Martin Sheen

Highest Rated: 100% Princess of the Row (2019)
Birthday: Aug 3, 1940
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Martin Sheen has appeared in a wide variety of films ranging from the embarrassing to the sublime. In addition to appearing in numerous productions on stage, screen, and television, Sheen is the father of a modern dynasty of actors and a tireless activist for social and environmental causes, particularly homelessness. Born Ramon Estevez on August 3, 1940, he was the seventh of ten children of a Spanish immigrant father and an Irish mother. Growing up in Dayton, OH, Sheen wanted to be an actor so badly that he purposely flunked an entrance exam to the University of Dayton so he could start his career instead. With his father's disapproval, he borrowed cash from a local priest and moved to New York in 1959. While continually auditioning for shows, Sheen worked at various odd jobs and changed his name to avoid being typecast in ethnic roles. "Martin" was the name of an agent/friend, while he chose "Sheen" to honor Bishop Fulton J. Sheen; until his early twenties, the actor had been a devoted Catholic. He joined the Actor's Co-op, shared a loft, and with his roommates prepared showcase productions in hopes of attracting agents. For a while he worked backstage at the Living Theater alongside aspiring actor Al Pacino, and it was there that he got his first acting jobs. Around that time, Sheen married, and in 1963 broke into television on East Side West Side; more television would follow in the form of As the World Turns, on which he played the character Roy Sanders for a few years. In 1964, Sheen debuted on Broadway in Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory, and that same year won considerable acclaim for his role in The Subject Was Roses, which in 1968 became a film in which he also starred. After making his feature film debut as a subway punk in The Incident (1967), Sheen moved to Southern California in 1970 with his wife and three children. During the beginning of that decade, he worked most frequently in television, but occasionally appeared in films as a supporting actor or co-lead. His movie career aroused little notice, though, until he played an amoral young killer (based on real life murderer Charles Starkweather) in Terrence Malick's highly regarded directorial debut, Badlands (1973). Further notice came in the mid-'70s, when the actor was cast by Francis Ford Coppola to star in a Vietnam War drama filmed in the Philippines. Two years and innumerable disasters later -- including a near-fatal heart attack for Sheen -- the actor's most famous film, Apocalypse Now (1979), was complete, and it looked as if he would finally become a major star. Although the film won a number of honors, including a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, and Sheen duly gained Hollywood's respect, he never reached the heights of some of his colleagues. This was possibly due to the fact that during the 1970s and 1980s, he appeared in so many mediocre films. However, Sheen turned in memorable performances in such films as Ghandi (1982) -- from which the actor donated his wages to charity -- and Da (1988), in which he took production and starring credits. He also did notable work in a number of other films, including Wall Street (1987), The American President (1995), and Monument Ave. (1998). In 1999, he could be seen in a number of projects, including Ninth Street and Texas Funeral, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival that year; O, a modern-day adaptation of Othello; and The West Wing, a television series that cast him as the President of the United States (a role for which he would win the Best TV Series Actor in a Drama Award at the 2000 Golden Globe Awards).Sheen took a supporting role in legendary director Martin Scorsese's crime drama The Departed, and joined the cast of Talk to Me, a 2007 comedy drama directed by Don Cheadle. In 2009, Sheen starred in The Kid: Chamaco, a boxing drama following a father (Sheen) and son's attempt to reconcile their differences to turn a fierce streetfighter into a boxing champion. The following year he woul

