Emilio Estevez

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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  • Adopted the original surname of father Martin Sheen in an effort to establish success on his own merits and not by bloodline.
  • Childhood friends included Rob and Chad Lowe, plus Sean and Chris Penn.
  • At age 8, submitted a script to Rod Serling's 1970-73 TV series, Night Gallery. The script was rejected, however. 
  • Honed filmmaking talents as a youth by manning his family's portable movie camera and creating short films.
  • Had a cameo as a messenger boy in the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, which starred his father. The scene was ultimately cut from the movie.
  • Penned a high-school play titled Echoes of an Era, about a Vietnam veteran.
  • In the 1980s, was a member of Hollywood's Brat Pack, a collection of young-gun stars that included Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy and Demi Moore.
  • Starred in the definitive Brat Pack films The Breakfast Club (1985) and St. Elmo's Fire (1985).
  • Cited as the youngest star to direct, write and have top billing in a movie when he filmed Wisdom (1986) at age 23.
  • Producer of his own wines under the Casa Dumetz label.


  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Renée Estevez — Sister
  • Taylor Estevez — Son
  • Martin Sheen — Father
  • Janet Sheen — Mother
  • Paloma Estevez — Daughter
  • Sonja Magdevski — Fiancée
  • Paula Abdul — Ex-wife
  • Charlie Sheen — Brother
  • Ramón Estevez — Brother
  • Carey Salley — Ex-significant Other
  • Demi Moore — Ex-fiancée