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Martin Sheen – Biography

MARTIN SHEEN ("TOM HIGHLAND")

Multiple Emmy© and Golden Globe© Award winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful and accomplished actors.

The Ohio native has appeared in more than 65 feature films including a star turn as Army Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Francis Ford Coppola's landmark film "Apocalypse Now," which brought Sheen worldwide recognition. The film also starred Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper and Robert Duvall. Other notable credits include "Wall Street," with son Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas, Academy Award©-winning film "Ghandi," with Sir Ben Kingsley, "Catch Me If You Can," with Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hanks, "The American President," with Michael Douglas & Annette Bening, and a Golden Globe© nominated breakthrough performance as Timmy Cleary in "The Subject Was Roses," — a role he originated on Broadway and for which he received a Tony Award© nomination as Best Featured Actor.

In 2006, the actor played ill-fated cop Oliver Queenan in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award©-winning film "The Departed," opposite DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin.

The same year, Sheen joined another all-star ensemble cast for the highly acclaimed feature "Bobby," written and directed by his son Emilio Estevez. "Bobby" was nominated for a Golden Globe© Award and a SAG Award© and starred Anthony Hopkins, Harry Belafonte, Laurence Fishbourne, Sharon Stone, William H. Macy, Elijah Wood, Demi Moore and Heather Graham.

Upcoming feature films include Columbia Pictures' "3D Spider-Man" and "The Way."

For television audiences, Sheen is best recognized for his award-winning role as President Josiah Bartlet in NBC's "The West Wing" (1999-2006).

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