Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962) is a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-nominated 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, The War at Home, and Bobby.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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 CSI: NY. 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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2006, Estévez announced his engagement to writer Sonja Magdevski.
|1979||Apocalypse Now||Messenger Boy||Scenes deleted|
|1983||The Outsiders||Keith "Two-Bit" Matthews|
|Nightmares||J.J. Cooney||Segment: Bishop of Battle|
|1984||Repo Man||Otto Maddox|
|1985||The Breakfast Club||Andrew "Andy" Clark|
|St. Elmo's Fire||Kirby "Kirbo" Keger|
|That Was Then... This Is Now||Mark Jennings||Writer|
|1986||Maximum Overdrive||Bill Robinson|
|1987||Stakeout||Det. Bill Reimers|
|1988||Never on Tuesday||Tow Truck Driver||Cameo Role|
|Young Guns||William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney/Henry McCarty|
|1990||Young Guns II||William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney/Henry McCarty|
|Men at Work||James St. James||Director/Writer|
|The Mighty Ducks||Gordon Bombay|
|1993||National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1||Sgt. Jack Colt|
|Another Stakeout||Det. Bill Reimers|
|Judgment Night||Francis Howard "Frank" Wyatt|
|1994||D2: The Mighty Ducks||Gordon Bombay|
|1995||The Jerky Boys||only executive producer|
|1996||Mission: Impossible||Jack Harmon||Uncredited role|
|The War at Home||Jeremy Collier||Director and producer|
|D3: The Mighty Ducks||Gordon Bombay|
|2003||The 3 Wise Men||Jimmy||Uncredited Voice Role (English Dub)|
|2005||The L.A. Riot Spectacular||Officer Powell|
|Culture Clash in AmeriCCa||only director|
|Arthur and the Invisibles||Ferryman||Voice Role (English Dub)|
|2009||The Public||Stuart|| Pre-production|
director,writer and producer
|1980||Insight||Episode: 17 Going Nowhere|
|1981||To Climb a Mountain|
|1982||Making the Grade||Episode: 1.5|
|In the Custody of Strangers||Danny Caldwell||ABC TV-Movie|
|1987|| Funny, You Don't Look 200:|
A Constitutional Vaudeville
|Himself/Vietnam Soldiers||TV-Movie/TV Special documentary|
|1989||Nightbreaker||Dr. Alexander Brown (Past)||TNT TV-Movie|
|1994||Saturday Night Live||Host||Episode: Emilio Estevez/Pearl Jam|
|The Legend of Billy the Kid||Himself||Interview from the set of Young Guns II|
|1998||Dollar for the Dead||Cowboy||TNT TV-Movie|
|1999||Late Last Night||Dan||TV-Movie|
|2000||Rated X||James Lowell "Jim" Mitchell|| Showtime TV-Movie |
|2001||Jon Bon Jovi||Himself - Interviewee||TV-Special|
|2002||After Dark: South Beach||Narrator||TV-Special|
|2003||The West Wing||Young Josiah "Jed" Bartlet|| Episode: Twenty Five|
|2003, 2004||The Guardian|| Director:|
Episode: Hazel Park
Episode: All is Mended
Episode: The Watchers
|2004, 2005||Cold Case|| Director |
Episode: The Sleepover
|2005||CSI: NY|| Director |
Episode: The Dove Comission
Episode: The Closer
|Close to Home|| Director |
Episode: Baseball Murder
Hollywood Film Festival
|Bronze Wrangler Awards|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards|