|Real Name/Full Name||Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez|
|Also known as||Martin Sheen|
|Date of Birth||Dayton, Ohio, United States|
|Birth Place||3 August 1940|
|Age/ How Old||82 years old|
|Height/ How Tall||In Centimetres- 168cm
In Feet and Inches- 5’ 6’’
|Family||Mother: Mary Ann Phelan
Father: Francisco Estevez Martinez
|School||Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School|
|College||National University of Ireland Galway
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
|Nationality||American, Irish, Spanish|
|Spouse(s)||Janet Sheen (Templeton) [m. 1961]|
|Children||Son(s): Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez
Daughter(s): Renee Estevez
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Television Presenter, Activist|
|Net Worth||$70 million|
|Last Updated||December 2022|
Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez who is better known as Martin Sheen in the Hollywood industry is one of the most celebrated and evergreen actors. Sheen has appeared in more than 70 featured films and has delivered some iconic roles such as Army Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979), which brought sheen to the limelight. He has worked in numerous television shows and also as a host.
Well, how well do you know about Martin Sheen? If not much, here is what we know about Martin Sheen to date.
Biography and Early Life
Sheen was born on August 3, 1940, in Dayton, Ohio with an unfortunate delivery complication as his left arm was crushed by the forceps which resulted in limited lateral movement of that arm, and also is three inches shorter than his right arm.
His parents are both immigrants i.e. his mother Mary Ann was from Ireland and his father Francisco Estevez was from Spain. As a child, he had polio due to which he was confined to bed for a year. After his mother passed away when he was 11, he was raised as a catholic and graduated from Chaminade High School.
Despite his father’s reproach, Sheen was committed to acting, so he went to New York City with the help of borrowed money from a catholic priest in his early 20s. There he met Dorothy Day, a catholic activist, and joined the march for social justice.
He also failed the entrance examinations of the University of Dayton on purpose so as to pursue his acting career. He acquired his stage name Martin Sheen from a combination of the names of Robert Hale, a casting director who gave seen his first break, and televangelist archbishop, Fulton J. Sheep.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Martin Sheen in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Martin Sheen’s age is 82 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2022 having been born on 3 August 1940. Though, he is 5’ 6’’ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 192 lbs in Pound and 86kg in Kilograms.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Sheen got hitched to Janet Templeton on 23 December 1961 and has continued their marriage since then. They have three sons and a daughter viz. Emilio, Ramon, Carlos, and Renee and all of them are actors. Carlos however changed his name to Charlie Sheen in his initial days of acting. Martin has had ample chances to be in the same frame with his children.
He acted alongside Emilio in The War at Home, The Way and alongside Charlie in Wall Street and In Custody of Strangers. No Code of Conduct, Sin City and Anger Management. When Emilio became a father to a son, Sheen became a grandfather at age 43. Sheen’s got ten grandchildren now, plus two great-grandchildren. In 2011, he had his 50th wedding anniversary celebrated.
After filming The West Wing, sheen intended on studying English literature, philosophy, and theology in Galway, Ireland, after which he was accorded with the honorary doctorate by the National University of Ireland.
Is Martin Sheen Gay?
Martin Sheen is straight as far the sexual orientation however he has portrayed a gay character by the name of Robert in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie and also is a great supporter of gay rights.
Idolizing James Dean, Sheen first establishes a theatre company with other actors with the high that the production would earn him recognition. However, for his roles in the movies The Subject Was Roses (1968) and Badlands (1973), he got his first break and later gained tremendous acclaim for his role in the film Apocalypse Now (1979), the TV series The West King (1999-2006) and the Netflix series Grace and Frankie (2015-present). Sheen also is a part of the widely popular Spider-Man series.
Sheen is a member of the Democratic Party, aside from his acting career, and is prominent for his vocal support for liberal political causes, such as criticizing US military actions and Ohio’s hazardous-waste incinerator. In 1965, he also sponsored the campaign of farmworkers in California and was part of the large-scale immigration marches in 2006 and 2007 in Los Angeles. There are a lot of movements in which Sheen served from the frontline fearlessly.
Sheen has won a number of prestigious awards for his works. He won multiple Emmy Awards for Insight in 1981, CBS Schoolbreak Special in 1986, and Murphy Brown in 1994. He is also a recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, ALMA Award, National Board of Review Award, and many more.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Martin Sheen in 2022
As of 2022, the net worth of Martin Sheen is $70 million. A major part of his earnings and fame comes from his movies, he has been featured in more than 70 movies. Apart from an acting career is also a Producer, Television Presenter, and Activist.
Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know
- His parents met at the citizenship school in Dayton.
- Sheen has been arrested more than 70 times for the liberal protests and movements.
- He can sing any of Frank Sinatra’s songs.
- He is a great admirer of former US president Jimmy Carter.
- Despite being such a great actor, he could never even make it to the nominations of Academy Awards.
Martin Sheen is one of the evergreen actors in Hollywood who rise to fame with years passing by and is still earning fame with his works. He saw hard times after his mother’s death but was an enthusiast for acting, so he chose to chase his dreams without anyone backing him. With his parents being immigrants, sheen also has a fair amount of recognition in Ireland as well. He is an activist and is famous for his outspoken support of liberal causes.