Martin Sheen says he regrets changing his name from Ramon Estévez for his acting career

Martin Sheen says he regrets changing his name from Ramon Estévez for his acting career

‘It’s one of my regrets’: Martin Sheen says he regrets changing his name from Ramon Estévez for his acting career

Martin Sheen says he regrets adopting a stage name for show business.

The 81-year-old actor, born Ramon Estévez, spoke to Closer Weekly on Saturday about the career decision, saying, “It’s one of my regrets.”

The Emmy-winning actor continued, “I never officially changed my name. It’s still Ramon Estévez on my birth certificate.

The latest: Martin Sheen, 81, says he regrets adopting a stage name for show business.  The revered actor was photographed in 2019 in Los Angeles

The latest: Martin Sheen, 81, says he regrets adopting a stage name for show business. The revered actor was photographed in 2019 in Los Angeles

“It’s on my marriage license, my passport, my driver’s license. Sometimes you get persuaded when you don’t have enough insight or even enough courage to stand up for what you believe in, and you pay more for it. late. But, of course, I only speak for myself.

In the interview, the Dayton, Ohio native – who is the father of stars Emilio Estevez, 60, and Charlie Sheen, 56 – said he’s not stopping his kids from getting into show business.

“Honestly, I have to say I wasn’t aware of it,” he told the outlet. “I was so involved and trying to be a provider that I was unaware of their inclination to be actors.”

Sheen said he “was doing a show once, and Emilio showed up”, adding, “I thought he was there to visit, but he got a part on the same show.”

In the interview, the Dayton, Ohio native - who is the father of stars Emilio Estevez, 60, and Charlie Sheen, 56 - said he's not stopping his kids from getting into show business.

In the interview, the Dayton, Ohio native – who is the father of stars Emilio Estevez, 60, and Charlie Sheen, 56 – said he’s not stopping his kids from getting into show business.

Sheen also opened up about his stint on the acclaimed series The West Wing, in which he played President Josiah Bartlet from 1999 to 2006, saying:

Sheen also opened up about his time on the acclaimed series The West Wing, where he played President Josiah Bartlet from 1999-2006, saying, “The blessings were endless on that show, and they still come.”

The Apocalypse Now actor said the “only influence” he had on his son Emilio “was to keep his name” because “when he started his agent advised him to change his name to Sheen and he wouldn’t do it.”

And I thank God he didn’t.

Sheen has spoken of working with his son Estevez on his 2010 comedy-drama The Way, saying the film filled him with “the deepest gratitude and satisfaction” from any role he’s played in his career.

“We did it in Spain about the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and dedicated it to my father, who was from Galicia,” Sheen said. “It was written, directed and performed by my son Emilio Estevez. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

“Thousands of people have seen the film and been inspired to make the pilgrimage. It is a great source of satisfaction and pride.

Sheen also opened up about his time on the acclaimed series The West Wing, where he played President Josiah Bartlet from 1999 to 2006.

“It’s the people — so many wonderful, wonderful people,” Sheen said, adding that he and the late actor John Spencer “were the older ones, so we were kind of like the parents.”

He continued: “But we all treated each other with such respect, passion and, above all, joy. I still get letters from people who just found out about it, and a lot of young people have been inspired to get into public life because of it. The blessings were endless with this show, and they are still coming.

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