Eric Braeden



  • Birth Name: Hans Jörg Gudegast
  • Birth Place: Kiel, Germany
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/03/1941, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Eric Braeden Fast Facts:
  • His Americanized stage name was derived from the German town where he grew up, Bredenbek.
  • Played on a 1972-73 Los Angeles-based semi-pro soccer team.
  • Landed roles as Germans in a number of World War II series and movies, including Captain Dietrich in ABC's The Rat Patrol.
  • Portrayed millionaire John Jacob Astor in James Cameron's Titanic.
  • Had multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for his work as Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless and won in 1998.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
  • Got into a minor Twitter war of words with Neil Patrick Harris in 2010 after Harris bashed Braeden about pulling out of a role on How I Met Your Mother.
  • Eric Braeden Relationships:
  • Wilhelm Gudegast - Father
  • Matilde Gudegast - Mother
  • Christian Gudegast - Son
  • Dale Gudegast - Wife
  • Eric Braeden Awards:
  • 1992 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a Daytime Serial - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Montana State University, Missoula, MT; attended Santa Monica College,Santa Monica, CA

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