Martin Sheen in 2008
|Born||Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez
August 3, 1940
Dayton, Ohio, United States
|Spouse(s)||Janet Templeton (1961–present)|
|Children||Emilio, Ramon, Carlos (known as Charlie Sheen for much of his career), Renée|
Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor who achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979). Sheen has made notable appearances in films, including Wall Street (1987), Gettysburg (1993), The Departed (2006), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He has also appeared in television, notably as President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing (1999–2006), and lent his voice as the Illusive Man in the Mass Effect video game trilogy.
He is considered one of the best actors never to be nominated for an Academy Award despite his acclaimed performances. In film he has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. His portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, such as Richard Attenborough, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, David Cronenberg, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone. He has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1989. In television he has won both a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for playing the lead role of President Bartlet in The West Wing, and an Emmy for guest acting in the sitcom Murphy Brown.
Born and raised in the United States from immigrant parents, he adopted the stage name Martin Sheen to help him gain acting parts. He is the father of four children (Emilio, Ramon, Carlos (known as Charlie Sheen for much of his career) and Renée), all of whom are actors, as is his younger brother Joe Estevez.
Although known as an actor, Sheen has also directed one film, Cadence (1990), appearing alongside sons, Charlie and Ramon. He has also narrated, produced and directed in documentary television, earning two Daytime Emmy awards in the 1980s. In addition to film and television, Sheen has also become notable for his activism in liberal politics.
Sheen was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Mary-Ann (née Phelan; 1903–1951) and Francisco Estévez Martinez (1898–1974). During birth, Sheen's left arm was crushed by forceps, giving him limited lateral movement of his left arm, which is three inches shorter than his right. Both of Sheen's parents were immigrants, his father from Parderrubias, Galicia, Spain; and his mother from Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland. After moving to Dayton in the 1930s, his father was a factory worker/machinery inspector at the National Cash Register Company. Sheen grew up on Brown Street in the South Park neighborhood, one of ten children (nine boys and a girl). Due to his father's work, the family lived in Bermuda on St. John's Road, Pembroke where five of his brothers were born. Martin was the first child to be born in Dayton, Ohio after the family returned from Bermuda. He graduated from Chaminade High School (now Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School) and was raised Catholic. Sheen was the first of the children born in the United States. At age 14 he organized a strike of golf caddies while working at a private golf club in Dayton, Ohio. He complained about the golfers: "They often used obscene language in front of us. . . . we were little boys and they were abusive . . . anti-Semitic . . . And they, for the most part, were upstanding members of the community."
Sheen was drawn to acting at a young age, but his father disapproved of his interest in the field. Despite his father's opposition, Sheen borrowed money from a Catholic priest and moved to New York City in his early 20s, hoping to make it as an actor. It was there that he met the legendary Catholic activist Dorothy Day. Working with her Catholic Worker Movement, he began his commitment to social justice, and would one day go on to play Peter Maurin, cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement, in Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story. Sheen deliberately failed the entrance exam for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career.
He adopted his stage name, Martin Sheen, from a combination of the CBS casting director, Robert Dale Martin, who gave him his first big break, and the televangelist archbishop, Fulton J. Sheen. In a 2003 Inside the Actors Studio interview, Sheen explained, "Whenever I would call for an appointment, whether it was a job or an apartment, and I would give my name, there was always that hesitation and when I'd get there, it was always gone. So I thought, I got enough problems trying to get an acting job, so I invented Martin Sheen. It's still Estevez officially. I never changed it officially. I never will. It's on my driver's license and passport and everything. I started using Sheen, I thought I'd give it a try, and before I knew it, I started making a living with it and then it was too late. In fact, one of my great regrets is that I didn't keep my name as it was given to me. I knew it bothered my dad."
Sheen has said he was greatly influenced by the actor James Dean. He developed a theatre company with other actors in hopes that a production would earn him recognition. In 1963, he made an appearance in Nightmare, an episode of the television science fiction series The Outer Limits. The following year, he starred in the Broadway play The Subject Was Roses, reprising his role in the 1968 film of the same name.
