logo

Eric Braeden's Only Son Is All Grown up and Looks Exactly like His Famous Dad

author
Feb 26, 2019
10:42 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

“The Young and the Restless” heartthrob married his college sweetheart over 50 years ago, and their 49-year-old son looks just like him.

Advertisement

German-born actor Eric Braeden known best for his role as Victor Newman in the television show, “The Young and the Restless”, has been married to Dale Russell Gudegast since 1966.

Advertisement

At 77-years-old, he is a grandfather to the three children of Christian Gudegast, the couple’s only child, who is a successful screenwriter and filmmaker.

He began his early career as an actor under his birth name Hans Gudegast and starred in films such as “Morituri” with Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner and “100 Rifles” with Raquel Welch and Burt Reynolds.

Advertisement

In 1970 he took the advice of talent agent and studio executive, Lew Wasserman, and changed his name to Eric Braeden.

Advertisement

Braeden was cast in the daytime soap opera, “The Young and the Restless” in 1980 and continued in the role for nearly 40 years.

Advertisement

The actor received multiple Emmy nominations and awards including, a People’s Choice Award for Most Popular Daytime Actor and a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for doing this show.

Advertisement

With many stories to tell from a career that has been active for almost three decades, Braeden released an autobiography entitled, “I’ll Be Damned” in 2017.

While many have called Christian his “dad’s twin”, the handsome father and son are alike in more ways than one. Like his father, he also is a devoted family man. The two also have a close relationship seen in Braeden’s regular social media posts sharing photos with his son and grandchildren.

The young Gudegast graduated at the top of his class at the UCLA Film School and has since been credited as the screenwriter for the movies, “A Man Apart”, “London Has Fallen”, and “Den of Thieves” which he also produced and directed.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Doug Davidson Wed ‘Y&R’ Co-star 38 Years Ago & They Have 2 Kids - Meet the Actor’s Family

February 25, 2022

Susan Walters Wed 'Y&R' Co-star Linden Ashby after 3 Months — They Had 2 Kids in Their 36 Years Together

May 24, 2022

‘Y&R’s Tracey E Bregman Finds Dating Interesting After 23-Year Marriage & Welcoming 2 Sons

March 08, 2022

’Y&R’s Christian Leblanc Still Does Not Hold Husband’s Hand After 29 Years in Public – He Hid Sexuality for Decades

March 12, 2022

Tom Hanks' Son Chet Said Growing up with Dad Was 'Weird' while Sharing 'Truth' about His Childhood

February 26, 2022

Cole Hauser's Dad Had Not 'Forgotten What It's Like to Be Homeless' With $30 Raising 13-Month-Old Kid

March 31, 2022

Who Is Michiel Huisman's Wife? Meet Tara Elders Who Is Also an Actress & the Mother of His Only Child

April 12, 2022

Patrick Duffy Is a Proud Father of Two - Meet His Adult Sons Padraic and Conor

February 03, 2022

Cole Hauser Is Hollywood Royalty & Found Out About His Famous Dad’s Identity When He Was 9 Years Old

February 21, 2022

Pierce Brosnan Suffered ‘Cruelness’ as a Child after Mom and Dad Left Him: ‘It Was Ugly'

February 26, 2022

Martin Sheen's Four Children Follow in His Footsteps - One of Them Also Inherited His Vices

February 04, 2022

Michelle Stafford Went through 'Hell' to Become Mom of 2 without a Husband — Inside Her Motherhood

March 23, 2022

Kirk Douglas' Childhood Made Him a Charitable Man Yet None of His Kids Got a Penny from His Fortune

March 07, 2022

Melody Thomas Scott Was Abandoned by Mom & Raised by 'Evil' Grandma — She Later Left Her Dying Granny's Home

March 24, 2022