Quick Facts about Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen is a professional actor from the United States who first gained public attention after the film, The Subject Was Roses in 1968. Since then, he has made breakthroughs in his career with multiple hit films earning Emmy Award and Golden Globe Awards and multiple nominations. 

Quick Infos
Full NameRamón Antonio Gerardo Estévez
Date of birthAugust 3, 1940
Birth PlaceDayton, Ohio, United States
Parent(s)Francisco Estevez Martinez
Mary-Ann Martinez
SpouseJanet Sheen
Age80 years
Height5 ft 7 in
Net worthUS $50 million

Martin Sheen

Bio, Family, and Young

Sheen was born on 3rd August of 1940 in one of the largest cities of Ohio in the United States. His real name is Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez and is the son of Francisco Estevez Martinez and Mary-Ann Martinez. He grew up with his nine brothers and a sister. He suffered from polio when he was a child. Martin Sheen was almost sent to an orphanage after the death of his mother but was raised by the Catholic church. He ended up growing in Catholic teaching and graduated from Chaminade High School.


Nationality, Age, Height, and Weight

Martin Sheen will be turning 81 years old in August of 2021, yet he is as active as ever he was before. He possesses an average body build and has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches with a bodyweight of about 86 kg. He has gray hair and blue eyes. His distinctive features are thick eyebrows and small lips.

Sheen belongs to multiracial ethnicity and has Irish and Galician Spanish ancestry from his mother’s and father’s side respectively following nationality as American whose zodiac sign is Leo. His sexual orientation is straight.


Personal life, Social Activities, Wife, and Sons

Sheen is married to Janet Templeton and is a proud father of 4 children namely Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez, Carlos Irwin Estevez, and Renee Pilar Estevez, and all of them followed their father’s footsteps and are actor and actress. He is also blessed with 10 grandchildren and is also the great-granddad of 2 great-grandchildren.

Martin Sheen

Sheen is not a social media user. He is a catholic and also supports Catholic Worker Movement. He is also a public activist and always stands for protests against civil disobedience. Till today, he has been recorded to be arrested more than 60 times. Martin Sheen has supported anti-abortion, anti-war, By Any Means, and stand in favor of farmworker movements. He can also be called an environmentalist and has spoken for various events regarding empowerment events.


Career: Movies and TV Shows

Martin Sheen was interested in acting and despite his father’s objection, he went to New York to achieve his dream as an actor. Motivated by an actor James Dean, he opened a theatre company with fellow actors. Just after his first film debut in 1967 from the film, The Incident as Artie Connors he gained public attention. He further gained fame after his portrayal of the character, Timmy Cleary in an American metro color drama film, The Subject Was Roses in 1968.

He gained his fame after starring in a number of films like No Drums, no Bugles, rage, That certain Summer, badlands, and so on. he then continued on starring in a number of films like That Championship Season, Enigma, The Dead Zone, Shattered Spirits, The Believers, Siesta, The Maid and countless other films.

In 2006, his role in the American crime thriller film, The Departed where he portrayed the character of Oliver Queenan gained him further fame. Each and every year, Martin Sheen has been constantly giving us a number of appearances. He will next be seen in the upcoming biographical drama film, Judas and the Black Messiah and in 12 Mighty Orphans.

Sheen has also appeared in a number of documentaries like Broken Rainbow, Secrets of the Titanic, Eyewitness, Tudjman, Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, Winning New Hampshire, Who Killed the Electric Car?, One Water, and many others. Martin Sheen has also appeared in countless television films and series like Mission: Impossible, Cannon, Columbo, Ghost Story, The Missiles of October, The Simpsons but the most turning point of his fame came after his portrayal of character President Josiah Bartlet in the American serial political drama tv series, The West Wing alongside Ian McShane, Jimmy Smits, and Tim Matheson in 1999.

The series ended in 2006 with 140 episodes. in 2020, he portrayed the same character in the series, A West Wing Special to benefit When We All Vote.

Martin Sheen

Achievements, Awards, and Honors

Sheen has earned a total of 8 Golden Globe Awards nominations winning 1, 10 Emmy Awards nominations and 1 win having an overall of 23 awards received with 46 nominations. He received his first Emmy Award nomination in 1969 for his performance in The Subject Was Roses. In 1994, Martin Sheen successfully earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series after his performance in Murphy Brown.

His performance in the tv series, The West Wing earned him ALMA Award in 2001. The same year, he also earned his first-ever Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Drama-2001. He also received COFCA Award from the film, The Departed in 2006 and Critics’ Choice Award nominations.


Net worth and Lifestyle

As of 2021, Martin Sheen’s net worth is estimated to be 50 million dollars. He has appeared in numerous films, tv-series and documentaries. He has spent almost all of his life in the entertainment industry giving his best to acting and performances so it’s no wonder to learn about his massive earnings. To this date, Martin Sheen has been constantly giving us his best performances. Apart from that, his earnings also come from his endorsement works. He has endorsed brands like Toyota Automobiles, Polaroid Cameras, American Express, Centrum Silver Multivitamins, Pepsi-Cola, and others.