For many parents, watching their children follow their footsteps into their career can be extremely gratifying. For Martin Sheen, he has seen four children follow him into careers in front of the camera.
The host of Impact with Martin Sheen has seen his three sons Charlie, Emilio and Ramon and a daughter Renee all decide to pursue acting just as their legendary father has.
His oldest child Emilio has had a long career as both an actor and director. One of his earliest film roles was in the film adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” alongside a cast that included several young actors that went on to bright careers.
Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze and Ralph Macchio all also made young on-screen appearances in Francis Ford Coppola’s coming of age film. It was also Coppola that directed Martin Sheen in one of his most memorable roles in “Apocalypse Now.”
Emilio Estevez starred alongside brother Charlie Sheen in the first Young Guns film.
Emilio Estevez had a highly successful run of films in the 1980s. He became a well known member of “The Brat Pack,” a group of young actors who for a time dominated Hollywood.
He starred in John Hughes’ critically acclaimed “The Breakfast Club” and also starred alongside his fellow Brat Packers in “St. Elmo’s Fire.”
Perhaps Emilio Estevez’s most memorable role was in two back to back “Young Guns” films. Both films featured him alongside other young actors including younger brother Charlie Sheen in the original film.
Estevez played the charismatic Lincoln County outlaw Billy the Kid in the films that were both box office successes.
Estevez also closely lost out on a role that went to younger brother Charlie. When production on Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” was delayed for two years, he was forced to withdraw and the starring role went to Charlie Sheen, becoming a launching pad for his career.
In 1992, Estevez landed the starring role in Disney’s “The Mighty Ducks” franchise, leading to two sequels.
Estevez is also an accomplished director. He helmed “Men at Work” in which he co-starred with his brother Charlie Sheen and has also recently directed his father in a Warner Bros. project called “The Way”
The host of Impact Martin Sheen has contributed to American film with his own work, but the work of Emilio Estevez and his siblings also has impacted movie goers for the last 30 years.