Aniston, John PDF

Born: Crete, Greece 1937


John Aniston (Yannis Anastasakis) 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 runs in the family.

John's daughter, Jennifer Aniston, portrays "Rachel" on NBC's hit comedy series Friends. He is married to actress Sherry Rooney-Aniston and they have a son, Alexander.

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