Charlie Sheen

by ethnic on January 5, 2008

Birth Name: Carlos Irwin Estevez

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 3, 1965

Ethnicity: Galician Spanish (paternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, possibly other

Charlie Sheen is an American actor. He is the son of actor Martin Sheen (born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez) and Janet Templeton. He has three siblings, actors Emilio Estévez, Ramón Estevez, and Renée Estevez. Charlie has five children, one with his former partner, Paula Profit, two with his former wife, actress Denise Richards, and two with his former wife, actress Brooke Mueller.

Charlie’s father is of half Spanish and half Irish ancestry. Charlie’s mother has English, Scottish, and possibly other, ancestry. Charlie’s father is Catholic and Charlie’s mother is Baptist.

In 2011, when Charlie was accused of making an anti-Jewish comment, he stated that his mother is Jewish. It appears that this is not correct. At the very least, Charlie’s maternal grandmother was definitely not Jewish.

Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Francisco Estévez Martinez (the son of Jose Manuel N. Estévez Fernandez and Dolores Martinez). Francisco was born in Parderrubias, Salceda de Caselas, Galicia. Jose was the son of Augustín Estévez Martinez and Maria/Maita/Marta Fernandez Baquíero/Baquero. Dolores was the daughter of Carmen Martinez.

Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Mary Anne Phelan (the daughter of Michael James Phelan and Anna/Anne Jane McGlin). Charlie’s grandmother Mary Anne was born in Borrisokane, Tipperary, Ireland. Michael was the son of Patrick Phelan and Margaret Drennan. Charlie’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of John McGlin and Jane Rogers.

It is unclear who Charlie’s biological maternal grandfather was. One source lists his name as Stanley Ryan.

Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Lena/Lee Ann Helene/Helen Martin (the daughter of Thomas Samuel Martin and Martha Fayette Flint/Flynt). Lena’s family was from Kentucky, and had English and Scottish ancestry. Thomas was the son of Ananias Martin and Parthenia Osborne. Martha was the daughter of Hyrum/Hiram Flint and Mary Porter/Prater.

Sources: Genealogies of Charlie Sheen –

Joe Seer /

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

ashash November 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm

You should put that it is unclear who his biological maternal grandfather is because his biological maternal grandfather raped his maternal grandmother …

phaedra December 26, 2015 at 5:06 am

Spaniards don’t look him. He looks like a Mestizo. He looks like a typical man of European and Native American ancestry.

Hill April 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm

no lips, sharp nose and irish, scottish and english ancestry. clearly would pass for a mexican. i can only imagine how ugly you are.

neiltennant August 15, 2015 at 2:20 pm

he could easily pass for italian :-)

he is a cool guy and a cult figure

despite his brother EMILIO ESTEVES who was blonde and blue eyed when he was in his 20s and 30s CHARLIE always had been darker

Check7t April 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

He’s 100% white, a Spaniard, a white Spaniard.

Alice September 2, 2014 at 1:49 am

He’s a quarter Spanish ancestry. He’s an American of mixed European background.

alberto.r7 September 18, 2017 at 6:08 am

Only 25% white Spaniard.

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