Date of Birth: March 7th 1945
It took several years before his career progressed. He acted Off-Broadway, winning Obie Awards for his performances in Othello and Split in 1979-80.
In 1990, Heard starred in the philosophical film Mindwalk and was featured in the hugely successful comedy Home Alone (and also starred in its 1992 sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York). In 1993 he played FBI agent Gavin Verheek in The Pelican Brief. He also played next to Samuel L. Jackson in 1997's One Eight Seven. Heard has also had roles on The Sopranos as crooked cop Vin Makazian, and on Battlestar Galactica as Commander Barry Garner. He has also had recurring roles on CSI: Miami (as Kenwall 'Duke' Duquesne, father of Calleigh Duquesne) and Prison Break (as Frank Tancredi, Governor of Illinois and father of Sara Tancredi). In 2006, he starred in the independent cult classic Gamers: The Movie. In 2007, he starred in the independent feature film P.J.
Heard was married for one year to actress Margot Kidder. He has a son with actress and former girlfriend Melissa Leo. He also had two children with his former wife, Sharon Heard.