John Aniston Biography
John Aniston (born Yiannis Anitios Anastassakis) is a Greek-American actor. He is popularly 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 also known as the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
John Aniston Age | How Old Is John Aniston
John was born on July 24, 1933 in Yiannis Anastassakis on the island of Crete Greece. He is 86 years old as of 2019.
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Aniston was born Yiannis Anastassakis on the island of Crete, Greece. He is the son of Stella Joanne (October 1, 1899 – November 7, 1992) and Antonios Anastassakis (January 17, 1889 – May 1965), who hailed from the island of Crete. John’s father anglicized his name when he immigrated to the United States when Aniston was two, and his parents opened a restaurant in Chester, Pennsylvania.
John 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. He served in the United States Navy as an intelligence officer on active duty in Panama after college and later in the reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.
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John Aniston Wife | John Aniston And Nancy Dow
John has a daughter, actress Jennifer Aniston who was 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.
John Mayer Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer dated from 2008 to 2009 after meeting at an Oscars party.
In February 2019 they made an highlight regarding their break up, with John’s comments about their split recently resurfacing.
Disclaimer – it’s very blunt.
Mayer a not only announced to the world that he had broken up with the Friends actor, but also made some very controversial comments about his ex in an interview with Playboy, where he seemed to suggest that Jennifer, who was eight years his senior, was too old for him.
John Aniston And Jennifer Aniston
The real-life father and daughter John and Jennifer made a surprise appearance on a recent episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show for an amusing soap opera sketch titled The Tales of Yesterday’s Tomorrows.
The hilarious segment features Degeneres and Portia de Rossi as two women waiting for their father while their French maid (Jennifer) stands by. In walks John, who makes a shocking announcement about whose father he truly is and who Degeneres and de Rossi’s characters’ mystery biological mother turns out to be. (We dare you to say that sentence five times fast!)
John Aniston Net Worth
John has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
John Aniston Days Of Our Lives
Since 1969 John has appeared in soap operas regularly, when he first joined Days of Our Lives as a character named Eric Richards, which he played until 1970. He joined the cast of Love of Life as Eddie Aleata in 1975. He left Love of Life in November 1978 and began playing Mary Stuart’s new love interest, Martin Tourneur, on Search for Tomorrow in February 1979.
John 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. John 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.
John Aniston Health | John Aniston Illness| John Aniston Death
John has serious health issues. He suffered a heart attack in 2006 and his age seems to be showing on screen as well. Most of Victor’s scenes are now shot with him sitting down and he is not getting nearly as much airtime as he has in years past. Two years ago, She Knows reported that Jennifer had asked her dad to retire and move in with her and now this news has cropped up again. It could be that her concern is ongoing.
John Aniston Retiring
John turned 86 in 2019 and there’s been constant reports that his famous daughter Jennifer Aniston wants him to leave the soap.
According to our friend Michael at Soap Opera News , one longtime fan favorite may be considering retirement. John who plays the role of patriarch Victor Kiriakis may be thinking about retirement. His daughter, superstar Jennifer is reportedly pressuring her dad to consider stepping down from the long-running soap role as the Salem patriarch.