Charlie Sheen

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Charlie Sheen's roles in Oliver Stone's gritty Vietnam War drama "Platoon" (1986) and Stone's bleak portrait of Reagan-era greed, "Wall Street" (1987), gave the actor his big break in Hollywood, but those films proved ... Read more »
Born: 09/02/1965 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (89)

The Goldbergs 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brothers in War 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Narrator

Grizzly II - The Predator 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III 2013 (Movie)

Charlie Swan (Actor)

Anger Management 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Machete Kills 2013 (Movie)

Mr. President (Actor)

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

20/20: Charlie Sheen: In His Own Words 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2001 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Spin City 2000 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2001 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

Charlie Harper (Actor)

Foodfight! 2008 (Movie)

Dex Dogtective (Voice)

The Big Bang Theory 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The Big Bounce 2004 (Movie)

Bob Rogers Jr (Actor)

Revealed With Jules Asner 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

Tom Logan (Actor)

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Turn Ben Stein On 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Being John Malkovich 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Under Pressure 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Letter from Death Row 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Las Vegas! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Loose Women 1997 (Movie)

Barbie Loving Bartender (Actor)

Money Talks 1997 (Movie)

James Russell (Actor)

The Shadow Conspiracy 1997 (Movie)

Bobby Bishop (Actor)

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 1996 (Movie)

of Charlie (Voice)

Friends 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Arrival 1996 (Movie)

Zane Zaminski (Actor)

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Major League II 1994 (Movie)

Rick Vaughn (Actor)

Terminal Velocity 1994 (Movie)

Ditch Brodie (Actor)

The Chase 1994 (Movie)

Jack Hammond (Actor)

Deadfall 1993 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Diamonds on the Silver Screen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Frame By Frame 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 (Movie)

Topper Harley (Actor)

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993 (Movie)

Valet (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

Aramis (Actor)

Cadence 1991 (Movie)

Franklin Bean Jr (Actor)

Hot Shots! 1991 (Movie)

Topper Harley/Rhett Butler/Superman (Actor)

Backtrack 1990 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Courage Mountain 1990 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Men At Work 1990 (Movie)

Carl Taylor (Actor)

Navy Seals 1990 (Movie)

Hawkins (Actor)

The Rookie 1990 (Movie)

David Ackerman (Actor)

All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Major League 1989 (Movie)

Rickie Vaughn (Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Hap Felsch (Actor)

Never on Tuesday 1988 (Movie)

Thief (Actor)

Tale of Two Sisters 1988 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Young Guns 1988 (Movie)

Dick Brewer (Actor)

No Man's Land 1987 (Movie)

Ted Varrick (Actor)

Three For the Road 1987 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Bud Fox (Actor)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 (Movie)

Garth Volbeck--Boy in Police Station (Actor)

Lucas 1986 (Movie)

Cappie (Actor)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

The Wraith 1986 (Movie)

Jake Kesey--The Wraith (Actor)

Wisdom 1986 (Movie)

City Burger Manager (Actor)

Red Dawn 1984 (Movie)

Matt Eckert (Actor)

The Boys Next Door 1984 (Movie)

Bo Richards (Actor)

Beyond the Law (TV Show)

Actor

Five Aces (TV Show)

Actor

Free Money (TV Show)

Actor

Good Advice (TV Show)

Actor

No Code of Conduct (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Stone: Inside Out (TV Show)

Actor

Out of the Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

Postmortem (TV Show)

Actor

Rated X (TV Show)

Actor

Silence of the Heart (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

A Letter from Death Row 1997 (Movie)

song lyrics (Song)
Producer (1)

The Chase 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Other (2)

Tale of Two Sisters 1988 (Movie)

from poetry (Other)

Wisdom 1986 (Movie)

film extract("RPG") (Other)

Biography

Charlie Sheen's roles in Oliver Stone's gritty Vietnam War drama "Platoon" (1986) and Stone's bleak portrait of Reagan-era greed, "Wall Street" (1987), gave the actor his big break in Hollywood, but those films proved to be anomalies in a career later characterized by laughs - both on- and off-screen. During the 1990s, Sheen found a niche in light comedies that banked on his good looks and flair for deadpan comedy, though even blockbuster spoofs like "Hot Shots" (1991) were overshadowed by Sheen's real-life penchant for prostitutes, cocaine and loquacious bravado. The notorious bad boy finally hit on a successful formula after a decade of being the butt of Hollywood jokes, when he began laughing at himself and his clichéd image. His own genuinely funny brand of comedy emerged and he went on to enjoy primetime acclaim; first with a Golden Globe-winning run on the sitcom "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), where his character's shady past resonated for laughs, followed by a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as an unapologetic, swinging bachelor on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003- ). Sheen may never have recovered his early promise as a dramatic actor, but he miraculously overcame a negative public image to become a charming and well-regarded sitcom actor who, for a time, became the highest paid actor on television. However, Sheen's personal issues seemed to get the best of him yet again in 2010-11, when a series of emergency room visits, porn star parties and rumored drug binges during the program's eighth season helped publicly unravel not only the popular show, but the man as well.

