Martin Sheen

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Martin Sheen
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Martin Sheen in 2008
BornRamón Antonio Gerardo Estévez
(1940-08-03) August 3, 1940 (age 74)[1]
Dayton, Ohio, United States
CitizenshipUnited States
Spain , Mexico
OccupationActor, activist
Years active1961–present
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Spouse(s)Janet Templeton (1961–present)
Carlos (Charlie Sheen)
Renée Estevez
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Martin Sheen
Sheen, Martin (2008).jpg
Martin Sheen in 2008
BornRamón Antonio Gerardo Estévez
(1940-08-03) August 3, 1940 (age 74)[1]
Dayton, Ohio, United States
CitizenshipUnited States
Spain , Mexico
OccupationActor, activist
Years active1961–present
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Spouse(s)Janet Templeton (1961–present)
Carlos (Charlie Sheen)
Renée Estevez
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Martin Sheen (born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez; August 3, 1940) is an American actor who first achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979).

Since then, Sheen is better known for films like Gettysburg (1993), The Departed (2006), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He also starred in the television series The West Wing (1999–2006) as President Josiah Bartlet.

He is considered to be one of the best actors never to have been nominated for an Academy Award,[3] although he did receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in Apocalypse Now but requested that the nomination be withdrawn.[4] In film, he has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. His portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, such as Richard Attenborough, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, David Cronenberg, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Oliver Stone. He has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1989. In television, he has won both a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for playing the role of President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing, and an Emmy for guest starring in the sitcom Murphy Brown.

Born and raised in the United States from immigrant parents, he adopted the stage name Martin Sheen to help him gain acting parts.[5] He is the father of four children (Emilio, Ramón, Carlos (Charlie Sheen), and Renée), all of whom are actors, as is his younger brother Joe Estevez.

Although known as an actor, Sheen also has directed one film, Cadence (1990), appearing alongside sons Charlie and Ramón. He has narrated, produced, and directed documentary television, earning two Daytime Emmy awards in the 1980s. In addition to film and television, Sheen has been active in liberal politics.

Early life[edit]

Sheen was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Mary-Ann (née Phelan; 1903–1951) and Francisco Estévez Martinez (1898–1974).[6] During birth, Sheen's left arm was crushed by forceps, giving him limited lateral movement of that arm, which is three inches shorter than his right.[7] Both of Sheen's parents were immigrants; his father was born in Parderrubias, Galicia, Spain; and his mother from Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland.[8][9] After moving to Dayton in the 1930s, his father was a factory worker/machinery inspector at the National Cash Register Company.[10] Sheen grew up on Brown Street in the South Park neighborhood, one of ten children (nine boys and a girl).[9] Due to his father's work, the family lived in Bermuda on St. John's Road, Pembroke where five of his brothers were born. Martin was the first child to be born in Dayton, Ohio after the family returned from Bermuda.[11] He graduated from Chaminade High School (now Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School) and was raised Catholic.[9][12] Sheen was the first of the children born in the United States.[13] At age 14 he organized a strike of golf caddies while working at a private golf club in Dayton, Ohio. He complained about the golfers: "They often used obscene language in front of us. . . . we were little boys and they were abusive . . . anti-Semitic . . . And they, for the most part, were upstanding members of the community."[14]

Sheen was drawn to acting at a young age, but his father disapproved of his interest in the field. Despite his father's opposition, Sheen borrowed money from a Catholic priest and moved to New York City in his early twenties, hoping to make it as an actor.[10] He spent two years in the Living Theatre company. It was in New York that he met the legendary Catholic activist Dorothy Day. Working with her Catholic Worker Movement, he began his commitment to social justice,[9][15] and would one day go on to play Peter Maurin, cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement, in Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story. Sheen deliberately failed the entrance exam for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career.[16]

He adopted his stage name, Martin Sheen, from a combination of the CBS casting director, Robert Dale Martin, who gave him his first big break, and the televangelist archbishop, Fulton J. Sheen.[17] In a 2003 Inside the Actors Studio interview, Sheen explained, "Whenever I would call for an appointment, whether it was a job or an apartment, and I would give my name, there was always that hesitation and when I'd get there, it was always gone. So I thought, I got enough problems trying to get an acting job, so I invented Martin Sheen. It's still Estevez officially. I never changed it officially. I never will. It's on my driver's license and passport and everything. I started using Sheen, I thought I'd give it a try, and before I knew it, I started making a living with it and then it was too late. In fact, one of my great regrets is that I didn't keep my name as it was given to me. I knew it bothered my dad."[9][10][18]


Hawaii Five-O: Diana Muldaur with Sheen guest-starring on the third season episode, "Time and Memories" (1970)

Sheen has said he was greatly influenced by the actor James Dean.[9] 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. The following year, he starred in the Broadway play The Subject Was Roses, reprising his role in the 1968 film of the same name.

