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Fast Facts

  • Got his start onstage in the '70s, appearing in plays on and off-Broadway.
  • Won the Theatre World Award for his performance in the Vietnam drama G.R. Point (1977).
  • Made his feature-film debut with a lead role in 1977's Between the Lines.
  • Won OBIE Awards for Best Performance for G.R. Point (1976-77), Othello and Split (both 1979-80).
  • Inducted into the Gonzaga College High School Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003.
  • Was married to his first wife, Margot Kidder, for only six days.


  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Margot Kidder — Ex-wife
  • Melissa Leo — Ex-significant Other
  • John Heard — Father
  • Sharon Heard — Ex-wife
  • Helen Heard — Mother
  • John Matthew Heard — Son
  • Lana Pritchard — Ex-wife


  • Clark University, Worcester, MA (1968); attended Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

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  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Profession: Actor

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