Appeared as an extra in Apocalypse Now (1979), but his scenes were deleted. Had been saved by Laurence Fishburne from being pulled in by quicksand.
Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack", along with Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Andrew McCarthy.
Two children with ex-girlfriend Carey Salley (1983-1986): Son Taylor Estevez (born June 1984) and Daughter Paloma Estevez (born 1986).
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.
Was originally set to play the lead in Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986), but when production shut down for two years, he moved on to other projects. The role then went to his brother Charlie Sheen. He was later cast in Stone's doomed project "Jawbreaker".
Both Emilio and brother Charlie Sheen have played the son of real father Martin Sheen; Emilio in both The War at Home (1996) and The Way (2010/I) (which Emilio also wrote and directed), and Charlie in Wall Street (1987) and two episodes of "Spin City" (1996).
Engaged to journalist Sonja Magdevski [September 5, 2006].
Almost went broke while writing the screenplay for Bobby (2006).
Because of writers block while writing the script for Bobby (2006), his brother Charlie Sheen suggested he change his surroundings. Estevez drove about 150 miles north of Los Angeles and randomly chose a motel to spend the night. While talking about his project with the woman working the front desk, she revealed she was actually in the ballroom the night Robert Kennedy was shot.