Full detailed profile on Victor Newman Played by Eric Braeden on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Eric Braeden
Who played Victor Newman over the years
Eric Braeden (1980 - present)
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* Resides at the Newman Ranch at 421 Larkspur Trail.
Current: Displaced mogul
Past: CEO Newman Enterprises
Past: Partner in NVP Retreats
Past: Market Street Recreation Center creator and manager
In 1980, Victor Newman settled down in Genoa City as one of the wealthiest men in the world. As a child, his mother was forced to give him up after his father left, leaving Victor to grow up in an orphanage. After his mother never returned for him, Victor ran away and vowed to make something of his life. From the ground up, Victor Newman built his legacy: Newman Enterprises.
Since his first marriage to Julia, Victor has been known to put his job before anything else, which caused more than one of Victor's wives to stray into the arms of other men. When crossed, in both the business world and his personal life, Victor has been branded as a ruthless opponent, one not to be messed with who won't think twice about buying his way to the top to win!
Victor met his first true love after walking into the strip club, the Bayou, and setting eyes on Nikki Reed. Although it took Victor a while to admit his true feelings for "His Diamond In The Rough," the two eventually married a while after the birth of Victoria. Though his love for Nikki was strong, Victor always had a soft spot for Ashley Abbott.
After Ashley found out that Brent Davis was her real father, Victor brought her to the ranch to stay with him and Nikki, which marked the beginning of their love story and of Ashley's feud with Nikki. For years the three would find themselves in love, out of love, threatened by the other, and so on and so forth! After finding out that Nikki had had an affair with Jack, Victor and Nikki divorced, leaving Ashley and Victor to fall in love. However, shortly after Ashley became pregnant, Victor and Nikki reconciled, leading Ashley to have an abortion, which in turn landed her in a mental institution.
In later years, Victor hired Leanna Love to write his biography, but wasn't aware that she had been hired by Jack Abbott to write a tell-all biography of Victor titled "Ruthless" under a presumed name! The real kicker was, Victor thought that Nikki had been behind the book, which exposed Victor's affair with Ashley, and quickly divorced her while she was pregnant with Nick and married Leanna Love! However, Victor later found out that Leanna had written the book and that his nemesis Jack Abbott was the mastermind behind it all! He divorced Leanna and vowed to make Jack pay!
Jack's deception led Victor to take over Jabot and place Brad Carlton as Jack's boss. This feud with Jack went on for years. When Victor and Nikki planned to remarry, Jack found a way to make Nikki fall in love with him and he married her out from under Victor! During a series of events, Victor took a business trip and became the victim of a robbery. Although his family back in Genoa City was told that Victor was dead, Victor made his way to a farm in Kansas and saved Hope Adams from being raped. Victor remained on the farm for a short time, found that he liked the simpler things in life and fell in love with Hope. However, when he got word that Brad and Jack had taken over Newman Enterprises in his absence, Victor convinced Hope to return to GC with him. Although the two had a child, Victor Jr., Hope couldn't adjust to the big city life and returned to Kansas for good, but took comfort in Victor's visits when time allowed.
With Newman back in his hands, and Nikki and Victor finding themselves in the arms of others, Victor swooped Diane Jenkins out from under Jack Abbott and married her! Without Diane knowing, Victor deposited a sperm sample, then had a vasectomy. When she found out, Diane stole his sperm and impregnated herself! However, in the end, it would come out that Nikki had hired a detective to break into the lab and switch the samples - not knowing that Jack's sample was the one used to impregnant Diane! In turn, Ashley stole Victor's real sample and had his daughter, little Abby.
Before Nikki and Victor got back for good, Victor found himself at odds with both of his children and Nikki and Jack - to name a few - over the business dealings in his life. His next big "Ruthless" deception came during the cosmetic war between Newman and Jabot. After blackmailing Michael Baldwin into helping him, Victor bought Newman's cosmetic line to the front of the shelves and in turn almost put Jabot out of business! However, down the road, Nick found out about his father's underhandedness and turned Victor into the Feds! Avoiding jail time, Victor was sentenced to community service, where he built the Market Street Rec Center, ended up paying Jabot twenty millions dollars and his daughter Victoria moved to Italy to get away from the family drama.
Wanting to get back in the good graces of his children, along with wife Nikki's help, Victor managed to regain his children's trust by making Victoria and Nick co-CEO's of Newman, leaving Victor to join forces with Nikki and Phyllis to form NVP. However, tragedy soon came when Victor was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Jack took advantage of Victor's state by convincing him to sell his share in NVP. After returning from a trip in which Victor called a spiritual journey, his seizures became more profound and he finally went through with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to control his disease.
With his wits about him, Victor found out that Jack used him and his money to secretly regain control of Jabot, leaving Victor on a mission to bring Jack's house of cards tumbling down! However, before he can focus on Jack, Victor found himself in quite the predicament. In an attempt to protect his family from Brad Carlton's dangerous past, Victor and Brad were trapped in Switzerland, while on the hunt for the Grugeon, but made it out alive with the rare Reliquary intact!
In February 2007, Victor found himself fighting alongside his son Nick to save Phyllis and Summer from Shelia Carter's evil clutches.
Once the dust settled from that fiasco, Victor found himself embroiled in the Clear Springs explosion disaster, and holding vigil at his comatose daughter Victoria's bedside. He went to court against Nikki to fight to save Victoria's life over that of her unborn baby. Before a decision could be handed down, the baby had to be born by c-section.
