Martin Sheen

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Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen,[1] is an American actor known for his performances as Kit Carruthers in Terrence Malick’s Badlands and Captain Willard in Francis Coppola’s Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now. He’s also known for playing Robert E. Lee in the film Gettysburg, President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing, and as the voice of The Illusive Man in the video game Mass Effect 2. He has worked with some of cinema's prominent directors, including the aforementioned Malick and Coppola, as well as Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Richard Attenborough and Mike Nichols.

Along with the critical acclaim he has received as an actor, Sheen has become known as an activist.[2][3] Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, United States, to Irish and Spanish parents, Sheen is also an Irish citizen.[citation needed]

He is the father of actors Emilio Estevez, Ramón Estevez, Carlos Irwin Estevez (Charlie Sheen), and Renée Estevez, and is the brother of Joe Estevez, also an actor.

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