Martin Sheen

Sheen in 2011, s_bukley /

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 named 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).


Genealogy of Martin Sheen –


Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. jonasbsjr says:

    legend, too bad his son is bad shtt crazy, he looks fresh out of bolt northern spaniard, i can also seen the irish in him but he is pretty much a ”pure celtic breed”, theres not much genetic difference between avarage irish and northern spaniards

    • jonasbsjr says:

      *pretty much a ”pure celtic breed” anyway

    • porkarella says:

      Hahahaha “theres not much genetic difference between avarage irish and northern spaniards” Ronan Keating and Dolores O’Riordan are nonexistent phenotypes on Northern Spaniards.
      Only the dark haired and dark eyed Irish/Brits look Northern Spaniards, only his child Charlie looks totally white/Northern Spaniard and the second son Ramon is partly slightly Amerindian in some pics looks Mexican/Hispanic.
      Martin take only the Irish side his features are non Spaniard.

  2. andrew says:

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

  3. Alice says:

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

  4. Gertie says:

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

  5. sheenfan says:

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

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