On This Day

Martin Sheen

Actor Martin Sheen
Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com

Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: Apocalypse Now, Badlands

Born: August 3, 1940
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1961-12-23 Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton

Historical Events

  • 1964-05-25 Frank Gilroy's dramatic play "The Subject Was Roses", starring Jack Albertson and Martin Sheen, opens at Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 832 performances; wins Pulitzer Prize, and 2 Tony Awards
  • 1973-10-13 "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival
  • 1979-08-15 "Apocalypse Now", directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released (Palme d'Or 1979)
  • 1999-09-22 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC

Famous Actors