Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York ar...

Born on September 03, 1965

New York City, New York, USA

Height 1.78m / 5' 10"

Biography

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Charlie's father right after he had moved to Manhattan. Martin and Janet had three other children, Emilio Estevez, Renée Estevez, and Ramon Estevez, all of whom became actors. His father is of half Spanish and half Irish descent, and his mother, whose family is from Kentucky, has English and Scottish ancestry.At a young age, Charlie took an interest in his father's acting career. When he was nine, he was given a small part in his dad's movie The Execution of Private Slovik (1974). In 1977, he was in the Philippines where his dad suffered a near-fatal heart attack on the set of Apocalypse Now (1979).While at Santa Monica High School, Charlie had two major interests: acting and baseball. Along with his friends, which included Rob Lowe and Sean Penn, he produced and starred in several amateur Super-8 films. On the Vikings baseball team, he was a star shortstop and pitcher. His lifetime record as a pitcher was 40-15. His interest and skill in baseball would later influence some of his movie roles. Unfortunately, his success on the baseball field did not translate to success in the classroom, as he struggled to keep his grades up. Just a few weeks before his scheduled graduation date, Charlie was expelled due to poor attendance and bad grades.After high school, Charlie aggressively pursued many acting roles. His first major role was as a high school student in the teen war film Red Dawn (1984). He followed this up with relatively small roles in TV movies and low-profile releases. His big break came in 1986 when he starred in Oliver Stone's Oscar winning epic Platoon (1986). He drew rave reviews for his portrayal of a young soldier who is caught in the center of a moral crisis in Vietnam.The success of Platoon (1986) prompted Oliver Stone to cast Charlie in his next movie Wall Street (1987) alongside his father and veteran actor Martin Sheen. The movie with its "Greed is Good" theme became an instant hit with viewers.Shortly after, Stone approached Charlie about the starring role in his next movie, Born on the Fourth of July (1989). When Tom Cruise eventually got the part, Sheen ended up hearing the news from his brother Emilio Estevez and not even getting as much as a call from Stone. This led to a fallout, and the two have not worked together since.The fallout with Stone, however, did nothing to hurt Charlie's career in the late 1980s and early '90s, as he continued to establish himself as one of the top box office draws with a string of hits that included Young Guns (1988), Major League (1989), and Hot Shots! (1991). However, as the mid-'90s neared, his good fortune both personally and professionally, soon came to an end.Around this time, Charlie, who had already been to drug rehab, was beginning to develop a reputation as a hard-partying, womanizer. In 1995, the same year he was briefly married to model Donna Peele, he was called to testify at the trial of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. At the trial, while under oath he admitted to spending nearly $50,000 on 27 of Fleiss' $2,500-a-night prostitutes.His downward spiral continued the following year when his ex-girlfriend Brittany Ashland filed charges claiming that he physically abused her. He was later charged with misdemeanor battery to which he pleaded no contest and was given a year's suspended sentence, two years' probation and a $2,800 fine. He finally hit rock bottom in May 1998 when he was hospitalized in Thousand Oaks, California, following a near-fatal drug overdose. Later that month, he was ordered back to the drug rehab center, which he had previously left after one day.During this stretch, Charlie's film career began to suffer as well. He starred in a series of box office flops that included The Arrival (1996) and Shadow Conspiracy (1997). However as the 1990s came to end, so did Charlie's string of bad luck.In 2000, Charlie, now clean and sober, was chosen to replace Michael J. Fox on the ABC hit sitcom Spin City (1996). Though his stint lasted only two seasons, Charlie's performance caught the eye of CBS executives who in 2003 were looking for an established star to help carry their Monday night lineup of sitcoms that included Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). The sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003) starred Charlie as a swinging, irresponsible womanizer whose life changes when his nephew suddenly appears on his doorstep. The show became a huge hit, breathing much needed life into Charlie's fading career.Charlie's personal life also appeared to be improving. In 2002, he married actress Denise Richards, whom he first met while shooting the movie Good Advice (2001). In March 2004, they had a daughter, Sam, and it was announced shortly after that Denise was pregnant with the couple's second child. By all reports, the couple seemed to be very happy together. However, like all of Charlie's previous relationships, the stability did not last long. In March of 2005, Denise, who was six-months pregnant, filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. She gave birth to a second daughter, Lola, in June of that same year. Their divorce became final in late 2006.Read More

Known For

TradeMarks

Catchphrase: "Winning!"

