John Aniston (Yannis Anastasakis) is a Greek-American actor who was born on the island of Crete (Chania, Crete) and is fluent in Greek and Spanish.

Aniston was made famous one of the main characters in the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives (in the role of Victor Kiriakis), which he originated in July 1985. He is the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.

His stage career started in hit musical Little Mary Sunshine and his most recent stage appearance was in the production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. In between were 40 other theatrical productions, several dozen primetime television shows and a smattering of feature films.

“In show business, you get

chewed up and spit out.”

John Aniston is well-known to fans of daytime TV since he has appeared almost continually since 1975. In 1985 he joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as the villain “Victor Kiriakis.” I 1986 he received double honors as Outstanding Leading Actor and as Outstanding Villain at “The Third Annual Soap Opera Awards”. His other daytime credits include Search for Tomorrow and Love of Life. Acting runs in the family.