The West Wing
(TV show)
Edward Asner
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Ed Harris
(Movies & TV)
Apocalypse Now
Ken Howard
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Francis Ford Coppola
(Movies & TV)

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Martin Sheen

Knowledge Identifier: +Martin_Sheen


Martin Sheen

American film actor best known for his performance as President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1940.

Countries: United States (67%), (8%), Ohio (4%)

Main connections: The West Wing, Edward Asner, California

Linked to: University of Dayton, Dayton International Peace Museum, Democratic Party, Marquette University




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Martin Sheen was born in 1940 add something


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 add something


In 1963, he made an appearance in "Nightmare", an episode of the television science fiction series "The Outer Limits" add something


Ramon Estevez - Martin Sheen created the play's Timmy on Broadway in 1964 and wanted to revisit it as Timmy's dad, John


He supported the 1965 farm worker movement with Cesar Chavez in Delano, California add something


Camino Real was presented on television in 1966 by NET, a PBS predecessor, as Ten Blocks on the Camino Real add something


The following year, he starred in the Broadway play "The Subject Was Roses", reprising his role in the 1968 film of the same name add something


Sheen was 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 add something


Hal Holbrook - Holbrook co-starred with Martin Sheen in the controversial and acclaimed 1972 television movie "That Certain Summer" said to be the first television movie to portray homosexuality in a sympathetic, non-judgmental light


Also in 1973, Sheen appeared opposite David Janssen in "Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On", which was the first pilot for Harry O add something


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 add something


Badlands (film) - "'Badlands"' is a 1973 American crime film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek


Michelle Phillips - In 1974 she was featured in "The California Kid" with Martin Sheen


Jodie Foster - On television, she appeared in an episode of "The Partridge Family" titled "The Eleven-Year Itch", co-starred with Christopher Connelly in the 1974 TV series "Paper Moon" and alongside Martin Sheen in the 1976 cult film "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane"


Filming in the Philippine jungle in the typhoon season of 1976, Sheen admitted he was not in the greatest shape and was drinking heavily add something


The Cassandra Crossing - "'The Cassandra Crossing"' is a 1976 Italian-British disaster/thriller film directed by George Pan Cosmatos and starring Richard Harris, Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, Burt_Lancaster, Lee Strasberg, Ava Gardner and O. J. Simpson about an infected Swedish terrorist who plagues a train's passengers as they head to a derelict arch bridge


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 add something


Apocalypse Now - "'Apocalypse Now"' is a 1979 American epic war film set during the Vietnam War, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall


He has narrated, produced and directed in documentary television, earning two Daytime Emmy awards in the 1980s add something


James Farentino - In 1980, Farentino starred in "The Final Countdown" with Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen


Daniel Berrigan - Their legal battle was re-created in Emile de Antonio's 1982 film "In The King of Prussia, Pennsylvania," which starred Martin Sheen and featured appearances by the Plowshares Eight as themselves


The Dead Zone (novel) - In 1983, the novel was adapted by screenwriter Jeffrey Boam into a film of the same name, starring Christopher Walken as Johnny and Martin Sheen as Greg Stillson, and directed by David Cronenberg


He has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1989 add something


In the spring of 1989, Sheen was named honorary mayor of Malibu, California add something


Melissa Joan Hart - In 1989, she became an understudy in a Broadway production of "The Crucible" starring Martin Sheen


Bobby Garwood - A made-for-TV film starring Ralph Macchio and Martin Sheen was released in 1992


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 add something


The Thin Red Line (1998 film) - At Medavoy's home in 1995, Malick staged a reading with Martin Sheen delivering the screen directions, and Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Peter Berg, Lukas Haas and Dermot Mulroney playing the main roles


The West Wing - The series developed following the success of 1995 theatrical film "The American President", for which Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, and in which Martin Sheen played the White House Chief of Staff


National Shooting Sports Foundation - 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 add something


Digna Ochoa - In August 2000, she went into exile in Washington, DC, USA and, while in exile, she was presented with Amnesty International's "Enduring Spirit" Award in Los Angeles by actor Martin Sheen


In 2001 Sheen won a TV Guide award for 'Actor of the Year in a Drama Series' for "The West Wing" add something


" Sheen 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 add something


Aaron Sorkin - In 2001, Sorkin along with colleagues John Spencer and Martin Sheen received the Phoenix Rising *award for their personal victories over substance abuse


