Ramon Estévez is Hollywood royalty due to his father Martin Sheen’s impact in the film industry. He and Sheen have a lot in common, except for the name they’re known for in the spotlight.
Movie star Martin Sheen is a successful actor, thanks to his outstanding portrayal of roles in films like ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Badlands’.
It’s safe to say that Martin is proud of his achievement, including the birth of children he inspired to become Hollywood stars.
Martin Sheen arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate’s ‘Apocalypse Now Final Cut’ at Arc Light Cinerama Dome on August 12, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
However, Martin has regrets. No matter how much he counts his blessings and accomplishments, the star reflects on how he changed his birth name to suit Hollywood.
Martin’s real name is Ramon Estévez, and although he didn’t gain popularity for it, his son of the same name popularized it in Hollywood. So, who is the young Ramon Estévez?
Actors Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen attend the ‘The Incident’ screening during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS RAMON ESTEVEZ?
Ramon Estévez, born in August 1963, is one of four children Sheen welcomed into his longtime marriage to Janet Sheen. Ramon’s equally famous siblings are Emilio, Charlie, and Renee.
While Renee and Emilio chose to keep their surnames like him, Charlie followed in their father’s footsteps as he is known as Charlie Sheen. Ramon’s first acting role was a family affair.
Actors Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen and Ramon Estevez attend amfAR Cinema Against AIDS on September 12, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. | Source: Getty Images
RAMON ESTÉVEZ IS ANOTHER SHEEN FAMILY ACTOR
A star in his own right, Ramon is one of the successful actors who looked up to their father growing up. As a child, he had the natural intuition to become an artist.
Ramon studied acting, dancing and singing at a young age. He specialized in tap dancing and idolized stars like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.
He danced professionally but locally and as a member of Danny Daniel’s Dance American Company.
Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez, Martin Sheen and Charlie Sheen at Nokia Theater LA Live on September 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
When talking about his experience, Ramon said it was great to have been actively involved in tap dancing at a young age. His first acting job was a small role in 1982’s “In the Custody of Strangers.”
At the time, he appeared alongside his brother, Emilio, and their father in the film. More of his acting credits include ‘The West Wing’, ‘Shadow Conspiracy’ and ‘Cadence’, where he once again had roles with his father.
Actor Martin Sheen (left) and his son Ramon Estevez attend the West Coast premiere of ‘8’ on March 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
RAMON ESTÉVEZ IS ALSO A PRODUCER AND MUSIC AUTHOR
These days, Ramon is in production and runs the family business Estévez Sheen Production. He is well known in Europe for having produced films in French and Spanish.
He made a considerable effort to learn French when making films in this language. Ramon said he doesn’t need to stress Spanish too much as he has plenty of knowledge from childhood.
Martin Sheen and Son Ramon Estevez at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ held at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, CA. | Source: Getty Images
Some of Ramon’s production credits include “LM Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables” and “Anger Management”. He also writes songs and has been credited as a writer for some of Diamond Rio’s songs.
Ramon’s tap-dancing skills came in handy when he taught “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. some of his moves. The latter made this known in an exclusive interview with Esquire in 2009.