Camino Real was presented on television in 1966 by NET, a PBS predecessor, as Ten Blocks on the Camino Real. A black-and-white production, it was directed by Jack Landau and starred Martin Sheen, Lotte Lenya, Tom Aldredge, Michael Baseleon, Albert Dekker, and Hurt Hatfield.
During this time, Sheen honed his skills as a guest-star appearing in a multitude roles on some of the most popular television series of the day, including: Flipper, (1967); The F.B.I., (1968); Mission: Impossible, (1969), Hawaii Five-O, (1970); Dan August, (1971); The Rookies, (1973); Columbo, (1973); The Streets of San Francisco, (1973); and a recurring role as Danny Morgan on Mod Squad, (1970–1971). Concurrently, Sheen began transitioning to television films and motion pictures.
He portrayed Dobbs in the film adaptation of Catch-22. Sheen was then a co-star in the controversial Emmy Award-winning 1972 television movie That Certain Summer, said to be the first television movie in America to portray homosexuality in a sympathetic light. His next important feature film role was in 1973, when he starred with Sissy Spacek in the crime drama Badlands, which he has said is his best film. Also in 1973, Sheen appeared opposite David Janssen in "Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On", which was the first pilot for Harry O.
In 1974, Sheen portrayed a hot rod driver in the television movie The California Kid, and that same year received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor in a television drama for his portrayal of Pvt. Eddie Slovik in the television film The Execution of Private Slovik. Based on an incident that occurred during World War II, the film told the story of the only U.S. soldier to be executed for desertion since the American Civil War.
Sheen's performance ultimately led to Francis Ford Coppola choosing him for a starring role in 1979's Apocalypse Now, a film that gained him wide recognition. Filming in the Philippine jungle in the typhoon season of 1976, Sheen admitted he was not in the greatest shape and was drinking heavily. For the film’s legendary opening sequence in a Saigon hotel room, Sheen didn’t have to act so much since it was his 36th birthday and he was very drunk. After 12 months, Sheen reached breaking point, suffering a minor heart attack and he had to crawl out to a road for help. After his heart attack, his younger brother Joe Estevez stood in for him in a number of long shots and in some of the voice-overs. Sheen was able to resume filming a few weeks later.
Sheen has played U.S. President John F. Kennedy (in the miniseries Kennedy — The Presidential Years); Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in the television special The Missiles of October; White House Chief of Staff A.J. McInnerney in The American President; sinister future president Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone; the President in the Lori Loughlin-Chris Noth television mini-series, Medusa's Child; and fictional Democratic president Josiah "Jed" Bartlet in the acclaimed television drama, The West Wing.
Sheen has performed voice-over work as the narrator for the Eyewitness series and as the "real" Seymour Skinner in the controversial Simpsons episode "The Principal and the Pauper." In addition, he played the role of the Illusive Man in the highly acclaimed video game Mass Effect 2, and the sequel, Mass Effect 3. Martin Sheen is also the host of In Focus, a television program whose Facebook page claims airs on PBS affiliate stations on Public Television, but in fact does not, according to the company's spokesperson, as reported in the Washington Post on December 27, 2012.
Sheen recently travelled to Mexico City to star in Chamaco with Kirk Harris, Alex Perea, Gustavo Sanchez Parra and Michael Madsen. In November 2010 he filmed Stella Days in County Tipperary, Ireland, near the birthplace of his mother. Thaddeus O'Sullivan is directing and Irish actor Stephen Rea also stars. He appeared in Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" as Captain Oliver Queenan, a commanding officer who is watching an undercover cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is a mole in an Irish American mob run by a vicious mob boss (Jack Nicholson). Martin Sheen and son Ramon Estevez combined both their real and stage names to create the Warner Bros.-affiliated company, Estevez Sheen Productions. The company’s latest film is The Way, written and directed by Sheen's son Emilio Estevez who also stars in the film as Martin’s on-screen son, who dies while hiking the Camino de Santiago. His daughter, Renée, also has a part in the film. Driven by sadness, Martin’s character, an American doctor, leaves his Californian life and embarks on the 800-km pilgrimage from the French Pyrenees to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela himself, with his son’s ashes. It was set to be released in theaters on Easter 2011.
