Eric Braeden - Famous Actor

Eric Braeden Net Worth


Eric Braeden, a famous German-American actor with a net worth of $25 million dollars, is best known for his award-winning role as Victor Newman in the soap opera โ€˜The Young and the Restlessโ€™, which he has played since 198.

Key facts:

  • Eric Braeden is a German-American film and television actor.
  • Braeden is best known for his role as Victor Newman in the soap opera 'The Young and the Restless' for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1998.
  • Besides 'The Young and the Restless', Braeden is also well-known for his roles in the 196s TV series 'The Rat Patrol' and the blockbuster 1997 film 'Titanic', where he played John Jacob Astor IV.
  • Braeden made his debut in the American film industry in the 197 movie 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' in which he changed his name from Hans-Jรถrg Gudegast to Eric Braeden on the suggestion of a movie executive.
  • In 'Airwolf', one of his successful roles, Braeden starred alongside Jan Michael Vincent.

Basic Information About Eric Braeden

CategoryCelebrities โ€บ Actors
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1941-04-03 (82 years old)
Place of birthBredenbek
Curiosities and TrademarksRich smooth voice
SpouseDale Russell - (8 Octoberย 1966 - present)ย (1 child)
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
Social Mediaโ†—๏ธŽ Wikipedia โ†—๏ธŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Eric Braeden win?


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Eric Braeden awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesWinnerThe Young and the Restless1998
Soap Opera Digest Award - Outstanding Lead ActorWinnerThe Young and the Restless2001
Soap Opera Digest Award - Outstanding Leading ActorWinnerThe Young and the Restless1997

Eric Braeden roles

Movie / Series Role
TitanicJohn Jacob Astor
Den of ThievesZiggy Zerhusen
Mr. MomVictor (archive footage) (uncredited)
PiranhaDr. Robert Hoak (swimming double) (uncredited)
Escape from the Planet of the ApesDr. Otto Hasslein
100 RiflesVon Klemme (as Hans Gudegast)
How I Met Your MotherRobin Sr. 1 episode, 2008
CHiPsState Senator Bob Larwin 1 episode, 1979
BanacekPaul Bolitho 1 episode, 1974
12 O'Clock HighCaptain Zoller / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Mary Tyler MooreKarl Heller 1 episode, 1977
The VirginianAugustin 1 episode, 1966
Kolchak: The Night StalkerBernhardt Stieglitz 1 episode, 1974
Mission: ImpossibleAndrei Fetyakov / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
MannixViktor Gruniev 1 episode, 1971
Murder, She WroteCol. Gerhardt Brunner 1 episode, 1986
Wonder WomanCaptain Drangel / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
The Young and the RestlessVictor Newman / ... 3,446 episodes, 1980-2021
The NannyFrank Bradley 1 episode, 1994
The TalkSelf 4 episodes, 2011-2020
Project U.F.O.Paul Gerard 1 episode, 1978
Hope & FaithLance Taylor 2 episodes, 2004
Marcus Welby, M.D.Pastor Goodleigh / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1974
The Bold and the BeautifulVictor Newman 5 episodes, 1999-2007
The F.B.I.Becker / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1974
The Rat PatrolCapt. Hans Dietrich 58 episodes, 1966-1968
The MagicianNelson Paradine 1 episode, 1974
KojakKenneth Krug 1 episode, 1977
Early EditionSoap Opera Actor (uncredited) unknown episodes
Barnaby Jones'Hans' / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Mr. Oakes 1 episode, 1965
AirwolfNick Kincaid 1 episode, 1986
Combat!Drunken German soldier / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1964
CannonCarl Bruckner 1 episode, 1976
Hawaii Five-ODjebara / ... 3 episodes, 1969-1973
Run for Your LifeDavid Navan / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968

Eric Braeden's Quotes

  • Being in love, and I'm not an expert in this, I've lived it as much as anyone has, but I've not dissected it.
  • I have a feeling that being in love sometimes means the projection of your desires onto another person. The important thing is that you like the other person, respect the other person and want to raise children with the other person.
  • If both parents must work, I think it is more important that the mother has proximity to the child to therefore establish a childcare situation at the big corporations not once a day, but many times a day.
  • A relationship has to be cultivated. There have to be feelings of love for another first. But then you have to really like the person.
  • Raising children is an enormously important part of life. I think one of the most important, or the most important, period.

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Eric Braeden Net Worth and Biography

Eric Braeden is a German-American television and film actor who has a net worth of $25 million. He is best known for his long-running role as Victor Newman on the popular daytime soap opera โ€˜The Young and the Restlessโ€™, for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1998.