Camino Real was presented on television in 1966 by NET, a PBS predecessor, as Ten Blocks on the Camino Real. A black-and-white production, it was directed by Jack Landau and starred Martin Sheen, Lotte Lenya, Tom Aldredge, Michael Baseleon, Albert Dekker, and Hurd Hatfield.

During this time, Sheen honed his skills as a guest-star appearing in a multitude roles on some of the most popular television series of the day, including: Flipper, (1967); The F.B.I., (1968); Mission: Impossible, (1969), Hawaii Five-O, (1970); Dan August, (1971); The Rookies, (1973); Columbo, (1973); The Streets of San Francisco, (1973); and a recurring role as Danny Morgan on Mod Squad, (1970–1971). Concurrently, Sheen began transitioning to television films and motion pictures.

He portrayed Dobbs in the film adaptation of Catch-22. Sheen was then a co-star in the controversial Emmy Award-winning 1972 television movie That Certain Summer, said to be the first television movie in America to portray homosexuality in a sympathetic light. His next important feature film role was in 1973, when he starred with Sissy Spacek in the crime drama Badlands. He’s gone on to state that it’s one of his two favorite roles, the other being Apocalypse Now.[9][19] Also in 1973, Sheen appeared opposite David Janssen in "Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On", which was the first pilot for Harry O.

In 1974, Sheen portrayed a hot rod driver in the television movie The California Kid, and that same year received an Emmy Award[20] nomination for Best Actor in a television drama for his portrayal of Pvt. Eddie Slovik in the television film The Execution of Private Slovik.[9] Based on an incident that occurred during World War II, the film told the story of the only U.S. soldier to be executed for desertion since the American Civil War.

Sheen's performance ultimately led to Francis Ford Coppola choosing him for a starring role in 1979's Apocalypse Now, a film that gained him wide recognition. Filming in the Philippine jungle in the typhoon season of 1976, Sheen admitted he was not in the greatest shape and was drinking heavily.[9] For the film’s legendary opening sequence in a Saigon hotel room, Sheen did not have to act so much since it was his 36th birthday and he was heavily intoxicated.[21] After 12 months, Sheen reached breaking point, suffering a minor heart attack and he had to crawl out to a road for help.[9] After his heart attack, his younger brother Joe Estevez stood in for him in a number of long shots and in some of the voice-overs.[22] Sheen was able to resume filming a few weeks later.[21]

Sheen has played U.S. President John F. Kennedy (in the miniseries Kennedy — The Presidential Years); Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in the television special The Missiles of October; White House Chief of Staff A.J. McInnerney in The American President; White House Counsel John Dean in the Television mini-series Blind Ambition; sinister future president Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone; the President in the Lori Loughlin-Chris Noth television mini-series, Medusa's Child; and fictional Democratic president Josiah "Jed" Bartlet in the acclaimed television drama, The West Wing.[9]

On November 4, 2010, it was confirmed that he had been cast as Uncle Ben in Sony's 2012 reboot of the Spider-Man film series, The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb.[23]

Sheen has performed voice-over work as the narrator for the Eyewitness series and as the "real" Seymour Skinner in the controversial Simpsons episode "The Principal and the Pauper." In addition, he played the role of the Illusive Man in the highly acclaimed video game Mass Effect 2, and the sequel, Mass Effect 3. Martin Sheen is also the host of In Focus, a television program whose Facebook page claims airs on PBS affiliate stations on Public Television, but in fact does not, according to the company's spokesperson, as reported in the Washington Post on December 27, 2012.[24]

Sheen recently[when?] 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[25] in County Tipperary, Ireland, near the birthplace of his mother. Thaddeus O'Sullivan directed and Irish actor Stephen Rea also starred.[26]

Sheen appeared in Martin Scorsese's The Departed as Captain Oliver Queenan, a commanding officer who is watching an undercover cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is a mole in an Irish American mob run by a vicious mob boss (Jack Nicholson). Martin Sheen and son Ramon Estevez combined both their real and stage names to create the Warner Bros.-affiliated company, Estevez Sheen Productions. The company’s latest film is The Way, written and directed by Sheen's son Emilio Estevez who also stars in the film as Martin’s on-screen son, who dies while hiking the Camino de Santiago. His daughter, Renée, also has a part in the film. Driven by sadness, Martin’s character, an American doctor, leaves his Californian life and embarks on the 800-km pilgrimage from the French Pyrenees to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela himself, with his son’s ashes. The Way premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

