Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen

Aug. 3rd, 1940
Born in
Dayton, Ohio, USA
5' 7"

Martin Sheen's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The West Wing TV Show
The West Wing
Cannon TV Show
Matt Lincoln TV Show
Matt Lincoln
The Nurses TV Show
The Nurses
Love Story TV Show
Love Story

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Selma
2014 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2014 - The Boxcar Children
2014 - Trash
2013 - Salinger
2012 - Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
2011 - The Way
2010 - The Whale Warrior: Pirate for the Sea
2009 - Love Happens
2009 - The End of Poverty?
2009 - Echelon Conspiracy
2009 - Imagine That
2007 - Talk to Me
2007 - For the Bible Tells Me So
2007 - Bordertown
2006 - Bobby
2006 - The Departed
2004 - Tell Them Who You Are
2004 - Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
2004 - The Nomi Song
2002 - Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
2002 - Catch Me If You Can
2001 - O
2001 - Apocalypse Now Redux
2000 - Mexico
1999 - A Texas Funeral
1998 - Free Money
1998 - Holes in Heaven
1998 - Snitch
1997 - Truth or Consequences, N.M.
1997 - Spawn
1995 - Dead Presidents
1995 - The American President
1993 - Grey Knight
1993 - Hot Shots! Part Deux
1993 - Gettysburg
1991 - JFK
1991 - Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
1990 - Cadence
1988 - Judgment in Berlin
1987 - The Believers
1987 - Siesta
1987 - Wall Street
1984 - Firestarter
1983 - The Dead Zone
1982 - Gandhi
1980 - The Final Countdown
1976 - The Cassandra Crossing
1976 - The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
1973 - Badlands
1970 - Catch-22

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Martin Goodson
Robert Hanson
Sly Sludge (Voiced)
Adam Novins
Norman Gretzler
Phillip Kosnik
Himself - Narrator
Arthur Dixon
First Arresting Officer
Reverend Bill Thompson
[Complete List]


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 role of Sgt.Max Greevey on _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (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).
  • (7 October 2000) Martin was one of 22 people arrested for crossing over a line established by the Air Force in an anti-militarization protest at California's Vandenberg Air Force base. He was charged with trespassing.
  • Due to his commitment to _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv), was unable to reprise the role of Robert E. Lee in the _Gettysburg (1993)_ (qv) prequel, _Gods and Generals (2003)_ (qv). The role was instead played by Lee descendant 'Robert Duvall' (qv), who starred with Sheen in the popular Vietnam War film _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv).
  • Never officially changed his real name to his stage one. He is still Ramon Estevez on all identifications and legal documents, and all his children were born under that name. He answers to both names with friends, but his wife first met him as Martin (he did not tell her his real name until weeks later) and as a result she still calls him that.
  • 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.
  • He can only put his jacket on by flipping it over his head (like Bartlet in _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv)). His left arm was crushed by forceps when he was born and he has limited lateral movement.
  • Suffered a severe heart attack while filming _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv).

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