Emmy Award winning and internationally acclaimed film and television icon ERIC BRAEDEN is best known for his role as Victor Newman on the #1 rated daytime drama series The Young and the Restless; a role he has played since 1980. The wildly popular show has over 120,000,000 daily viewers around the world and is syndicated in over 30 foreign countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Middle East, New Zealand, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey. According to A.C. Nielsen, Braeden has the highest TVQ in daytime television and is one of the most recognized actors in the world. On July 20, 2007, Braeden received a Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame and become the first German born actor to recieve a Star on Hollywood Blvd. since Marlene Dietrich, who received her Star in 1960. The year 2009 marked Braeden’s 50th Anniversary in film and television. Throughout the course of his career he has starred with the likes of Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Geraldine Page, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, Jame Earl Jones, Curt Jurgens, Raquel Welch, Tyne Daly, James Arness, Mary Tyler Moore, Dennis Weaver and Jack Lord among others. Braeden just completed executive producing and starring in the feature film The Man Who Came Back, a western set in the 1870’s against one of the worst labor strikes in American History. He stars opposite Billy Zane, Armand Assante, George Kennedy, Sean Young, Carol Alt, Jennifer O’Dell, Peter Jason and James Patrick Stuart. The film was directed by Glen Pitre and released recently from Lionsgate and is on the highest rentals and sellers in the country for non-theatrical releases. Braeden also guest starred appearance on the CBS primetime series How I Met Your Mother as the father of actress Cobie Smulders who stars as Robin. Braeden has appeared in over 120 television series and feature films including his role as Captain Hans Dietrich in the 1960 classic television series The Rat Patrol.