Eric Braeden biography
Date of Birth: April 3, 1943
The versatile actor is best known as mega-powerful Victor Newman
on the daytime soap, The Young and The Restless, a role
he's essayed for the past 17 years.
His work on Y&R
has won him the industry's highest accolades, including a 1990
Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor, the Soap Opera Digest Award
for Best Actor of 1988, a 1990 MVP award from Soap Opera Update
Digest, and Most Popular Actor (as chosen by the fans) at the
18th People's Choice Awards.
His prolific film and television career began when
the athletic Braeden and a fellow Montana State University student
filmed their journey up the raging Salmon River -- the first people
ever to survive this treacherous journey.
Heading to L.A. to find a distributor for the film (called The
Riverbusters), he learned that German actors were much in
He was soon cast as Captain Dietrich on The Rat Patrol,
and has since appeared in over 120 TV series and scores of made-for-television
Born Hans Gudagest in Kiel, West Germany, Eric moved to the U.S.
shortly after graduating high school.
He is the only actor on
the newly-formed German American Advisory Board, joining such
illustrious company as Dr. Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, and