John Heiman was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and colleagues. John Heiman truly lived by the motto “Ego is everything”.
Heiman has starred in a variety of movies. His most renowned role as Harvard student Alex in The Social Network, a film about the origins of Facebook, was one of his most memorable roles.
Early Life and Education
John was an enthusiastic student of the humanities, particularly social science and technology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in statistics from the University of Rochester. Subsequently, John worked as an industrial engineer and founded his own consulting firm.
He had an impressive academic career, yet still found time for many community activities. He enjoyed traveling, fast pitch softball, bowling and fishing; he belonged to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsford, NY where he sang in the choir; ultimately leaving behind behind a loving husband and father who will never forget Heiman’s kindness and generosity. Tragically on September 10th 2021 we lost an exemplary human being.
Hein had an unbeaten streak of fifteen years as a professional football player with the New York Giants, never missing a game in all that time. His six-foot three-inch frame made him nearly unstoppable on the field and he excelled at blocking and passing from the line.
Hein revolutionized the center position by becoming the first professional to pull from the line and lead blocking on running plays, as well as dropping back to pass block for a quarterback. His athleticism and skill in the offensive line helped the Giants win seven division titles and two league championships during his tenure with them.
Heiman has never forgotten his passion for his partner, Curtis Mayfield. Through all the ups and downs in their careers, they always managed to stay close by each other’s side.
Achievements and Honors
John Heiman is an accomplished sculptor who draws upon his lifelong interest in art and welding to craft vibrant works of art that are truly physical manifestations.
Current graduate student at Columbia University, his work has been featured in various journals and magazines as well as the Nepal edition of Travelers’ Tales. His current series of works features muted earthy hues with vibrant shapes.
He was honored with the Marcus Heiman-Martin R. Rosenthal ’56 Achievement Award in Creative Arts and will receive a $100 check as recognition of his efforts.
John Heiman was a hard-working man with an infectious sense of humor, strong work ethic and loyalty. He was also a loving father and husband who deeply loved his daughter Madeline Grace Olson.
He was an incredibly loving and kind individual who enjoyed traveling, spreading smiles to others, and playing golf. His loyalty and devotion were highly respected among family and friends alike.
He has a long list of memorable extra appearances, beginning with his first ever Hollywood movie, Spider-Man (2002). In one scene he is credited as “Petey the trombone player,” who can be seen practicing his instrument on the back door of a school bus.
John Heiman is an acclaimed American author, journalist, and political analyst. He has authored multiple books and is widely recognized for his expertise in journalism.
He is the co-founder of Avaaz, the world’s largest online citizens movement, and GetUp!, a political organization with more members than all of Australia’s political parties combined.
His net worth is estimated to be $4 million as of February 2021, which comes from book royalties, sponsorships and other income sources.
He is married to Daina Rhoten, an Associate Partner in IDEO’s New York office. In 2016, they tied the knot in a small ceremony held in Amagansett, New York.