Relationships

Ginger Allen

Companion
Adult-film star Dated on and off in the late 1990s

Brittany Ashland

Companion
Adult-film star Filed assault charges against Sheen in 1996 to which he pleaded no contest

Valerie Barnes

Companion
Dated from February 1997 - August 1997

Emilio Estevez Actor

Brother
Born May 12, 1962 Member of "the Brat Pack," most notably appearing in "The Breakfast Club" (1985) and "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985) Co-starred in "Men at Work" (1990)

Renee Estevez Actor

Sister
Born April 2, 1967 Appeared in the cult favorite "Heathers" (1989) and on NBC's "The West Wing" as assistant to President Josiah Bartlet (played by their father Martin Sheen)

Dolly Fox

Companion
Visited Sheen in the Philippines when he was shooting "Platoon" (1986)

Brooke Mueller Actor

Wife
Met April 2006 Announced engagement July 2007 Married May 30, 2008 Sheen filed for divorce Nov. 1, 2010, stating in documents that they separated the same day as a Christmas 2009 altercation that led to assault charges against him Divorce finalized May 2, 2011

Donna Peele

Wife
Married on Sheen's 30th birthday, Sept. 3, 1995 Sheen filed for divorce in February 1996 Divorce finalized on Nov. 19, 1996

Kelly Preston Actor

Companion
Briefly engaged in 1989 Ended the relationship in March 1990 shortly after an incident in which Sheen accidentally shot Preston in the arm (she suffered only a minor injury requiring two stitches) Preston later sold 2.5 carat engagement ring Sheen gave her and split the money with him

Paula Profitt

Companion
High school girlfriend; mother of his daughter Cassandra, who was born when Sheen was 20 years old

Denise Richards Actor

Wife
Met while filming "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1" (1993) Began dating in 2001 after Richards appeared on ABC's "Spin City" Married on June 15, 2002 Richards filed for divorce from Sheen, while pregnant with their second child Reunited shortly after in November 2005 Richards again filed for divorce in April 2006 Divorce finalized Nov. 30, 2006

Janet Sheen Actor

Mother
Born July 8, 1944

Martin Sheen Actor

Father
Born Aug. 3, 1940 Played Charlie's onscreen father in "Wall Street" (1987) and "Hot Shots Part Deux" (1993)

Cassandra Sheen

Daughter
Born 1984; mother, Paula Profitt

Lola Sheen

Daughter
Born June 1, 2005; mother, Denise Richards

Sam Sheen

Daughter
Born March 9, 2004; mother, Denise Richards

Bob Sheen

Son
Born March 14, 2009; mother, Brooke Mueller; twin of Max

Max Sheen

Son
Born March 14, 2009; mother, Brooke Mueller; twin of Bob

EDUCATION

Santa Monica High School

Santa Monica , California
Attended with Sean Penn, Christopher Penn and Rob Lowe; was a star pitcher and shortstop for the baseball team

Milestones

2012

Played title role in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," directed by Roman Coppola

2012

Made series television comeback with starring role on "Anger Management" (FX) as a former baseball player whose anger issues lead him to become a therapist

2011

Launched "The Torpedo of Truth: Defeat is Not an Option" tour in Detroit, MI

2010

Cast in minor role in comedy "Due Date," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis

2010

Reprised his role of Bud Fox with a cameo in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

2006

Launched a children's clothing line called Sheen Kidz

2004

Cast with Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman in "The Big Bounce"

2003

Cast as womanizer Charlie Harper on CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"; received Golden Globe (2004, 2005), SAG (2004, 2009) and Emmy (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series; fired from show March 2011 after several weeks of in

2001

Starred opposite Denise Richards in "Good Advice"; aired on HBO in lieu of a theatrical release

2000

Joined the fifth season of ABC's political sitcom "Spin City," replacing Michael J. Fox in the lead role

2000

Executive produced (also co-scripted with Bret Michaels) and starred with father in "No Code of Conduct"; aired on USA Network

2000

Starred with brother Emilio Estevez in the Showtime movie "Rated X"

1999

Acted in "Free Money" with Marlon Brando, Mira Sorvino and Donald Sutherland; aired on Starz! (filmed in 1997)

1997

Acted opposite Chris Tucker in "Money Talks"

1996

Starred in the sci-fi flick "The Arrival"

1994

Reprised role of 'Wild Thing' in the sequel "Major League II"

1994

Made his debut as executive producer and also starred in "The Chase"

1993

Reprised his role of Topper Harley in the sequel "Hot Shots! Part Deux"

1993

Played one of the titular swordsmen in "The Three Musketeers"

1993

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1991

Scored big as pilot Topper Harley in the comedy spoof "Hot Shots!"

