Charlie Sheen is an American actor who has spent his entire life among actors and acting. Considering how much time he has spent in Hollywood, it is not surprising that the actor has a life that is completely not strange to dramas as it has as well been one long drama.
While there is a lot to know about him because of his family, as an individual and an actor, Sheen is also popular having done his fair part in the entertainment industry.
Charlie Sheen Bio
It was on September 3, 1965, that the man who would grow up to be known as Charlie Sheen was born in New York City as Carlos Estévez. He was born into an entertainment family with a father who is also an actor (Martin Sheen), and a mother who is likewise an actress (Janet Sheen).
Since from childhood, it seemed as though the life of the young Carlos was cut for the movies like all his other siblings who also found their path therein, like their parents. It was rightly so.
Charlie was introduced to acting at age 9. He took a supporting role in his father’s film, ‘The Execution of Private Slovik’. He continued to take up good-sized roles in a number of made-for-TV movies. He also took smaller roles in feature films that were better known. His big break came with ‘Red Dawn’ in 1984. He then took a leading role in ‘Platoon’, which made $138.5 million in the U.S. only.
While in high school, Sheen made amateur films with his brother Emilio and friends, Sean Penn and Rob Lowe. After being expelled from high school due to poor grades and attendance, he decided to become an actor and chose the name, Charlie Sheen.
Charlie’s career in film and TV spans over 30 years. He has taken up roles in ‘Young Guns’, ‘Hot Shots!’, ‘Money Talks’, ‘The Three Musketeers’, ‘Men at Work’, ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Pauly Shore is Dead’, ‘Major League’, and ‘Scary Movie 3 and 4’.
He replaced Michael J. Fox in in the last 2 seasons of ‘Spin City’. This role won him a Golden Globe Award. He starred in ‘Two and a Half Men’ between 2003 and 2011. This role won him a Golden Icon Award and an ALMA Award. His earnings of $1.25 million per episode meant he was the highest paid actor on TV.
Sheen made $125 million in a buyout of his contract with Warner Brothers. He received an immediate payment of $25 million and $100 million over a period of 5 years. This was, however, to be greatly determined by the future syndication performance of the show.
He then began to star on FX’s ‘Anger Management’. In 2012, it became the new comedy with the highest ratings, with the first 10 episodes averaging 4.5 million viewers. Charlie was to make $100 million if he featured in 90 more episodes. He negotiated a contract that paid $700,000 per episode and gave him an additional 20% of the syndication profits. There was an agreement that should the show fail, FX would cancel it leaving Charlie jobless. However, should it perform well, then FX will have to order the 90 episodes. The show was successful, and Charlie made his $100 million in 2 years, or even more when you consider syndication profits.
In 2015, he appeared in ‘The Goldbergs’ and reprised his role in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’.
Charlie Sheen Wife, Girlfriend, Kids, Gay or Straight?
The story of Charlie Sheen is only half way told, without his relationship stories. Unlike his father who has maintained only a wife for close to 60 years, the younger sheen has been divorced three times already.
He married his first wife, Donna Peele in 1995 and by 1996, everyone was ready to move on without the other and the marriage crashed. Sheen’s next marriage was to actress and former model, Denise Richards. This marriage lasted from 2002 to 2006 before it crashed once again. His third and final marriage was in 2008 to another actress, Brooke Mueller. This time around the marriage ended in 2011. From these marriages, the actor has 5 kids.
His first marriage ended with no child, but the second came with two daughters; Sam Sheen and Lola R. Sheen. His third marriage produced a set of twins, Bob and Max. Even before his first marriage, Sheen had a daughter, Cassandra Estevez, with Paula Profit who was his girl in his high school days. Cassandra was born in 1984.
One question that people keep asking is whether Charlie Sheen is gay or straight. While it is hard for one to really answer, the man has been accused of being addicted to gay teen pornography. More so, he has been accused of raping Corey Haim in 1986 when the later was only 13. Sheen strongly denied both claims.
The last woman that has been linked to Sheen as his girlfriend was Julia Stambler who didn’t mind the fact that the actor has HIV.
Charlie went on a tour, ‘My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is not an Option’. The tour sold out in 18 minutes, creating a Ticketmaster record and grossed over $7 million.
Sheen founded a clothing line for children called Sheen Kidz. More so, the actor specializes in promotions on social media and signed with a marketing Agency Ad.ly in 2011.
It is currently hard to place a figure on Charlie’s wealth. Nonetheless, the value of the actor’s wealth was once estimated at over $140 million.
Interestingly, Charlie is a very charitable person. He was the spokesperson during the Lee National Denim Day, a breast cancer fundraiser. He is also a major supporter of AIDS’ aid. Charlie donated $1 for every ticket sold from his aforementioned tour to the Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund run by Red Cross.
Charlie’s Woes, Is he Dead or Alive?
Charlie has not been able to get himself walk on a straight line that didn’t have a thing to do with controversies, as he always had a way of moving from one controversy to the next.
The actor got into a controversial and public battle with Chuck Lorre, the creator of ‘Two and a Half Men’. This led to him being fired from the show. Worse still, he had a public meltdown where he made strange statements in interviews on TV and posted videos on YouTube cursing former employers. His behaviour led many to speculate he had a bipolar disorder. His roast on Comedy Central in 2011 garnered 6.4 million viewers. None other is able to beat it as the highest rated roast till date.
Amidst all the dramas, there are times when many people returned asking whether Charlie Sheen is dead or alive, because of how silent he goes.
Carlos Irwin Estevez has experienced his share of personal problems, ranging from alcohol and drug abuse, marital problems, and even allegations of domestic violence. He allegedly shot his then-fiancée, Preston in the arm as far back as 1990. In November 2015, Charlie Sheen revealed in a TV interview that he is HIV positive and has been living with it for the past four years.
Charlie Sheen’s story is characterized by bouncing back. Despite his challenges, he keeps increasing his overall assets.