Martin appeared in the Irish Film entitled Stella Days directed by Irish Director Thaddeus O'Sullivan and stars IFTA award winning actress Amy Huberman. The film sees Martin Sheen play parish priest, Daniel Barry, whose love for the cinema leads him on a path to help set up a local cinema in the town of Borrisokane. Daniel comes up against opposition from doubtful local parishioners who question his faith and the Bishop Hegarty, played by Tom Hickey, who is more interested in raising funds for a new church.
Although he did not attend college, Sheen credited the Marianists at University of Dayton as a major influence on his public activism, as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Sheen is known for his outspoken support of liberal political causes, such as opposition to United States military actions and a hazardous-waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio. Sheen has resisted calls to run for office, saying: "There's no way that I could be the president. You can't have a pacifist in the White House . . . I'm an actor. This is what I do for a living." Sheen is an honorary trustee of the Dayton International Peace Museum.
He supported the 1965 farm worker movement with Cesar Chavez in Delano, California. He is a proponent of the Consistent life ethic, which advocates against abortion, capital punishment and war. He also supports the Democrats for Life of America's Pregnant Women Support Act. In 2004 along with Rob Reiner, Sheen campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, and later campaigned for nominee John Kerry.
On May 16, 1995, Martin Sheen and Paul Watson from the non-profit environmental organization Sea Shepherd, were confronted by a number of Canadian sealers in a hotel on Magdalen Islands over Sea Shepherd's history of attacks on sealing and whaling ships. Sheen negotiated with the sealers while Watson was escorted to the airport by police. In 2000, Sheen got involved in support of gun control after the National Shooting Sports Foundation hired his politically conservative brother, actor Joe Estevez who sounds like Sheen, to do a voice over for a pro-gunmaker commercial earlier in the year. In early 2003 Sheen signed the "Not in My Name" declaration opposing the invasion of Iraq (along with prominent figures such as Noam Chomsky and Susan Sarandon); the declaration appeared in the magazine The Nation. On August 28, 2005, he visited anti-Iraq War activist Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey. He prayed with her and spoke to her supporters. He began his remarks by stating, "At least you've got the acting president of the United States," referring to his role as fictional president Josiah Bartlet on The West Wing. Cindy Sheehan had been demanding a second meeting with the President, George W. Bush.
Sheen endorsed marches and walkouts called by the civil rights group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) to force the state of California to honor the Cesar Chavez holiday. On the day of the protests (March 30), thousands of students, primarily Latino from California and elsewhere, walked out of school in support of the demand. Sheen also stated that he participated in the large-scale immigration marches in Los Angeles in 2006 and 2007.[dead link]
On April 10, 2006, the New York Times reported that members of the Democratic Party in Ohio had contacted Sheen, attempting to persuade him to run for the United States Senate in Ohio. Sheen declined the offer, stating, "I'm just not qualified. You're mistaking celebrity for credibility." On November 26, 2006, the Sunday Times in the Republic of Ireland, where Sheen was then living as a result of his enrolment in NUI Galway, reported on his speaking out against mushroom farmers exploiting foreign workers by paying them as little as €2.50 an hour in a country where the minimum wage was €7.65.
Sheen's latest activism includes attendances at meetings of the environmentalist group Earth First! and speaking appearances at youth empowerment events called We Day on behalf of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner. Sheen has been named an ambassador of Free The Children and has supported such initiatives as the We are Silent campaign, a 24-hour pledge of silence. Speaking about his work with Free The Children, Sheen has said, "I’m hooked! I told them whenever I could offer some insight or energy or whatever I had, I’d be delighted if they would call on me, and they have."
Sheen has also endorsed and supported Help Darfur Now, a student-run organization to help aid victims of the genocide in Darfur, the western region in Sudan. He also appears in the recent anti-fur documentary "Skin Trade."
Sheen initially endorsed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, and helped raise funds for his campaign. After Richardson dropped out of the campaign, Sheen stated in a BBC Two interview with Graham Norton that he was supporting Barack Obama.