1991

Acted with father and brother Ramon in "Cadence," Martin Sheen's directorial debut

1990

Acted with brother Emilio in "Men at Work"

1989

Played a baseball pitcher nicknamed 'Wild Thing' in "Major League"

1988

Landed a featured role in "Young Guns"

1988

Contributed to the fine ensemble of "Eight Men Out" directed by John Sayles

1987

Re-teamed with Oliver Stone for "Wall Street," playing Gordon Gekko's (Michael Douglas) protégé; also teamed with his father, who played his onscreen parent

1986

Appeared in brother Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Wisdom"

1986

Cast in breakthrough lead role in Oliver Stone's "Platoon"

1985

Appeared in "No Day at the Beach," a WWII episode of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" (NBC)

1985

Landed first co-starring role in "The Boys Next Door"

1984

Made TV movie acting debut in "Silence of the Heart" (CBS)

1984

Made film acting debut in "Grizzly II – The Predator"

1979

Landed first film appearance as an extra in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now," which starred his father

1974

Made first TV appearance at age nine in NBC movie "The Execution of Private Slovik"; project starred his father Martin Sheen

Produced and directed over 200 Super-8 and video film shorts, including 16mm "R.P.G."

Formed production company Sheen-Michaels Entertainment with Bret Michaels, ex-lead singer of Poison

Bonus Trivia

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"Fame is a lot to deal with, but I was never suicidal. If I was gonna go out, I wouldn't do it like [Kurt Cobain]. I wanna do something more dramatic. I'd do it driving a '67 Stingray off the Grand Canyon, on fire, dressed as Spider-Man, screaming 'MOM!' at the top of my lungs and have somebody videotape it." – Sheen quoted in Movieline magazine, September 1994

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In 1995, Sheen admitted paying notorious Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in excess of $53,000 for 27 trysts with her employees.

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"What do you do when you've got studio heads that won't hire you, even though you screwed the same whores? Yet they pull you aside at a party and say that you're they're hero for the things that you do. If I go away and start wearing wooden shoes and fake leather, who's left? I feel like Vicarious Man. I am Vicarious Man!" – Sheen to Details magazine, March 1998

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"When Charlie's sober, he's sweet, kind, loving, generous. When he's drinking and using, he's out of control." – former girlfriend Ginger Lynn Allen quoted in People magazine, Oct. 16, 2000

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When asked if he blamed his celebrity for his drug and alcohol use, Sheen replied: "Oh, no, that's a massive cop out. But celebrity is an overwhelming situation, an overwhelming place to wind up, no matter how much you are around it or how much research you do about it; until it happens to you, it's no big deal. You can't really prepare for it. I don't think I handled it very well. I thought I was above the law, and essentially, I was for a long time." – quoted in Us Weekly, Oct. 30, 2000

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In an October 2000 interview with Maxim magazine, Sheen admitted to having a dozen tattoos, having slept with over 5,000 women ("That's how I got the nickname 'The Machine'") and was no longer a practicing Catholic. He concluded by saying, "I'm just at a different place now, thankfully. I don't feel that I have to be 'that guy' anymore. And if people see me as being a dick, or a goofball, or a cool guy, that's not my problem."

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On being cast in "Spin City" (ABC), Sheen was quoted by People magazine (Oct. 16, 2000): "To get a shot at getting back in the game with something at this level of exposure, this level of quality, with this amount of talent, is really a blessing."

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"He was a movie star who came to television, he had a bad-boy image, and I'm sure he had a certain mystique. I'm sure young people followed his antics and found him more intriguing than Michael J. Fox, who is happily married and a family man." – Earle Marsh, co-author of "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable Shows" in The New York Times, May 7, 2001

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"Charlie said, 'Look, Gary, I've been the biggest joke in Hollywood for 10 years. If I can't laugh at myself, no one else will.'" – "Spin City" (ABC) creator Gary David Goldenberg on Sheen's willingness to allow the sitcom character to mirror some of the actor's real-life troubles, The New York Times, May 7, 2001

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"Do I use condoms? Is that the questions? Absolutely! In fact, I'm wearing one right now." – Sheen to Movieline magazine, November 2002

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Denise Richards sought a restraining order against Sheen in April 2006, citing his use of death threats against her. In a 17-page court filing, Richards alleged that Sheen's behavior was increasingly erratic, making their marriage impossible, and that she feared for her safety and the safety of their two daughters. Further, Richards alleged that Sheen visited prostitutes and was addicted to gambling, prescription drugs and pornography. He denied all the allegations.

