Martin Sheen

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Ramon Gerard Antonio Estevez
  • Birth Place: Dayton, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/03/1940, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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A wonderfully versatile actor with an overwhelming number of stage, television and movie credits to his name, Martin Sheen started out playing bad boys in his twenties and has ended up the quintessential father figure. Although he will forever be associated with his seminal role in the feature Apocalypse Now, his small-screen projects have brought him the most fame, particularly his seven-year, Emmy-winning turn as the president of the United States on The West Wing, one of the myriad political characters he has played throughout his career. A tireless liberal activist and devoted family man off screen, Sheen has been married to Janet Sheen since 1961 and is the father of four children, including actors Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. In 2006, after his term on The West Wing ended, Sheen, who skipped college earlier in life in order to pursue acting, enrolled at the National University of Ireland in Galway to study English literature for one semester.Martin Sheen Fast Facts:
  • One of 10 children.
  • At age 11, was fired from a job as a golf caddy in Ohio because he tried to form a union.
  • Suffered a heart attack during the filming of Apocalypse Now (1979).
  • Purposely failed the entrance exam for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career.
  • Supports PETA.
  • Named honorary mayor of Malibu, CA, in 1989.
  • In 2007, was among 39 activists arrested for trespassing during an antinuclear protest at the Nevada Test Site.
  • Received the Laetare Medal, a prestigious honor for American Catholics, from the University of Notre Dame in 2008.
  • Martin Sheen Relationships:
  • Joe Estévez - Brother
  • Emilio Estevez - Son
  • Renée Estevez - Daughter
  • Francisco Estevez - Father
  • Ramón Estevez - Son
  • Charlie Sheen - Son
  • Mary Ann Estevez - Mother
  • Carmen Estevez - Sister
  • Janet Sheen - Wife
  • Martin Sheen Awards:
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Lead Actor in a Drama - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1965 Tony: Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1979 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (English literature)

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