Victor met his daughter's best friend, Sabrina, when she came to town and he hired her as an art curator for his collection. He fell in love and married her, and they conceived a child. Unfortunately, Nikki's new husband David brought the mob into their lives, and Sabrina accepted a ride with David one fateful night and wound up dead. Victor fled to Mexico in search of the mobster that was responsible for the car wreck and went into hiding from his family. Nikki found out he was in Paris and sent Ashley for him, knowing he would listen to her. Ashley and Victor fell back in love and returned to Genoa City.
Once married, Victor and Ashley conceived a child, but it was lost due to the machinations of Adam, Victor's son who was living with them at the time. Ashley continued to believe she was pregnant after the miscarriage and Adam tricked her into thinking she gave birth. Victor and Ashley were given Sharon's newborn as their own. When the truth came out, Victor led a vigilante mission to punish Adam, who escaped.
While searching for Adam in Canada, Victor met Meggie, who eventually showed up back in Genoa City and moved in with Victor and Nikki who were newly engaged after his life-saving heart transplant. Meggie tricked Nikki into falling off the wagon and made it look like Nikki was sleeping with Deacon Sharpe. Victor dumped Nikki, and Meggie was incarcerated after she tried to drug Victor and marry him.
Victor's next challenge came from daughter Abby, who wanted to access her trust fund, and when denied, sued Victor. After Victor caused Victoria to miscarry, she too joined the lawsuit. Eventually Nick got in on the action and Victor ultimately lost the lawsuit. Victor announced he would take Newman Enterprises public and married Diane Jenkins for the second time.
Victor went to prison for murdering Diane. He made himself look guilty to cover for Nikki, who was ultimately shown to have killed Diane in self-defense. During this time, Victor married Sharon to keep Nikki at arm's length.
Sharon and Nikki developed an intense rivalry over Victor, and when he disappeared without a trace following a spill off his horse, Sharon took over the ranch and company with the urging of Tucker McCall. Victor was in L.A. with amnesia, existing as a dock worker and referring to himself as Christian.
Victor was found by Genevieve and Billy, who didn't bring him back right away. This resulted in Billy assuming he had died in an explosion on the docks. Victor turned up in Genoa City just as Nikki was mourning him and Sharon was about to marry Tucker.
Soon after, Victor discovered that Sharon had sold enough of his Newman shares that the company was vulnerable for takeover. Jack Abbott joined forces with Tucker and Adam and they ousted the Mustache from the company he'd built from the ground up.
Victor has been biding his time in trying to take his company back, dealing with his children's resistance to helping him, the ranch burning down, and Nikki's diagnosis of MS in the meantime. There was also a glitch with one plan to take down Jack - hiring a prostitute that turned up dead, and was later found to be the daughter of Congressman Wheeler. Wheeler found out Victor hired her and commenced blackmail, which most recently resulted in Wheeler's henchman taking a shot at Victor at his wedding to Nikki, hitting Adam instead.
Sharon Collins Newman Abbott (divorced)
Diane Jenkins (annulled)
Sabrina Costelanos Newman (deceased wife)
Nikki Reed Newman (divorced)
Julia Newman (divorced)
Nikki_Reed_Newman (divorced - first time)
Leanna "Love" Randolph (not legal)
Diane Jenkins (divorced)
Nikki_Reed_Newman (not legal - second time)
Albert Miller (father)
Cora Miller (mother - deceased)
Matt Miller (brother)
Victoria Newman Carlton (daughter with Nikki)
Nick Newman (son with Nikki)
Victor Newman Jr./Adam Wilson (son with Hope)
Abby Carlton (daughter with Ashley Abbott by artificial insemination)
Noah Newman (grandson)
Summer Ann Newman (granddaughter)
Cassie Newman (granddaughter by adoption - deceased)
Eve Howard (granddaughter - deceased)
Reed Hellstrom (grandson)
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At On The Boulevard, Adam thanks Sharon for listening last night. Victor and Nikki sit down nearby. They discuss Adam. Victor admits they've reached an impasse on a certain issue. Adam kisses Sharon and leaves. Victor tells Nikki he thinks he's found a solution, and leaves. Noah arrives and chats with Sharon about his life and romance. Nikki interrupts to hug Noah. Once alone, Sharon tells Nikki she's sorry about her diagnosis. Nikki doesn't need her pity - her life is fuller than Sharon's. They bicker.
At the penthouse, Victor and Adam bicker about the funding issue. Adam wants his trust. Victor says he's right - he will allow the outside source of funding. In return, Victor wants Adam to show him an act of faith by cutting Sharon out of his life. Adam shrugs that she doesn't work for him, and they aren't married. They debate. Victor says Sharon has damaged the Newman family - if he wants him to approve the funding he has to get rid of Sharon. Victor advises that Sharon is not the right woman for him - to have his children. He adds that Chelsea has trapped two men with pregnancies - thankfully it's not him. Adam is touchy. Victor tells him to get back to him once he's removed Sharon from his life. Sharon arrives. Adam tells her it's not a good time. She asks if it's over. He says it had to end sometime. He's not interested anymore. Sharon tears up thinking of all the times she defended him. "You really are the bastard everyone says you are, and I'm the fool they say I am."
Victor rejoins Nikki at the restaurant. Sharon enters crying.
Victor visits Adam at home. He still wants answers about the funding. Adam asks Victor to trust him. Adam adds that this is business; if Victor doesn't agree with it, maybe he should back off of their partnership and Adam will run things again. Victor says he's beginning to question his judgement. He opens the door - Sharon's there. Adam kisses her. Victor leaves. Adam admits to Sharon he kissed her to show Victor he's his own man. Sharon doesn't want to be in their game. Adam tells Sharon when he needs more from Victor, he pulls away. Sharon says it's the control thing. "When it comes to power games, Victor's the master." Adam will find a way to out-master him. Later, Sharon and Adam debate about whether Victor has helped him or not.