Emilio Estevez Explained

Born:1962 5, mf=yes
Birthplace:New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation:Film, television and stage actor, film and television director, screenwriter, producer, Voice actor
Spouse:Paula Abdul (1992–1994)
Awards:Bronze Wrangler
1989 Young Guns
Biografilm Award - Venice Film Festival
2006 Bobby

Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director and writer. He started his career as an actor and is famous for being a member of the acting Brat Pack, appearing in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire. He is also known for The Mighty Ducks, Maximum Overdrive, and his performances in western films such as Young Guns and its sequel.


Early life

Estévez was born in New York City, the eldest child of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton. His siblings are Ramón Luis Estévez, Carlos Irwin Estévez (Charlie Sheen), and Renée Estévez. Unlike his brother Charlie, Emilio and his other siblings did not adopt their father's stage name.[1]

Estévez initially attended school in the New York public school system, but transferred to a prestigious private academy once his father's career took off. He lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side until his family relocated to Malibu in 1968. When Estévez was eleven years old, his father bought the family a portable movie camera. Emilio attended Santa Monica High School and graduated in 1980. Estévez, his brother Charlie, and their high school friends, Sean and Chris Penn, and Chad and Rob Lowe used the camera to make short films, which Estévez would often write.[2]

Brat Pack years

In the beginning of his career, Estévez appeared as an extra in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, which starred his father Martin Sheen, but the scenes in which Estévez appeared were deleted.[3] Estévez also appeared in a short film produced at his high school, entitled "Meet Mr. Bomb," an anti-nuclear power movie. He made his stage debut with his father in "Mister Roberts" at the Burt Reynolds' Dinner Theatre in Jupiter, FL.[4]

Estévez received great attention during the 1980s for being a member of the Brat Pack, and was credited as the leader of the group of young actors.[5] Estévez and Rob Lowe established the Brat Pack when cast as supporting "Greasers" in the first Brat Pack movie, The Outsiders based on the novel, casting Lowe as C. Thomas Howell's older brother Sodapop, with Estévez as the drunken Two-Bit Matthews. During production, he also approached his character as a laid-back guy, and thought up Two-Bit's interest in Mickey Mouse, shown by his uniform of Mickey T-shirts and watching cartoons.

After The Outsiders, Estévez appeared as the punk-rocker turned car-repossessor Otto Maddox in the cult film Repo Man before costarring in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire. Following the success of these back-to-back Brat Pack staples, he starred in That Was Then, This Is Now (which he cowrote), the horror film Maximum Overdrive (for which he was nominated for a Razzie), and the crime drama Wisdom (with fellow Brat Packer Demi Moore). He went on to lead roles in the comedy/action Stakeout and the westerns Young Guns and Young Guns II.

Post-Brat Pack acting career

In the early 1990s Estévez directed, wrote and starred with his brother Charlie Sheen in the garbage comedy Men at Work. Estévez later stated, "People come up to me on the street and say, Men at Work is the funniest movie I ever saw in my life. But, you know, I do have to question how many movies these people have seen for that film."[6] In same year, Emilio also starred in the Academy Award-nominated sequel to Young Guns.

In 1992, Estévez starred in The Mighty Ducks as Coach Gordon Bombay, a successful lawyer, who is forced into coaching a pee wee hockey team as a form of community service. The film was so successful that it was followed with two sequels. The following year Estévez starred in three films: the dark thriller Judgment Night, the spoof comedy Loaded Weapon 1 and comedy/action Another Stakeout, which was the sequel to his film Stakeout. Estévez has acted alongside his father several times. He starred with him in The War at Home (1996) in which he played a Vietnam War veteran dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder, and guest starred in one episode of The West Wing. Estévez also appeared in an uncredited role, in the Saturn Award-nominated film Mission: Impossible. From 1998 to 1999, he appeared in three television movies: the spaghetti western flick Dollar for the Dead (1998), the comedy Late Last Night (1999), and Rated X (2000), which he also directed. In 2000, Estévez starred in the Moxie! Award-winner triller Sand, which also starred an ensemble cast that included Denis Leary, Jon Lovitz, Harry Dean Stanton, and Julie Delpy. In 2003, he made his voice acting debut when he helped create the English dub version in The 3 Wise Men with his father Martin Sheen. Later, Estévez starred in The L.A. Riot Spectacular and also voiced the English version of the film Arthur and the Invisibles.

On November 6, 2008, TV Guide reported that Estevez will guest-star on Two and a Half Men as an old friend of real-life brother Charlie Sheen’s character.[7]

Directing career

Aside from acting, Estévez has also directed television shows and motion pictures. Most recently, he has directed episodes of the television series Cold Case, Close to Home, The Guardian, Criminal Minds, and Numb3rs. The films he has directed include Men at Work, The War at Home and Bobby. He made his directional debut with the film Wisdom, which made Emilio the youngest person to ever write, direct, and star in a major motion picture.[8]

Estévez has stated that he will direct and star in an independent film called "The Bang Bang Club", as well as that he currently has six screenplays that he has written that remain unproduced. Estévez said during an interview after one of the first screenings of Bobby that his next film will likely be Johnny Longshot.[9]

Music videos

Estévez appeared in John Parr's "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" music video from the soundtrack of his film with the same name, where he played Kirby Keger. The music video featured all seven of the main cast of the film, looking sadly through the foggy windows of a run-down and fire-damaged version of the St. Elmo's Bar set. The Canadian version of the video intersperses images of Hansen's trek.

