Son of Martin Sheen
Ramon Estevez, sometimes credited as Ramon Sheen, is the son of Martin Sheen and the brothers of Emilio Estevez (older) and Charlie Sheen (younger). He has acted with his father and/or siblings in various television and film projects, including “The Dead Zone” (1983), “The Fourth Wise Man” (1985), “That Was Then... This Is Now” (1985), “Beverly Hills Brats” (1989), “Cadence” (1990) and “Shadow Conspiracy” (1997). Other film credits include “Turnaround” (1987), “Fall of the Eagles” (1989), “Esmeralda Bay” (1989), “Pasión de hombre” (1989), “Sandman” (1993) and “The Expert” (1995). Estevez has also appeared in the TV series “The West Wing” and “Zorro” and operates the production company Estevez Sheen Productions for his father.
Family of Actors
Childhood and Family:
Ramon Luis Estevez was born on August 7, 1963, in New York City, New York. He is the second child of actor Martin Sheen (born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez on August 3, 1940) and Janet Templeton. His older brother is actor, film director, writer and poet Emilio Estevez, who was born on May 12, 1962. He also has two younger siblings, actor Charlie Sheen (born September 3, 1965) and actress Renée Estevez (born April 2, 1967). He is the nephew of actor/director/producer Joe Estevez (born February 13, 1950).
Fall of the Eagles
Ramon Estevez made his television acting debut in the ABC television film “In the Custody of Strangers” (1982), which starred his father Martin Sheen, Jane Alexander and older brother Emilio Estevez. The same year, he also appeared in a Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” The next year, he was featured as a teenage boy with a camera in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's novel “The Dead Zone,” which was directed by David Cronenberg and starred his father, Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams and Tom Skerritt.
In 1985, Estevez was cast as Ekron in the TV movie “The Fourth Wise Man,” starring his father, Alan Arkin and James Farentino. His younger brother, Charlie Sheen, also appeared in the drama as Maximus. The same year, billed as Ramon Sheen, Estevez portrayed Mike Chambers on “That Was Then... This Is Now,” a drama based on the 1971 book of the same name by S.E Hinton. His brother Emilio wrote the screenplay and starred in the film as Mark Jennings. He also supported his father and Peter Firth in the 1986 drama “A State of Emergency” and played the role of Ferdy on the 1987 action film “Turnaround,” opposite Doug McKeon.
1989 saw Estevez appear in five movies. He first costarred with Christopher Lee and Mark Hamill in the French/Belgium drama “Fall of the Eagles,” which was directed and scripted by Jesus Franco. He then played Sterling on the Jim Sotos helmed comedy “Beverly Hills Brats,” opposite his father, Peter Billingsley, Burt Young, Terry Moore, Fernando Allende, George Kirby and Cathy Podewell. He next teamed up with Robert Forster, George Kennedy and Fernando Rey for the drama “La bahía esmeralda” (“Esmeralda Bay”), which was a reunion with Jesus Franco, and starred with Anthony Quinn and Maud Adams in “Pasión de hombre,” a Spanish romance written and directed by José Antonio de la Loma. The same year, the actor also made a guest appearance in the adventure series “Jesse Hawkes,” which starred Robert Conrad.
Estevez played the role of Corporal Gerald Gessner in the drama “Cadence” in 1990, alongside his brother Charlie Sheen and father Martin Sheen, who also directed the film. It premiered at the 1990 Deauville Film Festival in France, where the film was nominated for a Critics Award. It was followed by a part in the direct to video horror film “Alligator II: The Mutation” (1991), a sequel to the 1980 monster film “Alligator.” The sequel starred Joseph Bologna and Dee Wallace. During 1990-1991, Estevez also had a two episode role as Ramon Escalante in the series “Zorro.”
In 1993, Estevez was cast as Jake in the horror film “Sandman,” which was directed, scripted by and starred Eric Woster. The cast also included Frank Rhodes, Dedee Pfeiffer, Tiffany Ballenger, Gailard Sartain, Shelby Chong, Stuart Whitman, Robert Wuhl, Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam. He went on to appear as Tomas in “The Expert” (1995), an action movie directed by Rick Avery and William Lustig that starred Jeff Speakman, Jim Varney and James Brolin, and play Mr. Jones in the political thriller “Shadow Conspiracy” (1997), starring Charlie Sheen, Linda Hamilton, Donald Sutherland, Stephen Lang, Ben Gazzara and Sam Waterston. Meanwhile, in 1996, Estevez appeared in the music video “It's All in Your Head,” by Diamond Rio. He has also written songs for the country music band.
Estevez next appeared in an episode of “Revealed with Jules Asner,” a biography style TV show on E! Entertainment Television, which aired on January 30, 2002. The next year, he appeared as a businessman in “Guns Not Butter,” an episode of the NBC political drama “The West Wing.” In 2007, Estevez appeared in an episode of the British talk show “The Dame Edna Treatment.”
Apart from acting, Estevez runs the Los Angeles based production company Estevez Sheen Productions. He also takes part in production development at Warner Bros. through the company. In 2010, on the behalf of Estevez Sheen Productions, Estevez approached Michael Ritchie about staging Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize winning play “The Subject Was Roses” at the Mark Taper Forum. Martin Sheen, who originated the role of Timmy Cleary in a 1964 Broadway production, portrayed Timmy's father, John. Under the arrangement of Estevez, the play opened on February 21, 2010, with Brian Geraghty playing Timmy and Neil Pepe directing. Estevez Sheen Productions also produced another play in 2010 called “The Way with James Nesbitt.”