In March 2012, Sheen was featured with George Clooney in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play, '8' — a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage — as attorney Theodore Olson. The production was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
In September 2012, Sheen reunited with the cast of The West Wing to produce a video tasked with explaining Michigan's ballot and its partisan and nonpartisan sections. The video doubled as a campaign ad for Bridget McCormack, who was running as a nonpartisan candidate for Michigan's Supreme Court.
Sheen married art student Janet Templeton on December 23, 1961, and they have four children, three sons and a daughter, all of whom are actors: Emilio, Ramón, Carlos, and Renée. All but one decided to keep their own names when they began acting – Carlos made the decision to use his father's stage name, and is known as Charlie Sheen.
His son, Charlie Sheen, also starred in a film about Vietnam, Platoon. Charlie Sheen once stated that he wanted to star in a film similar to one his father was in because he wanted to know what it feels like. They jointly parodied their respective previous roles in the 1993 movie Hot Shots Part Deux: their river patrol boats passed each other, at which point they both shouted, "I loved you in Wall Street!", a film they both starred in as father and son in 1987.
He has played the father of sons Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen in various projects: he played Emilio's father in The War at Home, In the Custody of Strangers and The Way, and Charlie's father in Wall Street, No Code of Conduct and two episodes of Spin City. He also appeared as a guest star in one episode of Two and a Half Men playing the father of Charlie's neighbor Rose (Melanie Lynskey), and another as guest star Denise Richards' father; at the time that episode aired, Richards was still married to Charlie. Martin also played a "future" version of Charlie in a VISA TV commercial. Martin has played other characters with his sons and his daughter. He starred in the film Bobby, which was directed by Emilio. Estevez also starred in the movie alongside his father. His daughter Renée had a supporting role in The West Wing, as one of President Josiah Bartlet's (Sheen) secretaries.
Sheen became a grandfather at age 43 when his son, Emilio, had a son named Taylor Levi with his girlfriend, Carey Salley. Sheen has nine other grandchildren, Paloma Rae (from Emilio), Cassandra, Sam J, Lola Rose, Bob and Max (from Charlie) and Katherine, Luis Jr. and Christopher (from Ramon).
In 2012, Sheen was a guest on the U.S. version of Who Do You Think You Are?, tracing his Irish and Spanish ancestry.
After the end of filming of The West Wing, Sheen announced plans to further his education: "My plan is to read English literature, philosophy and theology in Galway, Ireland, where my late mother came from and where I'm also a citizen." Speaking after an honorary arts doctorate was conferred on him by the National University of Ireland, Sheen joked that he would be the "oldest undergraduate" at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, when he started his full-time studies there in the autumn of 2006. Although expressing concern that he might be a "distraction" to other students at NUIG, he attended lectures like everyone else. Speaking the week after filming his last episode of The West Wing, he said, "I'm very serious about it." He once said, "I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try . . . at age 65!" On September 1, 2006, Sheen was among the first to register as a student at NUI Galway. He left the University after completing a semester.
In a speech at Oxford University in 2009, Sheen admitted to having been arrested 66 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience. He was described by human rights activist Craig Kielburger as having "a rap sheet almost as long as his list of film credits."
Religion and beliefs
Sheen is a Roman Catholic, having had his faith restored by a series of meaningful conversations in Paris in 1981 with Terrence Malick, the director of Sheen’s breakthrough film, Badlands (1973). He is a supporter of the Catholic Worker movement.
Sheen is pro-life. He discussed his views in a 2011 interview with RTÉ in which he said his wife was conceived through a rape and he says had her mother aborted her, or dumped her in the Ohio River as she had considered, his wife would not exist. He also talked about three of his grandchildren who were conceived out of wedlock, saying his sons "were not happy at the time but they came to love these children. We have three grown grandchildren, two of them are married, they’re some of the greatest source of joy in our lives." He has drawn criticism for his continuous support for Democratic pro-choice politicians. He stated recently that he supports same-sex marriage, unlike the Catholic Church.