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Devil Has a Name Actor 2019
100% Princess of the Row John Austin 2019
No Score Yet Gloves of Stone Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island James Alden 2018
68% Come Sunday Oral Roberts 2018
No Score Yet Dreamland: Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem Actor 2017
No Score Yet L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew Actor 2017
55% Rules Don't Apply Noah Dietrich $3.7M 2016
67% The Vessel Father Douglas 2016
78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Himself 2016
No Score Yet Badge of Honor Captain Richards 2016
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables Matthew Cuthbert 2016
No Score Yet L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars Actor 2016
66% Trash Father Juilliard $10.7K 2015
No Score Yet Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth Actor 2015
99% Selma Frank Minis Johnson 2014
No Score Yet Ask Me Anything Actor 2014
No Score Yet Water Wars Narrator 2014
71% Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Actor $12.6K 2014
No Score Yet The Boxcar Children Actor 2014
96% Wrinkles Emilio 2014
71% Cesar's Last Fast Actor 2014
36% Salinger Actor $0.6M 2013
No Score Yet The Whale Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Second Cooler Actor 2013
No Score Yet Holy Man: The USA vs Douglas White Martin Sheen 2012
72% The Amazing Spider-Man Uncle Ben $262.1M 2012
55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Frank $7.2M 2012
60% Stella Days Father Barry 2012
No Score Yet Joe Papp In Five Acts Actor 2012
No Score Yet Brothers On The Line Narrator 2012
21% The Double Highland $0.2M 2011
83% The Way Tom Avery $4.4M 2011
No Score Yet Halfway Home Actor 2011
No Score Yet After Kony: Staging Hope Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet Eco-Pirate:The Story Of Paul Watson Actor 2011
No Score Yet 9/11: Day That Changed The World Narrator 2011
No Score Yet The Kid: Chamaco Dr. Frank Irwin 2010
No Score Yet Return To El Salvador Actor 2010
17% Love Happens Burke's Father-in-Law $23M 2009
41% Imagine That Dante D'Enzo $16.1M 2009
0% Echelon Conspiracy Raymond Burke $0.6M 2009
No Score Yet A Single Woman Actor 2009
No Score Yet Man in the Mirror Actor 2008
52% The End Of Poverty Narrator 2008
100% They Killed Sister Dorothy Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Bordertown George Morgan 2008
No Score Yet Whale Warrior: The Pirate for the Sea Actor 2008
No Score Yet Eyewitness: Arctic and Antarctic Actor 2008
No Score Yet Finding Our Voices: Stories of American Dissent Narrator 2008
No Score Yet White House Revealed Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Pirate for the Sea Actor 2008
No Score Yet On the Line Actor 2008
82% Talk to Me E.G. Sonderling $4.5M 2007
No Score Yet Father G and the Homeboys Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency Actor 2007
No Score Yet The First Days of Christianity Actor 2007
No Score Yet Flatland: The Movie Actor 2007
46% Bobby Jack $11.1M 2006
91% The Departed Queenan $132.4M 2006
89% Who Killed the Electric Car? Narrator $1.4M 2006
No Score Yet Confessions of an Innocent Man Narrator 2005
No Score Yet James Dean: Forever Young Narrator 2005
88% Tell Them Who You Are Actor 2005
No Score Yet Holes in Heaven: HAARP and Advances in Tesla Technology Actor 2005
No Score Yet Nature - Koko Actor 2005
No Score Yet Aleut Story Actor 2005
No Score Yet Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde Actor 2004
No Score Yet 3 Wise Men Actor 2004
No Score Yet Helen's War Actor 2004
No Score Yet Winning New Hampshire Actor 2004
No Score Yet Fate Did Not Let Me Go Valli Ollendorff 2003
78% Hidden in Plain Sight Narrator 2003
86% Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Narrator 2003
No Score Yet The Perilous Fight Actor 2003
95% Catch Me If You Can Roger Strong $164.5M 2002
No Score Yet Straight Up: Helicopters in Action Narrator 2002
No Score Yet When Did I See You Hungry? Actor 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
64% O Coach Duke `The Duke' Goulding $15.6M 2001
93% Apocalypse Now Redux Capt. Benjamin Willard $2M 2001
No Score Yet Echoes from the White House Host 2001
No Score Yet D.R.E.A.M. Team J.W. Garrison 2001
No Score Yet A Texas Funeral Grandpa Sparta 2000
No Score Yet Ballad of a Gunfighter The Stranger 2000
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 2000
No Score Yet Story of the Twelve Apostles Narrator 2000
No Score Yet Stranger in the Kingdom Sigurd Moulton 1999
29% Free Money New Warden 1999
No Score Yet Storm (Storm Trackers) General Roberts 1999
13% Lost and Found Millstone 1999
No Score Yet No Code of Conduct Bill Peterson 1999
No Score Yet Ninth Street Father Frank 1999
No Score Yet Lady Liberty---A Musical Salute to America Actor 1999
No Score Yet War Dogs Narrator 1999
No Score Yet Letter from Death Row Michael's Father 1998
No Score Yet Babylon 5: The River of Souls Actor 1998
90% Monument Ave. Hanolon 1998
50% Shadrach Narrator 1998
No Score Yet Voyage of Terror (Die Schreckensfahrt der Orion Star)(The Fourth Horseman) Henry Northcutt 1998
No Score Yet Gunfighter Actor 1998
18% Spawn Jason Wynn 1997
No Score Yet Hostile Waters Aurora Skipper 1997
38% Truth or Consequences, N.M. Sir 1997
No Score Yet Once There Was a Ballpark Host 1997
No Score Yet Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster Narrator 1997
60% The War at Home Bob Collier 1996
50% Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story Peter Maurin 1996
No Score Yet Project: ALF Col. Milfoil 1996
No Score Yet Mammal Actor 1996
No Score Yet Pond & River Actor 1996
No Score Yet Last Voyage of the Lusitania Narrator 1996
No Score Yet Rock & Mineral Actor 1996
No Score Yet Butterfly & Moth Actor 1996
91% The American President A.J. MacInerney 1995
