Charlie Sheen: Joe Estevez, His Uncle, Wants 'Two And A Half Men' Role While He's In Rehab

01/29/2011 03:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

With family like this...

While Charlie Sheen goes through his latest round of rehab, insisted upon by father Martin Sheen and ex-wife Denise Richards following his hospitalization after a cocaine and porn stars binge, TMZ reports that one family member is actually seeking to take advantage of his troubles.

The site claims
it has obtained a letter sent by representatives Sheen's uncle, Joe Estevez -- his father's brother -- to the producers of 'Two And A Half Men,' proposing that he take on a guest role on the show.

"Chuck, just a wild thought ... How about a test episode of 'Two and a Half Men' where Joe comes to house sit while Charlie is on 'vacation?,'" the site quotes the rep's letter proposing -- Chuck refers to Lorre, the show's producer. He tried a similar move when Sheen's contract was running out in April 2010.

Estevez's career has been less successful than that of his brother or nephew, having appeared mainly in independent and B-movies. In 2010 he directed a film called 'Horrorween.'