The 66-year-old has had a long career in the entertainment industry. He has been playing the role of Victor Newman on the popular daytime series since 1980.
His portrayal of the wealthy, prominent business tycoon has not only given him great popularity but also a 1998 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and a trio of Soap Opera Digest Awards for the same honor.
Although he is most known for his work on The Young and the Restless, Eric Braeden has also appeared in other TV productions.
Prior to joining the cast of The Young and the Restless, he had guest roles in such series as The Rat Patrol, Mission: Impossible, Run For Your Life, Hawaii Five-O, Gunsmoke and Chips.
Eric Braeden has also appeared often in the big screen.
One of his most notable roles is Colonel John Jacob Astor IV in Titanic, which starred Academy Award nominees Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
His credits include Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Adulteress, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Death Race, Intertect, 100 Rifles, Morituri, Colossus: The Forbin Project and Dayton’s Devils.
Recently, he completed work on the film The Man Who Came Back, a western that also stars Billy Zane, Armand Assante, Sean Young, James Patrick Stewart and Carol Alt.
The actor has also shown great prowess in sports, having won the German Youth Championship and the 1972-73 US National Soccer Championship, where he played for the Los Angeles Maccabees.
In 2005, Los Angeles Chairman Tom LaBonge, with the approval of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, proclaimed February 1 as Eric Braeden Day.