Eric Braeden Bio

(Victor, Y&R)

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BIRTHDATE: April 3, 1941
MARITAL STATUS: been married to his wife Dale since 1964
CHILDREN: Christian (born Feb. 9, 1971)

Eric Braeden was born Hans Gudegast on April 3 in Kiel, Germany. He emigrated to the United States in the late '50s and settled in Texas. Prior to beginning his acting career, Braeden worked in the University of Texas' medical school lab. He relocated to Los Angeles where he attended Santa Monica College. An avid soccer enthusiast, Braeden has played on many semi-professional and local teams. One of his teams, the Maccabees, won the 1972-'73 National Soccer Championship. Braeden's first film was the Colossus of Rhodes in 1957. 

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Eric is a family name, and Braeden is the name of his village in Germany.
  2. Co-founded the German American Cultural Society (GACS).
  3. Awarded the Federal Medal of Honor in 1991 by then German President Richard von Weizsacker, whom he greatly admires for his "courage and moral leadership."
  4. He became a naturalized citizen while in college.
  5. He is 6' 1".
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Eric Braeden
HAVE LUNCH WITH Y&R’S ERIC BRAEDEN   Apr 29, 2014

Want to have lunch with Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R)? To help raise money for the...

ERIC BRAEDEN ON MICHAEL MUHNEY: "HE WANTED ME OFF THE SHOW."   Jan 10, 2014

Y&R superstar Eric Braeden (Victor) weighed in on the Michael Muhney...

Eric Braeden To Appear On QUEEN LATIFAH   Oct 23, 2013

Tune in alert: Y&R superstar will appear on THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW on Friday, October 25.

Y&R Star Doesn't Monkey Around   Feb 17, 2012

Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R), who starred in the 1971 film Escape From The Planet of The Apes will...

Now We Meet Your Father   Oct 21, 2008

On November 3, Eric Braeden (Victor, YOUNG & RESTLESS) will guest-star on the sitcom HOW...

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Other Roles

 

TV Roles
HOPE & FAITH (Lance Taylor, 2004)
DIAGNOSIS MURDER (Himself, 1995)
THE NANNY (Frank Bradley, 1994)
MURDER SHE WROTE (Col. Gerhardt Brunner, 1986)
A PERRY MASON MYSTERY: THE CASE OF THE WICKED WIVES (David) LUCKY/CHANCES (Dimitri, 1990)

Film Roles
Meet the Deedles (Elton, 1998)
Titanic (Col. John Jacob Astor IV, 1997)
The Ambulance (The Doctor, 1990)

 

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