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Eric Braeden is a Actor and Executive Producer Allemand born on 3 april 1941 at Bredenbek (German)

Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden
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Birth name Hans-Jörg Gudegast
Nationality German
Birth 3 april 1941 (78 years) at Bredenbek (German)
Awards Grand Merit Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Eric Braeden (born Hans-Jörg Gudegast; April 3, 1941) is a German-American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series The Rat Patrol, Dr. Charles Forbin in Colossus: The Forbin Project, and as John Jacob Astor IV in the 1997 film Titanic. Braeden won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Victor Newman.


In 1958 Braeden, then known as Hans Gudegast, won the German National Team Championship in Track and Field (discus, shot-put and javelin with the Rendsburger TSV). Braeden later went on to win the 1973 National Challenge Cup as a fullback with the Jewish American soccer club Maccabi Los Angeles, scoring the winning goal in the semifinal and a penalty kick in the final against Cleveland Inter. In the 1970s and '80s he could often be seen boxing at the Hoover Street Gym and the Broadway Gym in the L.A. Ghetto. Braeden is regarded as a very good tennis player. Son Christian Gudegast, is a screenwriter who wrote the film A Man Apart, which starred Vin Diesel.

Actor Clarence Williams III and former boxer Ken Norton are two of his best friends.

Usually with

James Cameron
James Cameron
(1 films)
Glen Pitre
Glen Pitre
(1 films)
Billy Zane
Billy Zane
(2 films)
Tom Gries
Tom Gries
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eric Braeden (16 films)