Sheen appeared in the Irish Film entitled Stella Days directed by Irish Director Thaddeus O'Sullivan and stars IFTA award winning actress Amy Huberman. Sheen plays parish priest Daniel Barry, whose love for the cinema leads him on a path to help set up a local cinema in the town of Borrisokane. Daniel comes up against opposition from doubtful local parishioners who question his faith and the Bishop Hegarty (Tom Hickey), who is more interested in raising funds for a new church.[26][27]

Political activism[edit]

Martin Sheen at an anti-war protest in October 2007

In 2010, Martin Sheen first spoke to 18,000 young student activists at Free The Children’s We Day, explaining "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."[28]

Although he did not attend college, Sheen credited the Marianists at University of Dayton as a major influence on his public activism, as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu.[29] Sheen is known for his outspoken support of liberal political causes, such as opposition to United States military actions and a hazardous-waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio. Sheen has resisted calls to run for office, saying: "There's no way that I could be the president. You can't have a pacifist in the White House . . . I'm an actor. This is what I do for a living."[30] Sheen is an honorary trustee of the Dayton International Peace Museum.

He supported the 1965 farm worker movement with Cesar Chavez in Delano, California.[31] He is a proponent of the Consistent life ethic, which advocates against abortion, capital punishment and war.[32] He articulated this view further in an interview with The Progressive: "I'm inclined to be against abortion of any life. But I am equally against the death penalty or war." [33] He also supports the Democrats for Life of America's Pregnant Women Support Act.[34] In 2004 along with Rob Reiner, Sheen campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, and later campaigned for nominee John Kerry.

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. Sheen negotiated with the sealers while Watson was escorted to the airport by police.[35] 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.[36][37] In early 2003 Sheen signed the "Not in My Name" declaration opposing the invasion of Iraq (along with prominent figures such as Noam Chomsky and Susan Sarandon); the declaration appeared in the magazine The Nation. On August 28, 2005, he visited anti-Iraq War activist Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey. He prayed with her and spoke to her supporters. He began his remarks by stating, "At least you've got the acting president of the United States," referring to his role as fictional president Josiah Bartlet on The West Wing.[38] Cindy Sheehan had been demanding a second meeting[39] with the President, George W. Bush.

Sheen endorsed marches and walkouts called by the civil rights group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) to force the state of California to honor the Cesar Chavez holiday. On the day of the protests (March 30), thousands of students, primarily Latino from California and elsewhere, walked out of school in support of the demand. Sheen also stated that he participated in the large-scale immigration marches in Los Angeles in 2006 and 2007.[40][41][citation needed]

On April 10, 2006, the New York Times reported that members of the Democratic Party in Ohio had contacted Sheen, attempting to persuade him to run for the United States Senate in Ohio. Sheen declined the offer, stating, "I'm just not qualified. You're mistaking celebrity for credibility."[42] On November 26, 2006, the Sunday Times in the Republic of Ireland, where Sheen was then living as a result of his enrolment in NUI Galway, reported on his speaking out against mushroom farmers exploiting foreign workers by paying them as little as €2.50 an hour in a country where the minimum wage was €7.65.

Sheen's latest activism includes attendances at meetings of the environmentalist group Earth First![43] and speaking appearances at youth empowerment events called We Day on behalf of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner.[44] Sheen has been named an ambassador of Free The Children and has supported such initiatives as the We are Silent campaign, a 24-hour pledge of silence.[45] Speaking about his work with Free The Children, Sheen has said, "I’m hooked! I told them whenever I could offer some insight or energy or whatever I had, I’d be delighted if they would call on me, and they have."[46]

Sheen has also endorsed and supported Help Darfur Now, a student-run organization to help aid victims of the genocide in Darfur, the western region in Sudan. He also appears in the recent anti-fur documentary "Skin Trade."[47]

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.[48]

Sheen initially endorsed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, and helped raise funds for his campaign.[49] After Richardson dropped out of the campaign, Sheen stated in a BBC Two interview with Graham Norton that he was supporting Barack Obama.[42]

In March 2012, Sheen was featured with George Clooney in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play, '8' — a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage — as attorney Theodore Olson.[50] The production was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.[51][52]

In September 2012, Sheen reunited with the cast of The West Wing to produce a video tasked with explaining Michigan's ballot and its partisan and nonpartisan sections. The video doubled as a campaign ad for Bridget McCormack, who was running as a nonpartisan candidate for Michigan's Supreme Court.[53]

