Martin Sheen

Producer, Director, Screenwriter
One of the busiest, most conscientious actors who ever worked in Hollywood, Martin Sheen put together a Herculean body of work - though much of it forgettable - that contained enough highlights to consider him to be ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1940 in Dayton, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (281)

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey 2015 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2015 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The 33 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Autopsy of Jane Doe 2015 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

The Whale: Revenge from the Deep 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Anger Management 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ask Me Anything 2014 (Movie)

Glenn Warburg (Actor)

Badge of Honor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain 2014 (Movie)

Warren Anderson (Actor)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

Frank Minis Johnson (Actor)

The Boxcar Children 2014 (Movie)

Grandfather Alden (Voice)

Trash 2014 (Movie)

Father Juilliard (Actor)

Wrinkles 2014 (Movie)

(English language version) (Voice)

Salinger 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Death By China 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Stella Days 2012 (Movie)

Father Daniel Barry (Actor)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

Uncle Ben (Actor)

Who Do You Think You Are? 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curiosity 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Double 2011 (Movie)

Tom Highland (Actor)

The Kennedy Detail 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Way 2011 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid: Chamaco 2010 (Movie)

Dr. Frank Irwin (Actor)

Echelon Conspiracy 2009 (Movie)

Raymond Burke (Actor)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

Dante D' Enzo (Actor)

Love Happens 2009 (Movie)

Burke's Father-in-Law (Actor)

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The End of Poverty? 2009 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Bordertown 2007 (Movie)

George Morgan (Actor)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

E.G. Sonderling (Actor)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Jack Stevens (Actor)

Confessions of an Innocent Man 2006 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

Captain Queenan (Actor)

The West Wing 1999 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Killed the Electric Car? 2006 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

James Dean: Forever Young 2005 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Tell Them Who You Are 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Between the Lines 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lateline 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Home For the Holidays 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

All the Presidents' Movies 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hidden in Plain Sight 2003 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2003 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion 2003 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

Roger Strong (Actor)

Spin City 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stockpile: The Nuclear Menace 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commission 2002 (Movie)

US Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach (Actor)

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hispanic Heritage Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood, D.C.: A Tale of Two Cities 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Irish Tenors Ellis Island 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

O 2001 (Movie)

Coach Duke Goulding (Actor)

Stockpile 2001 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The 2001 ESPY Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 TV Guide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream Team 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Harrison Ford: America's Leading Man 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Storm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Timeshifters 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Virus of Violence 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Conversation With Koko 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

A Stranger in the Kingdom 1999 (Movie)

Sigourd Moulton (Actor)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Forbidden Depths 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Heart of Darkness 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost and Found 1999 (Movie)

Millstone (Actor)

Mexico 1999 (Movie)

(English version) (Narrator)

Ninth Street 1999 (Movie)

Father Frank (Actor)

One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

Furtive and Friendly Appearance (Actor)

The 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Elevator 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The River of Souls: A Babylon 5 Adventure 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vietnam War: A Descent Into Hell 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

War Dogs 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

World's Deadliest Storms 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ed Asner: Lovable Grouch 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Eyewitness 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Family Attraction 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gunfighter 1998 (Movie)

The Stranger (Actor)

Innovation 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Monument Ave. 1998 (Movie)

Hanlon (Actor)

Shadrach 1998 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The 1998 Genesis Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Letter from Death Row 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Burt Lancaster 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Present Tense, Past Perfect 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Spawn 1997 (Movie)

Jason Wynn (Actor)

Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 (Movie)

Sir (Actor)

When Disasters Strike 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story 1996 (Movie)

Peter Maurin (Actor)

Present Tense, Past Perfect 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The New Adventures of Captain Planet 1990 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

The War At Home 1996 (Movie)

Bob Collier (Actor)

Bah! Humbug! 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Boca 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Presidents 1995 (Movie)

(uncredited) Judge (Actor)

Dillinger and Capone 1995 (Movie)

Dillinger (Actor)

Gospa 1995 (Movie)

Jozo Zovko (Actor)

Sacred Cargo 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The American President 1995 (Movie)

A J MacInerney (Actor)

The Break 1995 (Movie)

Gil Robbins (Actor)

When the Bough Breaks 1995 (Movie)

Police Captain Swaggert (Actor)

Born Wild 1994 (Movie)

Dan Walker (Actor)

Earthquakes: The Terrifying Truth 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Gettysburg Journal 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hits 1994 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Last Voyage of the Lusitania 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Narrator

