Eric Braeden plays Victor Christian Newman on The Young & The Restless. One of the "Power Couple" He & Nikki have been married off & on since 1984. Victor has been on Y since 1980. Victor arrived in Genoa City with his wife Julia to run Chancellor Industries for Katherine Chancellor. Later he created his own conglomerate, Newman Enterprises, and was considered the most powerful and wealthy businessman in town, or maybe even the world.