Carlos Irwin Estevez (born September 3, 1965), better known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American film and television actor. He is the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen.
His character roles in films have included Chris Taylor in the 1986 Vietnam War drama Platoon, Jake Kesey in the 1986 film The Wraith, and Bud Fox in the 1987 film Wall Street. His career has also included more comedic films such as Major League, the Hot Shots! films, and Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4. On television, Sheen is known for his roles on two sitcoms: as Charlie Crawford on Spin City and as Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men. In 2010, Sheen was the highest paid actor on television, earning US$1.8 million per episode of Two and a Half Men. Sheen's personal life has also made headlines, including reports about alcohol and drug abuse and marital problems as well as allegations of domestic violence. He was fired from his role on Two and a Half Men by CBS and Warner Bros. on March 7, 2011. Sheen subsequently announced a nationwide tour.
Sheen has been married three times and has five children, including one with his former high school girlfriend, Paula Profit. In 1990, Sheen accidentally shot his then fiancee, Kelly Preston, in the arm. Preston broke off the engagement soon after.
In the 1990s, Sheen dated a number of adult film actresses, including Ginger Lynn and Heather Hunter.
On September 3, 1995, Sheen married Donna Peele. That same year, Sheen was named as one of the clients of an escort agency operated by the well-known madam Heidi Fleiss.
On May 20, 1998, Sheen overdosed while using cocaine and was hospitalized. On August 11, 1998, Sheen, already on probation for a previous drug offense, had his probation extended for an extra year and entered a rehab clinic. In a 2004 interview, Sheen admitted that the overdose was caused by his experimentation with injecting cocaine.
On June 15, 2002, two years after they met on the set of the movie Good Advice, Sheen married actress Denise Richards. They have two daughters, Sam Sheen and Lola. In March 2005, Richards filed for divorce, accusing Sheen of alcohol and drug abuse and threats of violence. The divorce was finalized in November 2006 and preceded a custody dispute over their two daughters.
On May 30, 2008, Sheen married Brooke Mueller, who later gave birth to their twin sons, Bob and Max. In 2009, Sheen was arrested and released from jail after posting an $8,500 bond. Sheen was charged with felony menacing as well as third-degree assault and criminal mischief. On August 2, Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault as part of a plea bargain that included dismissal of the other charges against him. Sheen was sentenced to 30 days in a drug rehab center, 30 days of probation, and 36 hours of anger management". Sheen filed for divorce from Mueller in November 2010.
As of March 1, 2011, Sheen was concurrently living with pornographic actress Bree Olson and model and graphic designer Natalie Kenly, whom he collectively nicknamed his "goddesses". Also as of March 1, police had removed Bob and Max from Sheen's home. Sheen told NBC's Today, "I stayed very calm and focused." This move came after, according to People, Mueller had obtained a restraining order. The document said, "I am very concerned that [Sheen] is currently insane." Asked if he would fight for the children, Sheen texted People, "Born ready. Winning."
1974 The Execution of Private Slovik Kid at Wedding NBC TV-movie; uncredited part.
1979 Apocalypse Now Extra
1984 Red Dawn Matt Eckert
Silence of the Heart Ken Cruze CBS TV-movie
1985 The Fourth Wise Man Captain (Herod's Soldiers) TV-movie
Out of the Darkness Man Shaving CBS TV-movie
The Boys Next Door Bo Richards
1986 Lucas Cappie
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Garth Volbeck-Boy in Police Station Cameo
Platoon Private Chris Taylor
The Wraith Jake Kesey
Wisdom Hamburger Restaurant Manager Cameo
1987 Wall Street Bud Fox
No Man's Land Ted Varrick
Three for the Road Paul
Grizzly II: The Predator Concert Ron Unreleased
filmed in 1983
1988 Never on Tuesday Thief Uncredited Cameo
Eight Men Out Oscar 'Happy' Felsch
Young Guns Richard "Dick" Brewer Bronze Wrangler Award
1989 Tale of Two Sisters Narrator also writer (poems)
Major League Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn
Catchfire Bob Cameo
1990 Cadence Pfc. Franklin Fairchild Bean
Courage Mountain Peter
Men at Work Carl Taylor
Navy SEALs Lt. (j.g.) Dale Hawkins
The Rookie David Ackerman
1991 Hot Shots! Lt. Sean Topper Harley
1992 Beyond the Law William Patrick Steaner/Daniel "Dan" Saxon/Sid
Oliver Stone: Inside Out Himself Documentary
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Gern, Parking Valet Cameo
Deadfall Morgan "Fats" Gripp Cameo
Hot Shots! Part Deux Lt. Sean Topper Harley
The Three Musketeers Aramis
1994 Charlie Sheen's Stunt Spectacular Himself TV-movie
Terminal Velocity Richard 'Ditch' Brodie
The Chase Jackson Davis "Jack" Hammond also executive producer
Major League II Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn
1996 Loose Women Barbie Loving Bartender Cameo appearance
Frame by Frame
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Charles B. "Charlie" Barkin (only voice)
The Arrival Zane Zaminsky
1997 Money Talks James Russell
Shadow Conspiracy Bobby Bishop
Bad Day on the Block Lyle Wilder also known as Under Pressure
1998 Postmortem James McGregor
A Letter from Death Row Cop #1 Cameo
No Code of Conduct Jacob "Jake" Peterson also executive producer and writer
Free Money Bud Dyerson
Junket Whore Himself Documentary
1999 Lisa Picard is Famous Himself
Five Aces Chris Martin
Being John Malkovich Himself Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2000 Rated X Artie Jay "Art" Mitchell Showtime TV-movie
2001 Good Advice Ryan Edward Turner
Last Party 2000 Himself Documentary, uncredited
2002 The Making of Bret Michaels Himself Documentary
2003 Scary Movie 3 Tom Logan
2004 The Big Bounce Bob Rogers Jr.
Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself Cameo
2005 Guilty Hearts Charlie Sheen segment "Spelling Bee"
2006 Scary Movie 4 Tom Logan Uncredited Cameo
2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Bud Fox Uncredited Cameo
Due Date Himself/Charlie Harper Cameo