Marlon Brando, Wild One 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Missions to the Moon 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Making of Gettysburg 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Well-Cooked Hams 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

1968: 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Alive -- The Miracle of the Andes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Boca 1993 (Movie)

Jesse James Montogomery (Actor)

Columbus: The World's First Astronaut 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Gettysburg 1993 (Movie)

General Robert E Lee (Actor)

Hear No Evil 1993 (Movie)

Lieutenant Philip Brock (Actor)

Larry Kramer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Floating Outfit: Trigger Fast 1993 (Movie)

Jackson Baines Hardin (Actor)

The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Made-For-TV Election 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Braving Alaska 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Ghost Brigade 1992 (Movie)

General Haworth (Actor)

Cadence 1991 (Movie)

Sergeant Otis V McKinney (Actor)

My Home, My Prison 1991 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Original Intent 1991 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

The Maid 1991 (Movie)

Anthony Wayne (Actor)

Touch and Die 1991 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

1968: A Year to Remember 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Brats 1989 (Movie)

Dr Jeffrey Miller (Actor)

Cold Front 1989 (Movie)

John Hyde (Actor)

Just One Step: The Great Peace March 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Personal Choice 1989 (Movie)

Paul Andrews (Actor)

China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Narrator

Da 1988 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Dear America: Letters Homes From Vietnam 1988 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Judgment in Berlin 1988 (Movie)

Herbert J Stern (Actor)

Messages From the Birds 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Narrator

NBC News Report on America: Stressed to Kill 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blessings of Liberty 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Politics of God 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Narrator

Walking After Midnight 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Dissident Mom 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Promises to Keep 1987 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Secrets of the Titanic 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Narrator

Siesta 1987 (Movie)

Del (Actor)

The Believers 1987 (Movie)

Cal Jamison (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Carl Fox (Actor)

A State of Emergency 1986 (Movie)

Dr Alex Carmody (Actor)

Loophole 1986 (Movie)

Stephen Booker (Actor)

Quest For the Atocha 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Narrator

Broken Rainbow 1985 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Spaceflight 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Atlanta Child Murders 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Guardian 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Firestarter 1984 (Movie)

Captain Hollister (Actor)

In the Name of the People 1984 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Kennedy 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Enigma 1983 (Movie)

Alex Holbeck (Actor)

Man, Woman and Child 1983 (Movie)

Professor Robert Beckwith (Actor)

The Dead Zone 1983 (Movie)

Greg Stillson (Actor)

Gandhi 1982 (Movie)

Walker (Actor)

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

That Championship Season 1982 (Movie)

Tom Daley (Actor)

In the King of Prussia 1981 (Movie)

Judge Samuel Salus II (Actor)

The Final Countdown 1980 (Movie)

Warren Lasky (Actor)

Apocalypse Now 1979 (Movie)

Captain Benjamin L Willard (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Taxi 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Eagle's Wing 1977 (Movie)

Pike (Actor)

The Cassandra Crossing 1976 (Movie)

Robby Navarro (Actor)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane 1976 (Movie)

Frank Hallet (Actor)

Catholics 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

Kit (Actor)

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Pursuit 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Rage 1972 (Movie)

Major Holliford (Actor)

Pickup on 101 1971 (Movie)

Les Cavanaugh (Actor)

Catch-22 1970 (Movie)

Lieutenant Dobbs (Actor)

No Drums, No Bugles 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Subject Was Roses 1968 (Movie)

Timmy Cleary (Actor)

The Incident 1967 (Movie)

Artie Connors (Actor)

A Matter of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

A Texas Funeral (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Ambition (TV Show)

Actor

Bringing Down a Dictator (TV Show)

Actor

Carrier: Fortress at Sea (TV Show)

Narrator

Choices of the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Consenting Adult (TV Show)

Actor

Crime Club (TV Show)

Actor

Echoes From the White House (TV Show)

Actor

Forget Me Never (TV Show)

Actor

Free Money (TV Show)

Actor

Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (TV Show)

Actor

Gorillas: Primal Contact (TV Show)

Narrator

Great Wall Across the Yangtze (TV Show)

Narrator

Hostile Waters (TV Show)

Actor

In the Custody of Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Letters From Three Lovers (TV Show)

Actor

Medusa's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Message to My Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Mongo's Back in Town (TV Show)

Actor

News at Eleven (TV Show)

Actor

Nightbreaker (TV Show)

Actor

No Code of Conduct (TV Show)