Personal life[edit]

Sheen (right) with son Emilio Estevez in February 2011


Sheen married Janet Templeton[54] on December 23, 1961, and they have four children, three sons and a daughter, all of whom are actors: Emilio, Ramón, Carlos, and Renée. All but one decided to keep their own names when they began acting – Carlos made the decision to use his father's stage name, and is known as Charlie Sheen.[9]

Charlie and his father jointly parodied their respective previous roles in the 1993 movie Hot Shots! Part Deux their river patrol boats passed each other, at which point they both shouted, "I loved you in Wall Street!" a film they both starred in as father and son in 1987.

He has played the father of sons Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen in various projects: he played Emilio's father in The War at Home, In the Custody of Strangers and The Way, and Charlie's father in Wall Street, No Code of Conduct and two episodes of Spin City. He also appeared as a guest star in one episode of Two and a Half Men playing the father of Charlie's neighbor Rose (Melanie Lynskey), and another as guest star Denise Richards's father; at the time that episode aired, Richards was still married to Charlie. Martin also played a "future" version of Charlie in a VISA TV commercial. Martin has played other characters with his children. He starred in the film Bobby, which was directed by Emilio who also starred in the movie alongside his father. Renée had a supporting role in The West Wing, as one of President Josiah Bartlet's (Sheen) secretaries.

Sheen became a grandfather at age 43 when his son Emilio had a son named Taylor Levi with his girlfriend, Carey Salley. Sheen has a total of ten grandchildren, the other nine being: Paloma Rae (from Emilio), Cassandra, Sam J, Lola Rose, Bob and Max (from Charlie) and Katherine, Luis Jr. and Christopher (from Ramon) and one great-granddaughter Luna (from Cassandra).[55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63]

He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in 2011.[10]

In 2012, Sheen was a guest on the U.S. version of Who Do You Think You Are?, tracing his Irish and Spanish ancestry.

Academic pursuits[edit]

After the end of filming of The West Wing, Sheen announced plans to further his education: "My plan is to read English literature, philosophy and theology in Galway, Ireland, where my late mother came from and where I'm also a citizen."[64] Speaking after an honorary arts doctorate was conferred on him by the National University of Ireland, Sheen joked that he would be the "oldest undergraduate" at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, when he started his full-time studies there in the autumn of 2006. Although expressing concern that he might be a "distraction" to other students at NUIG, he attended lectures like everyone else. Speaking the week after filming his last episode of The West Wing, he said, "I'm very serious about it." He once said, "I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try . . . at age 65!"[65] On September 1, 2006, Sheen was among the first to register as a student at NUI Galway.[66] He left the University after completing a semester.

Sheen maintains links with Galway and "heartily" supported Michael D. Higgins in the Irish presidential election, 2011, having become a "dear friend" of Higgins while studying there.[67]


In a speech at Oxford University in 2009, Sheen admitted to having been arrested 66 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience.[68] He was described by human rights activist Craig Kielburger as having "a rap sheet almost as long as his list of film credits."[69]

On April 1, 2007, Sheen was arrested, with 38 other activists, for trespassing at the Nevada Test Site at a Nevada Desert Experience event protesting against the site.[70]


Sheen is a Roman Catholic, having had his faith restored by a series of meaningful conversations in Paris in 1981 with Terrence Malick, the director of Sheen’s breakthrough film, Badlands (1973).[12][19][21] He is a supporter of the Catholic Worker movement.[71] He stated recently that he supports same-sex marriage, unlike the Catholic Church.[72]

Family Life and Abortion Stance[edit]

Sheen is often considered pro-life.[73] He discussed his views in a 2011 interview with RTÉ in which he said his wife was conceived through a rape and he says had her mother aborted her, or dumped her in the Ohio River as she had considered, his wife would not exist. He also talked about three of his grandchildren who were conceived out of wedlock, saying his sons "were not happy at the time but they came to love these children. We have three grown grandchildren, two of them are married, they’re some of the greatest source [sic] of joy in our lives."[74][75] He has also stated his empathy for women facing unexpected pregnancy: "As a father and a grandfather, I have had experience with children who don't always come when they are planned, and I have experienced the great joy of God's presence in my children, so I'm inclined to be against abortion of any life. (...) I don't think abortion is a good idea. I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it."[76]

Awards and honors[edit]

