8/3/1940 - Present
Martin Sheen is an actor, director, producer and playwright. He was born Ramon Estevez in Dayton and graduated from Chaminade High School. He went on to achieve critical acclaim and major success as a film and television actor, winning numerous award nominations. His film credits include roles in The Subject Was Roses, Apocalypse Now, Wall Street, and Gettysburg; and television movie roles in, among many others, The Execution of Private Slovik, The Missiles of October, Kennedy and Taxi. He presently stars in the television series The West Wing, playing the role of President Josiah Bartlett. Martin Sheen is also known as an outspoken advocate for important social causes and a regular contributor of his time to Dayton charitable efforts and Catholic causes.