Actor

One of Her Own (TV Show)

Actor

Out of the Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

Project: ALF (TV Show)

Actor

Pursuit (Movie)

Timothy Drew (Actor)

Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Roswell (TV Show)

Actor

Shattered Spirits (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Hostage (TV Show)

Actor

That Certain Summer (TV Show)

Actor

The California Kid (TV Show)

Actor

The Darklings (TV Show)

Actor

The Fourth Wise Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Survivors (TV Show)

Actor

The Missiles of October (TV Show)

Actor

The Water Engine (TV Show)

Actor

Then Came Bronson (TV Show)

Actor

They Killed Sister Dorothy (TV Show)

Narrator

Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster (TV Show)

Narrator

Total Recall 2070 (TV Show)

Actor

Voyage of Terror (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

No Means No 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Da 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Judgment in Berlin 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (2)

Cadence 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Babies Having Babies 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director
Music (1)

The War At Home 1996 (Movie)

("The Ballad of Palladin") (Song Performer)
Writer (1)

Cadence 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (1)

Home on the Range 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

Biography

One of the busiest, most conscientious actors who ever worked in Hollywood, Martin Sheen put together a Herculean body of work - though much of it forgettable - that contained enough highlights to consider him to be among the great actors of his generation. After establishing himself as a youth run amok, most notably in "Badlands" (1973), Sheen grew over the years into a patriarchal figure whose rectitude and social responsibility kept with his liberal Catholic activism. A proud family man who saw all four children enter the acting business, with sons Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen enjoying lucrative careers of their own, he was perhaps most noted for his performance in Francis Ford Coppola's storied "Apocalypse Now" (1979), on which he suffered a near-fatal heart attack while seen onscreen in a drunken, unscripted meltdown the director incorporated into the finished product. But he subdued his rebellious ways with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, while putting his political activism to the fore with an enduring portrayal of an idealistic president on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), which allowed him to put his two greatest passions - acting and activism - on full display.

Relationships

Emilio Estevez Actor

Son
Directed father in "The War at Home" (1996), "Bobby" (2006), and "The Way" (2010)

Francisco Estevez

Father
Spanish immigrated to Cuba where he worked a couple of years in the sugarcane fields before coming to the US

Mary Estevez

Mother
Irish sent to the US for her safety because of her family's connections to the Irish Republican Army died when Sheen was 11 years old

Renee Estevez

Daughter
Born April 2, 1967 mother, Janet Sheen had a recurring role on "The West Wing" (NBC) as the secretary of President Josiah Bartlet (played by real life father)

Ramon Estevez

Son
Born August 7, 1963 mother, Janet Sheen appeared with father in "The Dead Zone" (1983) and "Cadence" (1990)

Joe Estevez

Brother
Born in 1950 co-starred as brothers in the 1974 TV-movies "The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd" (ABC) and "The California Kid" (ABC)

Carmen Estevez

Sister

Janet Sheen

Wife
Married on December 23, 1961

Charlie Sheen Actor

Son
Born Sept. 3, 1965; mother, Janet Sheen Appeared opposite father Martin Sheen in "Wall Street" (1987) and "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993)

EDUCATION

Chaminade High School

Dayton , Ohio
Played character roles in several high school plays

National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway 2006
Left the University after completing one semester

National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway 2006
Left the University after completing one semester

National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway 2006
Left the University after completing one semester

Milestones

2012

Cast as Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

2010

Co-starred with son Estevez in the adventure comedy "The Way"; Estevez also wrote and directed

2009

Played Aaron Eckhart's father-in-law in the romantic drama "Love Happens"

2007

Co-starred in "Talk to Me," a film about D.C. radio personality Ralph 'Petey' Greene (Don Cheadle)

2006

Cast in Martin Scorsese's mob drama "The Departed," a remake of the popular Hong Kong crime thriller "Infernal Affairs" (2002)

2006

Earned an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring role on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS); series starred his son Charlie

2006

Co-starred in his son Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination

2002

Portrayed Leonardo DiCaprio's prosepctive father-in-law in "Catch Me If You Can"

2001

Cast in "O," a modern reworking of Shakespeare's "Othello"

1999

Re-teamed with Sorkin (series creator) to play U.S. President Josiah Bartlet on NBC's "The West Wing"; garnered Best Actor Emmy (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006) SAG (2002, 2004) and Golden Globe (2002, 2003) nominations

1996

Co-starred with son Emilio Estevez and Kathy Bates in "The War at Home"; directed by Estevez; daughter Renee Estevez and granddaughter Poloma Estevez (Emilio's daughter) also appeared

