Currently starring on CBS's comedy"Two and a half men", Charlie Sheen, who has starred in more than 40 feature films, catapulted to fame in "Platoon" and "Wall Street." His other feature film credits include "Red Dawn," "Lucas," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Eight Men Out," "Young Guns," "Major League," "Hot Shots!," "Hot Shots! Part Deux," "The Three Musketeers," "The Chase," "Money Talks," "Being John Malkovich," "Scary Movie 3" and "The Big Bounce," among others. Sheen is best known to television audiences from his Golden Globe Award-winning lead role in "Spin City." He also appeared in the television movies "Rated X" and "Good Advice." Charlie Sheen (Birth name Carlos Irwin Estevez) Nickname ''The Machine'' was born September 3,1965, in New York, NY. He is a son of actors Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen. He has 3 brothers: actor Emilio Estevez, Renee and Ramon Estevez. Was born a "blue baby" and the doctor that saved him was named Irwin and his parents named him after the doctor. He fought constantly with older brother Emilio. He was a good student but then let his grades slip when he skipped school in high school to play baseball. Charlie had dreams of pitching for a baseball team. Dated former adult film star Ginger Lynn Allen.
In May 1998 upon release from the hospital for a drug overdose, Sheen checked into Promises, a rehab center, where he stayed for only one day. His car was later stopped and police arrested him for using medications and drinking. Sheen re-entered Promises on doctor's orders.Charged with misdemeanor battery against his ex-girlfriend Brittany Ashland in February 21, 1997 and also was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman at his home in Agoura. The woman claims she was pushed to the floor and knocked out. On April 23, 1998, a thief stole two dozen rare baseball cards belonging to Sheen in NYC - the cards, on loan from the star and valued at $170,000, were housed in a display case at the "Official All-Star Cafe", a sport-themed restaurant in Times Square. Charlie loves barbeque sauce, and has even thought about releasing his own brand someday. His first film with George Clooney stayed unreleased because of FX problems. Charlie was the one who drove Ben Affleck to Promises Rehabilitation Center in Malibu, CA last August, 2001 for alcohol abuse. He is an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, and he once owned the baseball hit by Mookie Wilson in the 1986 World Series that went under Boston Red Rox's first baseman Bill Buckner's legs for the game winning RBI. (He's since sold the ball)
Charlie Sheen engaged to Denise Richardson on Christmas 2001, and they got married on June 15, 2002. His daughter, Sam Sheen born [9 March 2004] at 10:57 p.m in Los Angeles. weighing in at seven pounds, three ounces. Daughter, Sam, was born during the production of Scary Movie 3 (2003). Since the movie's initals are "SM," he and wife Denise Richards wanted a name with those two letters in it. Charlie Sheen mentioned in the Jewel song "Intuition" in the line: "You learned cool from magazines, you learned love from Charlie Sheen."
He has some of his 13 tattoos removed in 2004. A happily married new dad, Sheen insists he has no connection to the days when he was a prostitute-using party animal, and so most of his skin art has no relevance. Charlie and Martin Sheen's popular Visa Card advertisement has been pulled from American TV, reportedly because of the elder actor's outspoken Anti-War stance.
Was nominated SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture in 2000 for BEING JOHN MALKOVICH. He worked out for eight hours a day to build up his body, as he decided that he would have felt embarrassed at the premiere of HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX (1993) if he had to sit amongst people laughing while looking at him on screen in a singlet.
He remarks before a particularly energetic fight sequence in HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX (1993), I learned this one from Paula Abdul. Paula' Abdul was married to his brother, Emilio Estevez, at the time of the film's release.
He was injured when a squib hardened overnight and was detonated at the wrong time. He received lacerations to his face and was knocked unconscious. He received nine stitches, and was deaf in one ear for four weeks (NO MAN'S LAND (1987)). In FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986), playing a drug addict at the police station Jeannie is taken to, he stayed awake for more than 48 hours before the scene was shot to produce the desired drugged-out effect.
He was considered for the role of the veteran in BORN ON THE 4TH JULY (1989) and also he was considered for the lead role in BATMAN (1989).
PLATOON (1986) is narrated by Sheen, eerily echoing his father Martin Sheen's narration of the Vietnam War movie, APOCALYPSE NOW.
His Famous Quotes:
"I've never attempted to figure that out, but if you want me to take a wild guess, I'll say 5,000." [on how many women he's slept with]
Charlie Sheen's Awards:
Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, Spin City (2002)
Western Heritage Awards: Bronze Wrangler - Theatrical Motion Picture, YOUNG GUNS (1989)
Charlie Sheen says, he's no love cheat
Charlie Sheen has denied reports that his infidelity was responsible for the break-off with his wife Denise Richards, who is six months pregnant with the couple's second child.
"I did not cheat on my wife. These stories and allegations are unconscionable", Fox News quoted Charlie as saying.
"The reason for our separation is a private matter between the two of us", he added.
Denise had recently walked out of their common residence, after Charlie was caught at a party with hookers.
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen to divorce
Actress Denise Richards has filed for divorce from her actor-husband Charlie Sheen, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court papers filed Wednesday.
Richards, 34, is six months pregnant with the couple's second child. They also have a daughter, Sam, who will be a year old next week.
