Days Star John Aniston on His First Emmy Nom, Daughter Jen, and More!


Daytime royal John Aniston opened up on his first Daytime Emmy nomination and lots more!

Emmy Reels and Finding Out

“Someone from the publicity office called me,” Aniston said of how he learned of his first nomination for a Daytime Emmy in an interview with Laurie Baker of Outtakes. Hear the full audio below.

He said the publicity department over at Days of Our Lives also did him an important favor. They selected which of his scenes to submit for Emmy consideration.

“I think it’s better to have someone pick out your scenes for you,” Aniston said. He noted that one’s own biases and insecurities can get in the way of judging one’s own performance. Very wise!

The Emmy Ceremony

Of course, Aniston confirmed that he’ll be attending the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy ceremony, which will stream live on the Daytime Emmy’s Facebook page on Sunday.

When asked if his famous daughter, Jennifer, would be joining him in support, he said he doubts it.

“She’s busy,” he noted.

Favorites Of All Sorts

“There have been so many in 32 years, it’s hard to pick one. I’ve had a lot of good ones,” Aniston responded when asked to select a favorite storyline from Victor’s colorful life in Salem.

When asked what he loves most about playing the complicated Kiriakis patriarch, Aniston had an answer as fascinating as his character.

“He’s multi-dimensional, which is always fun. He gets to do all the things everybody wants to in life but can’t. He rewards his friends and punishes his enemies,” the actor said.

Victor and Maggie

“I think it’s the chemistry,” Aniston said of what makes his onscreen pairing with Suzanne Rogers work. He mused that they’ve known each other for 40 years. That explains their easy yet solid rapport.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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