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 add something


In early 2003 Sheen signed the "Not in My Name" declaration opposing the invasion of Iraq ; the declaration appeared in the magazine "The Nation add something


Sheen was the 2003 recipient of the Marquette University Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa for his work on social and Catholic issues add something


In 2004 along with Rob Reiner, Sheen campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, and later campaigned for nominee John Kerry add something


First appearing on "A Prairie Home Companion" on November 11, 2004, Sheen has since become a frequent guest performer, with over a dozen episodes since 2007 add something


Larry Kramer - Actors following Davis who portrayed Kramer's alter ego Ned Weeks included Joel Grey, Richard Dreyfuss , Martin Sheen , Tom Hulce and John Shea in the West End, Raul Esparza in a highly acclaimed 2004 revival at the Public Theater, and most recently Joe Mantello on Broadway at the Golden Theater


Iraq War - " On August 28, 2005, he visited anti-Iraq War activist Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey add something


Sheen stated that he participated in the large-scale immigration marches in Los Angeles in 2006 and 2007 add something


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 , Galway, when he started his full-time studies there in the autumn of 2006 add something


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 add something


On April 1, 2007, Sheen was arrested, with 38 other activists, for trespassing at the Nevada Test Site at a Nevada Desert Experience event protesting against the site add something


Sheen initially endorsed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, and helped raise funds for his campaign add something


Sheen 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 add something


In a speech at Oxford University in 2009, Sheen admitted to having been arrested 66 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience add something


Michael Madsen - Madsen went to Mexico City to co-star in the 2009 boxing film "The Kid: Chamaco" with Martin Sheen and Kirk Harris for director Miguel Necoechea


On November 4, 2010, it was confirmed that he had been cast as Uncle Ben in Sony's 2012 reboot of the "Spider-Man" film series, "The Amazing Spider-Man", directed by Marc Webb add something


He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in 2011 add something


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 add something


In 2011, he was awarded an honorary life membership in the Law Society of University College Dublin add something


It was set to be released in theaters on Easter 2011 add something


Sheen maintains links with Galway and "heartily" supported Michael D. Higgins in the Irish presidential election, 2011, having become a "dear friend" of Higgins while studying there add something


Ramon Estevez - A 2011 Estevez Sheen Productions project is "The Way" with James Nesbitt written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen and is set to release on Easter


Apocalypse Now - In 2011, actor Charlie Sheen, son of Martin Sheen, started playing clips from the film on his live tour and played the film in its entirety during post-show parties


In 2012, Sheen was a guest on the U.S. version of "Who Do You Think You Are-", tracing his Irish and Spanish ancestry add something


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 add something


Martin Sheen is 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 add something


Ed Harris - On March 20, 2012, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists completed a merger of equals to form a new union SAG-AFTRA. Harris, along with Edward Asner, Martin Sheen, Valerie Harper, Michael Bell, and Wendy Schall are adamantly opposed to such a merger and filed a lawsuit against SAG President Ken Howard and several SAG Vice Presidents seeking to have the merger overturned and the two unions separated to their pre-merger organizations


Wendy Schaal - On March 30, 2012 the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists completed a merger of equals forming a new union SAG-AFTRA and as a result of this merger a group of actors including Schaal, her former stepmother Valerie Harper, fellow voice actor Michael Bell and actors Edward Asner, Martin Sheen and Ed Harris to name a few immediately filed a lawsuit against SAG President Ken Howard and several SAG Vice Presidents to have the merger overturned and the two unions separated because of their claims that the election held by b


Michael Bell (actor) - On March 30, 2012 the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists completed a merger of equals forming a new union SAG-AFTRA. As a result of this merger, a group of actors including Bell, fellow voice actor Wendy Schaal, Schaal's former stepmother Valerie Harper, actors such as Edward Asner, Martin Sheen and Ed Harris immediately sued against SAG President Ken Howard and several SAG Vice Presidents to overturn the merger and the two unions separated because of their claims that the election was improper


Richard Curtis - The production, starring Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen, filmed in 2013 in Rio de Janeiro for release in 2014


On May 3, 2015 Sheen received an honorary degree Doctor of Human Letters from the University of Dayton for his lifelong commitment to peace, social justice and human rights exemplifying the Catholic, Marianist university's missions add something


He underwent a quadruple heart bypass operation in December 2015 add something