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How old is Victor on Days Of Our Lives? DOOL actor receives lifetime achievement award

Amber Peake June 25, 2022
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DOOL actor John Aniston has portrayed Victor Kiriakis on the long-running soap for almost four decades but how old is Days Of Our Lives character Victor?

On Friday (24 June) Aniston was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 2022 Daytime Emmys. The award was presented by his daughter and Friends star Jennifer Aniston, who reflected on her father’s achievements. 

Following the actor’s accolade, some are curious to how old his Days Of Our Lives character Victor is. Let’s take a look…

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How old is Victor on Days Of Our Lives?  

According to the DOOL character’s Wiki profile, Victor Kiriakis’s date of birth is 18 May 1935, meaning he is currently 87 years old. 

The real-life actor behind Victor, John Aniston, was born two years before his on-screen character, in 1933

Aniston is currently 88 years old but is set to celebrate his 89th birthday in July 2022. 

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Aniston has portrayed Victor for almost four decades

The soap veteran first appeared on Days Of Our Lives as Victor Kiriakis in 1985. 37 years on, John Aniston has portrayed the character across more than 3,000 episodes. 

According to his IMDb, before taking on the role of Victor, the actor made his debut on the soap a few years before. At the time he played the character Dr Eric Richards but only featured in a total of 11 episodes. 

Days Of Our Lives isn’t the only soap Aniston has featured on. As daytime TV audiences may remember, before joining the cast of DOOL he was a part of the Search For Tomorrow cast. 

Search For Tomorrow aired for 35 years, with Aniston playing the role of Martin Tourneur towards the end of its run in the early Eighties. 

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Jennifer Aniston presented her dad with his lifetime achievement award

At this year’s Daytime Emmy awards, John Aniston was awarded a lifetime achievement award for his role as Victor Kiriakis. 

The award was presented by his daughter and Friends star Jennifer Aniston, who celebrated her father’s dedication to the soap. 

In a video message, she described her father as “a true icon in the daytime television world” as she gushed about getting the chance to recognise the “lifelong achievement of a great and well-respected actor”.

Aniston has received several accolades for his role as Victor over the years and, in 2017, won the Daytime Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. 

Victor is plotting again

***Warning: Days Of Our Lives spoilers ahead***

On Friday’s edition of DOOL, Victor was seen to bond with Bonnie Lockhart as they found common ground in their dislike of Jan Spears. 

However, according to Soaps, Victor has plans for a new scheme this coming week. 

As explained in a rundown of what fans can expect this week on the soap, the site hints the character is “about to reveal a whole new game plan” but adds it is not yet clear who the recipient of said scheme will be. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.