Emilio Estévez is a close friend of Jon Bon Jovi. He appeared in Bon Jovi's music video "Blaze of Glory" as Billy the Kid. In turn, Bon Jovi also made a cameo appearance in Young Guns II. Blaze of Glory was in the Young Guns II soundtrack, and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2000, Estévez made an appearance in another Bon Jovi video "Say It Isn't So", along with Matt LeBlanc, Claudia Schiffer and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Personal life

Estévez has two children with his ex-girlfriend, model Carey Salley. They have a son, Taylor Levi Estévez (born in June 1984), and a daughter, Paloma Rae Estevez (born in February 1986). He was briefly engaged to actress Demi Moore before the relationship ended but remain good friends. The two even starred as a feuding married couple in Bobby, alongside Moore's husband Ashton Kutcher.[10]

On April 29, 1992, Estévez married singer-choreographer Paula Abdul. They divorced in May 1994, with Abdul later stating the reasons being her desire to have children as opposed to Estévez's contentment with the two children he already had.[11]

In 2006, Estévez announced his engagement to writer Sonja Magdevski.[12]


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1979Apocalypse NowMessenger BoyScenes deleted
1982TexJohnny Collins
1983The OutsidersKeith "Two-Bit" Matthews
NightmaresJ.J. CooneySegment: Bishop of Battle
1984Repo ManOtto Maddox
1985The Breakfast ClubAndrew "Andy" Clark
St. Elmo's FireKirby "Kirbo" Keger
That Was Then... This Is NowMark JenningsWriter
1986Maximum OverdriveBill Robinson
WisdomJohn WisdomDirector/Writer
1987StakeoutDet. Bill Reimers
1988Never on TuesdayTow Truck DriverCameo Role
Young GunsWilliam H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney/Henry McCarty
1990Young Guns IIWilliam H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney/Henry McCarty
Men at WorkJames St. JamesDirector/Writer
1992FreejackAlex Furlong
The Mighty DucksGordon Bombay
1993National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1Sgt. Jack Colt
Another StakeoutDet. Bill Reimers
Judgment NightFrancis Howard "Frank" Wyatt
1994Gordon Bombay
1995The Jerky Boysonly executive producer
1996Mission: ImpossibleJack HarmonUncredited role
The War at HomeJeremy CollierDirector and producer
Gordon Bombay
2003The 3 Wise MenJimmyUncredited Voice Role (English Dub)
2005The L.A. Riot SpectacularLaurence Powell
Culture Clash in AmeriCCaonly director
2006BobbyTim FallonDirector/Writer
Arthur and the InvisiblesFerrymanVoice Role (English Dub)
2010The PublicStuart [13] Pre-production
director,writer and producer
1980InsightEpisode: 17 Going Nowhere
1981To Climb a Mountain
1982Making the GradeEpisode: 1.5
In the Custody of StrangersDanny CaldwellABC TV-Movie
1987Funny, You Don't Look 200:
A Constitutional Vaudeville
Himself/Vietnam SoldiersTV-Movie/TV Special documentary
1989NightbreakerDr. Alexander Brown (Past)TNT TV-Movie
1994Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: Emilio Estevez/Pearl Jam
The Legend of Billy the KidHimselfInterview from the set of Young Guns II
1998Dollar for the DeadCowboyTNT TV-Movie
1999Late Last NightDanTV-Movie
2000Rated XJames Lowell "Jim" MitchellShowtime TV-Movie
2001Jon Bon JoviHimself - IntervieweeTV-Special
2002After Dark: South BeachNarratorTV-Special
2003The West WingYoung Josiah "Jed" BartletEpisode: Twenty Five
Cameo Role
2003, 2004The GuardianDirector:
Episode: Hazel Park
Episode: All is Mended
Episode: The Watchers
2004, 2005Cold CaseDirector
Episode: The Sleepover
Episode: Wishing
Episode: The Dove Comission
Episode: The Closer
Close to HomeDirector
Episode: Baseball Murder
Criminal Minds[14] Director
2008Numb3rsEpisode: Charlie Don't Surf
Two and a Half MenCharlie's old friend AndyEpisode: The Devil's Lube

Awards and nominations

ALMA Awards

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Hollywood Film Festival

Golden Globe Awards

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

Razzie Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Venice Film Festival

Western Heritage Awards

External links

|-! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | Bronze Wrangler Awards|-|-! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards|-

Notes and References

  1. http://imdb.com/name/nm0000389/bio Biography for Emilio Estevez
  2. http://movies.aol.com/celebrity/emilio-estevez/89157/biography Emilio Estevez - Moviefone
  3. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000389/bio Emilio Estevez - Biography
  4. http://www.hollywood.com/celebrity/Emilio_Estevez/193264 Emilio Estevez at Hollywood.com
  5. Blum. David. David Blum. 1985. June 10. Hollywood's Brat Pack. New York. 40–47.
  6. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000389/bio Emilio Estevez - Biography
  7. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Estevez-Sheen-Men-35396.aspx Two Brothers to Team on Two and a Half Men
  8. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092225/trivia
  9. http://www.close-upfilm.com/features/Interviews/estevez_bobby.html Close-Up Film Interview
  10. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20059785,00.html
  11. http://www.people.com/people/paula_abdul/biography Paula Abdul Biography : People.com
  12. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1531672,00.html Emilio Estevez Is Engaged - Emilio Estevez : People.com
  13. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/453722/The-Public/details
  14. http://movies.nytimes.com/person/89157/Emilio-Estevez/filmography Emilio Estevez - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies - The New York Times