Days of Our Lives John Aniston Retiring: Victor Kiriakis To Leave Show

Days of Our Lives John Aniston Retiring: Victor Kiriakis To Leave Show

If you have been a Days Of Our Lives fan anytime over the last 29 years then you are already familiar with Jennifer Aniston’s father, John Aniston who has played the role of Victor Kiriakis to sheer perfection. Even when the character was a big time mobster fans couldn’t help but love him and now that Victor is a reformed businessman he has easily become one of the pillars of the long running show. At age 80, John seems to be ready to retire and according to the Feb. 24th print edition of GLOBE Magazine he has asked the powers-that-be to start to figure out his exit story line.

Writing an exit for the character is actually easy because Victor has made a multitude of enemies over the years. His on-set friends, on the other hand, hate the thought of him leaving and are trying to convince him to reconsider. John has already scaled back his screen time and popped up this month after having two months off. Instead of continuing on a more limited basis John really wants to retire to Greece with his wife.

Besides his adoring co-workers, John’s daughter Jennifer Aniston is also against his leaving. She has always known her father to be a working actor and the thought of him retiring makes it really hit home that her father’s life is winding down. As for DOOL, they are trying to convince the actor to stay on. Do you think that they’ll succeed or is John serious about leaving for good? He sees this as the chance for the writers’ to tell a great story, will they jump on the opportunity? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!



  • JenC

    He will be missed greatly, but the man deserves to retire!

    P.S. Journalists need to edit their work. – “fan anytime over the last 29 years that you are already familiar with…” The word ‘that’ should be ‘then.’ – That was just the first mistake. Learn how to use commas!

  • gizziesmom

    I love John’s character, Victor. Should be decide to leave it will be a very sad day. His one liner’s are the best. He and Suzanne make such a lovely couple. IF he leaves he will be sorely missed. After 29 years I would say if this is what he really wants then so be it to enjoy the rest of his life with his lovely wife. What better place than beautiful Greece.

  • Fran

    I will miss not seeing Victor , he has done a amazing job the last 29 years. I have never missed a show. Will seem weird with out him but he does deserve his time now to retire.

  • Linda Woodie

    I hate the thought of him retiring and leaving the show but sure don’t blame him. He should do what he wants and enjoy his life while he is still able to. Love you, John!

  • Linda Joyce Cappitti

    Let him retire. He’s probably having second thoughts with Father Matt passing. He wants to spend time in Greece . On the other hand … The Globe ??? OMG . I never believe them . Another option ?

  • geri

    Maybe John Aniston is just tired and wants to enjoy some of his life before he dies. It’s a great job, but it still is work. He has to be present and remember his lines. Give the man a break. He is 80 years old.

  • Ginny Chandler

    Days will not be the same without Victor. Instead of retiring, he should be moved to recurring status, that way he won’t be completely off the show.

  • Theresa Higgs

    He has earned his retirement! Go for it! Enjoy what yo

  • All

    I get that everyone retires… but somehow I hope they can get him to pop up every once in while. Good luck to him anyhow.

  • Foundstar

    There is one man who wants revenge on Victor..Larry Welch. Victor framed him and had him sent to jail for 20+ years. Larry would be the perfect choice and now that Bo is gone now is the perfect time for both story lines. Revenge is a plate best served …cold…