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John Aniston
Salem Presence
Summer 1985 to 1997, 1999 to Present
At A Glance
John Aniston was born on the island of Crete and is fluent in Greek and Spanish. He graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Theater Arts, served in the US Navy as an intelligence officer on active duty in Panama and later in the reserve attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Aniston's career started on the stage in the original New York production of the smash hit musical ‘Little Mary Sunshine.' His most recent stage appearance was in the Hollywood Production of the greatest of American dramas, ‘Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.' In between were 40 other productions on Broadway, off Broadway and in regional stock or Equity Wavier Theaters. Along the way there were several dozen primetime television shows and a smattering of feature films.

He is most familiar to fans of daytime since he has appeared almost continually since 1975. He joined the cast of Days of our Lives during the summer of 1985 as the nefarious Victor Kiriakis. He received double honors as Outstanding Leading Actor and as Outstanding Villain at The Third Annual Soap Opera Awards in 1986.

His other daytime credits include Search for Tomorrow and Love of Life.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
My Big Fat Greek Life
Constantine Christakos
2003

Gilmore Girls
Douglas Swope
2002

The West Wing
Alexander Thompson
2002

The West Wing
Alexander Thompson
Debate Camp 2002

NBC's Funniest Outtakes
Himself
2002

Star Trek: Voyager
Quarren Ambassador
2001

Star Trek: Voyager
Quarren Ambassador
2001

L.A. Heat
Alex Zota
1999

Fired Up
Gordon
1997

Diagnosis Murder
Carlton Everest
1997

Days of our Lives
Victor Kiriakis
Summer 1985 to 1997; 1999 to Present

Airwolf
Colonel Alzar
1985

Search for Tomorrow
Martin Tourneur
1978 to 1984

Love of Life
Edouard "Eddie" Aleata
1975 to 1978

Kojak
Webster
1974

Kojak
Dancik
1974

That Girl
Harvey
1970

The Virginian
John
1968

Days of our Lives
Eric Richards
1967 to 1970

I Spy
Economides
1967

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
1965

Combat!
Second Greek
1964
Acting Portfolio
MOVIES
Now You See It, Now You Don't
Achmed
1968
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2010; for Days of our Lives)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Outstanding Leading Actor (1986; for Days of our Lives)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Outstanding Villain (1986; for Days of our Lives)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Crete, Greece
DATE OF BIRTH: July 24, 1937
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Sherry Rooney [Jun 14, 1984]
PREVIOUS MARRIAGE: Nancy Dow [1965 - 1980]
CHILDREN: Two; daughter Jennifer Aniston, son Alexander Aniston.
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