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Eric Braeden

Highest Rated:   88% Titanic (1997)
Lowest Rated:   4% Meet the Deedles (1998)
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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
88% 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
67% 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
79% 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
No Score Yet 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
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005
  • Robin Sr.
  • 2008
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Robin Sr.
  • 2008
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Sen. Larwin
  • 1979
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Donelson
  • 1978

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