Awards and honors
In the spring of 1989, Sheen was named honorary mayor of Malibu, California. He promptly marked his appointment with a decree proclaiming the area "a nuclear-free zone, a sanctuary for aliens and the homeless, and a protected environment for all life, wild and tame". Some local citizens were angered by the decree, and the Malibu Chamber of Commerce met in June of that year to consider revoking his title, but voted unanimously to retain him.
While Sheen claims he deliberately failed the entrance exam for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career, he still has an affinity for UD, and is seen drinking from a "Dayton Flyers" coffee mug during several episodes of The West Wing. Sheen also developed an ongoing relationship with Wright State University, where he performed Love Letters as a benefit for scholarships in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures, and hosted a trip of donors to the set of The West Wing with the department's chair, W. Stuart McDowell, in September 2001. The Sheen/Estevez & Augsburger Scholarship Fund has since attracted over $100,000 in scholarships in the arts for students in need at WSU since its inception in 2000. Sheen also has a great affinity for the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 was awarded the Laetare Medal, the highest honor bestowed on American Catholics, in May 2008 at the school's commencement.
Sheen received six Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on The West Wing, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in TV-Drama, as well as two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, and was part of the cast that received two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In his acting career, Sheen has been nominated for ten Emmy Awards, winning one. He has also earned eight nominations for Golden Globe Awards. Sheen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1500 Vine Street.
In 2001 Sheen won a TV Guide Award for 'Actor of the Year in a Drama Series' for The West Wing. In the animated Nickelodeon movie, TV show and TV spin-off of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, there is a character named Sheen Estevez, which is Sheen's original last name – Estévez – and working last name, Sheen.
Sheen was the 2003 recipient of the Marquette University Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa for his work on social and Catholic issues. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary life membership in the Law Society of University College Dublin.
|1967||The Incident||Artie Connors||Larry Peerce|
|1968||The Subject Was Roses||Timmy Cleary||Ulu Grosbard||Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture|
|1970||Catch-22||1st Lt. Dobbs||Mike Nichols|
|1972||No Drums, No Bugles||Ashby Gatrell||Clyde Ware|
|Pickup on 101||Les||John Florea|
|Rage||Maj. Holliford||George C. Scott|
|That Certain Summer||Gary McClain||Lamont Johnson|
|1973||When the Line Goes Through||Bluff Jackson||Clyde Ware|
|Badlands||Kit Carruthers||Terrence Malick|
|The Conflict (Catholics)||Father Kinsella||Jack Gold|
|1974||The Legend of Earl Durand||Luther Sykes||John Patterson|
|The California Kid||Michael McCord||Richard T. Heffron|
|The Missiles of October||Robert F. Kennedy||Anthony Page|
|The Execution of Private Slovik||Eddie Slovik||Lamont Johnson|
|1975||The Last Survivors||Alexander William Holmes||Lee H. Katzin|
|Sweet Hostage||Leonard Hatch||Lee Phillips|
|1976||The Cassandra Crossing||Robby Navarro||George P. Cosmatos|
|The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane||Frank Hallet||Nicolas Gessner|
