Date of Birth
11 December 1982, Massapequa, New York, USA
December 2017, La Crescenta, California, USA, due to effects of multiple drugs
Blake Heron was born in Massapequa, New York, in Long Island on January 11th, 1982. At the age of 7 he moved to Marietta, Georgia. Having been fixated on movies and being an actor at a very young age, it was in Marietta where he got his first agent at an agency in Atlanta called Kiddin' Around. The first project he ever booked was for a Rich's Department Store commercial, followed by various other commercials and modeling gigs.
Things went successfully fairly quickly and it wasn't too long before Blake booked his first role in a miniseries on TNT called Andersonville about the Civil War prison camp of the same name. Around this time Blake made the move out west to Los Angeles so he could continue pursuing his dream. He promptly got setup with a new agent and manager out in L.A. and continued plugging away at guest star roles on TV shows, as well as various roles in feature films and other movies of the week. He landed his first starring role at the age of 12 in the movie Shiloh (1996), portraying the role of Marty Preston. The movie went on to be well received, and Blake won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance as a leading young actor.
From the ages of 13 to 22 Blake performed in many more TV shows as a guest star, recurring roles, and series regular. He also was featured in, and starred in many other feature films.
Blake has taken a much edgier direction with his career lately, taking more serious roles that portray an element of danger, but has also taken on roles that depict the compassionate and understanding side he has played in the past. He has performed in a handful of guest star roles over the past few years on shows like NCIS: New Orleans, Criminal Minds, FX's new John Singleton series Snowfall, as well as various roles in feature films as well. One of the feature films, A Thousand Junkies (2017), is world premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in April of 2017.
Plays the guitar
Died on September 8th, 2017 at 35 years old. He had a past addiction to drugs since he was 12 years old, and once attended rehab for it. Authorities found several prescription drugs but no illegal drugs.