John Aniston, who starred as Victor Kiriakis in nearly 3,000 episodes of

“Days of Our Lives,” died on Friday, Nov. 11. He was 89.

The Greek-born, Emmy-nominated actor was a staple on the NBC soap

opera for over 30 years, also appearing on daytime serials “Love of Life” and “Search for Tomorrow.”

In 2022, Aniston received a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award

for his work on “Days of Our Lives.”

In 1986, the role earned him two Soap Opera Digest Awards

for outstanding actor in a leading role and

for outstanding villain on a daytime serial.

He was also the father of Jennifer Aniston, who wrote on Instagram Monday morning, “Sweet papa

John Anthony Aniston. You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew.