Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known by his Stage Name as Martin Sheen, is an acclaimed American actor, best known for his portrayal of President Jed Bartlet on The West Wing, which earned him several Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe, and two SAG Awards. He has one Emmy, for, of all things, a guest appearance on Murphy Brown in the early 1990s.Prior to The West Wing, Sheen had a lengthy career in film and television, with his most famous role undoubtedly being the lead in Apocalypse Now. Other notable parts include The Subject Was Roses, Badlands, Gandhi, The American President (an earlier Aaron Sorkin work where he played the White House Chief of Staff character instead of the President) and The Departed. He also voices (and supplies the appearance of) The Illusive Man of the Mass Effect series. Most recently he played Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man reboot series.Sheen is also known as the father of a number of other actors, most notably Charlie Sheen (who, alone of his siblings, makes use of his father's stage surname) and Emilio Estevez. He has appeared with his children in a couple of films, most notably as Charlie's father in Wall Street and starred in The Way which is directed by Emilio, and eventually co-starred with Charlie on his FX sitcom Anger Management. His daughter Renee Estevez had a recurring minor role on The West Wing as the president's secretary.He's well known for putting on jackets by flipping them back over his head, the result of his left arm being partially paralyzed after it was damaged by forceps during his birth.
- 1970 — Catch-22 as 1st Lt. Dobbs
- 1973 — Badlands as Kit
- 1978 — Apocalypse Now as Capt. Benjamin L. Willard
- 1980 — The Final Countdown as Warren Lasky
- 1982 — Gandhi as Walker
- 1983 — The Dead Zone as (President) Greg Stillson
- 1984 — Firestarter as Captain Hollister
- 1987 — The Believers as Cal Jamison
- 1987 — Wall Street as Carl Fox
- 1991 — JFK as Narrator
- 1993 — Hot Shots! Part Deux as Capt. Benjamin L. Willard ("I loved you in Wall Street!")
- 1993 — Gettysburg as Gen. Robert E. Lee
- 1995 — The American President as A.J. MacInerney
- 1995 — Dead Presidents as The Judge
- 1997 — Spawn as Jason Wynn
- 1999 — The Time Shifters as Grifasi
- 2002 — Catch Me If You Can as Roger Strong
- 2006 — The Departed as Captain Queenan
- 2010 — The Way a Tom
- 2012 — The Amazing Spider-Man as Uncle Ben
- 2014 — The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Uncle Ben
- 1963 — The Outer Limits as Pvt. Arthur Dix
- 1967 — Flipper as Phil Adams
- 1969 — Mission: Impossible as Lieutenant Albert Brocke
- 1970 — Ironside as Johnny
- 1970 — Hawaii Five-O as Arthur Dixon
- 1973 — Columbo as Karl Lessing
- 1985 — Alfred Hitchcock Presents as Paul Dano
- 1990-92 — Captain Planet and the Planeteers as Sly Sludge
- 1993 — Murphy Brown as Nick Brody
- 1993 — Tales from the Crypt as Kraygen / Thomas Miller / Zorbin the Magnificent
- 1997 — The Simpsons as Sgt. Seymour Skinner
- 1999 — Total Recall 2070 as Praxis
- 1999-2006 — The West Wing as President Jed Bartlett
- 2005 — Two and a Half Men as Harvey
- 2012-14 — Anger Management as Martin Goodson
Tropes related to Martin Sheen:
- Celebrity Resemblance: in Badlands with Alain Delon young and James Dean, which is lampshaded.
- Ink-Suit Actor: His character, The Illusive Man, from Mass Effect is modeled on Sheen.
- John F. Kennedy: Is one of a couple actors to have played both John (in the miniseries Kennedy) and Robert (In the TV movie The Missiles of October) Kennedy.
- The Patriarch: He's the Patriarch of one of the more notable acting families in Hollywood. All four of his children are actors, with Charlie being the most notorious.
- Named After Somebody Famous: His stage name is a tribute to Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.