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Martin Sheen Biography

Birth Name:
Ramon Gerard Antonio Estevez
Birth Place:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

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

Awards

  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1980Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1980BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1974Emmy-Best Lead Actor in a Drama: nominated
  • 1969Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated

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