Since Eric Braeden has been wowing and unsettling daytime audiences for over 40 years now, we thought it was high time we celebrate the Moustache with some of Victor Newman’s wildest moments! Although his role was originally conceived to be temporary, with Braeden signing a measly three-month contract, Victor Newman was determined to leave an impression on Genoa City — and that, he has!
12. The First Kidnapping
In his first major storyline, Victor became convinced that his wife Julia was expecting a child with her photographer friend, Michael Scott. His solution? Imprison Michael in a bomb shelter on Newman Ranch. When Julia tried to help her friend-with-benefits escape, Victor intercepted and the scuffle resulted in the loss of Julia’s baby. Once the dust had settled, the baby was indeed Victor’s and his marriage was over. You’d think that error in judgement might lead Victor to address his temperament, but that was only the beginning.