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Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden (born Hans Gudegast, April 3, 1941) is a German-American film and television actor. He was born in Kiel, Germany and emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1960.

He racked up many TV and film credits during his first two decades in America, most notably a role on the TV series The Rat Patrol (1966-1968), as well as a starring role in the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project (1969).

In 1980, he was offered the role of self-made magnate Victor Newman on the serial The Young and the Restless. He won a Daytime Emmy for his work in 1998.

In the late 1990s, he was offered the role of John Jacob Astor IV in the movie Titanic (1997) as well as a role in the movie Meet the Deedles (1998).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Eric Braeden Facts

Birth NameHans Gudegast
BirthdayApril 3, 1941 (82)
BirthplaceKiel, Germany
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Eric Braeden compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Young and the Restless: Celebrating 10,000 Episodes: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Seventh Season
The Rat Patrol: The Complete Series
The New, Original Wonder Woman
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes
The Werewolf
100 Rifles
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