John Heard is the quintessential “actor’s actor” on both stage and screen. A graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, John Heard began his career on the stage, winning multiple awards in both Chicago and New York, including a 1976-77 Theatre World Award and Obie Awards for his off-Broadway performances in Othello and Split. His early screen successes include performances in Cutter’s Way, Chilly Scenes of Winter, and as Jack Kerouac in Heart Beat. From there, he built his career with starring roles in films such as Big, The Pelican Brief, Beaches, Home Alone, Awakenings, In the Line of Fire and Pollock. John has turned in many memorable performances on the small screen as well. He was nominated for a Cable ACE Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie for his 1987 performance in Tender is the Night, and his recent turn in the 1999 season of The Sopranos earned him an Emmy nomination for Guest Actor in a drama series. This year, John will continue to be seen on both the big and small screen. He can be found in recurring roles on Prison Break and the Andy Davis film The Guardian starring opposite Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher.