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John Heard


Miami Vice Character
Laurence Thurmond ("One Way Ticket")
March 7, 1945
Washington, D.C.
July 21, 2017
Palo Alto, California (age 72)
Active years
Margot Kidder (1979-1980, divorced)
Sharon Heard (1988-1996, divorced, two children)
Lana Pritchard (2010, divorced)
one son with Melissa Leo

John Matthew Heard, Jr. (March 7, 1945 – July 21, 2017) was an American actor, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as Laurence Thurmond, a defense attorney who is a friend of ADA Robert Langley (and defending his killer Philippe Sagot, and working for Jean Faber) and has an adversarial relationship with James "Sonny" Crockett in the episode "One Way Ticket"


Heard was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Clark University in Massachusetts, then performed off-Broadway. He appeared in numerous TV & movie roles, his most known role was as Kevin McCallister's father Peter in Home Alone and its' sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

Some of his other roles follow:

Personal Life/Death

Heard was married to Margot Kidder from 1979 until their 1980 divorce (the actual marriage lasted six days), then married to Sharon Heard from 1988 until their 1996 divorce; they had two children, Max (1994-2016) & Annika, later Heard married Lana Pritchard for six months in 2010. Heard also has a son, John Matthew "Jack" III (born 1987), with actress Melissa Leo. Heard died on July 21, 2017, in Palo Alto, California where he was recovering from back surgery at the age of 72.