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Other names  John Anthony Aniston
Role  Actor
Name  John Aniston
Years active  1962–present
Occupation  Actor

John Aniston
Full Name  Giannis Anastasakis
Born  July 24, 1933 (age 82) (1933-07-24) Chania, Greece
Alma mater  Pennsylvania State University
Relatives  Justin Theroux (son-in-law)
Spouse  Sherry Rooney (m. 1984), Nancy Dow (m. 1965–1980)
Children  Jennifer Aniston, Alex Aniston
Parents  Stella Anastassakis, Anthony Anastassakis
Siblings  Helen Aniston, Mary Aniston, Gustau Aniston
Movies and TV shows  Days of Our Lives, Love of Life, Search for Tomorrow, Sands of Oblivion, The Awakening of Spring
Similar People  Jennifer Aniston, Nancy Dow, Alex Aniston, Joseph Mascolo, Justin Theroux

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John Anthony Aniston (born Giannis Anastasakis; Greek: Γιάννης Αναστασάκης; July 24, 1933) is a Greek-American actor. He is best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives, which he originated in July 1985 and has played continually since then. He is the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.


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Early life

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Aniston was born Giannis Anastasakis (Greek: Γιάννης Αναστασάκης) in Chania on the island of Crete, Greece, the son of Stella Joanne (October 1, 1899 – November 7, 1992) and Antonios Anastasakis (January 17, 1889 — May, 1965). His father anglicized his name when he immigrated to the United States when Aniston was two, and his parents opened a restaurant in Chester, Pennsylvania.

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He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts. While at Penn State, he became a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. After college, he served in the United States Navy as an intelligence officer on active duty in Panama and later in the reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.

Personal life

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John has a daughter, actress Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969), with his first wife, Nancy Dow, and also has a son, Alexander, with his second wife, Sherry Rooney Aniston (whom he met while co-starring on Love of Life). His daughter Jennifer's godfather was actor Telly Savalas, one of his best friends.


He has appeared in soap operas regularly since 1969, when he first joined Days of Our Lives as a character named Eric Richards, which he played until 1970. In 1975, he joined the cast of Love of Life as Eddie Aleata. In November 1978, he left Love of Life and began playing Mary Stuart's new love interest, Martin Tourneur, on Search for Tomorrow in February 1979. He played that role until April 1984. He returned to the cast of Days of Our Lives a second time, this time as Victor Kiriakis, in July 1985, and continues to play the role. He has been nominated for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance.

He also played a small role on the television series Gilmore Girls. Aniston made guest appearances on Airwolf in season two, Combat!, My Big Fat Greek Life, Star Trek: Voyager, Mission: Impossible, American Dreams (with Days co-star Frances Reid), Journeyman, and Mad Men.


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