Who Is Martin Sheen? Biography, Marriage And Catholic Faith

Martin Sheen — Religion, marriage and biography

Martin Sheen — Toronto International Film Festival 2010

Who Is Martin Sheen?

Martin Sheen is an American actor and activist.


Martin Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez on August 3, 1940, in Dayton, Ohio. As of August 2022, Sheen is 82 years. He was raised together by his Spanish father and Irish mother. He grew up in the United States. Both of Sheen’s parents were immigrants;

He chose the name Martin Sheen to easily lay hands-on acting roles. This has therefore become his professional name.

He first came to the limelight for his roles in the films “The Subject Was Roses” in 1968 and “Badlands” in 1973.

Is Martin Sheen Married?

Martin Sheen got married to Janet Templeton in 1961. The couple is still together with four children (3 sons and 1 daughter) who are all into acting.

What Is The Religion Of Martin Sheen?

Sheen was born a Christian into the Catholic faith. He still holds his beliefs in the Christian religion.

He was brought up in Ohio by the Roman Catholic Church. He once left the faith but got restored in Paris in 1981. He is a proud Catholic since childhood.

Sheen once borrowed money from a Catholic priest to travel to New York City to pursue his dream as an actor.

He has granted several interviews about his faith in the Christian religion. During one interview in 1983, he said he is a Catholic on a “spiritual level” and that he “couldn’t care less about religion”. Some of his religious beliefs extend to the teachings of reincarnation.

Sheen Martin(L) with Sarita(R)
Martin Sheen(L) with Sarita(R)

Sheen also speaks against abortion because his wife nearly got aborted by her mother; the conception was through rape. His wife exists today because her mother did not abort her into the Ohio river. He revealed this secret in a 2011 interview with RTÉ.

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