What is Eric Braeden Known For?

Braeden first gained recognition for his role as Hans Dietrich in the 196s TV series โ€˜The Rat Patrolโ€™. Later on, he got a starring role in the movie โ€˜Colossus: The Forbin Projectโ€™ In 198, Braeden was offered the role of self-made business magnate Victor Newman on โ€˜The Young and the Restlessโ€™ for a 26-week run. After his character, Victor, imprisoned his wifeโ€™s lover and became an instant hit on the show, his contract was renewed and he has been on the show ever since.

Early Life and Education

Braeden was born Hans-Jรถrg Gudegast on April 3, 1941, in Bredenbek, Germany. His father was once the mayor of Bredenbek. Braeden studied engineering in his hometown before immigrating to the United States in 1959 where he attended The University of Montana in Missoula.


Braeden started his acting career with small roles until he became a part of the regular cast of โ€˜The Rat Patrolโ€™ as Hans Dietrich, a German Hauptmann fighting against the Allied forces during World War II. His big break in movies was with โ€˜Colossus: The Forbin Projectโ€™, in which he showcased his incredible talent as an actor, thus becoming a significant Hollywood figure. Braeden had various guest-starring roles in TV series such as โ€˜The Six Million Dollar Manโ€™, โ€˜The Incredible Hulkโ€™, and โ€˜Battlestar Galacticaโ€™.

Braedenโ€™s most successful role is as Victor Newman, the businessman from Genoa City who eventually became the most iconic character on โ€˜The Young and the Restlessโ€™. He appeared on numerous national programs such as โ€˜Larry King Liveโ€™, โ€˜The Oprah Winfrey Showโ€™, โ€˜The Ellen Showโ€™, etc. His personality was even celebrated in various documentaries and TV shows.


Eric Braedenโ€™s outstanding contribution to television and film has been widely recognized. His role as Victor Newman has made him one of the most beloved actors on daytime television and he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. In addition to that, Braeden has enjoyed recognition in the form of nominations and awards. Apart from his Daytime Emmy Award win in 1998, he also received other nominations for his performance in โ€˜The Young and the Restlessโ€™ on various occasions.

The multi-talented Eric Braeden has left an indelible mark on Hollywood history through his work as an actor. Through his hard work, talent, and perseverance, Braeden has built a net worth of $25 million โ€“ a true testament to his longevity and the constancy of his fans who support him unflinchingly as his career continues to flourish.

Closing Thoughts

Eric Braeden is a prolific actor who has gained both fame and fortune over years of performing on television, film, and stage. He is an inspiration to many with his dedication, passion for performance, and philanthropic activities towards various charities. As fans eagerly anticipate watching their favorite soap opera starโ€™s storied battle against the forces of evil each week, his legacy only continues to grow taking his place among the television greats of all time. His immense contributions to the world of entertainment might earn him several more accolades in the future and we look forward to watching his unmistakable charisma on display for years to come.

Interesting Facts about Eric Braeden

  1. In addition to The Rat Patrol (1966) created by Tom Gries Braeden also had roles in the movie 100 Rifles (1969), written and directed by Tom Gries and in the movie Lady Ice (1973), produced and directed by Tom Gries.
  2. He became a naturalized citizen while in college.
  3. Was awarded the Federal Medal of Honor by the president of Germany for promoting a "positive, realistic image of Germans in America."
  4. Father, with Dale Russell, of son Christian Gudegast.
  5. His character Victor Newman from The Young and the Restless (1973), over the years, has been known as the Black Knight by soap opera fans.
  6. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 20, 2007. Many of his The Young and the Restless (1973) co-stars were present for the occasion.
  7. Brother-in-law of Bob Crane and Sigrid Valdis.
  8. Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book, "I Talked with a Zombie" (McFarland & Co., 2008).
  9. Uncle of Scott Crane.
  10. In the years before becoming the star of The Young and the Restless (1973) in 1980, Braeden generally portrayed characters who were 10-15 years older than his actual age.
  11. In 1973, he had consecutive guest starring roles, as two different characters, on Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971) and The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973), which in and of itself would not seem unusual. However, both of these series starred Lee Majors, which was very unusual for the time, with one actor starring on two different active television series at the same time. The two appearances were during the same week, with Eric's first appearance on Wednesday, October 17, 1973, and his second appearance on Saturday, October 20, 1973, both shows were produced at and by Universal Studios (as Universal Television), and both series were broadcast by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC TV Network). The Six Million Dollar Man show was actually a made for TV movie that preceded the actual series.

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