Martin Sheen is one of the most well-known actors in the Hollywood film industry and is popularly recognized for his roles in ‘Apocalypse Now’ in 1979, ‘ Gandhi’ in 1982 and in ‘The Departed’ in the year 2006, etc. He was born as ‘Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez’ in the year 1940 on the 3rd of August in the city of Dayton in Ohio in the US. He was born into a mixed cultural family of immigrants where his mother, Mary Ann was Irish, and his father, Francisco Estévez Martinez was Spanish. He was born as one among ten children born to his parents and hails from a middle-class family. Martin had polio when he was young and was later cured.

Martin completed his high school education at Chaminade High School in Dayton in Ohio. As a young boy, Martin was very much inclined towards acting and wanted to pursue it as a career. Despite being rebuked by his father, Martin had decided to run away to New York with some monetary help from a Catholic Priest. He joined ‘The Living Theatre’ and worked with them for about two years. He adopted the stage name Martin Sheen after having difficulty being called for interviews with his original name.

Martin made his debut in television with ‘Route 66’ in 1961, and in big screen in the year 1967, with the film, ‘The Incident’ as ‘Artie Connors’.

Martin’s role as ‘Timmy Cleary’ in the 1968 film, ‘The Subject Was Rose’ had gotten him nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the ‘Golden Globe Awards’. He won the ‘Golden Globe Award’, ‘ALMA Award’, ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ and ‘Satellite Award’ for his role as ‘Josiah Bartlet’ in the famous television series, ‘The West Wing’ in the years 2000, 2001, and 2002.

Martin got married to Janet Templeton in 1961, on 23rd December and they have four children, Carlos, Emilio, Renee, and Ramon, who are all actors. Carlos changed his first name to Charlie and is today the famous ‘ Two And A Half Men’ star, Charlie Sheen.

Marshall Bell English Actor

Marshall Bell

Marshall Bell is a well-known actor best known for his roles in Hollywood films and television series. He is popularly recognized for his roles in popular films like ‘Total Recall’ in 1990 as ‘George and Kuato,' ‘Starship Troopers’ in 1997 as ‘General Owen’, and ‘The Rum Diary’ in 2011 as ‘Donovan,' etc. He was born as Archibald Marshall Bell in the year 1942 on September 28th in the American city of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Bell spent his childhood in Tulsa and attended the St. Paul’s School in Concord in New Hampshire.  After being expelled from the school, he moved to Colorado with his family and joined the Fountain Valley School located at Colorado Springs. From there onwards, Bell had developed an interest in acting and performed in several school plays. He said in an interview that, he was told that we weren't good enough an actor, which made him pursue a major in Sociology at the University of Colorado and later joined and served the Army for about three years. Afterwards, he worked as a consultant, training executives in the business field to be better speakers.  In the year 1980, after being suggested by Fred Roos, an American Producer, he was offered a minor role in a film by Alan Parker, a British director, and producer. He made his debut in ‘Birdy’, a film by Alan Parker, as ‘Ronsky’ in 1984. He made his debut on television in the year 1987 in ‘The Oldest Rookie’ where he played the role of ‘Det. Gordon Lane’. Since then he has made several appearances in series and movies like, ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge’ in 1985 where he played the role of ‘Coach Sneider’, ‘The Chase’ in 1994 as ‘Ari Josephson’, ‘Nancy Drew’ in 2007, and TV series like, ‘The X-Files’, ‘House’, etc.  Marshall is married to Oscar-winning costume designer, Milena Canonero and they both live in California in West Hollywood.   

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