Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden

German actor
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Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden (born Hans-Jörg Gudegast; April 3, 1941) is a German-born 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.

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Full name at birth
Hans Jörg Gudegast
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Claim to fame
The Young and the Restless
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Date of birth
3 April 1941
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Place of birth
Kiel, Germany
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Age
80
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Actor
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6' 1" (185 cm)
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Net worth
$25,000,000 USD
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  • Montana State University, Missoula MT
  • Santa Monica College
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Partner: Dale Russell (Married) 1 child
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Eric Braeden and Dale Russell
  • Brother-in-law of Sigrid Valdis.
  • In addition to "The Rat Patrol" (1966) created by Tom Gries Braeden also had roles in the movie 100 Rifles (1969), written and directed by Tom Gries and in the movie Lady Ice (1973), produced and directed by Tom Gries.
  • He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 20, 2007. Many of his "The Young and the Restless" co-stars were present for the occasion.
  • He became a naturalized citizen while in college.
  • His Victor character from "Y&R", over the years, has been known as the Black Knight by soap opera fans.

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