February 13, 1946
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
(m. 1978; div. 2001)
Constance Anderson (m. 2004)
Francisco Estevez (father)Mary Anne Phelan Estevez (mother)
Martin Sheen (brother)|
Emilio Estevez (nephew)
Ramón Estevez (nephew)
Charlie Sheen (nephew)
Renée Estevez (niece)
Joseph "Joe" Estevez (born February 13, 1946) is an American actor, director and producer. He is the younger brother of actor Martin Sheen and the uncle of Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Renée Estevez and Ramon Estevez.
Life and career
Estevez was born in Dayton, Ohio to a Catholic, Galician-born father, Francisco Estévez (1898-1974), and an Irish mother, Mary Anne (née Phelan) (1903-1951). He is one of ten children—nine boys and one girl.
As a child, he lived in the South Park neighborhood of Dayton. During a family trip in April 1959, he participated in the White House Easter Egg Roll and met President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He attended Chaminade-Julienne High School, a Catholic High School located in Dayton. Upon his graduation, he enlisted and served in the United States Navy.
After serving in the United States Navy, Estevez began pursuing an acting career starting in the early 1970s. He initially used his mother's maiden name, Phelan, before using his surname, Estevez. Throughout his career, Estevez has appeared in numerous film and television roles in lead, supporting, and minor parts playing protagonists and antagonists, and he frequently appears in moderate and low-budget independent features and B-movies. In addition, he has worked as a voice-over artist and performs in stage productions. He has expressed in an interview that he wants to make movies that make a difference.
Estevez stood in for his brother in a number of long shots and in some of the voice-overs for Apocalypse Now (1979), as Martin Sheen was recovering from his heart attack.
He plays a villain, Cyrus, in the film Doonby (2012), which features former The Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider as a mysterious stranger who comes into a small town and falls in love with the spoiled daughter of Estevez's character, the local doctor. He also co-stars with David Faustino in the feature Not Another B Movie (2011) released by Troma Entertainment.
Estevez has recently worked with alternative-comedians Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington on various projects including On Cinema, The Tim Heidecker Murder Trial and as President Jason Davidson (and President Davidson Jr.) on the Adult Swim series Decker. In all his collaborations, Estevez either plays a fictionalized version of himself or a character being portrayed by a fictionalized version of Joe Estevez.
Estevez has been married twice. He married Shirley Monkman in 1978 and raised three daughters: Casey, Amanda, and Angela. His second wife is actress Constance Anderson, whom he married in 2004.
Joe Estevez is the youngest sibling, to his brother Martin Sheen. Joe Estevez sounds very similar to his older brother, a fact he took advantage of when he did a voice-over for a National Shooting Sports Foundation pro-gunmaker commercial in 2000; at the time, his brother was famous for playing a fictional President of the United States on the television series The West Wing. Sheen starred in a pro-gun control commercial that same year.
|1979||Apocalypse Now||Captain Benjamin L. Willard||Estevez provided the voiceover track for Willard (the character was portrayed by his brother Martin Sheen, but since Sheen was unable to do the narration for the character, Estevez was brought in to complete the narration track as his voice sounded almost identical to his brother's) and was used as a stand-in for Sheen after he had suffered a heart attack. |
|1986||The Zero Boys||Killer||Credited as Joe Phelan|
|1987||Terminal Exposure||Eskenezy||Credited as Joe Phelan|
|1988||Human Error||Phil Martins|
|1989||The Platinum Triangle||Roland Geiger|
|1991||The Roller Blade Seven||Saint O'ffender|
|1992||Eddie Presley||Eddie's father|
|Return of the Roller Blade Seven||Saint O'ffender|
|The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven||Saint O'ffender|
|1993||Dark Universe||Rod Kendrick|
|1995||Little Lost Sea Serpent||Harry Rockwell||Direct-to-video release|
|1995||Baby Ghost||Winslow Cobblepott|
|1996||Toad Warrior||Mickey O'Malley||Alternative title: Hell Comes to Frogtown III|
|Werewolf||Joel||Alternative title: Arizona Werewolf|
|1997||Quiet Days in Hollywood||The Pick-Up Guy||Alternative title: The Way We Are|
|Guns of El Chupacabra||Rocket Ranger Dan Danger||Direct-to-video release|
|1998||I Got the Hook Up||Lamar Hunt|
|No Code of Conduct||Pappy|
|1999||14 Ways to Wear Lipstick||Maximo|
|2001||Shattered Faith||Steve Townsend|
|2002||Max Hell Frog Warrior||Mickey O'Malley||Alternative title: Max Hell Frog Warrior|
|2003||Spanish Fly||Harry Homeless||Segment: "Autopsy: A Love Story"|
|Hitman City||Lt. O'Leary|
|Summer Solstice||Seth Arden|
|Minds of Terror||Farm Owner|
|2004||Vampire Blvd.||Mr. Big Shot|
|I.R.A.: King of Nothing||Seamus|
|2006||Inner Rage||Sheriff McCarthy|
|2007||Sigma Die!||Officer Brubek|
|2008||Withered One||Marin Gray|
|2009||Untitled Horror Comedy||Chips Fisher|
|Dead in Love||Poker|
|La Femme Vampir||Joe|
|Iron Soldier||General Brooks|
|2011||Not Another B Movie||Sterns|
|2012||Caesar and Otto's Deadly Christmas||Joe|
|The Perfect Candidate||Joe Estevez|
|Turning Point||The Boss|
|2015||Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance||Captain Harmon|
|2016||Enter the Samurai||Himself||Documentary on the creation of Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance|
|1974||The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd||E.W. Floyd||Television movie|
Credited as Joseph Estevez
|The California Kid||Don McCord||Television movie|
|1975||The Hatfields and the McCoys||Troy Hatfield||Television movie|
Credited as Joseph Sheen
|1987||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Coach||1 episode|
Credited as Joseph Phelan
|1990||Murder in Law||Bill||Television movie|
|1992||Psychic Detectives||Professor Halifax||Television movie|
|1996||Lethal Orbit||NSC chairman||Television movie|
|2000||Stolen from the Heart||Phil||Television movie|
|2001||Black Scorpion||Butcherville||1 episode|
|2002||Jumping For Joy||Coach Layden||Television movie|
|2013–present||On Cinema||Himself||Adultswim.com series|
|2014–present||Decker||President Jason Davidson/President Jason Davidson Jr.||Adultswim.com and Adult Swim series|
|2016||Day 5||Alonzo Alvarez||Rooster Teeth Web series|
- "Joe Estevez Biography". The New York Times.
- Moye, David. "AOL News Exclusive: Charlie Sheen's Uncle Joe Speaks Out". AOL News. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
- Joe Estevez Shares an Incredible Story on YouTube
- Leah Garchik, I'm Not a President But I Play One, San Francisco Chronicle, October 10, 2000, accessed January 17, 2013.
- Wahl, Timothy (April 22, 2017). "Joe Estevez: Leading a Quiet Life in Front of the Scenes". The Epoch Times. Retrieved May 13, 2018.