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Following roles in daytime drama, Martin Sheen came to national attention with his Golden Globe-nominated performance in the film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Subject Was Roses, a role opposite Patricia Neal and Jack Albertson that he originated on Broadway and for which he received a Tony nomination. Since then, the accomplished actor and activist has starred regularly in feature films and on television. Among his notable feature film credits are lead roles in Apocalypse Now, Wall Street, Ghandi, That Championship Season, Firestarter, The Dead Zone and Da (which he executive produced). His other starring motion pictures roles include The American President, The War at Home, Gettysburg, Hear No Evil, Spawn, Truth or Consequences, N.M. and When the Bough Breaks. Among his prolific starring roles on television are performances in Roswell, The Atlanta Child Murders (Emmy nomination), Kennedy (Golden Globe nomination), Blind Ambition (Golden Globe nomination), The Execution of Private Slovik (Emmy nomination), The Missiles of October and That Certain Summer. The actor also received a Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy for his performance in the Murphy Brown episode Angst for the Memories.

In addition to acting, Sheen made his feature film directing debut on Cadence, which starred his son, Charlie Sheen, alongside his father; Sheen (along with Dennis Schryack) authored the screenplay based on the book Count a Lonely Cadence by Gordon Weaver. Sheen also directed the Emmy-winning telefilm Babies Having Babies and executive produced television's Nightbreaker. He received a lifetime achievement award in 1998 from the Imagen Foundation.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)