In the spring of 1989, Sheen was named honorary mayor of Malibu, California. He promptly marked his appointment with a decree proclaiming the area "a nuclear-free zone, a sanctuary for aliens and the homeless, and a protected environment for all life, wild and tame".[77] Some local citizens were angered by the decree, and the Malibu Chamber of Commerce met in June of that year to consider revoking his title, but voted unanimously to retain him.[78]

While Sheen claims he deliberately failed the entrance exam for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career, he still has an affinity for UD, and is seen drinking from a "Dayton Flyers" coffee mug during several episodes of The West Wing. Sheen also developed an ongoing relationship with Wright State University, where he performed Love Letters as a benefit for scholarships in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures, and hosted a trip of donors to the set of The West Wing with the department's chair, W. Stuart McDowell, in September 2001. The Sheen/Estevez & Augsburger Scholarship Fund has since attracted over $100,000 in scholarships in the arts for students in need at WSU since its inception in 2000.[16] Sheen also has a great affinity for the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 was awarded the Laetare Medal,[79] the highest honor bestowed on American Catholics, in May 2008 at the school's commencement.

Sheen received six Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on The West Wing, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in TV-Drama, as well as two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, and was part of the cast that received two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In his acting career, Sheen has been nominated for ten Emmy Awards, winning one. He has also earned eight nominations for Golden Globe Awards. Sheen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1500 Vine Street.[80]

In 2001 Sheen won a TV Guide Award for 'Actor of the Year in a Drama Series' for The West Wing.[81] In the animated Nickelodeon movie, TV show and TV spin-off of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, there is a character named Sheen Estevez, which is Sheen's original last name – Estévez – and working last name, Sheen.

Sheen was the 2003 recipient of the Marquette University Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa for his work on social and Catholic issues.[82] In 2011, he was awarded an honorary life membership in the Law Society of University College Dublin.[83]


Motion pictures[edit]

