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Published:February 23rd, 2009 12:52 EST
The Sheen you've seen and heard but not heard of

The Sheen you've seen and heard but not heard of

By LaShelle Turner

"The family is a haven in a heartless world."
A new reality show gives viewers a peak at what it is like to be related to one of Hollywood`s most famous clans and how doors do not necessarily open up because of a famous name. The reality series chronicles Joe Estevez, brother of Martin Sheen and uncle of Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, as he struggles to make a name for himself in a well-known show business family.

This is his time to be part of the Hollywood elite and not being known as the `other Sheen` brother. 

A blessing and a curse, Joe Estevez has one of the most recognizable faces and voices in Tinsel town. He looks and sounds amazingly like his older brother, the critically acclaimed and legendary actor, Martin Sheen.

After appearing in more than 150 films, he is still the `unknown` Sheen/Estevez. Joe Estevez has become the King of Horror movies and has established a cult following, but the fame of being a `Sheen/Estevez` has eluded him. He will be directing the up-and- coming, Horrorween 3-D.

An accomplished voice-over actor, his voice can be heard in several national TV commercials. He sounds strikingly like his famous older brother; many assume they are hearing Martin`s voice. 

Joe Estevez has everything a person needs to make it in Hollywood: the look, the name and the talent. One catch, he keeps getting mistaken for his older brother, Martin. 


Living a life of `"Don`t I know you?" and "Aren`t you?" or "Oh, I thought you were someone else." is great for any other struggling actor trying to make it in Hollywood. But, constantly being mistaken for someone who is a famous relative can drive anyone crazy, especially when trying to make it in the movie business. 

Joe Estevez, a regular working actor, has the famous face, the famous name and the famous voice, so why isn`t he a major movie star? Follow Joe as he tries to break out of the curse of being "the unknown Sheen." 

The only way Joe keeps his sanity is by finding the humor and the irony of it all. When he goes on auditions in his beat-up 1991 car, the looks on the faces of agents and casting directors are priceless. The hilarious reaction he gets from fans when they ask him for an autograph-- only to find out it`s the wrong Sheen-- are amazing. Even his nephews, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, are better known than he. If only he were born first.

Joe lives in the reality of having everything an actor needs to make it in Hollywood, but some other guy; namely, his brother, is already using it. Hey, why get a guy who looks and sounds like Martin Sheen when you can just get Martin Sheen?

The series begins production in April.

For more information about Joe Estevez`s reality show, please contact Judyth Piazza at