The American actor who has appeared in more than 65 features on the screen is among the most successful actors in America. Starting his career during his twenties, over the years Martin has enjoyed great success and has earned himself a good fortune, putting him in the millionaire’s circle. This piece looks at the net worth of Martin Sheen in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Ramon Gerard Antonio Estevez, which is Sheen’s real name, was born on August 3, 1940, in Dayton, Ohio. He is the son to Mary Ann Phelan and Francisco Estevez who were both immigrants. During birth, Sheen’s left arm was left crushed by forceps, minimizing his lateral movement on the arm. To date, his left arm is three inches shorter than his right arm.
Martin grew up in the South Park neighborhood on Brown Street after the family settled in Dayton. Unfortunately, he contracted polio as a child, rendering him bedridden for one year. He regained use of his legs thanks to the doctors’ treatment using Sister Kenny’s method. Martin’s mom passed away when he was 11. His siblings and his were at risk of separating into foster homes but the Holy Trinity Catholic Church intervened, and they managed to stay together.
Sheen graduated from Chaminade High School (Now Chaminade Julienne Catholic School). It was during his learning in high school that he developed a passion for acting, but his father did not support his dreams. However, this did not kill his dreams. During his early twenties, Martin borrowed money from a Catholic priest and moved to New York to chase his acting dreams.
Martin Sheen married his wife, Janet Templeton, on December 23rd, 1961. The couple is blessed with four children, one daughter, and three sons, and Sheen has a total of ten grandchildren.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Actor James Dean heavily influenced Martin’s Sheen’s acting career. In conjunction with other actors, Sheen founded a theatre company, hoping that production would score him some recognition. He debuted on the New York stage in the 1965 Broadway production of The Subject Was Roses which won him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor.
In 1968, he reprised his role in the Broadway production in its film adaptation. Things had started to pick up for him, and he went on to make his debut film, The Incident, in 1967. In the 1960s and 70s, Sheen continued to showcase his talents by appearing on several popular television series including Flipper, My Three Sons and The Streets of San Francisco. At this time, he was mainly focused on motion pictures and television films.
In later years, Sheen performed voice-over work for the Eyewitness series as a narrator. From 2015 to date, he plays a starring role in The Netflix series, Grace and Frankie.
Martin Sheen has made quite the scope of achievements during his acting career. He has been nominated for ten Emmy Awards, which he managed to win one and has also bagged eight Golden Globe Awards nominations. Martin also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street. Adding to his successful resume, Sheen won the 2001 TV Guide Award in the Actor of the Year in a Drama Series category, courtesy of his performance in The West Wing.
He is also an avid fan of social and political topics. Sheen has participated in several political protests that have led to his arrests on some instances.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having a flourishing acting career, at the age of 78 years Sheen has accumulated a good amount of wealth for himself. His net worth is currently estimated to be $55 million. Besides earning from acting, Sheen has also done film production and has ventured into video and radio. In his early career years, he also took part in Broadway Productions which contributed to his wealth.
Sheen’s story is a perfect example of a rising phoenix. With health complications and many other challenges during his young life, Sheen’s determination and hard work fueled his dreams, and he has emerged to be one of the most revered actors in America.