Martin Sheen young
August 3, 1940
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
87 kg | 192 lb
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 stage and on American television series. He made his big screen debut in neo-noir thriller film The Incident (1967) in role as Artie Connors. Martin's breakthrough performance came as Timmy Cleary in drama film The Subject Was Roses (1968).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role as Captain Benjamin L. Willard in epic war film Apocalypse Now (1979), directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
He won a Golden Globe Award for his role as President Josiah Bartlet in political drama television series The West Wing (1999–2006).
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
Cadence (1991) drama with Charlie Sheen and Laurence Fishburne
He has been nominated for ten Emmy Awards and for eight Golden Globe Awards.
He was greatly influenced by actor James Dean.
He directed film Cadence (1990).
He married Janet Templeton in 1961, they have four children.
He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.
He is Catholic.
Lives in Malibu, California.
I don't like scary films. I watched Psycho (1960) for the first time recently, alone in the house at night. That was a mistake. I had to call my friend to come over.
James Dean had such a powerful effect on my generation. I'd love to have worked with him.
If all of the issues that I have worked on were depending on some measure of success, it would be a total failure. I don't anticipate success. We're not asked to be successful, we are only asked to be faithful. I couldn't even tell you what success is.
While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive.
Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself.
I am still a journeyman actor and a peace and justice activist. I'm a pilgrim trying to win my freedom and serve as best I can in the time I have, with this gift I've been given.
I act because I can't seem to live with myself if I do not. I don't know any other way to be. It isn't something you can explain; it is just something that you do; it is something that you are.