August 3, 1940
80 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
87 kg | 192 lbs
Martin Sheen was born in Dayton, Ohio, United States, on August 3, 1940, is an American actor.
Young Martin Sheen began his acting career on the New York stage and in American television series in 1960's.
He made his big screen debut in neo-noir thriller movie The Incident (1967) in role as Artie Connors.
Martin's breakthrough role came as Timmy Cleary in Metrocolor drama movie The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He made his directorial debut with drama film Cadence (1990), he also starred in role as Pvt. Franklin Fairchild Bean.
12 Mighty Orphans (2021) history sport in role as Doc Hall, with Vinessa Shaw, Carlson Young and Luke Wilson
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) drama in role as J. Edgar Hoover, opposite Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemons
Princess of the Row (2019) drama in role as John Austin, with Tabitha Brown and Edi Gathegi
The Devil Has a Name (2019) dark comedy in role as Ralph Wegis, opposite Kate Bosworth, Edward James Olmos and David Strathairn
He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his performance as Captain Benjamin L. Willard in epic war movie Apocalypse Now (1979), directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Badlands (1973) crime drama opposite Sissy Spacek
Catch Me If You Can (2002) biographical crime with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Amy Adams
Gettysburg (1993) epic war opposite Jeff Daniels and Tom Berenger
The American President (1995) romantic comedy drama with Michael Douglas, Annette Bening and Michael J. Fox
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) superhero opposite Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) romantic comedy drama with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) drama mystery opposite Jodie Foster
Firestarter (1984) science fiction horror with Drew Barrymore and Heather Locklear
The Final Countdown (1980) science fiction opposite Kirk Douglas
The Believers (1987) thriller horror with Helen Shaver and Robert Loggia
The Way (2010) drama opposite Emilio Estevez
Talk to Me (2007) biographical drama with Don Cheadle and Taraji P. Henson
Spawn (1997) supernatural superhero opposite Michael Jai White and John Leguizamo
Come Sunday (2018) drama in role as Oral Roberts
He won a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for his role as President Josiah Bartlet in political drama series The West Wing (1999–2006), also he received six Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Nick Brody in CBS sitcom Murphy Brown (1988) in episode "Angst for the Memories".
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as John F. Kennedy in television miniseries Kennedy (1983).
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Harvey in CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2005) in episode "Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop".
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as John Dean in CBS miniseries Blind Ambition (1979).
Cannon (1972-1973) detective television series in role as Jerr / Chris Hildebrandt
Alex Haley's Queen (1993) CBS miniseries in role as James Jackson Sr.
Anger Management (2012-2014) FX sitcom in role as Martin Goodson
Grace and Frankie (2015- ) Netflix comedy series in role as Robert Hanson
He played Matthew Cuthbert in television films:
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2017)
Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017)
Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017)
Graduated from Chaminade High School (now Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School).
He is the seventh of ten children.
He was greatly influenced by actor James Dean.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street in 1989.
He is Catholic.
Received an honorary degree Doctor of Human Letters from the University of Dayton in 2015.
Lives in Malibu, California.
He married Janet Templeton in 1961, they have four children.