‘The Rat Patrol’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 30, 2007

Q I would like to know where the stars of The Rat Patrol are today.
—Linda Staats, La Porte, Ind.

The only member of the cast currently active in American television is Hans Gudegast, who played sympathetic German Capt. Hauptmann Dietrich on the 1960s TV series. The German-born actor, now 66, changed his name in the early '70s to Eric Braeden and has starred as Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless since 1980. Gary Raymond, 72, (Sgt. Jack Moffitt) lives in England and works in theater there. The last TV credit for Justin Tarr, 67, (Pvt. Tully Pettigrew) was a guest spot on Midnight Caller in 1990. And Christopher George, who played Sgt. Sam Troy, died at age 52 of a heart attack in 1983.