|1979||Apocalypse Now||Captain Benjamin L. Willard||Francis Ford Coppola||Nominated — American Movie Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor
|Eagle's Wing||Pike||Anthony Harvey|
|1980||The Final Countdown||Warren Lasky||Don Taylor|
|1981||Loophole||Stephen Booker||John Quested|
|1982||Gandhi||Vince Walker||Richard Attenborough|
|That Championship Season||Tom Daley||Jason Miller|
|In the Custody of Strangers||Frank||Robert Greenwald|
|1983||Enigma||Alex Holbeck||Jeannot Szwarc|
|In the King of Prussia||Judge Samuel Salus II||Emile de Antonio|
|Man, Woman and Child||Robert Beckwith||Dick Richards|
|The Dead Zone||Greg Stillson||David Cronenberg|
|1984||Firestarter||Captain Hollister||Mark L. Lester|
|1985||The Fourth Wise Man||Artaban||Michael Ray Rhodes|
|1986||A State of Emergency||Dr. Alex Carmody||Richard C. Bennett|
|Shattered Spirits||Lyle Mollencamp||Robert Greenwald|
|1987||The Believers||Cal Jamison||John Schlesinger|
|Wall Street||Carl Fox||Oliver Stone|
|Judgment in Berlin||Herbert Jay Stern||Leo Penn|
|1989||Marked for Murder||Man in park||Rick Sloane|
|Cold Front||John Hyde||Allan A. Goldstein|
|Beverly Hills Brats||Dr. Jeffrey Miller||Jim Sotos|
|Nightbreaker||Dr. Alexander Brown||Peter Markle|
|Beyond the Stars||Paul Andrews||David Saperstein|
|1990||Cadence||MSgt. Otis V. McKinney||Martin Sheen|
|1991||Touch and Die||Frank||Piernico Solinas|
|The Maid||Anthony Wayne||Ian Toynton|
|1992||Running Wild||Dan Walker||Duncan McLachlan|
|Original Intent||Joe||Robert Marcarelli|
|1993||When the Bough Breaks||Captain Swaggert||Michael Cohn|
|My Home, My Prison||Narrator||Susana Blaustein Muñoz|
|Ghost Brigade (aka The Killing Box)||Gen. Haworth||George Hickenlooper|
|Fortunes of War||Francis Labeck||Thierry Notz|
|Hear No Evil||Lt. Brock||Robert Greenwald|
|Hot Shots! Part Deux||Capt. Benjamin L. Willard||Jim Abrahams|
|Gettysburg||Robert E. Lee||Ronald F. Maxwell|
|A Matter of Justice||Jack Brown||Michael Switzer|
|1994||Guns of Honor||Jackson Baines Hardin||David Lister|
|Hits!||Kelly||William R. Greenblatt|
|Grey Knight||General||George Hickenlooper|
|Boca||Jesse James Montgomery||Walter Avancini, Zalman King|
|1995||The American President||Chief of Staff A.J. McInnerney||Rob Reiner|
|Sacred Cargo||Father Andrew Kanvesky||Aleksandr Buravsky|
|Dillinger and Capone||John Dillinger||Jon Purdy|
|Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys||Jeff Snyder||Charles Gale|
|A Hundred and One Nights||Himself||Agnès Varda|
|The Break||Gil Robbins||Lee H. Katzin|
|Dead Presidents||The Judge||Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes|
|Gospa||father Jozo Zovko||Jakov Sedlar|
|1996||The War at Home||Bob Collier||Emilio Estevez||Nominated — ALMA Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Crossover Role in a Feature Film|
|Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story||Peter Maurin||Michael Ray Rhodes|
|1996||Project ALF||Colonel Gilbert Milfoil||Dick Lowry|
|1997||Truth or Consequences, N.M||Sir||Kiefer Sutherland|
|An Act of Conscience||Narrator||Robbie Leppzer|
|Spawn||Jason Wynn||Mark A.Z. Dippé|
|1998||Family Attraction||President||Brian Hecker|
|Stranger in the Kingdom||Sigurd Moulton||Jay Craven|
|Gunfighter||The Stranger||Christopher Coppola|
|Monument Ave.||Hanlon||Ted Demme|
|A Letter from Death Row||Michael's Father||Marvin Baker, Bret Michaels|
|Free Money||New Warden||Yves Simoneau|
|No Code of Conduct||Bill Peterson||Bret Michaels|
|The Thin Red Line||Thanks||Terrence Malick|
|1999||Ninth Street||Father Frank||Tim Rebman, Kevin Willmott|
|Lost & Found||Millstone||Jeff Pollack|
|Storm||General James Roberts||Harris Done|
