Actor John Heard (72), known for playing the father in the hit 90s-era “Home Alone” films, has died.
The actor was found dead in a Palo Alto, California hotel where he was recuperating following back surgery.
The veteran actor rose to fame after playing Peter McCallister – the father of mischievous Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin – in the family comedy “Home Alone” and its sequel “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”
Born in Washington DC on March 7, 1945, Heard worked in the theatre prior to transitioning to the silver screen. Though most people knew him as the “Home Alone Dad,” Heard also acted in films including “Between the Lines,” ” Heart Beat,” “Cutter’s Way” and “Big.”