Playing characters named Charlie (or such like).

Gravelly voice

Trivia

9/27/99: His request for an early end to his probation for drugs that extends to 6/6/00 was denied by a Malibu judge.

Son of actor Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen.

5/21/96: Arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman at his home in Agoura, CA. The woman claims she was pushed to the floor and knocked out.

5/21/97: Charged with misdemeanor battery against his ex-girlfriend Brittany Ashland.

5/20/98: Hospitalized in Thousand Oaks, CA, for a drug overdose.

5/22/98: Upon release from the hospital, he checked into Promises, a rehab center, where he stayed for only one day. His car was later pulled over and police arrested him for using medications and drinking. Sheen re-entered Promises on doctor's orders.

Member of the 1983 Santa Monica High School varsity baseball team coached by José López.

He fought constantly with older brother Emilio Estevez. He was a good student, but then let his grades slip when he skipped school in high school to play baseball.

Was born a "blue baby". The doctor who saved him was named Irwin and his parents named him after the doctor.

Accidentally shot then fiancée Kelly Preston in the arm. Soon after that incident, she left him and married her formerly platonic friend John Travolta.

Quotes

[Studios] won't hire you, even though you screwed the same whores and ate the bullet for it. Yet they pull you aside at a party and say you're their hero for the things you do. [Variety (August 14, 1997)]

It's hard to be specific about what parts I may have lost. But ultimately, it's what I'm known for.

My father gave me some pretty bad advice - keep it honest, which I did. People ask, why am I so honest with the press? I don't have an answer. I suppose I'm honest everywhere else. Why should it stop here? Most of my shit sounds like lies. But all my stories are true, and that's the problem. They call me the last honest man in Hollywood. But I care what people think, we all do.

"If he's not getting something out of a performance, he'll come up and go, 'What are you, a faggot from Malibu? Were you playing too much fucking volleyball on the beach growing up?' He once said that my reaction in a shot was comparable to a 'bad Mark Hamill moment.' I said, 'Oliver, I'll take that as a compliment. Star Wars was one of my favorite movies.' - On Oliver Stone.

"I was 10 years old. Dad used to take us on location so the family wouldn't be split up, so we were with him in the Philippines. That's when the heart attack happened. He came back so pale and sick, so weak and thin, seeming so much older, and walking with a cane. This world of fantasy and artifice that I'd known suddenly was about real life and death, about the potential loss of a parent. It didn't make any sense to me. It was enough to keep me away from acting for a long time." - On his father's heart attack filming Apocalypse Now (1979).

"The same role had been offered to Emilio a year earlier but the financing fell through. This time, Emilio was on another project, so Oliver Stone offered it to me. It was the break of my life, and I knew it. But it was a strange experience, because we filmed in the Philippines, less than 100 miles away from where my dad had filmed Apocalypse Now (1979). People say I look like him - now, here I was, not only making a picture about Vietnam the way he did, but also narrating it the way he did. And, like him, I had a moment that came close to death, when I fell halfway out of a helicopter, but was caught just in time by one of the actors." - On Platoon (1986).

"I'd begun drinking all the time. We shot in New York City, so I'd be out to the bars every night till 3 or 4 a.m., then try to show up for a 6 o'clock call to stand toe to toe with Michael Douglas and handle 50% of a scene. How could that work? Yet there I was, the guy that struck gold, looking around at dawn to find that the only one still partying was me. I'd be drinking away, doing blow [cocaine], popping pills, and telling myself I wasn't an addict, because there wasn't a needle stuck in my arm. Talk about mixing up fantasy and reality! My true addiction was alcohol. The extra toxic boosters just helped me shore up the wall between my celebrity self and my real self. The questions I was running from were: 'Is this success all a fluke? Had I been fooling everybody so far? Will I get caught?' It was easy to get hammered and messed up. But in doing so, I buried my self-respect, I buried my self-esteem, I buried my creative drive, and I damned near buried myself." - On filming Wall Street (1987) and his life at the time.

