The Stars of Home Alone: Where Are They Now? Art For those of us who saw Home Alone when we were kids, there were few movies that scored higher on the glee-o-meter. It’s a pitch-perfect kids’ movie, full of gadgetry, great writing and a dash of straightforward drama. But what happened to the actors who played those characters? Click ahead to find out. 1. Peter McCallister then Time To Break Peter McCallister, played by John Heard, is the head of the McCallister clan. The character made another appearance in Home Alone 4 (yep, there’s four of them), though he was played by a different actor.