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Eric Braeden

Born Apr 3, 1941

Eric Braeden is a German-American film and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series The Rat Patrol, and as John Jacob Astor IV in the 1997 film Titanic. Braeden won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Victor Newman.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Braeden.


1941 Birth Born on April 3, 1941.


1959 18 Years Old Braeden was born Hans Jörg Gudegast in Bredenbek, Germany (near Kiel), where his father was once mayor. He immigrated to the USA in 1959. … Read More


1966 25 Years Old Braeden accumulated many TV and film credits during his first two decades in America. In 1966 he guest-starred (credited as Hans Gudegast) as Luftwaffe Major Bentz in the second season episode 28, "Day of Reckoning" of Twelve O'Clock High (TV series). … Read More


1971 30 Years Old In the 1970s he took a supporting role in the 1971 film Escape from the Planet of the Apes. … Read More
1977 36 Years Old In 1977 he appeared in Walt Disney's Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo as the arrogant but formidable race car driver, Bruno von Stickle.
1978 37 Years Old He also appeared, uncredited, as Bradford Dillman's de facto stunt double in the 1978 film Piranha--Braeden had originally been cast to play Dillman's character, Paul Grogan, and had shot some underwater swimming footage before the role was recast; Braeden's stunt footage ended up in the finished film anyway.
1980 39 Years Old In 1980, he was offered the role of self-made magnate Victor Newman on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless for a 26-week run. … Read More


1991 50 Years Old In late December 1991, Braeden and actor Peter Bergman had a physical altercation backstage. … Read More
1997 56 Years Old In 1997, he played Colonel John Jacob Astor IV in the blockbuster film Titanic, cast because he strongly resembled the powerful millionaire.. … Read More


2008 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Braeden starred in "The Man Who Came Back", an independent Western film, which was written and directed by Louisiana's Glen Pitre.
Braeden announced on October 18, 2009, in an article by Dan J. Kroll that after almost 30 years on The Young and the Restless, he was leaving the show. "We reached an impasse in the negotiations", Braeden said in an exclusive interview with celebrity news website EW.com.
2010 69 Years Old On December 17, 2010, Neil Patrick Harris announced via Twitter that Braeden would not be reprising his role on How I Met Your Mother. … Read More
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