I don't think it's wise to dwell on regret. There's regret, sure. But whatever you've done good or bad, is a part of who you are now. That's the thing you can change and improve.

Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you're acting.

"This is like a sober acid trip" (his reaction to winning the Golden Globe Award!)

Spouses

Brooke Mueller Brooke Mueller May 30, 2008 - May 02, 2011 (divorced) (2 children)
Donna Peele Donna Peele September 03, 1995 - November 19, 1996 (divorced)
Denise Richards Denise Richards June 15, 2002 - November 30, 2006 (divorced) (2 children)

Salaries

Three for the Road  Three for the Road  $ 500,000
Machete Kills  Machete Kills  $ 6,410,256 (gross participation)
Scary Movie 5  Scary Movie 5  $ 5,434,783 (gross participation)
Scary Movie 5  Scary Movie 5  $ 250,000
Madea's Witness Protection  Madea's Witness Protection  $ 10,416,667 (gross participation)
Anger Management Anger Management $ 10,000,000 (2013-2014)
Anger Management Anger Management $ 5,000,000 (2012-2013)
Foodfight!  Foodfight!  $ 7,142,857 (gross participation)
She Wants Me  She Wants Me  $ 7,812,500 (gross participation)
Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men $ 1,800,000 per episode (2010)
Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men $ 875,000 per episode (2009-10)
Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men $ 825,000 per episode (2008-09)
Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men $ 350,000 per episode (2007-08)
Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men $ 30,000,000 (2010-2011)
Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men $ 44,000,000 (2010-2011)
Spin City Spin City $ 2,750,000 (2000/2001 season)
The Arrival  The Arrival  $ 5,250,000
Три мушкетера  Три мушкетера  $ 4,000,000
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Filmography