The couple married in June 2002 and co-starred in "Scary Movie 3." Richards and Sheen, 39, met while shooting the independent film "Good Advice" in 2000.
They began dating after Richards guest-starred on Sheen's former series "Spin City." The marriage was Sheen's second and Richards' first.
Sheen, who now stars in the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," is best known for his work in the movies "Platoon," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Hot Shots."
Richards, a former Bond girl, has appeared in a host of movies, including "Wild Things" and "Starship Troopers."
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards expecting second child
Christmas has come early for Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards.
The couple are expecting their second child, due in June, People magazine reports. Their first, daughter Sam Sheen, was born in March.
"They are incredibly thrilled and I couldn't think of a better Christmas present for the both of them and for little Sam," the magazine quotes Richards' agent, Chuck James.
Richards, 33, and Sheen, 39, married in June 2002. The couple met while shooting the film "Good Advice" in 2000. They began dating after Richards did guest spots on Sheen's former TV series, "Spin City."
Sheen also has a daughter, Cassandra, 20, from his first marriage.
He now stars in the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a TV musical or comedy earlier this week.
Charlie Sheen's new sitcom is the best ever
Over, Raymond - here comes "Two and a Half Men."
The CBS sitcom notched a best-ever 19.1 million viewers Monday night - continuing to strengthen its position as the heir apparent to departing network stablemate "Everybody Loves Raymond," which ends its long run in May as TV's top-rated sitcom.
"It's certainly making a very good case for itself - creatively and in terms of ratings," says Wendy Trilling, executive VP of comedy development at CBS.
"The fact that its numbers are actually going up from 'Raymond' pretty regularly is impressive," Trilling says. "There haven't been any decisions made about next year, but it's showing every sign [of taking over for 'Raymond']."
Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer star in "Men," now in its second season, as two mismatched brothers thrown together when Alan (Cryer) moves in with older brother Charlie (Sheen) at his posh beach house after his marriage busts up.
Angus Jones plays Alan's young son, Jake, while Holland Taylor plays the brothers' manipulative mom, Evelyn.
Monday's top-rated episode featured a guest-starring turn by Sheen's real-life wife, Denise Richards (hey, it is November sweeps after all). "This show is a bona fide hit ... and CBS has no worries about the 9 p.m. Monday timeslot next season [when 'Raymond' goes away]," says industry analyst Marc Berman of Mediaweek.
" 'Two and a Half Men' isn't like 'Becker,' which was a timeslot hit," Berman says. "It maintains its lead-in and builds on it - and CBS lucked out because they can slide ['Men'] into the 9 p.m. slot. Do you know how fortunate they are to have that?"
"Men," which was warmly received by critics when it bowed last season, has continued to build its audience.
Charlie Sheen will trade Oscar for a major league baseball bat
Actor Charlie Sheen, during an appearance on FSN's "Best Damn Sports Show Period," was asked what he'd give for an official major league baseball at-bat. "I would trade an Oscar," Sheen said.
Responded Tom Arnold: "Whose Oscar would you give them?"
Two and a Half Men is a success thanks to a Charlie Sheen
The CBS comedy is smartly cast, with Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer as mismatched siblings, one a slick womanizer, the other a hapless nerd. Holland Taylor is their icy mother and promising young actor Angus T. Jones is the cuddly kid in the middle.
Co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre is a sitcom master who knows what's funny, with a resumé that includes Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Cybill and Dharma & Greg.
So why should it be at all surprising that the show, building on its first-year ratings at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, is in the top 10 so far this season?
Because while Two and a Half Men is getting belly laughs, TV comedy itself is gasping for air.
''If you create characters you care about and relationships you care about, and you keep your standards as high as you possibly can for what you think is funny and interesting, then it's wonderful. . . . It's not broke,'' Lorre says.
Two and a Half Men is closer to the divorced Lorre's own life than other shows he's handled, making him a very attentive steward of the Harper clan.
That includes Charlie (Sheen), a jingle writer for commercials who is living the good life in Malibu; sad-sack brother Alan (Cryer), a chiropractor tossed out by his wife and taken in by Charlie; and Jake, Alan's 11-year-old son, a weekend visitor with dad and uncle.
The boy's effect on irresponsible Charlie, Alan's adjustment to singlehood and the rocky relationship between the mismatched brothers is the heart of the show.
''The other thing we wanted to do was tell an honest story about divorce and custody,'' Lorre said, speaking for himself and co-creator/executive producer Lee Aronsohn. ''We'd both been through it, and this was a chance to do it.''
The actors are protective of their characters. Sheen, who has traded in his wild playboy past for family life (he and his wife, actress Denise Richards, have a 6-month-old girl) insisted the fictional Charlie avoid sleaziness.
''I said, 'You can do stuff where I play a womanizer, play a bachelor, play a guy whose moral fiber might be a little questionable,''' Sheen said. ''But I said just do it tastefully and don't beat it into the ground. Just do it intelligently.''
Cryer jokes that he failed to see the similarities between him and the nerdy Alan. He thought it odd his friends insisted it was perfect for him, when he believes he's ''cooler and sexier'' than Alan. ''I really wanted to believe I wasn't like him, and sadly I am. I'm a very repressed guy,'' Cryer said.