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 began his acting career in 1962 in 87th Precinct as “Officer #1” in the episode “New Man in the Precinct”.
He has appeared in soap operas regularly since 1970, when he first joined Days of Our Lives as a character named Eric Richards. In 1975, he joined the cast of Love of Life as Eddie Aleata, appearing in one episode.
He played Mary Stuart’s new love interest, Martin Tourneur, on Search for Tomorrow from 1980 until April 1984.
John Aniston Parents: Meet Anthony Anastassakis, Stella Anastassakis
Aniston was born on the island of Crete, Greece, on July 24, 1933, to Stella Joanne 1899–1992 and Antonios Anastassakis1889–1965.
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.