Eric Braeden is famous among the fans with the name of ‘Victor Newman’, a character essayed by him in the opera “The Young and the Restless”, for which he even won an award. He even played the role of Hans Dietrich in the TV show “The Rat Patrol” that was telecasted in the 1960’s. He has accumulated quite a decent wealth in these years. Let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Eric Braeden in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born on 3 April 1941 as Hans-Jörg Gudegast, Eric Braeden was brought up in Bredenbek, in Germany. At that time, his father served as the mayor of the Bredenbek. In the year 1959, Eric went to the USA permanently, and he graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula.
He participated in athletics and other sports in his collegiate and school. He won the “German National Team Championship in Track and Field” in the year 1958, and snatched “1973 National Challenge Cup” from the rival Cleveland Inter at Los Angeles while playing for his University. He also started boxing at a gym in Los Angeles.
Very less is known about the personal life of Eric Braeden. According to sources, he has a son and a wife named Christian Gudegast and Dale Russel Gudegast respectively. Christian, his child, became a screenwriter and casted Vin Diesel in the film “A Man Apart”. Eric has his own biography published in the year 2017 with the title “I’ll be Damned” which mainly focuses on the sinking of ‘MV Wilhelm Gustloff’ and its survival.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Eric became successful in his life with his hard work. He started winning awards from the year 1987, and he is still remembered for his sharp acting skills. In the year 1987, he got nominated for ‘14th Daytime Emmy Awards’ and in 1990 the title of ‘Distinguished German-American of the Year’ was entitled to him. In 1992, he won ‘18th People’s Choice Awards’ for Favorite Male Performer in A Daytime Serial.
In 1998, he won ‘25th Daytime Emmy Awards’ as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for the show “The Young and the Restless”. Apart from this, he got Bundesverdienstkreuze which is the other name of “German Medal of Honor”. Furthermore, he even won the Humanitarian Award that was awarded to him by Yuval Rotem (Israel’s Ambassador).
Net Worth & Earnings
TV and film actor, Eric Braeden’s net worth is $30 million. His various movies and the famous soap opera “The Young and the Restless” was the one which made him achieve success and accumulate immense wealth. His TV shows, American- German movies, operas and Drama series brought a change in his career where he got to achieve so much in his life. He became more famous after the release of “Titanic” where he played the role of Jacob Astor IV.
Eric Braeden is one of the best and hard-working celebrities you might have ever seen. His exceptional acting skills facilitated him to go forward in his life. He has written his own biography. Winning many awards and income he didn’t leave his career at a standstill. Gaining millions of worth, he is the best idol for anyone to date. We wholeheartedly wish for his success, and we hope he leaves a footprint for the upcoming generation.