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Eric Braeden

Age81 years (.2022)
Height6 feet 0 inch
ProfessionGerman film actor
Weight83 kg – 182 lbs
Birthday3 April 

Eric Braeden’s Parent’s Family

FatherWilhelm Gudegast
Mothername yet to be uploaded
Brothername yet to be uploaded
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Eric Braeden’s Relationship

Affairs/GirlfriendDale Russell Gudegast
Wife/SpouseDale Russell Gudegast
SonsChristian Gudegast
Daughtername yet to be uploaded

Eric Braeden’s BioData

Real NameEric Braeden
Nick NameVictor Newman
FamousGerman film actor
Zodiac SignAries
Date of Birth3 April 1941

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NationalityAmerican, German
HometownKiel, German
HobbiesTraveling, Singing, playing cricket
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Eric Braeden’s Source of money

Net worth$25 Million (.approx)
salary$1 Million (.approx)
Income$25 Million (.approx)
Appeared Inyet to be uploaded
Source Source Of Income German film actor

Eric Braeden’s Physical fitness

Eye colorThe Color of the Eye is dark brown
Hair colorThe Color of Hair is Black
bodyThe body Complexion is slim
skin colourThe Skin Color is fair
BodyThe Body Measurement is 34-25-32 inches

Eric Braeden’s Physical state

Marital Status/DateUnmarried
BirthplaceBredenbek, Germany
Height F6 feet 0 inches
Height m1.85 in meter
Height cm185 in centimeter

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CountryAmerican, German
TownKiel, German
EthnicityBredenbek, Germany
Old cityBredenbek, Germany
Address cityKiel, German


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Sportstennis, football, basketball, cricket
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Personal Information

Eric Braeden is a German-born film and television actor known for his roles as Victor Newman on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, 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. Braeden was born Hans-Jorg Gudegast in Bredenbek, Germany, a city in northern Germany where his father was once mayor.

In his autobiography, titled I’ll Be Damned, published by Harper Collins in 2017, Braeden revealed that he was a survivor of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff sinking.

The MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German armed military transport ship that was sunk on 30 January 1945 by Soviet submarine S-13, in the Baltic Sea, while evacuating German civilian and military refugees.

It is estimated that 9,400 people died.

It was the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking in history. He emigrated to the United States in 1959 and attended the University of Montana, Missoula.

In 1958 Braeden, under his birth name Hans-Jorg Gudegast, won the German National Team Championship in Track and Field.

Braeden later went on to win the 1973 National Challenge Cup as a fullback with the Jewish American soccer club Maccabi Los Angeles, scoring the winning goal in the semifinal game and a penalty kick in the championship game against Chicago Croatian.

In the 1970s/80s he could often be seen boxing at the Hoover Street and Broadway gyms in L.A.

He is a tennis player and has participated in many celebrity events. He married his college sweetheart Dale Russell in 1966.

His son, Christian, is a director who created the film Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler.

In 1961, his project was Operation Eichmann as Klaus.

From 1962-1964, his project was Combat! as Corporal Hans Gruber-Sergeant Eckmann.

In 1965, his project was Morituri as Radio Officer, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as Mr. Oakes, 12 O’Clock High as Major Gerhard Bentz-Captain Zoller.

In 1966, his project was The Virginian as Augustin.

From 1966-1967, his project was Mission: Impossible as Andrei Fetyakov-Marcus Von Frank.

From 1967-1968, his project was The Rat Patrol as Captain Hans Dietrich.

In 1968, his project was Dayton’s Devils as Max Elkhart.

In 1969, his project was 100 Rifles as Lieutenant Franz Von Klemme.

In 1970, his project was The Mask of Sheba as Dr. Morgan, Colossus: The Forbin Project as Dr. Charles A. Forbin, and The Young Rebels as Major Zanker.

In 1971, his project was Escape from the Planet of the Apes as Dr. Otto Hasslein, Mannix as Viktor Gruniev, and Bearcats! as Colonel Reinert.

In 1972, his project was The Judge and Jake Wyler as Anton Granicek.

From 1969-1973, his project was Hawaii Five-O as Djebara-Klaus Marburg-Dr. Paul Farrar.

In 1973, his project was McCloud as Ravik, Lady Ice as Peter Brinker, The Six Million Dollar Man as Findlater, Death Race as Stouffer, and The Adulteress as Hank Baron.

From 1971-1974, his project was Gunsmoke as Jack Sinclair-Talley-Carl Jaekel.

In 1974, his project was Banacek as Paul Bolitho, The Ultimate Thrill as Roland Parlay, Kolchak: The Night Stalker as Bernhardt Stieglitz.

From 1973-1975, his project was Barnaby Jones as Hans / Jennings / Raven / Steven Kingston.

In 1975, his project was Death Scream as Kosinsky. In 1976, his project was Cannon as Carl Bruckner.

From 1975-1978, his project was Wonder Woman as Donalsen / Captain Dangel.

In 1977, his project was The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Karl Heller, Kojak as Kenneth Krug, Code Name: Diamond Head as Ernest Graeber, and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo as Bruno Von Stickle.

In 1978, his project was The Eddie Capra Mysteries as Leo, Piranha as Dr. Robert Hoak.

In 1979, his project was CHiPs as Senator Bob Larwin.

In 1980, his project was The Aliens Are Coming as Leonard Nero.

In 1981, his project was Charlie’s Angels as John Reardon.

In 1986, his project was Airwolf as Nick Kincaid, Murder, and She Wrote as Colonel Gerhardt Brunner.

In 1990, his project was The Ambulance as The Doctor, Lucky Chances as Dimitri Stanislopolous.

In 1993, his project was Perry Mason: Wicked Wives as David Morrison.

In 1994, his project was The Nanny as Frank Bradley Sr.

In 1995, his project was Diagnosis: Murder as Himself.

In 1997, his project was Titanic as John Jacob Astor IV.

In 1998, his project was Meet the Deedles as Elton Deedle.

In 1999, his project was The Bold and the Beautiful as Victor Newman.

In 2008, his project was The Man Who Came Back as Reese Paxton, How I Met Your Mother as Robin Scherbatsky Sr.

In 2018, his project was Den of Thieves as Ziggy Zerhusen.

At 1980-Present, his project is The Young and the Restless as Victor Newman.

Awards List:

1992: Male Performer in a Daytime Serial 1998: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Questions About Eric Braeden

How much does Eric Braeden get paid?

So what does a veteran actor like Braeden earn from The Young and the Restless? According to Wide Open Country, Braeden reportedly earns $5,000 per episode. Since Victor is onscreen almost daily, all that moolah adds to Braeden’s net worth.

How long has Eric Braeden been on Y&R?

For 42 years, Braeden has become a main staple of The Young and the Restless. The actor’s hair is greyer, but he still has the same mustache that’s become part of Victor’s iconic look.

How long is Eric Braeden married?

Dale Russell ​ ( m. 1966)​

Is Eric Braeden his real name?

Eric Braeden is a German actor in America who began his career playing Nazis and eventually became a star of daytime soap operas. Born Hans Gudegast in Kiel, Germany, during the Second World War, he was a superb athlete who excelled in track-and-field events.

Who is the highest-paid soap actor?

Eric Braeden

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