The Emmy and Screen Actors Guild-winning actor Martin Sheen, best known for "Apocalypse Now," and his portrayal of President Jed Bartlet in "The West Wing," turns 80 on August 3, 2020. Here's a look back at his career.
Sheen (R) and his granddaughter, Cassandra Jade Estevez, the daughter of actor Charlie Sheen, listen in Malibu Municipal Court as a judge orders his son, actor Charlie Sheen, to be booked on charges of violating his probation, then undergo drug detoxification and enter a residential treatment facility in Malibu, Calif., on May 28,1998. Charlie Sheen admitted to violating the probation in August 1998. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Rob Lowe (L) and Sheen wave to fans as they promote the upcoming premiere of "The West Wing" in New York City on May 17, 1999. Lowe would eventually be written out of the show due to money negotiations. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
Sheen holds up winning ballot naming Tiger Woods Golfer of the decade at the ESPY Awards in Las Vegas on February 14, 2000. Later that year, Woods would be named the top PGA player. Photo by Roger Williams/UPI
Sheen (C) mingles with the crowd at the start of an anti-war rally in San Francisco on January 18, 2003. In the year prior, the actor won Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role in "The West Wing." Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
Sheen (R) introduces Democratic Presidential candidate Gov. Howard Dean (C), and his wife Dr. Judy Dean, at a Town Hall Meeting in Manchester, N.H., on January 25, 2004. Earlier that month, Sheen campaigned for Dean in Iowa, as well. Photo by Steven E. Frischling/UPI