1967Incident, TheThe IncidentArtie ConnorsLarry Peerce
1968Subject Was Roses, TheThe Subject Was RosesTimmy ClearyUlu GrosbardNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1970Catch-221st Lt. DobbsMike Nichols
1972No Drums, No BuglesAshby GatrellClyde Ware
Pickup on 101LesJohn Florea
RageMaj. HollifordGeorge C. Scott
That Certain SummerGary McClainLamont Johnson
1973When the Line Goes ThroughBluff JacksonClyde Ware
BadlandsKit CarruthersTerrence Malick
The Conflict (Catholics)Father KinsellaJack Gold
1974Legend of Earl Durand, TheThe Legend of Earl DurandLuther SykesJohn Patterson
California Kid, TheThe California KidMichael McCordRichard T. Heffron
Missiles of October, TheThe Missiles of OctoberRobert F. KennedyAnthony Page
Execution of Private Slovik, TheThe Execution of Private SlovikEddie SlovikLamont Johnson
1975Last Survivors, TheThe Last SurvivorsAlexander William HolmesLee H. Katzin
Sweet HostageLeonard HatchLee Phillips
1976Cassandra Crossing, TheThe Cassandra CrossingRobby NavarroGeorge P. Cosmatos
Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, TheThe Little Girl Who Lives Down the LaneFrank HalletNicolas Gessner
1979Apocalypse NowCaptain Benjamin L. WillardFrancis Ford CoppolaNominated — American Movie Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Eagle's WingPikeAnthony Harvey
1980Final Countdown, TheThe Final CountdownWarren LaskyDon Taylor
1981LoopholeStephen BookerJohn Quested
1982GandhiVince WalkerRichard Attenborough
That Championship SeasonTom DaleyJason Miller
In the Custody of StrangersFrankRobert Greenwald
1983EnigmaAlex HolbeckJeannot Szwarc
In the King of PrussiaJudge Samuel Salus IIEmile de Antonio
Man, Woman and ChildRobert BeckwithDick Richards
Dead Zone, TheThe Dead ZoneGreg StillsonDavid Cronenberg
1984FirestarterCaptain HollisterMark L. Lester
1985Fourth Wise Man, TheThe Fourth Wise ManArtabanMichael Ray Rhodes
1986State of Emergency, AA State of EmergencyDr. Alex CarmodyRichard C. Bennett
Shattered SpiritsLyle MollencampRobert Greenwald
1987Believers, TheThe BelieversCal JamisonJohn Schlesinger
SiestaDelMary Lambert
Wall StreetCarl FoxOliver Stone
1988DaCharlieMatt Clark
Judgment in BerlinHerbert Jay SternLeo Penn
1989Marked for MurderMan in parkRick Sloane
Cold FrontJohn HydeAllan A. Goldstein
Beverly Hills BratsDr. Jeffrey MillerJim Sotos
NightbreakerDr. Alexander BrownPeter Markle
Beyond the StarsPaul AndrewsDavid Saperstein
1990CadenceMSgt. Otis V. McKinneyMartin Sheen
1991Touch and DieFrankPiernico Solinas
Maid, TheThe MaidAnthony WayneIan Toynton
JFKNarratorOliver Stone
1992Running WildDan WalkerDuncan McLachlan
Original IntentJoeRobert Marcarelli
1993When the Bough BreaksCaptain SwaggertMichael Cohn
My Home, My PrisonNarratorSusana Blaustein Muñoz
Ghost Brigade (aka The Killing Box)Gen. HaworthGeorge Hickenlooper
Fortunes of WarFrancis LabeckThierry Notz
Hear No EvilLt. BrockRobert Greenwald
Hot Shots! Part DeuxCapt. Benjamin L. WillardJim Abrahams
GettysburgRobert E. LeeRonald F. Maxwell
Matter of Justice, AA Matter of JusticeJack BrownMichael Switzer
1994Guns of HonorJackson Baines HardinDavid Lister
Hits!KellyWilliam R. Greenblatt
Grey KnightGeneralGeorge Hickenlooper
BocaJesse James MontgomeryWalter Avancini, Zalman King
1995American President, TheThe American PresidentChief of Staff A.J. McInnerneyRob Reiner
Sacred CargoFather Andrew KanveskyAleksandr Buravsky
Dillinger and CaponeJohn DillingerJon Purdy
Captain Nuke and the Bomber BoysJeff SnyderCharles Gale
Hundred and One Nights, AA Hundred and One NightsHimselfAgnès Varda
Break, TheThe BreakGil RobbinsLee H. Katzin
Dead PresidentsThe JudgeAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Gospafather Jozo ZovkoJakov Sedlar
1996War at Home, TheThe War at HomeBob CollierEmilio EstevezNominated — ALMA Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Crossover Role in a Feature Film
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day StoryPeter MaurinMichael Ray Rhodes
Project ALFColonel Gilbert MilfoilDick Lowry
1997Truth or Consequences, N.MSirKiefer Sutherland
Act of Conscience, AnAn Act of ConscienceNarratorRobbie Leppzer
Hostile WatersAurora SkipperDavid DruryTelevision movie; BBC/HBO
SpawnJason WynnMark A.Z. Dippé
1998Family AttractionPresidentBrian Hecker
Stranger in the KingdomSigurd MoultonJay Craven
GunfighterStranger, TheThe StrangerChristopher Coppola
Monument Ave.HanlonTed Demme
ShadrachNarratorSusanna Styron
Letter from Death Row, AA Letter from Death RowMichael's FatherMarvin Baker, Bret Michaels
Free MoneyNew WardenYves Simoneau
No Code of ConductBill PetersonBret Michaels
Thin Red Line, TheThe Thin Red LineThanksTerrence Malick
1999Ninth StreetFather FrankTim Rebman, Kevin Willmott
Lost & FoundMillstoneJeff Pollack
StormGeneral James RobertsHarris Done
Texas Funeral, AA Texas FuneralGrandpa SpartaW. Blake Herron
2001OCoach Duke GouldingTim Blake Nelson
2002Catch Me if You CanRoger StrongSteven Spielberg
2003Mercy of the SeaFrederikDominik Sedlar, Jakov Sedlar
Commission, TheThe CommissionDep. Atty. Gen. Nicholas KatzenbachMark Sobel
2004Jerusalemski sindromDominik Sedlar, Jakov Sedlar
2006Departed, TheThe DepartedOliver QueenanMartin Scorsese
BobbyJack StevensEmilio Estevez
2007Talk To MeE.G. SonderlingKasi Lemmons
BordertownGeorge MorganGregory Nava
Flatland: The MovieArthur SquareDano Johnson, Jeffrey Travis
2008Single Woman, AA Single WomanVoiceKamala Lopez
2009Echelon ConspiracyRaymond BurkeGreg Marcks
Love HappensBurke's Father-in-LawBrandon Camp
Imagine ThatDante D'EnzoKarey Kirkpatrick
The Kid: CamachoDr. Frank IrwinMiguel Necoechea
2010Way, TheThe WayThomas AveryEmilio Estevez
2011Stella Days[26]Daniel BarryThaddeus O'SullivanNominated — Irish Film and Television Award for Actor in a Lead Role – Film
Double, TheThe DoubleTom HighlandMichael Brandt
2012Seeking a Friend for the End of the WorldFrank PetersenLorene Scafaria
Amazing Spider-Man, TheThe Amazing Spider-ManBen ParkerMarc Webb
2014Bhopal: Prayer for RainWarren AndersonRavikumar
Amazing Spider-Man 2, TheThe Amazing Spider-Man 2Ben ParkerMarc WebbArchive footage and a stand-in
Selma[84]Frank Minis JohnsonAva DuVernay
2015TrashFather JuilliardStephen DaldryPost-production
UnityNarratorShaun MonsonDocumentary
The 33Mr. SepulvedaPatricia RiggenFilming


