The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden will be receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 20th at Hollywood Boulevard.
The 66-year old actor has had a long career in the entertainment industry. He has been playing the role of Victor Newman on the popular daytime series since 1980. His portrayal of the wealthy and prominent business tycoon has not only given him immense popularity but also a 1998 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and 3 Soap Opera Digest Awards for the same category.
Although he is most known for his work on The Young and the Restless, Braeden has also appeared in other television productions. Prior to joining the cast of The Young and the Restless, he had guest roles in such series as The Rat Patrol, Mission: Impossible, Run For Your Life, Hawaii Five-O, Gunsmoke and Chips.
Braeden has also appeared in the big screen. One of his most notable roles is Colonel John Jacob Astor IV in the blockbuster hit, Titanic, which starred Academy Award nominees Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. His other film credits include Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Adulteress, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Death Race, Intertect, 100 Rifles, Morituri, Colossus: The Forbin Project and Dayton’s Devils. Recently, he completed work on the film The Man Who Came Back, a period western that also stars Billy Zane, Armand Assante, Sean Young, James Patrick Stewart and Carol Alt.
The Emmy-Award winning actor has also displayed great prowess in the field of sports, having won the German Youth Championship and the 1972-73 US National Soccer Championship, where he played for the Los Angeles Maccabees.
In 2005, Los Angeles Chairman Tom LaBonge, with the approval of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, proclaimed February 1st as Eric Braeden Day.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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