Eric married his college sweetheart, Dale Russell, in 1964. They have one son, Christian Gudegast.
Eric received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 20, 2007.
In high school, in addition to excelling in track and field, Eric discovered he had a natural facility for reading and reciting poems and other classic texts.
Eric stands at 6 Feet 2 Inches.
Eric is very athletic, at one time playing semi-pro soccer.
Eric won the People's Choice award in 1993 for his work in Daytime television.
Eric and Melody Thomas Scott better known as his wife Nicky on The Young and the Restless hosted the Daytime Emmy's on May 22nd 1996.
Eric was a big supporter for John Kerry ever since the early days in his campaign race.
Eric won a daytime Emmy for his work on The Young and The Restless in 1998.
Eric Braeden: (on playing Victor in The Young and The Restless in an interview with Soap Opera Digest on April 21st 1987) I was skeptical about it working out. The character was too evil, but I became more and more pleased with the role as Victor evolved into someone with empathy and depth.
Eric Braeden (Eric on his dog in an interview with Soap Opera Digest on May 19, 1987): Maxi is a big German Shepherd who has a ferocious exterior but a kind disposition. He's more of a pussycat than Tiger (Braeden's cat).
Eric Braeden (on why he's stuck around in Genoa City on The Young and the Restless): I love to act - it's that simple. I've been happy with the past 20 years and have no reason to believe I will not be excited about the future evolution of my character.