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: Genealogies of Charlie Sheen –

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


Curious about ethnicity

97 Responses

  1. sebastianvalladolid says:

    He’s white because he has Spanish heritage you ignorant ! What’s ridiculous is that many ignorant people like you exist thinking that there is a “white look” or a “Spanish look” . Spanish , Hispanic and Latino are not races they’re ethnicities get that stuck in your head and find a better word to label if that’s something you find necessary to do.

  2. JasonBaker says:

    Do you know why Charlie Sheen looks 100% Caucasian? Because he IS 100% Caucasian. Spaniards are white. Some Latinos are white too, but most of them are mixed, and therefore, not white.

    • sebastianvalladolid says:

      “Most of them” your answer is wrong. While Spain is a “white country” the mix over there is different to this mixes in Latin America . Spain is white-ish with still a huge white population but you can’t but them in an equation with Norway or Sweden (they’re fully white).

      Now as for Latin Americans there are millions upon millions that indeed are mixed with Native American blood which is why they’re brown looking, in fact the majority of Mexicans living and crossing the border to the USA are the Native American Mexicans living in Mexico who have lived a very poor life and are discriminated within their own country.

      South America’s white population is bigger than the blacks or natives .

      If you were to add up all whites in Latin America , it’s a fact that we have more whites than a all of the white US citizens or than Spain.

      Educate yourself will ya?

      • JasonBaker says:

        First of all, Spaniards are fully white, just as Swedish and Finnish people. I’ve met loads of Spanish girls born in southern Spain who are fair-skinned, freckled, blond and blue-eyed.
        Secondly, I don’t know about the whole of Latin America, but at least in Mexico, Whites make up only 10% of the population.

        • Obey says:

          Being White is relative depending on the culture of the Country. Someone may be considered White in Spain for example, but when born in a stupid country he is considered “White Pardo or Brown” because of a poor culture. For example, Charlie Sheen in USA is considered “White”, while in South America it is considered “Not White” because of Tan. These People with low IQ and without culture despise the White Culture.

  3. follers says:

    He is white. Spanish people are white.

  4. GeorgeJeanPierre says:

    HE is a real spaniard. not the south americans who claim to be such.

    • sebastianvalladolid says:

      Get your facts up straight ignorant! Do you think that when Latin Americans are called “Spanish” it’s because we want to be Soaniards? First of all it’s the American public and media that has labelled us “Spanish” for speaking the language , so if you need to take out your anger in the matter attack them don’t be patronizing to Latin Americans, moreover since you’re so concerned about “whites” there are more REAL whites added up as a whole in Latin America than there are in a Spain , we have millions of people of German, Irish, Dutch, Russian and English background who are whiter than Spain who scientifically has been proven to be 70% mixed of Arabic and Sephardic Jew. Learn before you talk .

  5. lopac says:

    to paul: if that so than why did martin sheen change his name than.if spanish is white. and why does antonio banderas plays a mexican in every movie. and why does everybody think spanish is a low class non-white languages.

    • Paul says:

      ‘@Yes lopac His father changed his name because he knew Americans would be hostile its a stage name that stuck, I believe his father changed his first but Charlie kept too but his brother Emilio Estevez kept his original .Because when they hear a Spanish name they think illegal immigrants.And yes Americans think of Spanish as a low class language because they have a lot of ILLEGAL FROM MEXICO THAT SPEAK SPANISH.They dont even think that where the language came from because Spain and Portugal colonized South Americas and most of the MEXICANS that come into America speak Spanish now and have Spanish last names.The majority of Mexicans that come to America are mestizos and darker skinned and people from America call it a HISPANIC RACE that is bull .SPANISH from Spain ARE WHITE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT CALLED THEMSELVES BLANCOS WHEN THY WENT TO COLONIZE THESE COUNTRIES.Some Spanish may be darker on average than an English person because of where they are situated they are still white Caucasian Europeans.An Antonio Banderas that is called being an Actor.I must say are lots of Americans are ignorant about Latin American countries and the country Spain the lump them all into one.
      So Spanish fromSpain white.
      Hispanics a lot are mestizos mix of white and native,some white,asian black smaller numbers.
      They speak Spanish and have Spanish first and last names.I hate when i hear Hispanics say oh im Spanish it is like no your not you may speak Spanish just call yourself Mexican .
      Hope this helps.

      • joshyjosh says:

        Spainiards are white their from Europe. But how can you tell Latino America they cant say their Spanish when most of their ancestry IS Spanish? Is Charlie Sheen whose 1/4 Spanish more Spanish then Desi Arnaz or Genesis Rodriguez who have more Spanish blood and associate themselves more with the Ethnicity? I understand its ignorant for Northern Europeans to say your not white but your doing the same to Hispanics how can you tell them they dont have Spanish Ancestry?

      • sebastianvalladolid says:

        Don’t try being condescending to Latin Americans and then find a way to somehow put Spain on a pedestal . We Latin Americans were not the first ones to call ourselves Latinos or Hispanics this was done by the Americans, now that’s the way it is, in Latin America we don’t identify by our Spanish side but by our nationality, maybe you should educate and travel before speaking. Lastly, don’t even try saying Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz are white “with a tan” the pathetic thing is that many Spaniards seem to argue that they’re “white” . While there is a lot of white in Spaniards I don’t doubt that a huge percentage is still “pure white” the fact according to scientific evidence and studies is that Portugal, Spain and Italy are indeed mixed, it’s said that 70% of Spaniards and by default Latin Americans have a bloodline of Arabic and Sephardic Jewish in them. A real Caucasian can be distinguished by hair colour, facial bone structure and nose . And the Spanish nose is very very Arabic like Italians. Out of all Latin Europe, the French are more white.

    • Ban Viking says:

      Lopac, you are just as ignorant and bigoted as your evil friend, Viking.

    • Paul says:

      I answered your question my reply seems to not appear on here as of yet.Should be with you soon to answer your queries.

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