Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden

  • Highest Rated: 89% Titanic (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 4% Meet the Deedles (1998)
  • Birthday: Apr 3, 1941
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • German-born Hans Gudegast was still in his teens when he made his first film appearance in The Colossus of Rhodes (1957). Spending virtually his entire career in Hollywood, Gudegast achieved TV fame as the eternally outflanked Afrika Korps officer Hauptman on the weekly TV series The Rat Patrol (1967-1969). Sensing that he'd forever be typecast as a Nazi under his given name, Gudegast changed his professional cognomen to Eric Braeden in 1970 (he reportedly borrowed the name of his home town in Germany, though some sources indicate that he was actually born in Kiel). The actor's instincts were correct: under his new professional name, Braeden was afforded the opportunity to demonstrate his versatility as both leading man -- he was Charles Forbin in Colossus: The Forbin Project -- and villain. He was often called upon to convey insufferable arrogance, vide his memorable appearance as a media critic on an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (that's the one where Braeden received a pie in the face, courtesy of Ted Knight). Eric Braeden's best-known characterization was as the smoothly sinister Victor Newman in the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. Braeden played a small role as the wealthy John Jacob Astor in 1997's mega-hit Titanic, and co-starred in the comedy Meet the Deedles the following year. Following a long run on The Young and the Restless, Braeden co-starred with fellow Titanic alumni Billy Zane in The Man Who Came Back (2008), and took on the role of Robin Scherbatsky, Sr. for the television series How I Met Your Mother.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Man Who Came Back Reese Paxton 2008
No Score Yet 3055 Jean Leon Actor 2006
No Score Yet Titanic Chronicles Actor 1999
4% Meet the Deedles Elton Deedle 1998
89% Titanic John Jacob Astor 1997
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives Anthony Morrison 1993
No Score Yet The Ambulance Doctor 1990
No Score Yet The Aliens Are Coming Leonard Nero 1980
No Score Yet The Power Within Actor 1979
60% Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Bruno 1977
No Score Yet Code Name: Diamond Head Actor 1977
No Score Yet Death Scream Kosinsky 1975
No Score Yet The Ultimate Thrill Roland 1974
No Score Yet Lady Ice Brinker 1973
No Score Yet The Adulteress Hank Baron 1973
78% Escape from the Planet of the Apes Hasslein 1971
88% Colossus: The Forbin Project Dr. Charles Forbin 1970
No Score Yet 100 Rifles Von Klemme 1969
No Score Yet Dayton's Devils Max Eckhart 1968
71% Morituri Radio Operator 1965
No Score Yet Operation Eichmann Klaus 1961

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2010
Robin Sr.
  • 2008
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Robin Sr.
  • 2008
No Score Yet Hope & Faith
2003-2006
Lance Taylor
  • 2004
No Score Yet Airwolf
1984-1987
Nick Kincaid
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Col. Gerhardt Brunner
  • 1986
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Reardon
  • 1981
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Sen. Larwin
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man
1974-1978
  • 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Donelson
  • 1978
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Krug
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Karl Heller
  • 1976
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Goodleigh Sten
  • 1974
  • 1972
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Talley Sinclair Carl Jaekel
  • 1974
  • 1971

QUOTES FROM Eric Braeden CHARACTERS

Forbin
Colossus: This is the voice of world control. I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours: Obey me and live, or disobey and die.
John Jacob Astor
"Are you of the Boston Dawsons?"
John Jacob Astor
Are you of the Boston Dawsons?
Jack Dawson
"No, the Chippewa Falls Dawsons actually..."
Jack Dawson
No, the Chippewa Falls Dawsons actually...
John Jacob Astor
"Oh yes!"
John Jacob Astor
Oh yes!