|A Texas Funeral||Grandpa Sparta||W. Blake Herron|
|2001||O||Coach Duke Goulding||Tim Blake Nelson|
|2002||Catch Me if You Can||Roger Strong||Steven Spielberg|
|2003||Mercy of the Sea||Frederik||Dominik Sedlar, Jakov Sedlar|
|The Commission||Dep. Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach||Mark Sobel|
|2004||Jerusalemski sindrom||Dominik Sedlar, Jakov Sedlar|
|2006||The Departed||Oliver Queenan||Martin Scorsese|
|Bobby||Jack Stevens||Emilio Estevez|
|2007||Talk To Me||E.G. Sonderling||Kasi Lemmons|
|Bordertown||George Morgan||Gregory Nava|
|Flatland: The Movie||Arthur Square||Dano Johnson, Jeffrey Travis|
|2008||A Single Woman||Voice||Kamala Lopez|
|2009||Echelon Conspiracy||Raymond Burke||Greg Marcks|
|Love Happens||Burke's Father-in-Law||Brandon Camp|
|Imagine That||Dante D'Enzo||Karey Kirkpatrick|
|The Kid: Camacho||Dr. Frank Irwin||Miguel Necoechea|
|2010||The Way||Thomas Avery||Emilio Estevez|
|2011||Broken Dreams||Special Thanks||Kaleb Wilson|
|Stella Days||Daniel Barry||Thaddeus O'Sullivan||Nominated — Irish Film and Television Award for Actor in a Lead Role – Film|
|The Double||Tom Highland||Michael Brandt|
|2012||Seeking a Friend for the End of the World||Frank Petersen||Lorene Scafaria|
|The Amazing Spider-Man||Ben Parker||Marc Webb|
|Bhopal: Prayer for Rain||Warren Anderson||Ravi Kumar[disambiguation needed]|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Ben Parker||Marc Webb|
|TBA||The 33||Mr. Sepulveda||Patricia Riggen|
|1968||Pat Neal Is Back||Himself||Edward Beyer|
|1985||Broken Rainbow||Narrator||Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd|
|In the Name of the People||Narrator||Frank Christopher|
|1986||Secrets of the Titanic||Narrator||Robert Ballard|
|1988||Walking After Midnight||Himself||Jonathon Kay|
|1991||Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse||Himself||Fax Bahr / George Hickenlooper|
|1994–6||Eyewitness||Narrator (U.S. version)|
|1997||187: Documented||Narrator||Timothy Fong|
|Tudjman||Narrator||Jakov Sedlar, Joe Tripician|
|1998||Taylor's Campaign||Narrator||Richard Cohen|
|Holes in Heaven||Narrator||Wendy Robbins|
|2001||The Papp Project||Himself||Tracie Holder, Karen Thorsen|
|SOA: Guns and Greed||Himself||Robert Richter|
|Inside the Vatican||Narrator||John B. Bredar|
|2002||Cuba: The 40 Years War||Narrator||Peter Melaragno|
|The Making of Bret Michaels||Himself|
|Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion||Narrator||Tom Piozet|
|Straight Up: Helicopters in Action||Narrator||David Douglas|
|2003||Hidden in Plain Sight||Narrator||John Smihula|
|All the Presidents' Movies||Narrator||Brett Hudson|
|2004||Learning to Sea||Narrator||Ziggy Livnat|
|Winning New Hampshire||Himself||Aram Fischer, Mark Lynch, William Rabbe|
|Tell Them Who You Are||Narrator||Mark Wexler|
|2005||On the Line: Dissent in an Age of Terrorism||Himself||Peter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt|
|James Dean: Forever Young||Narrator||Michael J. Sheridan|
|2006||Who Killed the Electric Car?||Narrator||Chris Paine|
|Between Iraq and a Hard Place||Narrator||Rex J. Pratt|
|2007||Searching for George Washington||George Washington (voice)|
|2008||Flower in the Gun Barrel||Narrator||Gabriel Cowan|
|They Killed Sister Dorothy||Narrator||Daniel Junge|
|Vietnam-American Holocaust||Narrator||Clay Claiborne|
|2009||One Water||Narrator||Sanjeev Chatterjee and Ali Habashi|
|The End of Poverty?||Narrator||Philippe Diaz|
|2010||Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space]||Himself||Denis Delestrac|
|Return to El Salvador||Narrator||Jamie Moffett|
|The Spirit||"The Octopuss"||Pondy Doorcan|
|The Kennedy Detail||Narrator|
