Charlie Sheen is an American actor best known for his roles in the feature films Platoon and Hot Shots!, as well as for his roles in the television sitcoms Spin City and Two and a Half Men.
He currently stars as therapist Charlie Goodson in the sitcom Anger Management, since 2012.
Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez in New York City, the son of artist Janet (née Templeton) and actor Martin Sheen (who was born "Ramón Estévez").
His parents moved to Malibu, California after Martin Sheen's Broadway turn in The Subject Was Roses. Sheen has two brothers and one sister, all of whom are actors: Emilio Estévez, Ramón Estévez Jr. and Renée Estévez.
Sheen attended Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California, where he was a star pitcher and shortstop for the baseball team. He also showed an early interest in acting, making several Super-8 films with schoolmates Rob Lowe and early best friend Christopher Penn.
Just a few weeks before graduation, Sheen was expelled from the school for poor grades and bad attendance.
Sheen, who has starred in more than 40 feature films, catapulted to fame in such critical and commercial hits as Platoon and Wall Street.
His other feature film credits include Red Dawn, Lucas, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Eight Men Out, Young Guns, Major League, Hot Shots!, Hot Shots! Part Deux, The Three Musketeers, The Chase, Money Talks, Being John Malkovich, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4 and The Big Bounce. He also appeared in the television movies Rated X and Good Advice.
Sheen became known to television audiences through his Golden Globe Award-winning lead role in Spin City. In 2003, Sheen was cast as Charlie Harper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, which was loosely based on Sheen's bad boy image.
The role garnered him an ALMA Award and four Emmy Award nominations, as well as two Golden Globe Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.
In 2011, Sheen set a new Guinness World Record for Twitter as the "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers," adding an average of 129,000 new followers per day.
Later in the year, Charlie kicked off his North American My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option tour, which sold out in 18 minutes to set a Ticketmaster record.
In September of 2011, Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen was watched by 6.4 million people, making it the highest-rated roast in the history of the network.
Sheen finished the year starring in the Roman Coppola movie, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III.