MARTIN SHEEN

 

 

Martin played the part of Aurora Skipper in the film 'Hostile Waters' (TV Movie)

 

Date of birth 3rd August 1940


Place of Birth Dayton, Ohio, USA

 
Birth name Ramon Estevez


Height 5' 7" (1.70 m)

 

Martin was born 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.

Martin worked in various jobs, and eventually changed his name from 'Estevez' to 'Sheen' to give him more chances in the acting profession.  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.

Martin got married in 1961, and they have four children Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Renée Estevez and Ramon Estevez.  All of their children have followed Martin into either films or television.

 

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