Eric Braeden

German actor

Eric Braeden (born Hans-Jörg Gudegast; April 3, 1941)[1] is a German-American movie 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 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Victor Newman.[1][2]

Eric Braeden
Eric Braeden - Monte-Carlo Television Festival.jpg
Braeden in 2013
Hans-Jörg Gudegast

(1941-04-03) April 3, 1941 (age 81)
Bredenbek, Free State of Prussia, Germany
(present-day Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Years active1960–present
Dale Russell (m. 1966)
ChildrenChristian Gudegast

Personal lifeEdit

Braeden was born in Bredenbek, Germany to German parents. Braeden was educated at the University of Montana. Braeden is married to Dale Russell Gudegast since 1966 and have two children together. Braeden currently lives in Los Angeles, California.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "SOAP STAR STATS: Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R)". Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  2. "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1998". Archived from the original on July 15, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009.

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