1995

Cast as the President's (Michael Douglas) advisor in "The American President"; scripted by Aaron Sorkin

1993

Earned an Emmy Award for his guest appearance as a former radical turned conservative on "Murphy Brown" (CBS)

1993

Portrayed Robert E. Lee in "Gettysburg"; released theatrically before airing on TNT

1990

Feature directing and screenwriting debut, "Cadence"; co-starred with sons Charlie and Ramon

1989

Produced and starred in the TNT movie "Nightbreaker"; son Emilio played his character as a young man

1988

Returned to the stage as Marcus Brutus in a NYSF production of "Julius Caesar"

1988

Feature producing debut, "Da"; also played Barnard Hughes' son

1987

Played the leading role of writer Ned Weeks in the acclaimed London stage production of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart"

1987

Played son Charlie's fictional father in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street"

1986

TV directing and producing debut, "Babies Having Babies" (CBS)

1983

Played President John F. Kennedy in the NBC miniseries "Kennedy"

1983

Offered a villainous turn in David Cronenberg's "The Dead Zone"; adapted from the Stephen King novel

1982

Acted with Daniel and Phil Berrigan in the docudrama "In the King of Prussia"

1982

Appeared in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"

1979

Gained wide recognition for playing the Captain sent upriver after Kurtz (Marlon Brando) in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"; suffered a heart attack during the arduous shoot

1978

Nominated for an Emmy for his performance as a cab driver in "Taxi!" (NBC); co-starred with Eva Marie Saint

1975

Returned to Broadway as Happy Loman in a revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

1974

Played the title role in "The Execution of Private Slovik" (NBC); received first Emmy nomination

1974

Portrayed Robert Kennedy in the NBC movie presentation of "The Missiles of October"

1973

Co-starred with a young Sissy Spacek, as a cross-country killer, in Terrence Malick's "Badlands"

1972

Appeared in landmark TV-movie "That Certain Summer" (ABC), starring Hal Holbrook

1969

Acted in the star-studded "Catch-22"; film was adapted from the Joseph Heller novel

1968

Penned the play "Down the Morning Line" for NYC's Public Theater (billed under Ramon G Estevez)

1968

Played the title role in the NYSF production of "Romeo and Juliet"

1967

Made screen debut in "The Incident"

1967

Portrayed the title role in Joseph Papp's NYSF production of "Hamlet"

1965

Landed feature role on the CBS daytime soap "As the World Turns"

1964

Made Broadway debut in Frank Gilroy's "Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory"; play closed after eight days

1964

Had first Broadway success in Gilroy's "The Subject Was Roses" opposite Jack Albertson; the pair reprised their roles for the 1968 film adaptation

1962

First Shakespearan role in the NY Shakespeare Festival production of "Anthony and Cleopatra" in Central Park

1961

Early TV work as guest on shows like "The Defenders" and "Route 66" (CBS)

1959

Made stage acting debut in "The Connection" at NYC's Living Theater

Formed Sheen/Greenblatt productions with William R Greenblatt

Worked at the Living Theater in NYC as a curtain puller

Won a trip to New York City and a CBS audition after appearing on local Dayton TV program "The Rising Generation"

Bonus Trivia

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During childbirth, Sheen suffered a permanent injury when his left arm was crushed by forceps, limiting lateral movement of that arm for the rest of his life. It restricted him from putting on a coat in the typical manner; instead, he flipped it up and over his head from the front, as shown throughout the run of "The West Wing" (NBC).

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Sheen took his stage name from the last names of CBS casting director Robert Dale Martin and Bishop Fulton Sheen.

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Sheen was appointed an honorary mayor of Malibu, CA in 1989.

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Sheen intervened when sons Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen impregnated their girlfriends at a young age, and refused to take responsibility. He bought houses for the women (Carey Salley, who had two children by Emilio, and Paula Profitt, Charlie's high school girlfriend) near his own, and set up trusts for his grandchildren.

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"People ask me if it's hard to be tough on your kid. It's a lot tougher to bury him. Everyone knows how to put someone in a box and carry them into a hole, but that's not what being a parent is about. You have to love someone enough to risk their wrath." – Sheen on turning in his son Charlie for violating probation, to Cindy Pearlman of the Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 3, 1999

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"I'm proud of just a handful of my films. I'd say 90 per cent of my work is basically trash." – Sheen to Empire magazine, May 2007

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