John Anthony Aniston born Yannis Anastassakis, Greek July 24, 1933 – November 11, 2022 was a Greek-born American actor.
He was 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.
The role earned him a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2017 and he received a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.
He is the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
Aniston was born on the island of Crete, Greece, on July 24, 1933, to Stella Joanne 1899–1992 and Antonios Anastassakis 1889–1965.
The family left Crete for the United States when Aniston was two years old; his father anglicized the family’s names on arriving in America.
The family settled in Chester, Pennsylvania, where they operated a restaurant.
John Aniston Children: Meet Jennifer Aniston, Alex Aniston
Jennifer Aniston, and Alex Aniston are the kids to the American actor, John Aniston.
Aniston had a daughter, Jennifer Aniston born 1969, with his first wife, Nancy Dow, and a son, Alexander, with his second wife, Sherry Rooney whom he met while co-starring on Love of Life.
His daughter Jennifer’s godfather was Telly Savalas, one of his best friends.
John also had a stepson, John T. Melick, from Nancy’s prior marriage, whom he raised since he was a toddler.