44% Dead Presidents The Judge (uncredited) 1995
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995
No Score Yet Sacred Cargo Father Andrew Kavevsky 1995
No Score Yet The Break Gil Robbins 1995
No Score Yet Dillinger and Capone John Dillinger 1995
No Score Yet Demolition Day Jeff Snyder 1995
No Score Yet Ghost Brigade Actor 1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Furtive and Friendly Appearance 1995
No Score Yet Roswell Townsend 1994
No Score Yet When the Bough Breaks Captain Swaggert 1994
No Score Yet Boca Jesse James Montgomery 1994
No Score Yet Skeleton Actor 1994
No Score Yet Hits! Kelly 1994
No Score Yet Guns of Honor Jackson Baines Hardin / Ole Devil 1994
No Score Yet One of Her Own Asst. DA Pete Maresca 1994
No Score Yet Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up Actor 1994
80% Gettysburg Gen. Robert E. Lee 1993
No Score Yet Trigger Fast Actor 1993
57% Hot Shots! Part Deux Capt. Benjamin L. Willard 1993
11% Hear No Evil Brock 1993
No Score Yet Alive: 20 Years Later Narrator 1993
No Score Yet The Killing Box Gen. Haworth 1993
No Score Yet The Lost Brigade Actor 1993
No Score Yet Fortunes of War Francis Labeck 1993
No Score Yet Original Intent Joe 1992
No Score Yet The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story Capt. Ike Eisenbraun 1992
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 1992
No Score Yet Running Wild Dan Walker 1992
No Score Yet The Water Engine Actor 1992
No Score Yet Queen James Jackson Sr. 1992
No Score Yet Braving Alaska Actor 1992
No Score Yet The Maid Anthony Wayne 1991
100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Actor 1991
No Score Yet Touch and Die Frank 1991
No Score Yet Guilty Until Proven Innocent Harold Hohne 1991
No Score Yet Cinema Combat: Hollywood Goes to War Actor 1990
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Brats Dr. Jeffrey Miller 1989
42% Cadence Sgt. Otis V. McKinney Screenwriter Director 1989
No Score Yet Nightbreaker Executive Producer Dr. Alexander Brown (present) 1989
No Score Yet Cold Front John 1989
No Score Yet Beyond the Stars Paul Andrews 1989
70% Da Executive Producer Producer Charlie 1988
No Score Yet Judgment in Berlin Herbert J Stern Executive Producer Producer 1988
78% Wall Street Carl Fox 1987
17% Siesta Del 1987
35% The Believers Dr. Cal Jamison 1987
No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 James Marion Hunt 1987
No Score Yet Shattered Spirits Lyle Mollencamp 1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Narrator 1987
No Score Yet Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Mitch Snyder 1986
No Score Yet News at Eleven Frank Kenley 1986
No Score Yet Secrets of the Titanic Narrator 1986
No Score Yet Out of the Darkness Actor 1985
No Score Yet Broken Rainbow Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Fourth Wise Man Artaban 1985
No Score Yet Consenting Adult Ken Lynd 1985
No Score Yet The Atlanta Child Murders Chet Dettlinger 1985
No Score Yet The Guardian Charlie Hyatt 1984
36% Firestarter Captain Hollister 1984
90% The Dead Zone Stillson 1983
No Score Yet Kennedy: The Presidential Years Actor 1983
No Score Yet Man, Woman and Child Bob Beckwith 1983
No Score Yet Enigma Alex Holbeck 1983
86% Gandhi Walker 1982
No Score Yet In the Custody of Strangers Frank Caldwell 1982
No Score Yet In the King of Prussia Actor 1982
60% That Championship Season Tom Daley 1982
No Score Yet Loophole Stephen Booker 1981
44% The Final Countdown Warren Lasky 1980
No Score Yet Eagle's Wing Pike 1979
97% Apocalypse Now Capt. Benjamin Willard 1979
25% The Cassandra Crossing Navarro 1977
90% The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Frank Hallet 1976
No Score Yet Sweet Hostage Leonard Hatch 1975
No Score Yet The Last Survivors Actor 1975
No Score Yet The California Kid Michael McCord 1974
No Score Yet The Execution of Private Slovik Eddie Slovik 1974
98% Badlands Kit 1974
83% The Missiles of October Robert F. Kennedy 1974
No Score Yet The Legend of Earl Durand Luther Sykes 1974
No Score Yet Catholics Father Kinsella 1973
No Score Yet Message to My Daughter Actor 1973
No Score Yet Pursuit Timothy Drew 1972
No Score Yet Rage Maj. Holliford 1972
No Score Yet Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol Graytak 1972
No Score Yet Pickup on 101 Les 1972
No Score Yet When the Line Goes Through Actor 1971
No Score Yet No Drums, No Bugles Ashby Gatrell 1971
79% Catch-22 Lt. Dobbs 1970
No Score Yet Hollywood Television Theatre Actor 1970
100% The Subject Was Roses Timmy Cleary 1968
86% The Incident Artie Connors 1967
No Score Yet Ten Blocks on the Camino Real Kilroy 1966

TV

CREDIT
89% Grace and Frankie
2015
Robert
  • 2019
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  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Dynasties: The Kennedys
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence
2017
Narrator Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
23% Anger Management
2012
Martin
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2007
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet President Bartlet President Josiah Bartlet President Josiah `Jed' Bartlet
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Harvey
  • 2005
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Ray
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Narrator
  • 1999
33% Total Recall 2070
1999
Praxis
  • 1999
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • 1993
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1979
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Lessing
  • 1973
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Johnny Ballardine
  • 1970
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Lt. Albert Brocke
  • 1969
57% Gun
1997

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