Charlie Sheen isn’t just about Twitter rants and aggressive behavior. When it comes to charity, the Anger Management star is definitely “winning.” Sheen wrote a $10,000 check for The Walk to End Epilepsy after learning that a crew member on his show had a grandson who was diagnosed with pediatric epilepsy at the age of 3.
But while the donation was certainly generous, it’s hardly the first time that Sheen has opened up his checkbook for charity. Check out five other extremely generous charitable moves from the actor.
1. April 2011
The actor launched the Sheen’s Korner Foundation to benefit “those in need.” His first fundraiser for the foundation involved donating the proceeds from his San Francisco comedy show to pay for the medical bills of Brian Stowe, a fan who was beaten outside of Dodgers Stadium in L.A. During the Toronto gig for his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour, he pledged to match any donations his fans made to a local bipolar awareness organization.
2. July 2012
Sheen made a record-breaking $1 million donation to the U.S.O., which was the largest single donation ever given by an individual. He also pledged one percent of his Anger Management earnings to support American troops, which means that far more has been raised since then. "It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us," he said in a statement. "They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on 'Anger Management' can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families.”
3. August 2012
After Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman raised $50,000 for the Cincinnati Reds Fund, Sheen matched that amount. The actor portrayed relief pitcher Ricky Vaughn in the 1989 movie Major League. "The City of Cincinnati has opened its arms to me so graciously and I'm compelled to give something back," Sheen said in a statement. "If this contribution points one kid in the right direction, then we've done our job."
4. November 2012
Sheen received $250,000 for appearing in Scary Movie 5, but he gave away his entire check. The actor gave $100,000 to co-star Lindsay Lohan in order to help pay off her tax debt and the remaining $150,000 was divided among three charities chosen by the movie’s director, producer and filmmaker.
5. December 2012
Just two weeks before Christmas, the actor cut a $75,000 check to help a 10-year-old girl fighting cancer. The girl was suffering from Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that occurs in the muscle tissue and requires expensive treatments like chemo and radiation therapy. The money was donated to the Hermosa Beach Police Association, which had started a fund in her honor. His stunt double, Eddie Braun, also wrote an additional check for $25,000.