Charlie Sheen

Sheen in 2007, Joe Seer /

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 maternal grandmother’s ancestry included English and Scottish. His father is Catholic and his 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.

Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Lena/Lee Ann Helene/Helen Martin (the daughter of Thomas/Tom Samuel Martin and Martha Fayette Flint/Flynt). Lena was born in 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.

Charlie is a third cousin, twice removed, of publisher Larry Flynt. Charlie’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, John James Flint and Fada McFarland, were also Larry’s paternal great-great-grandparents.

Sources: Genealogy of Charlie Sheen –

Charlie’s maternal grandmother, Lena/Lee Ann Helene/Helen Martin, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

98 Responses

  1. Deutschland9France says:

    He always reminds me of Quagmire from Family Guy.

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