quote:Emmy-winning actor Eric Braeden spent 37 years playing self-made businessman Victor Newman on "The Young and the Restless." He joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new memoir, "I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama."
He appeared in numerous films and TV shows under his real name, Hans Gudegast, with his first regular series role being that of Hauptmann Hans Dietrich on The Rat Patrol.
When he was being considered for his role of Dr. Charles A. Forbin in the science fiction film, Colossus: The Forbin Project, he was told that no one would be allowed to star in an American film if they had a German name. He took the name of Eric Braeden from his hometown of Bredenbek, Germany.
A Very charismatic actor who found his niche in a daily soap opera of all things. I'd be interested to read about his career. Jesse Ventura's a big Y&R fan and even did a cameo on the show during his Governator days.