Charlie Sheen is an actor who is best known for films like Major League and the Hot Shots! franchise. On TV, he easily became a household name first for playing Charlie Crawford on Spin City and then as Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men.
The youngest son of actor Martin Sheen, Charlie made his movie debut when he was nine years old in his father's project, The Execution of Private Slovik. Since then, he became active in the big screen where he often landed roles with a "bad boy" image. His other credits include Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Lucas, The Boys Next Door, Platoon, Wall Street, Young Guns, The Rookie, The Chase, Being John Malkovich and the Scary Movie franchise.
After appearing on Spin City from 2000 to 2002, Sheen moved on to star on the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men in 2003. He earned numerous awards for playing a bachelor-playboy character that is loosely based on him. His character, however, was killed off during the ninth season of the show due to his substance abuse problem and public derogatory comments about the series creator and producers. Consequently, he was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
Sheen's dismissal from the award-winning CBS series isn't the only controversial aspect in his life. He also has a colorful love life as he's already been married three times and has five children. In the past, Sheen accidentally shot his fiancee Kelly Preston in the arm, dated adult film actresses, and had highly publicized divorce and custody battle over his children with ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller.
In 2012, Sheen landed the lead role on the FX TV series Anger Management, playing the role originated by Jack Nicholson in the film.
- His first wife is Donna Peele. They divorced on November 1996. He married actress Denise Richards on June 15, 2002 and had two children. They were divorced in 2006. Two years later, he wed Brooke Mueller and filed for divorce.
- He was born a "blue baby." His second name comes from the doctor who saved his life.
- He has been arrested several times, mostly from drug and alcohol use and alleged assault.
- He accidentally shot then fiancée Kelly Preston in the arm, causing her to leave him shortly afterwards.
- One of his hobbies is deep-sea fishing.
- On his chest, he has a tattoo of a note pinned that reads, "Be Back in 15 Minutes."
- He was educated at Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio.
2009: TV Land Awards - Future Classic Award for: "Two and a Half Men". Shared.
2008: ALMA Award - Outstanding Male Performance in a Comedy Television Series for: "Two and a Half Men"
2002: Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for: "Spin City"
1994: Star on the Walk of Fame
1989: Western Heritage Awards - Bronze Wrangler - Theatrical Motion Picture for: Young Guns. Shared.
2012: Anger Management (TV series)
2003- 2011: Two and a Half Men (TV series) - Charlie Harper
2010: Due Date - Charlie Harper
2010: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - Bud Fox
2009: Foodfight! - Dex Dogtective (voice)
2006: Scary Movie 4 - Tom Logan
2003: Scary Movie 3 - Tom
2003: Deeper Than Deep - Chuck Traynor
2000-2002: Spin City (TV series) - Charlie Crawford
2001: Good Advice - Ryan Edward Turner
2000: Rated X (TV movie) - Artie Mitchell
1999: Being John Malkovich - Charlie
1999: Five Aces - Chris Martin
1999: Sugar Hill (TV series) - Matt
1998: No Code of Conduct - Jake Peterson
1998: Free Money - Bud Dyerson
1998: A Letter from Death Row - Cop #1
1998: Postmortem - James McGregor
1997: Discovery Mars (video) - Narrator
1997: The Fireman - Lyle Wilder
1997: Money Talks - James Russell
1997: Loose Women - Barbie Loving Bartender
1997: Shadow Conspiracy - Bobby Bishop
1996: The Arrival - Zane Zaminsky
1996: Friends (TV series) - Ryan
1996: All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 - Charles B. 'Charlie' Barkin
1996: Frame by Frame
1994: Terminal Velocity - Richard 'Ditch' Brodie
1994: Major League II - Rick 'Wild Thing' Vaughn
1994: The Chase - Jackson Davis Hammond
1993: The Three Musketeers - Aramis
1993: Deadfall - Morgan "Fats" Gripp
1993: Hot Shots! Part Deux - Topper Harley
1993: Loaded Weapon 1 - Valet
1992: Fixing the Shadow - Daniel 'Dan' Saxon
1991: Hot Shots! - Lt. Topper Harley/Rhett Butler/Superman
1990: The Rookie - David Ackerman
1990: Cadence - Bean
1990: Men at Work - Carl Taylor
1990: Navy Seals - Lt. Dale Hawkins
1990: Catchfire - Bob
1990: Courage Mountain - Peter
1989: Tale of Two Sisters - Narrator
1989: Major League - Ricky Vaughn
1988: Eight Men Out - Oscar 'Hap' Felsch
1988: Young Guns - Richard 'Dick' Brewer
1988: Never on Tuesday - Thief
1987: Wall Street - Bud Fox
1987: No Man's Land - Ted Varrick
1987: Three for the Road - Paul
1987: Predator: The Concert - Ron
1986: Wisdom - City Burger Manager
1986: Platoon - Chris
1986: The Wraith - Jake Kesey/The Wraith
1986: Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Boy in Police Station
1986: Lucas - Cappie
1986: Amazing Stories (TV series) - Casey
1986: A Life in the Day (short)
1985: The Boys Next Door - Bo Richards
1985: Out of the Darkness (TV movie) - Man Shaving
1985: The Fourth Wise Man (TV movie) - Maximus
1984: Silence of the Heart (TV movie) - Ken
1984: Red Dawn - Matt
1974: The Execution of Private Slovik (TV movie) - Kid at wedding
Good Time Charlie
"[Studios] won't hire you, even though you screwed the same !$#!#s and ate the bullet for it. Yet they pull you aside at a party and say you're their hero for the things you do." [Variety (August 14, 1997)]
"This is like a sober acid trip" (his reaction to winning the Golden Globe Award!)
"Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you're acting."
"I don't think it's wise to dwell on regret. There's regret, sure. But whatever you've done good or bad, is a part of who you are now. That's the thing you can change and improve."