Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden was born as Hans-Jorg Gudegast in Bredenbek, Germany. He acts both in films and also TV serials. He was famous on screen for the roles in the television soap opera and The Young and the Restless. He started his acting career in the year 1962 and still active on the screen. We can expect him to look at some upcoming films.

To know more about Eric’s personal life, professional life, net worth, etc., continue reading this article.

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Biography and Early Life

Eric Braeden was born on 3 April 1941. His real name was Hans-Jorg Gudegast. He was from a perfect family. His father was the mayor of the place they lived in the early days. He had a massive interest in outdoor games like discus through, javelin through, and shot-put. For a bright future, he moved to the US at the age of 18 in the year 1959. He never slowed his love for the outdoor games, even after shifting to the US.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Eric Braeden in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Eric Braeden’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 3 April 1941. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 182 lbs in Pound and 83kg in Kilograms.


Eric completed his early education and high school education in Germany before he moved to the US. After coming to the US in the year 1959, he joined the University of Montana, Missoula. His degree was from the University of Montana, and later, Eric started his professional career in acting & filming. He stayed in the US to make him more compatible.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

He married Dale Russell Gudegast in the year 1966 after dating for a couple of years. This lovely couple had got a beautiful baby boy. Together with due love, they named him Christian Gudegast. As of today, Christian is also related to the film industry; he is the screenwriter. Films written by him are acted by many famous actors like Vin Diesel. He is a successful person like his father, Eric.

After migrating to the US, his love for Boxing and Football grew more. He appeared in the National Challenge Cup in the year 1973. He was a member of a football club in Los Angeles. Apart from acting, he was also active in street boxing and gym boxing over the 1970s to 1980s. Eric used to spend all his free time in football and boxing, which added him some bucks.

Is Eric Braeden Gay?

We can never determine Eric to be gay. Because he married Dale Russell in the year 1996 and also nature gifted them a son. So we can not say Eric to be gay. He has got his wife as well as a son. Even we never found Eric with any evidence in public to declare him as gay. He is straight.

Professional Career

He started his career around 1960 after settling in the US. Eric saw his first appearance from 1962 to 1967 in the drama named Combat, a drama related to “The Second World War”. His role was as a German soldier. We can see him in several films in the 1960s, like The Man From UNCLE, Twelve O’clock High, and Blue Light, where he played minor roles.

Later as the days rolled, we can see his prominent roles in The Rat Patrol, 100 Rifles, and Colossus. Here Eric transferred his real name Hans-Jorg to Eric Braeden as in the film Colossus. Lew Wasserman suggested that a German name isn’t that easy to make a perfect career in the American film industry, so he was changed to Braeden from the place he came from, Bredenbek. And indeed, this boosted him in his professional career.

One of the best successes was in 1980 when he acted as Victor Newman in a soap opera in the US called “The Young and the Restless”. People loved to see him in the show till the year 2009, and this was the year when he declared himself away from the show. And also, he returned to the show when he was given a better deal than before. The best success for this German-born actor was when he got a role in the film Titanic.


We find Eric in many super films as well as soap operas. His nomination is made for many awards, and he also got several awards in his career. He is still active in the film career, so we can accept him in getting more awards and achievements. Some of the prominent awards in his list are the Emmy Award, German-American of the year, Hollywood Fame award, Humanitarian award, and People’s award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Eric Braeden in 2021

As of 2021, Eric has a considerable net worth of around $30 million in his portfolio. He gained all those amounts in his acting experience over five decades in filming and also soap opera. We can say his net worth will grow in the future as Eric did not declare a stop from the industry. He is one of the best and richest actors in the US.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

He was a German man and later took American citizenship after his migration, which helped him boost his career. He is a great lover of pet dogs. He was a good football player and also a good boxer in his young days. Eric won Emmy Awards once till now. His real name was Hans-Jorg Gudegast which later changed as per US names.

He is a source of motivation for the people. He settled at a very young age and made himself competent in name, fame, and wealth. Till today he like spending time in the Boxing gym and football stadiums. His love for filming, boxing, football, and art is incomparable; each of those things plays a specific role in Eric’s life. He is confident in his personal skills and active on the screen in his late 70s.

  1. joseph incantalupo June 29, 2021 at 12:37 am

Facts of Hans-Jorg Gudegast

  • Gender Male
  • full nameHans-Jorg Gudegast
  • birthplaceBredenbek, Germany
  • Date of Birth April 03, 1941
  • Age 83 years 3 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Diamond
  • Lucky Color Red
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo
  • nationalityItalian-American
  • religionJewish
  • net worth$30 million
  • professionFilm and television actor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 83 Kg, In Pounds – 182 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 185 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • hair colorGrey
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolN/A

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