Who is not familiar with Jennifer Aniston? I bet she is still the crush of many of us. And the fact that Jennifer is the daughter of John Aniston only makes her more admirable. Unlike his father and daughter, John was not an actor nor was he famous at all in his early life. He served as a Navy officer in WWII and remained in service during the Korean War before he returned to Greece, where he had lived since his birth in 1939.
In his early life, the only thing that he was passionate about was photography, and it is recorded that he took up several jobs including a salesperson to support himself. He also became a model for advertisements on items like toothpaste, candy or shaving cream in the 1960s before he decided to make a career in acting. It was in 1973 when he decided to pursue a career in acting and appeared on a Greek television series called “Papagalos”. He also made some appearances on other TV shows such as “Love of Life” before getting his big break.
John Aniston became well-known after he starred in NBC’s daytime soap opera, “Days of our Lives”, in which he played the role of Victor Kiriakis from 1985 to 1995. Due to his great performance on this show, John soon became one of the highest paid actors on television at that time and won numerous awards including Soap Opera Digest’s Outstanding Lead Actor award for two consecutive years (1987-1988).
John Aniston also made appearances on several other shows such as “The Love Boat” and “Murder, She Wrote”. He even spent a couple of years playing the role of Dr. Snyder in the CBS series, “As The World Turns”, from 1997 to 1999.
John Aniston’s contributions to the entertainment industry were not limited to acting only. He actually served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild, a job that was considered his most important career achievement.
Sadly, John Aniston died at the age of 89 on January 22nd, 2019. But his achievements and contributions are undeniable, and people all over the world will always remember this legendary actor who will be missed greatly.