Joe Estevez

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Joe Estevez
BornJoseph Estevez
(1946-02-13) February 13, 1946 (age 68)
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Other namesJoseph Estevez
Joe Phelan
Joseph Phelan
Joseph Sheen
OccupationActor, director, producer
Spouse(s)Constance Estevez (2004 – present)
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Joe Estevez
BornJoseph Estevez
(1946-02-13) February 13, 1946 (age 68)
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Other namesJoseph Estevez
Joe Phelan
Joseph Phelan
Joseph Sheen
OccupationActor, director, producer
Spouse(s)Constance Estevez (2004 – present)

Joseph "Joe" Estevez (born February 13, 1946) is an American actor, director, and producer.[1]

He is the younger brother of actor Martin Sheen and the uncle of Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Renée Estevez, and Ramon Estevez.


Early life[edit]

Estevez was born in Dayton, Ohio to a Catholic, Galician-born father, Francisco Estévez, and an Irish mother, Mary Anne (née Phelan). He is one of ten children—nine boys and one girl.

As a child, he lived in the South Park neighborhood of Dayton. During a family trip in April 1959, he participated in the White House Easter Egg Roll and met President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He attended Chaminade High School, a Catholic High School located in Dayton. Upon his graduation, he enlisted and served in the United States Navy.


After serving in the U.S. Navy, Estevez began pursuing an acting career starting in the early 1970s. He initially used his mother's maiden name, Phelan, before using his surname, Estevez. Throughout his career, Estevez has appeared in numerous film and television roles in lead, supporting, and minor parts playing protagonists and antagonists, and he frequently appears in moderate and low-budget independent features and B-movies. In addition, he has worked as a voice-over artist and performs in stage productions. He has expressed in an interview that he wants to make movies that make a difference.[2]

Estevez stood in for his brother in a number of long shots and in some of the voice-overs for Apocalypse Now (1979), as Martin Sheen was recovering from his heart attack.[3]

He plays a villain, Cyrus, in the 2012 film Doonby, which features former Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider as a mysterious stranger who comes into a small town and falls in love with the spoiled daughter of Estevez's character, the local doctor.[2] He also co-stars with David Faustino in the feature Not Another B Movie released by Troma Entertainment in 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Joe Estevez has been married twice and is the father of three daughters. His second wife is actress Constance Anderson.

Estevez, unlike his older brother Martin Sheen, is politically conservative. The brothers' voices sound similar, and Estevez famously did the voice over for a National Shooting Sports Foundation pro-gunmaker commercial in 2000; at the time, his brother was famous for playing a fictional President of the United States on the television show The West Wing. Martin Sheen, who's been famous for his progressive politics, starred in a pro-gun control commercial that same year.[4][5]

Select filmography[edit]

1986The Zero BoysKillerCredited as Joe Phelan
1987Terminal ExposureEskenezyCredited as Joe Phelan
1988Human ErrorPhil Martins
1989The Platinum TriangleRoland Geiger
1990SoultakerThe Man/Soultaker
1991The Roller Blade SevenSaint O'ffender
1992Eddie PresleyEddie's father
Return of the Roller Blade SevenSaint O'ffender
The Legend of the Roller Blade SevenSaint O'ffender
1993Dark UniverseRod Kendrick
1994Double BlastNadir
1995Little Lost Sea SerpentHarry RockwellDirect-to-video release
1996Toad WarriorMickey O'MalleyAlternative title: Hell Comes to Frogtown III
WerewolfJoelAlternative title: Arizona Werewolf
Direct-to-video release
1997Quiet Days in HollywoodThe Pick-Up GuyAlternative title: The Way We Are
Guns of El ChupacabraRocket Ranger Dan DangerDirect-to-video release
1998I Got the Hook UpLamar Hunt
No Code of ConductPappy
199914 Ways to Wear LipstickMaximo
2000The CatcherFather/Umpire
2001Shattered FaithSteve Townsend
2002Max Hell Frog WarriorMickey O'MalleyAlternative title: Max Hell Frog Warrior
Direct-to-video release
2003Spanish FlyHarry HomelessAutopsy: A Love Story
Hitman CityLt. O'Leary
Minds of TerrorFarm Owner
2004Vampire Blvd.Mr. Big Shot
I.R.A.: King of NothingSeamus
2005Resurrection MaryWilkes
2006Inner RageSheriff McCarthy
2007Sigma Die!Officer Brubek
Associate producer
2008Withered OneMarin Gray
2009Untitled Horror ComedyChips Fisher
Dead in LovePoker
La Femme VampirJoe
Iron SoldierGeneral Brooks
2011Not Another B MovieSterns
Caesar and Otto's Deadly ChristmasJoe
Suicide Poet
2012The Perfect CandidateJoe Estevez
Turning PointThe Boss
1974The Story of Pretty Boy FloydE.W. FloydTelevision movie
Credited as Joseph Estevez
The California KidDon McCordTelevision movie
1975The Hatfields and the McCoysTroy HatfieldTelevision movie
1979EischiedRoth1 episode
Credited as Joseph Sheen
1986StarmanWest1 episode
1987CBS Schoolbreak SpecialCoach1 episode
Credited as Joseph Phelan
1990Murder in LawBillTelevision movie
1992Psychic DetectivesProfessor HalifaxTelevision movie
1996Lethal OrbitNSC chairmanTelevision movie
2000Stolen from the HeartPhilTelevision movie
2001Black ScorpionButcherville1 episode
2013EagleheartHimself1 episode
2014DeckerThe PresidentWeb series


  1. ^ New York Times
  2. ^ a b Moye, David. "AOL News Exclusive: Charlie Sheen's Uncle Joe Speaks Out". AOL News. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ Leah Garchik, I'm Not a President But I Play One, San Francisco Chronicle, October 10, 2000, accessed January 17, 2013.
  5. ^ 2000 POLITICAL ADS Year In Review , National Journal, December 21, 2000, accessed January 17, 2013.[dead link]

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