Today Today Himself-Guest/...(6episodes,2011-2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself-Guest(1episode,1990)
Good Morning America Good Morning America Himself-Guest(6episodes,1989-2013)
Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live Himself-Host(1episode,2001)
Apocalypse Now  Apocalypse Now  Extra(uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Tonight Himself/...(58episodes,1990-2016)
Late Night with David Letterman Late Night with David Letterman Himself-Guest(1episode,1987)
Red Dawn  Red Dawn  Matt
Silence of the Heart  Silence of the Heart  Ken
Amazing Stories Amazing Stories Casey(1episode,1986)
The Fourth Wise Man  The Fourth Wise Man  Maximus
Out of the Darkness  Out of the Darkness  ManShaving(uncredited)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off  Ferris Bueller's Day Off  BoyinPoliceStation
Lucas  Lucas  Cappie
Platoon  Platoon  Chris
Wisdom  Wisdom  CityBurgerManager
The Wraith  The Wraith  JakeKesey/TheWraith
No Man's Land  No Man's Land  TedVarrick
Three for the Road  Three for the Road  Paul
Wall Street  Wall Street  BudFox
Eight Men Out  Eight Men Out  Oscar'Hap'Felsch
Live! with Kelly Live! with Kelly Himself-Guest(1episode,2005)
The Pat Sajak Show The Pat Sajak Show Himself-Guest(2episodes,1989)
Catchfire  Catchfire  Bob
Courage Mountain  Courage Mountain  Peter
Major League  Major League  RickyVaughn
Tale of Two Sisters  Tale of Two Sisters  Narrator
Tale of Two Sisters  Tale of Two Sisters 
Men at Work  Men at Work  CarlTaylor
Navy Seals  Navy Seals  Lt.DaleHawkins
The Rookie  The Rookie  DavidAckerman
Cadence  Cadence  Bean
Hot Shots!  Hot Shots!  Lt.TopperHarley/RhettButler/Superman
American Justice American Justice Himself(1episode,1998)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself-Guest(21episodes,1993-2014)
Beyond the Law  Beyond the Law  Daniel'Dan'Saxon
Diamonds on the Silver Screen  Diamonds on the Silver Screen  Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself-Guest(7episodes,1994-2005)
Late Show with David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Himself-Guest/...(8episodes,1993-2013)
Deadfall  Deadfall  Morgan"Fats"Gripp
Loaded Weapon 1  Loaded Weapon 1  Valet
Три мушкетера  Три мушкетера  Aramis
Dennis Miller Live Dennis Miller Live Himself-Guest(2episodes,1995-1998)
Friends Friends Ryan(1episode,1996)
The Boys Next Door  The Boys Next Door  BoRichards
The Execution of Private Slovik  The Execution of Private Slovik  Kidatwedding(uncredited)
Badlands  Badlands  BoyUnderLamppost(uncredited)
The Chase  The Chase  JackHammond
The Chase  The Chase 
Major League II  Major League II  Rick'WildThing'Vaughn
The Drew Carey Show The Drew Carey Show CharlieSheen(uncredited)(1episode,2000)
The Daily Show The Daily Show Himself-Guest(1episode,2003)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show The Rosie O'Donnell Show Himself-Guest(1episode,2001)
Spin City Spin City CharlieCrawford(45episodes,2000-2002)
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2  All Dogs Go to Heaven 2  CharlieBarkin(voice)
The Arrival  The Arrival  ZaneZaminsky
Frame by Frame  Frame by Frame 
Ein Licht in meinem Herzen  Ein Licht in meinem Herzen 
Bad Day on the Block  Bad Day on the Block  LyleWilder
A Letter from Death Row  A Letter from Death Row  Cop#1
Money Talks  Money Talks  JamesRussell
Being John Malkovich  Being John Malkovich  Charlie
Free Money  Free Money  BudDyerson(asCharlesSheen)
20/20 20/20 Himself(3episodes,2011-2012)
Postmortem  Postmortem  JamesMcGregor(asCharlesSheen)
Access Hollywood Access Hollywood Himself(2episodes,2011)
A Century of Science Fiction  A Century of Science Fiction  Himself
Inside the Actors Studio Inside the Actors Studio Himself-Guest(1episode,2007)
Family Guy Family Guy CharlieSheen(1episode,2010)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself-Guest(1episode,2004)
Sugar Hill Sugar Hill Matt(unknownepisodes)
Rated X  Rated X  ArtieMitchell
Five Aces  Five Aces  ChrisMartin(asCharlesSheen)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Himself(1episode,2002)
Comicitis  Comicitis  Himself
Comicitis  Comicitis 
A Life in the Day  A Life in the Day 
Lisa Picard Is Famous  Lisa Picard Is Famous  CharlieSheen
Celebrities Caught on Camera: Volume 1  Celebrities Caught on Camera: Volume 1  Himself
Good Advice  Good Advice  RyanEdwardTurner
Very Important Pennis Very Important Pennis Himself(1episode,1996)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CharlieSheen(uncredited)(1episode,2008)
Extra Extra Himself-Guest/...(15episodes,2014-2016)
Foodfight!  Foodfight!  DexDogtective(voice)
Last Party 2000  Last Party 2000  Himself(uncredited)
Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular  Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular  Himself-Host
Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular  Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular 
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards  The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards  Himself
2000 MTV Movie Awards  2000 MTV Movie Awards  Himself
Discovery Mars  Discovery Mars  Narrator
Discovery Mars  Discovery Mars 
Pauly Shore Is Dead  Pauly Shore Is Dead  CharlieSheen
High Tension, Low Budget (The Making of a Letter from Death Row)  High Tension, Low Budget (The Making of a Letter from Death Row)  Cop/Himself
Revealed with Jules Asner Revealed with Jules Asner Himself-Guest(1episode,2002)
Scary Movie 3  Scary Movie 3  Tom
Junket Whore  Junket Whore  Himself
The Big Bounce  The Big Bounce  BobRogers,Jr.
Ginger Lynn Ginger Lynn Himself(archivefootage)
HBO First Look HBO First Look Himself(1episode,2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself-Guest(4episodes,2004-2012)
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Web and News

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