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In December 1996, Sheen was arrested and charged with assault of former girlfriend Brittany Ashland (who reportedly required medical attention, including stitches). He was later released on $20,000 bail. In 1997, Sheen pleaded no contest to battery with serious bodily injury in matter of assault on Ashland. The actor received one-year suspended sentence, two years probation, and fined $2,800.

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In May 1998, Sheen was hospitalized after a drug overdose. He was found in violation of his parole and given one additional year of probation (extending his parole to June 2000). He was also expected to perform 300 hours of community service and attend counseling sessions.

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On Christmas Day 2009, Sheen was again arrested on domestic violence charges, this time for allegedly assaulting his wife Brooke Mueller, during a dinner party at their Aspen, CO home. Sheen was charged with second degree assault and menacing, both felonies, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. After a judge issued a mandatory restraining order, the actor was released on $8500 bond, while prosecutors delayed until February their decision whether or not to file charges. The couple later agreed to undergo counseling. In June 2010, Sheen pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and served 30 days in jail, while the felony menacing charge was dismissed. On Aug. 2, 2010, Sheen pleaded guilty in an Aspen, CO court to misdemeanor assault and was ordered to spend 30 days in a Malibu rehabilitation center. The other charges, felony menacing and a criminal mischief misdemeanor, were dismissed.

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On Feb. 23, 2010, Sheen's publicist stated that "As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility." Production of Sheen's show 'Two and a Half Men' will be temporarily suspended," said a statement from CBS and the show's producer Warner Bros. Television.

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On the morning of Oct. 26, 2010, Sheen was found drunk and naked in a New York hotel. According to Sheen's rep, "What we are able to determine is that Charlie had an adverse allergic reaction to some medication and was taken to the hospital, where he is expected to be released tomorrow."

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On Jan. 27, 2011, Sheen was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills after complaining of stomach pains. The next day, Sheen voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center.

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On Feb. 25, 2011, CBS announced it was halting production of "Two and a Half Men" after Sheen lambasted the show's creator Chuck Lorre in bizarre interviews. A day earlier, Sheen went on profane, rambling rampages against Alcoholics Anonymous, party girls, his ex-wife, founding father Thomas Jefferson, and Lorre.

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On Feb. 28, 2011, Charlie Sheen gave several interviews where he escalated his recent rants against his former "Two and a Half Men" employers, demanding a pay raise and threatening a lawsuit, which caused his longtime publicist Stan Rosenfield to resign.

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On March 1, 2011, authorities removed Sheen's twin boys from his home after his estranged wife Brooke Mueller filed a restraining order. Sheen confirmed the nearly 2-year-old twins Bob and Max were removed after a court order was granted to Mueller, their mother. Mueller claimed the youngsters should not be raised in that environment, where Sheen lived with his two "goddess" girlfriends and where partying that Sheen described as "epic" had taken place.

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Sheen was fired March 7, 2011 from "Two and a Half Men." The firing followed increasingly erratic behavior from Sheen, who was promoting his "rock star from Mars" lifestyle in interviews and on a Twitter feed that drew 2 million followers in a record few days time. After Sheen was fired by Warner Bros. he released a text which read: "Put yourself in my shoes for one warlock nanosecond. At some point there is nothing to say. Only war to wage…The winds are howling tonight. The gods are hungry. The beast is alive. And awake. And deadly."

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On Sept. 26, 2011, Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre, and Sheen officially resolved their "Two & a Half Men" dispute. Sheen was paid $25 million for his work on the series, as well as $100 million in profits from the show's syndication. In addition, Warner Bros. and Sheen dismissed their mutual lawsuits against each other.

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"I would have fired my ass, too. Well, maybe not like they did...I said some things that were a little out there. I might have overshot the mark a little bit. But these were just metaphors. I didn’t really believe I had tiger blood or Adonis DNA. These were just jokes." – Sheen to Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" (NBC), September 2011

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"The man was my friend. I cared for him deeply. We had a great time. We succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. Sometimes I'll watch the reruns and go, 'That was worth watching.' I'm proud of what we did." – "Two and a Half Men" executive producer Chuck Lorre on Sheen, quoted in TV Guide, Dec. 19, 2011-Jan. 1, 2012

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"People think I'm a bit of a rogue, of a cad, a lothario, a guy who's in a lot of sh*t that would lead to a constellation of kink and oddities, and I'm not. I just love women. I love them." – Sheen quoted in Rolling Stone, June 21, 2012

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