John Aniston is dead. The actor best known for his time on Days of Our Lives passed away on Nov. 11, at the age of 89.
Born Yannis Anastassakis on the Greek island of Crete, John Aniston would become one of the most renowned soap opera actors of his generation, portraying Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives. He would originate the role in 1985, and continue to play the part for over 3780 episodes of the soap. His work on the show would earn him a Daytime Emmy Nomination in 2017, and a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.
While John’s main body of work was Days of Our Lives, he also had roles on Mission: Impossible, Diagnosis Murder, Star Trek: Voyage, and Mad Men.
He’s also known for being the father of Jennifer Anniston. John and his first wife, Nancy Dow, welcomed Jennifer into the world in 1969. He and his second wife, Sherry Rooney, would welcome a son together.
Here’s a look back at John’s incredible body of work.