as a face of the 80s. Besides, 80s babies definitely enjoyed Home Alone in the early 90s and remember Heard’s role quite fondly.
“Heard, perhaps best known for his role as Kevin McCallister’s father in a pair of Home Alone films, was found dead in his hotel room Friday just days after undergoing minor back surgery, according to his rep,” according to RollingStone.
“Heard also had memorable roles in 1998’s Big, as Tom Hanks’ rival, and the movie Beaches of that same year, as Bette Midler’s husband. The Washington, D.C. native also starred opposite Elijah Wood in 1992’s Radio Flyer and had a recurring role on TheSopranos, as Detective Vin Makazian.”
Aside from his roles in Home Alone, throughout the 80s, Heard starred in Best Revenge, Tales from the Darkside, Heaven Help Us as well as countless more roles in the decade.
When it’s all said and done, Heard will go down as the sometimes funny and at times crazed father of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone, we’ll always remember that iconic scream heard in Central Park, all the way from a New York City hotel.
Some of the 80s best and biggest stars paid tribute to Heard including, Bette Midler, Jeff Bridges, Rob Lowe and more.