|2012||Who Do You Think You Are?||Himself|
Television and video
|Year||Episode title||Series title||Role||Director|
|1960||The Night the Saints Lost Their Halos||The Naked City||Phil Kasnick|
|1961||And the Cat Jumped Over the Moon||Route 66||gang leader Packy||Elliot Silverstein|
|1963||Nightmare||The Outer Limits||Private Arthur Dix||John Erman|
|We May Be Better Strangers||Arrest and Trial||Dale||David Lowell Rich|
|1966||10 Blocks on the Camino Real||NET Playhouse||Kilroy||Jac Venza|
|Flipper and the Seal||Flipper||Philip Adams|
|1969||Live Bait||Mission: Impossible||Albert|
|Pilot episode||Then Came Bronson||Nick Oresko|
|1970||Cry, Lie||Hawaii Five-O||Eddie Calhao||Paul Stanley|
|Time and Memories||Arthur Dixon||John Llewellyn Moxey|
|1972||The Devil's Playground||Cannon||Jerry|
|1973||Lovely but Lethal||Columbo||Karl Lessing, a chemist who became the murder victim||Jeannot Szwarc|
|1973||Dark Vengeance||Circle of Fear||Frank||Herschel Daugherty|
|1979||miniseries||Blind Ambition||John Dean||George Schaefer|
|1983||miniseries||Kennedy||John F. Kennedy||Jim Goddard|
|1984||television film||The Guardian||Charles Hyatt||David Greene|
|1986||television film||News at Eleven||Frank Kenley||Mike Robe|
|1993||miniseries||Alex Haley's Queen||James Jackson Sr.||John Erman|
|1993||short film||Angst for the Memories||Murphy Brown||Nick Brody, former 1960s radical|
|1994||television film||Roswell||Townsend||Jeremy Kagan|
|1994||television film||One of Her Own||Asst. D.A. Pete Maresca||Armand Mastroianni|
|1996||television film||The Crystal Cave: Lessons from the Teachings of Merlin||King Arthur||(Created by Deepak Chopra)|
|1997||The Principal and the Pauper||The Simpsons||Seymour Skinner|
|1998||Babylon 5: The River of Souls||Babylon 5||A Soul Hunter||Janet Greek|
|1999||Virtual Justice||Total Recall 2070||Praxis||Mark Sobel|
|1999–2006||seasons 1–7||The West Wing||President Josiah Bartlet||Various
(Created by Aaron Sorkin)
|2005||Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop||Two and a Half Men||Harvey, Rose's Father||Gary Halvorson|
|2007||K&R - Part III||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Radio Host (voice, uncredited)||Timothy Busfield|
|2009||season 2, episode 7||The Sunday Night Project||guest host||Steve Smith|
|2012||season 8, episode 15||Flash Pop||guest appearance|
|2012||season 1, episode 9||Anger Management||guest appearance|
- 2004: November 11
- 2007: June 9, September 29
- 2008: June 7
- 2009: June 6, December 12
- 2010: January 2
- 2011: March 12
- 2012: March 17, May 19, July 14
- 2013: June 8
|2010||Mass Effect 2||The Illusive Man||Voice and Likeness|
|2012||World of Warcraft: Cataclysm||Nozdormu/Murozond|
|2012||Mass Effect 3||The Illusive Man||Voice and Likeness|
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- The Mac Weekly interview about Sheen's fears of an Obama assassination attempt, his views about the causes of September 11, and his opposition to an initiative in Washington state that would legalize physician assisted suicide.
- Martin Sheen: Catholic President on Prime Time article at AmericanCatholic.org
- PBS interview with audio clips: Martin Sheen on Poverty, Faith and Social Activism
- 2001 NPR Interview about his experiences filming Apocalypse Now
- Video and audio of Sheen reading "My Country Awake" by Rabindranath Tagore
- The Alligator Interview about Apocalypse Now, meeting Barack Obama and whether The West Wing changed America (along with Richard Schiff), May 6, 2009, on The Alligator; 6 minutes. (Flash player)
- "Exclusive Video: Martin Sheen Speaks Out for Farm Workers", Huffington Post, June 6, 2009
- Martin Sheen at Emmys.com