Eric Braeden was born on April 3 in Bredenbek, Germany.
Braeden and his wife Dale wed in 1966. They have one son, Christian, who is a screenwriter and a director.
In 2017, he released a memoir titled I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama.
The actor was inducted into the German-American Hall of Fame in 2017.
Braeden celebrated his 40th anniversary on Y&R in 2020.