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Den of Thieves, 2h20
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Evan Jones, Cooper Andrews
Roles Ziggy Zerhusen
Rating69% 3.496153.496153.496153.496153.49615
Un groupe de braqueurs décide de s'attaquer à la réserve fédérale des États-Unis, une banque dite inviolable et impossible à cambrioler. Mais leur plan est perturbé par une unité d'élite chargée de les arrêter et menée par Nick O'Brien, un policier qui les traque depuis longtemps et connu pour ses méthodes expéditives et violentes. Une véritable lutte sans merci commence entre les voleurs et leurs traqueurs.
The Man Who Came Back, 1h52
Directed by Glen Pitre
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about slavery, Prison films
Actors Eric Braeden, Billy Zane, Sean Young, George Kennedy, Armand Assante, Carol Alt
Roles Reese Paxton
Rating50% 2.510122.510122.510122.510122.51012
The Man Who Came Back is based on the Thibodaux massacre, the second bloodiest labor strike in U.S. history.
Meet the Deedles, 1h33
Directed by Steve Boyum
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Sports films, Surfing films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Steve Van Wormer, Paul Walker, Allison Joy Langer, John Ashton, Dennis Hopper, Eric Braeden
Roles Elton Deedle
Rating41% 2.057392.057392.057392.057392.05739
Phil Deedle (Paul Walker) and Stew Deedle (Steve Van Wormer) are two fraternal twin brothers who are complete surf bums living in Hawaii off of their wealthy father. After the two decide to skip out on school to go on a special surfing expedition with friends for their 18th birthday, the twins are expelled from their high school for truancy. Their father Elton Deedle (Eric Braeden) has become tired of their insolence and lazy lifestyle and thus decides to ship them to a boot camp to straighten them out. The boys are horrified that they’re going to have to fly state-side in order for this to happen, as the camp is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Titanic (1997)
, 3h14
Directed by James Cameron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes La fin du monde, Films about immigration, Seafaring films, Transport films, RMS Titanic in fiction, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill
Roles John Astor
Rating77% 3.8999853.8999853.8999853.8999853.899985
In 1996, treasure hunter Brock Lovett and his team aboard the research vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldysh search the wreck of RMS Titanic for a necklace with a rare diamond, the Heart of the Ocean. They recover a safe containing a drawing of a young woman wearing only the necklace dated April 14, 1912, the day the ship struck the iceberg. Rose Dawson Calvert, the woman in the drawing, is brought aboard Keldysh and tells Lovett of her experiences aboard Titanic.
The Ambulance, 1h31
Directed by Larry Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Horror, Romance
Themes La bande dessinée
Actors Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Red Buttons, Megan Gallagher, Janine Turner, Eric Braeden
Roles The Doctor
Rating59% 2.952232.952232.952232.952232.95223
Aspiring comic book artist Josh Baker (Eric Roberts) meets a young woman named Cheryl (Janine Turner) on the streets of New York City, who proceeds to collapse and is rushed to a hospital by an ambulance. When Josh arrives at the hospital, he is shocked to find that there is no record of Cheryl ever being admitted and he soon learns another startling discovery, Cheryl's roommate also vanished after being picked up by the same ambulance. Convinced that there is some sort of conspiracy going on, Josh proceeds to investigate the disappearances, despite the overt disdain and discouragement from Lt. Spencer (James Earl Jones).
Piranha (1978)
, 1h34
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Comedy horror films
Actors Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Dick Miller, Barbara Steele
Roles Dr. Robert Hoak (swimming double) (uncredited)
Rating58% 2.9494352.9494352.9494352.9494352.949435
Two teenagers come upon an apparently abandoned military installation. They take advantage of what appears to be a swimming pool to skinny dip. The teenagers are attacked by an unseen force and disappear under the water. A light activates in the main building and a silhouetted figure investigates the screams, but is too late to help.
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, 1h44
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin, Roy Kinnear, Bernard Fox
Roles Bruno Von Stickle
Rating56% 2.804212.804212.804212.804212.80421
The film stars Dean Jones as returning champion race car driver Jim Douglas, joined by his somewhat cynical and eccentric riding mechanic Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts). Together with Herbie, the "Love Bug", a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, they are participating in the fictional Trans-France Race, from Paris, France, to Monte Carlo, Monaco. According to dialogue, they hope to stage a racing comeback in the event.
Code Name: Diamond Head, 1h14
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Roy Thinnes, France Nuyen, Gilbert "Zulu" Kauhi, Ward Costello, Don Knight, Ian McShane
Roles Ernest Graeber
Rating29% 1.460831.460831.460831.460831.46083
Johnny Paul (Thinnes) arrives in Oahu disguised as a flashy gambler and ladies' man. However, he is actually on a mission to stop the theft of a deadly new gas, which has the potential to cause instant death upon contact. The substance was being secretly created by a top battalion of Marines at the request of a Pentagon official. However, a double agent had infiltrated the unit, killed the executive, and assumed his identity. Paul uses his image to get close to the double agent, who is known by the pseudonym "Tree". However, once his cover is blown, it's a race against time to stop Tree from selling the secrets to an unnamed foreign power.
Colossus: The Forbin Project, 1h40
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Films about mathematics, Politique, Films based on science fiction novels, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert, Georg Stanford Brown, Marion Ross
Roles Dr Charles Forbin
Rating70% 3.548333.548333.548333.548333.54833
Dr. Charles A. Forbin (Eric Braeden) is the chief designer of a secret government project that has built "Colossus", an advanced supercomputer to control the United States and Allied nuclear weapons systems. Being encased within a mountain, it is impervious to attack, powered by its own nuclear reactor. When Colossus is activated, the President of the United States (Gordon Pinsent) announces its existence, proudly proclaiming it a perfect defense system.
100 Rifles
100 Rifles (1969)
, 1h50
Directed by Chuck Roberson, Tom Gries
Origin USA
Genres War, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films, Children's films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Fernando Lamas, Dan O'Herlihy, Eric Braeden, Michael Forest
Roles Lt. Franz Von Klemme
Rating60% 3.000153.000153.000153.000153.00015
In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, Lyedecker (Brown) is an Arizona lawman who travels to a remote village looking for Yaqui Joe (Reynolds), a half-Indian, half-white bank robber who has stolen $6,000 (in Arizona) to buy 100 rifles for his Yaqui people who are being repressed by the government.
Dayton's Devils, 1h43
Directed by Jack Shea
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Rory Calhoun, Leslie Nielsen, Lainie Kazan, Eric Braeden, Rodolfo Acosta, Georg Stanford Brown
Roles Max Eikhart
Rating58% 2.905122.905122.905122.905122.90512
Frank Dayton (Leslie Nielsen) leads a group of crooks in a caper to steal $2,500,000 from an Air Force base. Dayton is the tough-guy military leader who recruits Mike (Rory Calhoun), ex-Nazi Max (Hans Gudegast), sadistic killer Barney Barry (Barry Sadler), and failed French artist Claude (Pat Renella) in the scheme. Singer Lainie Kazan plays the romantic interest for Dayton as the nightclub songbird Leda.
Morituri (1965)
, 2h8
Directed by Bernhard Wicki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard, William Redfield, Martin Benrath
Roles Radio Officer
Rating69% 3.49643.49643.49643.49643.4964
Robert Crain (Marlon Brando) is a German pacifist living in India during the Second World War. He is blackmailed by the Allies into using his demolition expertise to cripple a Nazi ship carrying rubber from Japan. The Allies hope to recover the ship before it is scuttled by the captain because rubber was in short supply and essential for various uses in the war effort.