1968Pat Neal Is BackHimselfEdward Beyer
1985Broken RainbowNarratorMaria Florio, Victoria Mudd
In the Name of the PeopleNarratorFrank Christopher
SpaceflightNarratorBlaine Baggett
1986Secrets of the TitanicNarratorRobert Ballard
1988Walking After MidnightHimselfJonathon Kay
1991Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's ApocalypseHimselfFax Bahr / George Hickenlooper
1994–6EyewitnessNarrator (U.S. version)
1997187: DocumentedNarratorTimothy Fong
TudjmanNarratorJakov Sedlar, Joe Tripician
1998Taylor's CampaignNarratorRichard Cohen
Holes in HeavenNarratorWendy Robbins
2001Papp Project, TheThe Papp ProjectHimselfTracie Holder, Karen Thorsen
SOA: Guns and GreedHimselfRobert Richter
StockpileNarratorStephen Trombley
Inside the VaticanNarratorJohn B. Bredar
2002Cuba: The 40 Years WarNarratorPeter Melaragno
Making of Bret Michaels, TheThe Making of Bret MichaelsHimself
Tibet: Cry of the Snow LionNarratorTom Piozet
Straight Up: Helicopters in ActionNarratorDavid Douglas
2003Hidden in Plain SightNarratorJohn Smihula
All the Presidents' MoviesNarratorBrett Hudson
2004Learning to SeaNarratorZiggy Livnat
Winning New HampshireHimselfAram Fischer, Mark Lynch, William Rabbe
Tell Them Who You AreNarratorMark Wexler
2005On the Line: Dissent in an Age of TerrorismHimselfPeter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt
James Dean: Forever YoungNarratorMichael J. Sheridan
2006Who Killed the Electric Car?NarratorChris Paine
Between Iraq and a Hard PlaceNarratorRex J. Pratt
2007Searching for George WashingtonGeorge Washington (voice)
2008Flower in the Gun BarrelNarratorGabriel Cowan
They Killed Sister DorothyNarratorDaniel Junge
Vietnam-American HolocaustNarratorClay Claiborne
2009One WaterNarratorSanjeev Chatterjee and Ali Habashi
End of Poverty?, TheThe End of Poverty?NarratorPhilippe Diaz
2010Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space]HimselfDenis Delestrac
Return to El SalvadorNarratorJamie Moffett
Spirit, TheThe Spirit"The Octopuss"Pondy Doorcan
Kennedy Detail, TheThe Kennedy DetailNarrator
2012Who Do You Think You Are?Himself
Death by ChinaNarrator

Television and video[edit]

