John Aniston Celebrates Remarkable Milestone

Today (July 19, 2018) Day’s fan favorite John Aniston is celebrating his wondrous 33rd anniversary as Victor Kiriakis on ‘Days of Our Lives’.

This is a role he originated back in 1985. There has never been another Victor Kiriakis and never should there be!

Victor came to Salem as an old friend of the Brady family.

As time progressed he was revealed as a former lover of the Brady matriarch Caroline (Peggy McCay) and the biological father of Bo Brady (Peter Reckell). Bo was raised by Shawn Brady.

Throughout his time in Salem, he has been married to women such as: Carly Manning (Crystal Chappell), Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow), Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker), Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel) and Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers).


Aniston has done excellent work on the NBC daytime drama and received his first Daytime Emmy Award

in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2017.

Happy 33rd Anniversary John!

May we have many more years with you and your witty humor on Days of our Lives.


John Aniston AS Victor Kiriakis Days of our Lives


History of John Aniston

Early Life

John was born Giannis Anastasakis (Greek: Γιάννης Αναστασάκης) in Athens, Greece, the son of Stella Joanne (October 1, 1899 – November 7, 1992) and Antonios Anastasakis (January 17, 1889 – May 1965), who hailed from the island of Crete. 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. He graduated rom 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

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.

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