'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72
Posted at 10:26 AM, Jul 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 06:45:53-04

(RNN) - The actor best known as Peter McCallister in "Home Alone" died Friday the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed. He was 72.

John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

He also had a role in the HBO series "The Sopranos," for which he was nominated for an Emmy, as well as roles in notable films such as "Beaches," "Big" and "The Pelican Brief."

Heard was married three times and has three children.

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