Net Worth: Under Review
- Source of Wealth TV
- Age 79 years old
- Birth Place Greece
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name John Anthony Aniston
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth July 24, 1933
- Occupation Actor
- Children Jennifer Aniston, Alex Aniston
About John Aniston
John Anthony Aniston was born as Yannis Anastasakis on July 24, 1933 in the island of Crete in Greece. He is popularly known as the actor John Aniston and the father to the actress Jennifer Aniston. The family migrated to the United States when he was two years old and his father, Antonios Anastassakis, anglicized his name and changed it to Aniston.
John Aniston loves to perform and this leads him to attend Pennsylvania State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts. He also 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.
Since 1975, Aniston has appeared almost continually in soap operas. His start was in Love of Life as Eddie Alatea. He left the show in 1978 and joined Search for Tomorrow where he played Martin Tourneur, the love interest of Mary Stuart. He is best known for his role as Viktor Kiriakis in the daytime drama Days of our Lives or DAYS on NBC. Other television shows are Days of our Lives (1984), Gilmore Girls, guest appearance in Airwolf (Season 2), Combat, My Big Fat Greek Life, Star Trek: Voyager, Mission: Impossible, American Days (with DAYS co-star Frances Reid)), and Mad Men. He was supposed to play the role of Ted Baxter in the first season of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) before Ted Knight was found. He originally auditioned for the role of Doug Williams in DAYS.
John Aniston was married twice. Jennifer is his daughter with his first wife Nancy Dow. Alexander is his son with his second wife Sherry Rooney Aniston. He is the former son-in-law of Brad Pitt and his best friend was Telly Savalas, the godfather of Jennifer. He speaks fluent Greek and Spanish. He appeared on the first cover of Soap Opera Digest in November 1975.