Martin Sheen

Actor + Activist
Born Aug 3, 1940

Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American film actor best known for his performances in the films Badlands (1973), Apocalypse Now (1979), Wall Street (1987), The Departed (2006) and in the television series The West Wing. He is considered one of the best actors never to be nominated for an Academy Award despite his acclaimed performances.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Nov 27, 2016
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    LATimes - Nov 04, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Sheen.


1940 Birth Born on August 3, 1940.


1961 20 Years Old Sheen married Janet Templeton on December 23, 1961, and they have four children, three sons and a daughter, all of whom are actors: Emilio, Ramón, Carlos, and Renée. … Read More
1963 22 Years Old Sheen has said he was greatly influenced by the actor James Dean. He developed a theatre company with other actors in hopes that a production would earn him recognition. In 1963, he made an appearance in Nightmare, an episode of the television science fiction series The Outer Limits.
1964 23 Years Old In 1964, he co-starred in the Broadway play The Subject Was Roses; he later reprised his role in the 1968 film of the same name, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. … Read More
1970 29 Years Old Sheen portrayed Dobbs in the 1970 film adaptation of Catch-22.


1972 31 Years Old He then co-starred in the controversial Emmy Award-winning 1972 television film That Certain Summer, said to be the first television movie in America to portray homosexuality in a sympathetic light.
1973 32 Years Old 1 More Event
His next important feature film role was in 1973, when he starred with Sissy Spacek in the crime drama Badlands, playing an antisocial multiple murderer. … Read More
1974 33 Years Old In 1974, Sheen portrayed a hot rod driver in the television movie The California Kid, and that same year received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor in a television drama for his portrayal of Pvt. … Read More
1976 35 Years Old Filming in the Philippine jungle in the typhoon season of 1976, Sheen admitted he was not in the greatest shape and was drinking heavily. … Read More


1989 48 Years Old In the spring of 1989, Sheen was named honorary mayor of Malibu, California. … Read More


1995 54 Years Old On May 16, 1995, Martin Sheen and Paul Watson from the non-profit environmental organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, were confronted by a number of Canadian sealers in a hotel on Magdalen Islands over Sea Shepherd's history of attacks on sealing and whaling ships. … Read More
2000 59 Years Old In 2000, Sheen got involved in support of gun control after the National Shooting Sports Foundation hired his politically conservative brother, actor Joe Estevez who sounds like Sheen, to do a voice over for a pro-gunmaker commercial earlier in the year.


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Sheen also stated that he participated in the large-scale immigration marches in Los Angeles in 2006 and 2007.
2008 67 Years Old 1 More Event
Sheen has appeared in television and radio ads urging Washington State residents to vote 'no' on Initiative 1000, a proposed assisted suicide law before voters in the 2008 election.
2010 69 Years Old Sheen recently travelled to Mexico City to star in Chamaco with Kirk Harris, Alex Perea, Gustavo Sanchez Parra and Michael Madsen. In November 2010, he filmed Stella Days in County Tipperary, Ireland, near the birthplace of his mother. … Read More
He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in 2011. … Read More
2012 71 Years Old He stated in 2012 that he supports same-sex marriage, unlike the Catholic Church's position on the matter.
2015 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, it was announced that Sheen narrated the trailer for a proposed documentary film about the controversial prosecution of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman.
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