Everyone has heard of Charlie Sheen, whether it’s on the news or because of Two and a half men – but did you know his real name and his relationship with Emilio Estevez?
Charlie Sheen has been a TV and movie star for the past few decades, but not many people have heard of Carlos Irwin Estevez, the actor’s real name. After knowing Charlie Sheen’s real name, it’s much easier to realize that he and Emilio Estevez are brothers.
Why change his name?
The actor’s father is Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez, or better known, Martin Sheen. Martin Sheen took on the stage name early in his career to help him land acting roles. Using the names of his casting director Robert Dale Martin and Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, he became known as Martin Sheen.
In 2003 he told In the actor studio: “Whenever I called about an appointment, whether it was a job or an apartment, and gave my name, there was always this hesitation and when I got there, it was always gone. So I figured I had enough trouble getting an acting job, so I invented Martin Sheen.”
“Officially, it’s still Estevez. I never officially changed it. I will never. It’s on my driver’s license and passport and everything. I started using Sheen, I thought I’d give it a try and before I knew it I started making a living off it and then it was too late. In fact, I deeply regret not having kept my name as it was given to me. I knew it bothered my father.”
Martin Sheen’s background comes from his father. Both parents were immigrants; Although his mother was Irish, his father was Spanish.
Who is Emilio Estevez?
Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen are full brothers. Emilio rose to fame in films like ’80s The Breakfast Club. Unlike his other siblings, he chose not to take his father’s stage name and pursued a career using his birth name. Supposedly he liked the alliteration of his name and was keen to show his Spanish origins.
He told Talk Stoop With Nessa: “When I first started getting into this business, we [he and his father] had this conversation and he said don’t make the same mistake as [his father] did.”
Charlie Sheen’s real name
Although Charlie Sheen initially used his birth name in amateur films during high school, he quickly adopted his father’s stage name as his career became more professional. Carlos Estevez chose the Anglo form of his name and became Charlie Sheen forever.
In fact, four of his children have even adopted the stage name. Though the actor toyed with going back to his first name in 2013, all of his social media have kept his stage name. Maybe it was too late in his career to change it, just like his father.
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