‘Days of Our Lives’: How Old is Victor Kiriakis – Is John Aniston Retiring From DOOL?

Days Of Our Lives fans want to know how old is Victor Kiriakis. No doubt, he and portrayer John Aniston intend to be about the same age. It was 1985 when the crafty Greek tycoon first came to Salem. Back then, he was as a villainous mobster but has morphed to a “legitimate” businessman. Although Victor Kiriakis hasn’t lost his edge, both he and his portrayer John Aniston slowed down physically.

These days, he does most of his scenes seated, but still delivers a strong performance every time he’s seen on DOOL. Plus, you can still count on his sarcastic barbs, quick wit, and scheming mind. Given Victor Kiriakis’ longevity, just how old is he? Well, John Aniston is 86, and was born in 1933. But is his alter ego Victor the same age? As of now, John Aniston’s had an impressive run of more than 2700 episodes over an almost 35-year span on the NBC soap.

How Old is Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives?

DOOL spoilers remind Victor is a man who is very protective of his family. He has three children. Isabella Toscano (Staci Greason) and Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) were both products of affairs who discovered Victor was their biological father as adults. Sadly, Isabella and Bo both succumbed to illnesses. Phillip Kiriakis is his surviving son with Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) but he left town in recent years. Although, there’s chatter he’s back soon.

Victor’s got an assortment of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and other relatives he presides over. Although he still controls Titan Industries, nowadays he leaves the day-to-day responsibilities to the younger members of the Kiriakis clan. That gives him more time to spend with his wife Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers). They have been married since 2011 and remain so despite many trials.

Maggie was poisoned by Victor’s brother Deimos Kiriakis (Vincent Irizarry) and was paralyzed after a bad fall. Recently the loss of Maggie’s granddaughter led her to start drinking again after years of sobriety. Her husband remained by her side. Although Victor Kiriakis can be a curmudgeon, he’s supportive of his wife and family. As for Victor Kiriakis’ age, the storyline says he’s 84, just a few years younger than his Days of Our Lives portrayer.

Is John Aniston Retiring From DOOL?

Last month, John Aniston turned 86 and there’s been constant reports that his famous daughter Jennifer Aniston wants him to leave the soap. So, is John Aniston leaving Days of Our Lives? Will Victor Kiriakis move on from the family and be written off the soap? That latest chatter says that Jennifer is talking to her father about doing a short arc on the sudser to honor her dad and be part of his exit.

One news report said Jennifer Aniston and her dad talked about him leaving DOOL early next year. But given that the show shoots six months ahead – does that mean shooting final scenes early next year or his last air date being early next year. If it’s the latter, that means John Aniston might already be done as Victor Kiriakis. Of course, Days wouldn’t spill those beans until close to the time of it happening.

Then again, this may be idle chatter and Victor Kiriakis sticks around Salem indefinitely. That would mean John Aniston’s not leaving Days of Our Lives. There’s lots of drama and turmoil to keep Victor busy and we see him a few times a week most of the time. So, for an octogenarian, he’s kicking some serious booty. The retirement talk’s been going on a while, but when John and Jennifer Aniston did a soap skit on The Ellen Degeneres Show a couple of months ago, it ramped into high gear.

Days of Our Lives: Is Victor Looking at a Titan Retirement?

As of now, DOOL spoilers have Victor Kiriakis staying busy. Next week, he wants reformed necktie killer Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) dead. There’s a fantasy sequence of him strangling the ex-villain. But that’s a fantasy sequence and the patriarch realizes he’s not physically up to the task. So, he tasks his hulking nephew Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) to be his murderous proxy.

Even though John Aniston’s been on recurring status since 1997, he continues to be a steady presence on the Salem canvas. DOOL spoilers also tease the Titan-DiMera rivalry heats up now that Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) left Titan to be CEO of DiMera. Victor’s 84, but still a powerful man. So, the good news for DOOL fans is this. John Aniston’s not retired yet – and there’s still no signs Victor Kiriakis is leaving.

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