YearEpisode titleSeries titleRoleDirector
1960"Th eNight the Saints Lost Their Halos"Naked City, TheThe Naked CityPhil Kasnick
1961"And the Cat Jumped Over the Moon"Route 66Gang leader PackyElliot Silverstein
1963"Nightmare"Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsPrivate Arthur DixJohn Erman
"We May Be Better Strangers"Arrest and TrialDaleDavid Lowell Rich
1966"10 Blocks on the Camino Real"NET PlayhouseKilroyJac Venza
"Flipper and the Seal"FlipperPhilip Adams
1969"Live Bait"Mission: ImpossibleAlbertStuart Hagmann
Pilot episodeThen Came BronsonNick Oresko
1970"Cry, Lie"Hawaii Five-OEddie CalhaoPaul Stanley
"Time and Memories"Arthur DixonJohn Llewellyn Moxey
1972"The Devil's Playground"CannonJerry
1973"Lovely but Lethal"ColumboKarl Lessing, a chemist who became the murder victimJeannot Szwarc
1973"Dark Vengeance"Circle of FearFrankHerschel Daugherty
1979MiniseriesBlind AmbitionJohn DeanGeorge Schaefer
1983MiniseriesKennedyJohn F. KennedyJim Goddard
1984Television filmGuardian, TheThe GuardianCharles HyattDavid Greene
1985Television filmConsenting AdultKen LyndGilbert Cates
1986Television filmNews at ElevenFrank KenleyMike Robe
1993MiniseriesAlex Haley's QueenJames Jackson Sr.John Erman
1993"Angst for the Memories"Murphy BrownNick Brody, former 1960s radicalPeter Bonerz
1994Television filmRoswellTownsendJeremy Kagan
1994Television filmOne of Her OwnAsst. D.A. Pete MarescaArmand Mastroianni
1996Television filmThe Crystal Cave: Lessons from the Teachings of MerlinKing Arthur(Created by Deepak Chopra)
1997"The Principal and the Pauper"Simpsons, TheThe SimpsonsSeymour Skinner
1998"Babylon 5: The River of Souls"Babylon 5A Soul HunterJanet Greek
1999"Virtual Justice"Total Recall 2070PraxisMark Sobel
1999–2006Seasons 1–7West Wing, TheThe West WingPresident Josiah BartletVarious
(Created by Aaron Sorkin)
2005"Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop"Two and a Half MenHarvey, Rose's fatherGary Halvorson
2007"K&R - Part III"Studio 60 on the Sunset StripRadio Host (voice, uncredited)Timothy Busfield
2009Season 2, episode 7Sunday Night Project, TheThe Sunday Night ProjectGuest hostSteve Smith
2012Season 8, episode 15Flash PopGuest appearance
2012–presentSeason 1 (guest), season 2 (regular)Anger ManagementMartin Goodson
2014Television filmThe WhaleThomas Nickerson
2015Season 1Grace and Frankie[85]Robert


First appearing on A Prairie Home Companion on November 11, 2004, Sheen has since become a frequent guest performer, with over a dozen episodes since 2007.[86]

Video games[edit]

2010World of Warcraft: CataclysmNozdormuVoice and Likeness
2010Mass Effect 2Illusive Man, TheThe Illusive ManVoice and Likeness
2012Mass Effect 3Illusive Man, TheThe Illusive ManVoice and Likeness

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
1969Golden Globe AwardBest Supporting Actor – Motion PictureThe Subject Was RosesNominated
1974Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Execution of Private SlovikNominated
1978Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieTaxi!!!Nominated
1980British Academy Film AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleApocalypse NowNominated
1980Golden Globe AwardBest Actor – Television Series DramaBlind AmbitionNominated
1981Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Individual Achievement in Religious ProgrammingInsightWon
1984British Academy Television AwardsBest ActorKennedyNominated
1984Golden Globe AwardBest Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmKennedyNominated
1985CableACE AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe GuardianNominated
1986Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Children's SpecialCBS Schoolbreak SpecialNominated
1986Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Individual Achievement in Children's ProgrammingCBS Schoolbreak SpecialWon
1989Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Individual Achievement in Children's ProgrammingCBS Schoolbreak SpecialNominated
1990CableACE AwardsBest Movie or MiniseriesNightbreakerNominated
1994Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMurphy BrownWon
1999ALMA AwardOutstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieBabylon 5: The River of SoulsNominated
1999ALMA AwardOutstanding Actor in a Feature FilmMonument Ave.Nominated
2000ALMA AwardOutstanding Actor in a Television SeriesThe West WingNominated
2000Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingNominated
2000Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2000Satellite AwardBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingWon
2000Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2000TCA AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaThe West WingNominated
2000Viewers for Quality TelevisionBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesThe West WingWon
2001ALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television SeriesThe West WingWon
2001Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingWon
2001Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2001Satellite AwardBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingNominated
2001TCA AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaThe West WingNominated
2001Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West WingWon
2001Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingWon
2002ALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television SeriesThe West WingNominated
2002Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingNominated
2002Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2002Satellite AwardBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingNominated
2002Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West WingWon
2002Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingWon
2002TCA AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaThe West WingNominated
2003Golden Globe AwardBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingNominated
2003Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2003Satellite AwardBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingNominated
2003Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2003Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2004Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Television Series DramaThe West WingNominated
2004Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2004Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2004Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2005Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesTwo and a Half MenNominated
2006Satellite AwardBest Cast – Motion PictureThe DepartedWon
2006Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West WingNominated
2007Critics' Choice Movie AwardBest CastBobbyNominated
2007Critics' Choice Movie AwardBest CastThe DepartedNominated
2007Gotham AwardsBest Ensemble CastTalk to MeWon
2007Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBobbyNominated
2007Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe DepartedNominated
2012ALMA AwardsFavorite Movie ActorThe WayNominated
2012Irish Film & Television AcademyBest Actor – FilmStella DaysNominated

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