Charlie Sheen Says He is Not Latino


Actor Charlie Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez, claims not to be a Latino, although his grandfather is of Spanish origin. However, Sheen acknowledges that he loves Latin food and Latina women. “I am not ashamed of it, and I not run away from it. But, I was born in New York and raised in Malibu. That’s not very Latin,” says Sheen on an interview.

“I am a white man in America”, says the actor, who changed his name from Carlos to Charlie to avoid confusion with an uncle whose name was the same; while the Sheen from Estevez step occurred when he became an actor, as he explains in the interview. Martin Sheen and brother, Emilio Estevez, explains that “he just did not wake up feeling Latino”.

The popular actor adds that he did not even met his grandfather, of Galician origin, because he died before he was born. Furthermore, according to Sheen, his parents never potentiated the Latin roots at home, but says he would love to speak better Spanish. Sheen also said he liked Cartagena (Colombia) when he was there last year, as well as Mexico.

In an interview last year with Martin Sheen, who’s born in Ohio under the name, Ramon Gerardo Antonio Estevez, said he was “extremely proud” to have Hispanic roots and Galician family. “I am extremely proud to be Galician,” said the veteran actor when he was promoting his film, “The Way”.

Charlie Sheen Sees Ghosts of Dead Friends


Actor Charlie Sheen said he had seen “ghosts” of some of his friends who have died—a situation which the current jury of “American Idol” did not find logical.

Thus, the actor from New York said that he has recently experienced “the visits” more frequesntly during the recent months.

“When my friend, Zalman King (the writer) died, I went to console his widow, Pat. We were making a toast and saw Zalman, who had been dead for four hours, dancing in the background,” said the actor.

Sheen said he did not find any explanation to the phenomena that was growing increasingly in recent months. But, what he has seen has given him the need to start believing in situations like this.

“Another dear friend of mine, Stephanie, whose father died. I was at home, and he (father) walked past me one day in the stairwell. I know it was him,” said Sheen who experience another situation.