Factbox: Key facts about actor Charlie Sheen

Mon Jun 7, 2010 9:30pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Charlie Sheen on Monday saw his criminal case on charges he assaulted his wife delayed until July after a plea bargain hit a snag.

Sheen, star of CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," had been charged in Aspen, Colorado with assaulting Brooke Mueller on Christmas Day 2009 during a family vacation to the popular ski resort.

Following are some key facts about Sheen.

* Charlie Sheen, 44, whose birth name is Carlos Irwin Estevez, is the third of four children born to "West Wing" star Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton.

* Currently plays womanizing bachelor Charlie Harper in the CBS series "Two and a Half Men" -- the most popular comedy on U.S. television. Sheen is U.S. television's highest paid actor with a recently-negotiated salary reported to be about $1.8 million per episode.

* He is three times married with five children. He wed Brooke Mueller in 2008 after divorcing his wife of four years, actress Denise Richards. Previously dated two former porn actresses.

* Pleaded no contest to a 1997 battery charge against his then girlfriend.

* Denise Richards obtained restraining order against him in 2006 claiming he had threatened her life.

* Admitted in 1995 trial to being a regular client of brothels run by Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. "I love sex and I can afford it," Sheen said at the time.   Continued...