- Served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Panama.
- Was in the original production of the off-Broadway musical Little Mary Sunshine in 1959.
- In 1970, was supposed to play Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but was replaced by Ted Knight.
- Appeared on the first cover of Soap Opera Digest (November 1975).
- Had shorter runs on soap operas Love of Life (1975-78) and Search for Tomorrow (1978-84) before landing a long-term gig on Days of Our Lives in 1986.
- Best friend was Telly Savalas, who is daughter Jennifer's godfather.
- Sherry Rooney-Aniston — Wife
- Jennifer Aniston — Daughter
- Stella Joanne Anastassakis — Mother
- Alexander Rooney — Son
- Mary Aniston — Sister
- Nancy Dow — Ex-wife
- Antonios Anastassakis — Father
- Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States (BA in Theater Arts, 1955)
- Birth Name: Yannis Anastassakis
- Birth Place: Chania, Crete, Greece
- Profession: Actor
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