Martin Sheen says he is sorry he changed his name from Ramon Estévez because of his acting career

‘This is one of my regrets’: Martin Sheen says she regrets changing the name from Ramon Estévez because of her acting career

Martin Sheen says he is sorry he adopted the stage name for show business.

He was interviewed by the 81-year-old actor, born Ramon Estévez Closer Weekly Saturday about the career decision, saying, ‘That’s one of my regrets.’

The Emmy-winning actor continued: ‘I never officially changed my name. Ramon Estévez is still on my birth certificate.

Most recent: Martin Sheen, 81, says he is sorry he adopted the stage name for show business.  The respected actor was filmed in 2019 in LA

Most recent: Martin Sheen, 81, says he is sorry he adopted the stage name for show business. The respected actor was filmed in 2019 in LA

‘It’s on my marriage license, passport, driver’s license. Sometimes they convince you when you don’t have enough insight or even enough courage to stand up for what you believe in, and later you pay for it. But, of course, I speak only on my own behalf. ‘

In an interview, a Dayton-born Ohio-born father of stars Emilio Estevez, 60, and Charlie Sheen, 56, said he did not stand in the way of his children entering show business.

“I honestly have to say I wasn’t aware of it,” he told the publication. ‘I was so concerned with myself and trying to be a provider that I wasn’t aware of their penchant for being actors.’

Sheen said he ‘did a show once and Emilio showed up’, adding: ‘I thought he was here to visit me, but he got a role in the same show.’

In an interview, the Dayton-born, Ohio-born father of stars Emilio Estevez, 60, and Charlie Sheen, 56, said he did not stand in the way of his children entering show business.

In an interview, the Dayton-born, Ohio-born father of stars Emilio Estevez, 60, and Charlie Sheen, 56, said he did not stand in the way of his children entering show business.

Sheen also spoke about his involvement in the acclaimed series The West Wing, in which he played President Josiah Bartlet from 1999 to 2006, saying: 'The blessings have been endless with that show, and they are still coming.'

Sheen also spoke about his involvement in the acclaimed series The West Wing, in which he played President Josiah Bartlet from 1999 to 2006, saying: ‘The blessings have been endless with that show, and they are still coming.’

The Apocalypse actor now said that the ‘only influence’ he had on his son Emily ‘was to keep his name’ because ‘when he started, his agent advised him to change his name to Sheen and he would not do that.

‘And thank God it’s not.’

Sheen spoke of working with his son Estevez on his 2010 drama comedy The Way, saying the film filled him with ‘the deepest gratitude and satisfaction’ of all the roles he had in his career.

‘In Spain, we made it for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and dedicated it to my father who was from Galicia,’ Sheen said. ‘It was written, directed and played by my son Emilio Estevez. That’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

‘Thousands of people watched the film and were inspired to make the pilgrimage. It is a great source of pleasure and pride. ‘

Sheen also spoke about his work in the acclaimed series The West Wing, in which he played President Josiah Bartlet from 1999 to 2006.

“These are people – so many wonderful, wonderful people,” Sheen said, adding that he and the late actor John Spencer “were the oldest, so we were like parents.”

He continued: ‘But we all treated each other with such respect, passion and, above all, joy. I still get letters from people who are just discovering it, and many young people have been inspired to enter public life because of it. The blessings have been endless with that show, and they are still coming. ‘

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