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John Aniston Biography

Birth Name:
Yannis Anastassakis
Birth Place:
Chania, Crete, Greece

Fast Facts

  • 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