Victor was born as Christian Miller on March 7, 1947, in Buffalo, New York.
At seven, Christian's mother placed the boy in an orphanage, where he stayed until he was a teen.
That's when he emerged as a young man ready to take life by the horns ... ready to be a victor. Ready to be a new man.
Christian took those pieces of his resurrection to form a new identity, and a new name -- henceforth, he would be Victor Christian Newman.
Through dint of his will and wile, Victor spent the next couple of decades developing himself into a shrewd businessman and founding his own company, Newman Enterprises.
After 40 years in Genoa City, Victor is renowned as a devout ladies' man and a tycoon not to be reckoned with!
Stepping into the real world for a moment, Eric Braeden, who plays Victor on The Young and the Restless, was born on April 3, 1941.
Braeden debuted as Victor Newman on February 8, 1980.