Martin Sheen

by ethnic on January 5, 2008

Birth Name: Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estevez

Place of Birth: Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 3, 1940

*Galician Spanish (father)
*Irish (mother)

Martin Sheen is an American actor. His birth name is Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez.

His father, Francisco Estévez Martinez, was Spanish, born in Parderrubias, Salceda de Caselas, Galicia. His mother, Mary Anne (Phelan), was Irish. Martin has Irish citizenship. He adopted his stage name Sheen in honor of a Catholic archbishop named Fulton J. Sheen. With his wife, actress and producer Janet Templeton, he has four children, actors Emilio Estévez, Ramón Estevez, Charlie Sheen, and Renée Estevez. Martin has Irish citizenship.

Martin’s paternal grandfather was Jose Manuel N. Estévez Fernandez (the son of Augustín Estévez Martinez and Maria/Maita/Marta Fernandez Baquíero/Baquero). Jose was born in Parderrubias, Galicia. Augustín was the son of Jose Manuel Estévez and Maria Rosa Martínez.

Martin’s paternal grandmother was Dolores Martinez (the daughter of Carmen Martinez). Dolores was born in Parderrubias, Galicia. Carmen was the daughter of Francisca Martínez Suárez.

Martin’s maternal grandfather was Michael James Phelan (the son of Patrick Phelan and Margaret Drennan). Michael was born in Waterford, County Waterford.

Martin’s maternal grandmother was Anna/Anne Jane McGlin (the daughter of John McGlin and Jane Rogers).


Genealogies of Martin Sheen –

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew November 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

He has stated to be “extremely proud” to be Galician. His father was from Parderrubias, Salceda de Caselas, Galicia, Spain.

Alice September 2, 2014 at 1:54 am

He’s got Irish citizenship and has been there many times. The article below is tongue-in-cheek but he is very popular there.

Gertie August 7, 2011 at 2:51 am

His mother Janet Phelan, I believe was her name, died when he was 11. His paternal grandmother was named Dolores, I believe.

sheenfan March 3, 2010 at 6:39 am

his mother was born in Ireland as his father was born in spain…both immigrants..

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