Eric Braeden
Eric Braeden
Celebrated Name: Eric Braeden
Real Name/Full Name: Eric Braeden
Gender: Male
Age: 83 years old
Birth Date: 3 April 1941
Birth Place: Bredenbek, Germany
Nationality: American, German
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 83 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Dale Russell Gudegast (m. 1966)
Children: Yes (Christian Gudegast)
Profession: American film and television actor
Net Worth in 2024: $25 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Eric Braeden, who is officially known as Hans-Jorg Gudegast, is an actor in both films and the television. This German-American is best known for his act as Victor Newman in the television soap opera, The Young and the Restless. He has been active in acting since 1962 up to date.

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Early Life

Hans-Jorg Gudegast, whose stage name is Eric Braeden, was born in 1941, 3rd April, in Bredenbek, Germany. His father once worked as a mayor in this place. In 1958, Eric was involved in outdoor games such as discus, javelin, and shot-put. He moved to the United States of America in 1959. While living in the United States, he went to the University of Montana, Missoula.

Eric Braeden also placed soccer where he participated in the National Challenge Cup of 1973. He was involved in a football club called Maccabi Los Angeles. For the 1970s and 1980s, he was active in boxing at both the gyms and the streets. He married Dale Russell Gudegast in 1966. The couple has a son, Christian. Christian works in filming as a screenwriter and has written films such as A Man Apart, which featured the famous actor Vin Diesel. Harper Collins, in 2017, published an autograph; I’ll Be Damned, which outlined the life of Eric Braeden.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 3 April 1941, Eric Braeden is 83 years old as of today’s date 19th July 2024. His height is 1.85 m tall, and his weight is 83 kg.


Eric Braeden’s acting career started in the 1960s after arriving in America. He first appeared in Combat, a Second World War drama between 1962 and 1967. In the film, he starred as a German soldier. In 1965, he appeared as Marlon Brando in Morituri. In the late 1960s, he guest-starred in several films such as The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Twelve O’clock High, and Blue Light. He later took significant roles in The Rat Patrol, 100 Rifles, and Colossus: The Forbin Project. In this movie colossus, Hans-Jorg adopted his stage name, Eric Braeden.

That was triggered by Lew Wasserman, who suggested that no one with a German name would star in an American film. He got the name Braeden from his place called Bredenbek. In the 1970s, he appeared in films such as Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gunsmoke, and Wonder Woman.

In 1980, Eric got a role as Victor Newman in a soap opera called The Young and the Restless. He was featured on the show until late 2009 when he announced that he was leaving the show. Later he announced his return to the show stating that he received a better deal. In early 2017, Braeden celebrated 37 years in the show. 1997 was great for Eric when he made an appearance in a great film, Titanic.

Awards and Achievements

Eric Braeden is active in filming; hence, he has been featured in many high films and soap operas. He has also received awards, nominations, and honors. Such awards and honors include Distinguished German-American of the Year, Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1 Gilmore Award, 1 Friend of German Award, 2 German Medal of Honor, 1 Humanitarian Award, one People’s Choice Award, and 1 Emmy Awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Eric Braeden in 2024

Eric Braeden Net Worth
Eric Braeden Net Worth

As of July 2024, Eric Braeden has a net worth of $25 million. This 76 old actor has earned this net worth by participating in many films. He has ventured into filming for over five decades, where he has been part of many movies and soap operas. Despite his old age, this celebrity is still in acting.

Eric Braeden is a mentor and an excellent example of what many young people find a great life. That is because of his determination, courage, and focus on the filming industry. He has also faced challenges throughout his life but has met them with courage.


  1. my husbands told me that his favorite character Eric Braedan’s has protrayed was the one he played in The Rat Patrol, I have been watching him on the the Young and the Restless since 1980, he is a great actor. A real family man. My husband always calls him Dietrick from the Rat Patrol when he sees that I am watching the Young and The Restless.. All the characters on this show make it work fantastic.


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