John Heard

Birth Name:
John Heard Jr.
Birth Date:
March 7, 1946
Birth Place:
Washington D.C.
Death Date:
July 21, 2017
Place of Death:
Sheraton Hotel, Palo Alto, California
Cause of Death:
A sudden cardiac death due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease
Cemetery Name:
Old South Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
John Heard engaging, intelligent character actor in American film, television and theatre from the mid-1970s onwards. With well over 200 films and TV appearances he received two Obie Awards and an Emmy nomination for his work on the Sopranos. But, in his own words, John went from being "a young leading man to being just kind of a hack actor" with his one regret that he didn't go after bigger parts. Nonetheless, we still have memories of John opposite Tom Hanks in Big, his role in Home Alone and, of course, his role as George in the movie that combines the best of sharks and tornadoes - Sharknado!

Fun Fact

The Heard House, now the Ipswich Museum, was the Heard family home from 1795 to 1936. Descendants of Heard family, including John Heard until his death, have continued to live and support the community of Ipswich and it’s rich history.


Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Old South Cemetery

75 County Road

Ipswich, Massachusetts, 01938


North America


Grave Location:

Heard Family Plot

Grave Location Description

As you walk through the front gate walk straight ahead and veer slightly to the left as you approach the cemetery plot of 10 graves surrounded by a waist-high iron fence. Walk past the iron fence on your left and the Heard Family plot is right in front of you facing the river. Please note as of 2021 his grave remains unmarked and it is rumored his son Max (who died of an overdose just six months before the passing of John) is buried to the right of his father.

Grave Location GPS

42.6747113, -70.8376449



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