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Martin Sheen

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Born: August 3, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dayton, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Won a trip to New York City and a CBS audition after appearing on local Dayton TV program "The Rising Generation"
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Worked at the Living Theater in NYC as a curtain puller
1959:
Made stage acting debut in "The Connection" at NYC's Living Theater
1961:
Early TV work as guest on shows like "The Defenders" and "Route 66" (CBS)
1962:
First Shakespearan role in the NY Shakespeare Festival production of "Anthony and Cleopatra" in Central Park
1964:
Made Broadway debut in Frank Gilroy's "Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory"; play closed after eight days
1964:
Had first Broadway success in Gilroy's "The Subject Was Roses" opposite Jack Albertson; the pair reprised their roles for the 1968 film adaptation
1965:
Landed feature role on the CBS daytime soap "As the World Turns"
1967:
Made screen debut in "The Incident"
1967:
Portrayed the title role in Joseph Papp's NYSF production of "Hamlet"
1968:
Played the title role in the NYSF production of "Romeo and Juliet"
1969:
Penned the play "Down the Morning Line" for NYC's Public Theater (billed under Ramon G Estevez)
1970:
Acted in the star-studded "Catch-22"; film was adapted from the Joseph Heller novel
1972:
Appeared in landmark TV-movie "That Certain Summer" (ABC), starring Hal Holbrook
1973:
Co-starred with a young Sissy Spacek, as a cross-country killer, in Terrence Malick's "Badlands"
1974:
Played the title role in "The Execution of Private Slovik" (NBC); received first Emmy nomination
1974:
Portrayed Robert Kennedy in the NBC movie presentation of "The Missiles of October"
1975:
Returned to Broadway as Happy Loman in a revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
1978:
Nominated for an Emmy for his performance as a cab driver in "Taxi!" (NBC); co-starred with Eva Marie Saint
1979:
Gained wide recognition for playing the Captain sent upriver after Kurtz (Marlon Brando) in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"; suffered a heart attack during the arduous shoot
1982:
Appeared in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"
1982:
Acted with Daniel and Phil Berrigan in the docudrama "In the King of Prussia"
1983:
Offered a villainous turn in David Cronenberg's "The Dead Zone"; adapted from the Stephen King novel
1983:
Played President John F. Kennedy in the NBC miniseries "Kennedy"
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Formed Sheen/Greenblatt productions with William R Greenblatt
1986:
TV directing and producing debut, "Babies Having Babies" (CBS)
1987:
Played son Charlie's fictional father in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street"
1987:
Played the leading role of writer Ned Weeks in the acclaimed London stage production of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart"
1988:
Feature producing debut, "Da"; also played Barnard Hughes' son
1988:
Returned to the stage as Marcus Brutus in a NYSF production of "Julius Caesar"
1989:
Produced and starred in the TNT movie "Nightbreaker"; son Emilio played his character as a young man
1990:
Feature directing and screenwriting debut, "Cadence"; co-starred with sons Charlie and Ramon
1993:
Portrayed Robert E. Lee in "Gettysburg"; released theatrically before airing on TNT
1993:
Earned an Emmy Award for his guest appearance as a former radical turned conservative on "Murphy Brown" (CBS)
1995:
Cast as the President's (Michael Douglas) advisor in "The American President"; scripted by Aaron Sorkin
1996:
Co-starred with son Emilio Estevez and Kathy Bates in "The War at Home"; directed by Estevez; daughter Renee Estevez and granddaughter Poloma Estevez (Emilio's daughter) also appeared
1999:
Re-teamed with Sorkin (series creator) to play U.S. President Josiah Bartlet on NBC's "The West Wing"; garnered Best Actor Emmy (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006) SAG (2002, 2004) and Golden Globe (2002, 2003) nominations
2001:
Cast in "O," a modern reworking of Shakespeare's "Othello"
2002:
Portrayed Leonardo DiCaprio's prosepctive father-in-law in "Catch Me If You Can"
2006:
Earned an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring role on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS); series starred his son Charlie
2006:
Cast in Martin Scorsese's mob drama "The Departed," a remake of the popular Hong Kong crime thriller "Infernal Affairs" (2002)
2006:
Co-starred in his son Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination
2007:
Co-starred in "Talk to Me," a film about D.C. radio personality Ralph 'Petey' Greene (Don Cheadle)
2009:
Played Aaron Eckhart's father-in-law in the romantic drama "Love Happens"
2010:
Co-starred with son Estevez in the adventure comedy "The Way"; Estevez also wrote and directed
2012:
Cast as Peter Parker's Uncle Ben in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

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