Acclaimed actor and activist Martin Sheen has been tapped to give Santa Clara University’s 168th undergraduate commencement address at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at SCU’s Buck Shaw Stadium.

Sheen, affectionately known as ‘The President,’ is best known for playing President Josiah Bartlett on the television show The West Wing (1999–2006), for which he won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards. The actor also won an Emmy for guest starring in the sitcom Murphy Brown.

Sheen’s portrayal of Capt. Willard in the movie Apocalypse Now earned him a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1989.

“Martin Sheen embodies our Catholic, Jesuit mission to serve the world,” said Santa Clara University President Michael E. Engh, S.J. “His life-long work and passionate commitment to faith and justice reflect well the values of Santa Clara University.”

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