Martin Sheen Biography; Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Height

Martin Sheen is an American actor who shot to prominence for his exceptional role in the 1979 movie, Apocalypse Now.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 08: Martin Sheen during a portrait session at the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 8, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

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).

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 16: Martin Sheen attends the screening of “Molly’s Game” at the Closing Night Gala at AFI FEST 2017 Presented By Audi on November 16, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

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.


LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Martin Sheen attends We Day UK at Wembley Arena on March 5, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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
  • NATIONALITY: American
  • HEIGHT: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
  • WEIGHT: 87 kg (192 lbs)
  • HAIR COLOR: Grey
  • EYE COLOR: Blue
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 06: Martin Sheen attends the Opening Night Gala of the 10th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 6, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for DIFF)

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.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER 1: Actor Martin Sheen and his wife Janet arrive at the W.B.’s “The West Wing” 100th Episode celebration at The Four Seasons Hotel on November 1, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

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.