Aug. 3rd, 1940
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Guest TV Roles
Sly Sludge (Voiced)
Himself - Narrator
Rev. Bill Thompson
First Arresting Officer
Purposely flunked his college entrance exam to the University of Dayton so that he could pursue an acting career instead. His father wholeheartedly disapproved until he had gained popular success, not even seeing Martin act until he saw him on the screen at a drive-in in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
- Was considered for the recurring role of Sloan on _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv).
- Has played American presidents four times; Jed Bartlett on TV series _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv), in the TV movie _Medusa's Child (1997) (TV)_ (qv), as 'John F. Kennedy' (qv) in the miniseries _"Kennedy" (1983)_ (qv), and as the "future" president (in a premonition) Greg Stilson in _The Dead Zone (1983)_ (qv).
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1965 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "The Subject Was Roses," a role that he recreated in the film version of the same name, _The Subject Was Roses (1968)_ (qv).
- Considers his late West Wing co-star 'John Spencer (I)' (qv) his best friend. Like Spencer, Sheen successfully recovered from drug and alcohol addictions.
- Is a strong advocate for the closing of the School of the Americas, a military base that trains Latin American soldiers (allegedly teaching techniques of torture and political terror). Has been involved in a large protest every year since 1998.
- Along with 'Steve McQueen (I)' (qv) and 'James Dean (I)' (qv), is mentioned in R.E.M.'s song "Electrolite.".
- Was considered for the role of Sgt.Max Greevey on _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv).
- (27 June 2001) Pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years probation for trespassing at an Air Force base during a protest against the United States building a missile defense system.