Martin Sheen Biography

Date of Birth: August 03, 1940 (77)
Birth Place: Dayton, OH, USA
Gender: Male

Martin made his New York stage debut in The Connection in 1959, followed by his Broadway debut in Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory. In 1964 he starred in The Subject was Roses for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He later played Hamlet in Joseph Papp’s rock version of the play, as well as the NY Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet. Other Broadway credits include Death of a Salesman with George C. Scott, and The Crucible. His feature film credits include Apocalypse Now, Catch 22, Badlands, Cassandra Crossing, The Subject was Roses, Catch Me If You Can, Rage, The Little Girl Who Live Down the Lane, Wall Street, That Championship Season, Man, Woman and Child, The Dead Zone, Eagle’s Wing, Loophole, The Final Countdown Enigma, The Amazing Spider-man, The King of Prussia, Gandhi, Firestarter, The Believers, Da, and Judgment in Berlin. For television, Mr. Sheen has starred as John F. Kennedy in the mini-series “Kennedy,” Robert Kennedy in “Missiles in October,” Watergate principal John Dean in “Blind Ambition,” and played President Jed Bartlet for seven season on “The West Wing” (Golden Globe Award, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards). Other TV includes starring roles in “The Execution of Private Slovik,” “The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd,” “That Certain Summer,” “California Kid,” “Catholics,” “Sweet Hostage,” “The Guardian,” “Choices of the Heart,” “Out of the Darkness,” “Consenting Adults,” “Shattered Spirits,” “The Atlanta Child Murderers,” “News at Eleven” and “Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story.”

Martin Sheen Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Olivier Awards - 1986 - Actor of the Year
Martin SheenThe Normal Heart
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Martin Sheen, The Subject Was Roses