Martin Sheen

American actor

Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is a Spanish-Irish-American actor. He is best known for his role as Captain Willard in the film Apocalypse Now and, most recently, as President Josiah Bartlet on the acclaimed and long-running television drama series The West Wing. He won both the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his works. His mother was an Irish immigrant; his father was a Spanish immigrant.

Martin Sheen
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Martin Sheen filming an episode of The West Wing
Born
Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez

(1940-08-03) August 3, 1940 (age 81)
NationalityAmerican
Known forCapt. Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet in The West Wing
Capt. Oliver Queenan in The Departed
Robert E. Lee in Gettysburg
Carl Fox in Wall Street
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
TelevisionThe West Wing
Spouse(s)Janet Templeton
(m. 1961-present)
ChildrenEmilio Estévez
Ramón Luis Estévez
Charlie Sheen
Renée Estévez
AwardsEmmy Awards
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
1994 Murphy Brown

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Actor, Drama
2001 The West Wing

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