Martin Sheen Biography: Everything about His Net Worth, Age, Wife, Kids, Apocalypse Now, Movies, Height and More

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: March 15, 2021

Born as Ramon Antonio Gerado Estevez, Martin Sheen is an American actor who rose to fame through films like The Subject Was Roses, Badlands, and Apocalypse Now. He also played a crucial role in the television series The West Wing and, more recently, in Grace and Frankie.

Sheen received critical acceptance for his performance in Badlands as the charming Kit Carruthers. His portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now also got him several nominations, including a BAFTA for the Best Actor category. His fans would acknowledge that Sheen has worked in a variety of movies – expanding to different genres and characters. He has a great legacy, if you ask, us as he has worked with Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and David Cronernberg, etc.

Apart from his incredible work in movies, he has done tremendously well on television. He’s earned several Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his role in The West Wing. He also got an Emmy nod for his work in Murphy Brown. In fact, very few people remember, but he also played the role of the iconic Uncle Ben in the Amazing Spider Man.

But who is he behind the camera? Does he come from a family of actors? What are his political views? There is so much intrigue behind this highly accomplished man. Fan always wonder what he is like behind the scenes. They are fascinated by his personality and want to know if he is married and has kids. They also want to know more about his age, family life and net worth.

So let’s find out more about this man behind the camera!

Early Life

He was born and raised in the United States to a Spanish father and an Irish mother. The reason why he changed his name is because he wanted to earn better acting roles. He lost his mother very early in his life (he was only 8) after which there was a high possibility of him getting thrown into the awful orphanage system in America. He lucked out and got assistance from the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dayton.

He was always intrigued by acting, even though his father wanted him to do something practical in life. But he was persistent and borrowed money from a priest instead to follow his dreams in New York City. Soon, he made the transition from Ramon Antonio Gerado Estevez to Martin Sheen – all thanks to Robert Dale Martin, a casting director at CBS who eventually gave him his first acting break.

Personal Life

He has been married to Janet Templeton since 1961, and has three sons and one daughter – all of whom became actors. He has acted with his sons in several films including The War at Home, In the Custody of Strangers, and The Way. He also played the father of Charlie Sheen in TV series like Anger Management, Spin City and No Code of Conduct.

In a Visa commercial, he played the future version of Charlie Sheen – an advertisement loved by many. Let’s just say that he has done a lot of work with his children that has earned wide acclaim and praises from the Sheen family.

He became a grandfather at the young age of 43 when his son had a child with his then girlfriend Carey Salley. The 80 year old now has ten grandchildren in total and two great-grandchildren. In 2011, he also celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife.


He has directing credits for the movie Cadence (1990) which also stars his sons, Charlie and Ramon. Apart from this, he has also narrated and produced documentary television series.

Sheen publicly admitted that he was influenced by James Dean. At one point, he started his own theatre company with the hopes of receiving recognition from a well-known production house. His road to stardom included several supporting roles and minor acting credits as an extra in TV productions.

He more famously played the role of President John F. Kennedy in a miniseries Kennedy: Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. He has also worked as a voice-over artist in the controversial video game called Mass Effect 2 and 3.

He was also in the cast of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed – he was the commanding officer watching over an undercover cop. Martin collaborated with his son, Ramon Estevez to create a Warner-Bros affiliated caked Estevez Sheen Productions.

Sheen also has a role in the Irish Film Stella Days, which was directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan. He was paired with IFTA award-winning actress Amy Huberman. Currently, he can be seen in Netflix’s comedy series Grace and Frankie.

He plays the role of a legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover alongside Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya and Jesse Plemons in Judas and the Black Messiah. The movie was produced by Warner Bros and released early in 2021. The movie was directed by the same director of Black Panther. The movie received critical acclaim and several awards – also got an Oscar nod!

Political Views

He gave a memorable speech at the Harvard University in 2009, in which he revealed that he has been arrested 66 times throughout his life and they’ve all been because of acts of civil disobedience. Funnily enough, Human Rights Activist, Craig Kielburger once described his history as having “a rap sheet almost as long as his list of film credits.”

For example, he was arrested in 2007 for trespassing at the Nevada Test Site at a Nevada Desert Experience. He was arrested alongside 38 other activists. He has been working with Sea Shepherd for the longest time – the conservative organization has also named a ship after him called RV Martin Sheen to acknowledge his support and commitment.

He is a catholic and is known for supporting the Catholic Worker Movement.

When it comes to abortion and women’s rights, he has a broad mind. He believes that he has no power or right to make a decision for a woman – especially if she is Black, Brown, or comes from a lower socio-economic background. He further revealed that he understands what it means to be born as someone who was not expected or desired. He personally wouldn’t support abortion, but he also says that he doesn’t judge people who do go for that option.

He clarified his stance and said that he doesn’t know what it feels to be a woman, as he has never faced their reality, and hence, holds no right to make a decision for them.

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Hope you discovered about the award-winning actor outside his work – his age, height, weight and net worth are already out there on Wikipedia which is why we kept this article more personal. He tried to give you a brief biography of the incredible actor and father to kids. Have you seen any of his movies? Or his tussle with Donald Trump? He sure is making his hometown Dayton, Ohio proud. 

Updated March 15, 2021
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