Martin Sheen is an American actor who shot to prominence for his exceptional role in the 1979 movie, Apocalypse Now.
Martin Sheen Biography
Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez, professionally known as Martin Sheen was born on August 3, 1940, in Dayton, Ohio, to parents, Mary-Ann Phelan and Francisco Estévez Martínez.
Martin was the first child to be born in Dayton, Ohio and is the seventh of his parents’ ten children (nine boys and a girl). During his birth, Sheen’s left arm was crushed by forceps, making it three inches (7.6 cm) shorter than his right (Erb’s palsy).
Martin Sheen mother was from Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland, while his father was born in Salceda de Caselas, Galicia, Spain. His father, Francisco was a machinery inspector at the National Cash Register Company at Dayton.
With regards to his education, Martin attended the Chaminade High School (now known as Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School). In an attempt to pursue an acting career, Sheen deliberately failed the entrance examination for the University of Dayton.
Martin Sheen derived his stage name from a combination of the CBS casting director, Robert Dale Martin, who gave him his first big break, as well as the televangelist archbishop called Fulton J. Sheen.
Martin Sheen Profile Summary
- FULL NAME: Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez
- DATE OF BIRTH: August 3, 1940
- AGE: 80 years old (as of 2021)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Dayton, Ohio, United States
- PROFESSION: Actor
- NATIONALITY: American
- HEIGHT: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
- WEIGHT: 87 kg (192 lbs)
- HAIR COLOR: Grey
- EYE COLOR: Blue
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
Martin Sheen Net Worth
Martin Sheen has a net worth of $60 million which he has accumulated from his success as an actor.
Martin Sheen Wife
Martin Sheen is currently married to American actress and producer, Janet Elizabeth Estévez, best known as Janet Sheen. The couple met at the New School for Social Research in New York City and later tied the knot in December 1961.
Martin Sheen Children
Martin Sheen has four children, three sons and a daughter with his spouse, Janet Sheen. All his children are actors, Emilio Estevez, Renée Estevez, Ramon Estevez, and Charlie Sheen.