Eric Braeden

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TV Actor
Date of Birth April 3, 1941
Place of Birth Bredenbek, Germany
Age 79 years old
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Eric Braeden is a German-born American film and television actor, known for his roles as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series The Rat Patrol, Dr. Charles Forbin in Colossus: The Forbin Project, and as John Jacob Astor IV in the 1997 film Titanic. He won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Victor Newman.

Born: Hans-Jörg Gudegast, April 3, 1941, Bredenbek, Free State of Prussia, Germany, (present-day Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1960–present
Children: Christian Gudegast
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About Eric Braeden

Daytime Emmy Award winner for his role as manipulative Victor Newman on the soap opera, The Young and the Restless.

Before Fame

One of his earlier roles was in the 1971 film Escape from the Planet of the Apes.


He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Family Life

He married Dale Gudegast in 1966; they had a son named Christan who wrote the film A Man Apart starring Vin Diesel.


He had a short recurring role on the television series, How I Met Your Mother alongside Neil Patrick Harris.

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  • Interview with Eric Braeden. Accessed February 11, 2017
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