The Greek American actor, John Anthony Anastasakis, who was also Jennifer Aniston’s father, was best known for portraying Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives, starting in 1985. On Monday, the Friends star announced that her father passed on Nov. 11. “Sweet papa… John Anthony Aniston,” she captioned a set of photos of the pair. “You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew. I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace — and without pain. And on 11/11 no less! You always had perfect timing. That number will forever hold an even greater meaning for me now 🕊️I’ll love you till the end of time💔” – Jennifer Aniston wrote in a tribute to millions on her Instagram.
John Aniston was born in Greece on the Greek island of Crete, in Chania. After 52 years on the Soap Opera ‘Days of Our Lives’ he earned the Daytime Emmy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement trophy in 2022. He also won Soap Opera Digest awards in 1986 and 2001. He also had roles in “The West Wing,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Kojak.” John and “Kojak” star Telly Savalas were best friends, and John even picked him to be Jennifer’s Godfather. See more on Jennifer Aniston’s Greek roots
See the beautiful and heartwarming photos Jen shared with millions in her tribute on her Instagram below: