As a legendary and iconic character on the Young and the Restless (Y&R), Victor Newman is a multifaceted individual who struggles between being good and evil, daily. Audiences love to hate The Moustache and have been on a rollercoaster ride with Newman since the day he stepped into Genoa City in 1980. While fans may think they have Victor figured out, he surprises us all each week. Below are things you might not know about Y&R’s Victor Newman.
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12. In The Beginning…
Victor Newman was originally established as a non-contractual and short-term role, debuting on the show in early 1980. Y&R’s creator William J. Bell had initially intended for the character to last about eight to 12 weeks, where he was slated to be shot by his wife. This all changed after actor Eric Braeden wowed Bell with his talents. William decided to sign Braeden under contract, and the rest is history. Close to four decades later, Victor Newman is one of the most pivotal characters on the Y&R today and a soap opera icon.