Martin Sheen is a popular veteran American actor. His original name is Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez. He rose to prominence after his role for the movie Subject Was Roses in 1968. But his real breakthrough came in 1979 with the movie Apocalypse. He also became a popular TV personality after his lead role in The West Wing as President Josiah Bartlet. Here is a quick summary of Martin Sheen’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Martin Sheen Early Life
Martin was born on 3rd August 1940 in Dayton, Ohio. His parents were immigrants, and his left arm had restricted movement from his birth. He is one of the ten children in their family, and his father was a factory worker. His mother died when he was eleven, and he was diagnosed with Polio. Martin started taking an interest in acting at an early age even though his father was against it. He did not attend college and moved on to New York City and spent a couple of years in the Living Theatre company.
Martin married Janet Templeton in 1961, and they have four children, and all of them are actors. He starred with his sons in various movies. He is one of those few celebrities who are still their first and only wife. He celebrated 50th wedding anniversary in 2011. In 2015, he underwent a quadruple heart bypass operation successfully.
Martin Sheen Career
Martin along with other actors put together a theater company. But regular opportunities to act in various TV series got him busy in his early career. There was also a steady flow of movies for side roles, but he concentrated more on TV series. Early in his career, his role in TV series The Subject Was Roses earned him recognition. In movies, his characters in The F.B.I, The Departed, and Mission Impossible were appreciated.
Martin is popular for playing various U.S. official roles and hence, he got the leading role of U.S. President John Kennedy in the popular TV series Kennedy. He also lent his voice for video games Mass Effect and World Of Warcraft. He is one of the actors who can claim to have been part of over 100 movies in his career. As a matter of fact, he is one of those few actors who has been part of so many documentaries in their lifetime as the narrator. His upcoming movie is Come Sunday which is in the post-production stage.
Martin is politically very active, and it could be the reason for him being the narrator of so many politically motivated documentaries. Even though he did not attend college previously, he started pursuing part-time education after completing the movie The West Wing. He was highly interested in English Literature, Philosophy, and Theology. He received an honorary arts doctorate from the National University of Ireland.
Awards & Achievements
Martin first received Daytime Emmy Award twice in 1981 and 1986 for Outstanding Individual Achievement. He won Primetime Emmy Award in 1994 for Outstanding Guest Actor. He is also the recipient of Satellite Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in TV Series Drama for The West Wing.
As a matter of fact, his performance in the West Wing helped him win Screen Actors Guild Award, ALMA Awards, and Viewers For Quality Television Award. In 2006, he took the Satellite Award for Best Cast in The Departed and Gotham Awards For Best Cast in Talk To Me.
Net Worth of Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen has an estimated net worth of over $50 million which he has accumulated for a long span of his career. Martin has been part of over 100 movies and narrated over 50 documentaries. Apart from that, he has been a consistent TV actor featuring over 50 TV series all of which added to his wealth. Some of his income has come from the commercials he has been part of and the magazine columns he was featured on.
Martin Sheen is a 77 years old veteran actor whose contribution to movies, TV series, and documentaries is beyond the limit. He is quite active in liberal politics and set examples for celebrities to follow as far as personal life goes. He still possesses the passion for acting and his upcoming movie Come Sunday will release in 2018.