Full detailed profile on Victor Kiriakis Played by John Aniston on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
John Aniston (NBC)
Birthday: July 24 1933
At the Kiriakis mansion, Kate continues to cry as Victor shares the news about Philip's face transplant. She asks him why he didn't tell her about Philip, and he tells her it was because "I knew you would be slighted!" Kate is amazed. She tells him that not being greeted by a friend at the grocery store is being slighted! She grabs the phone and starts to make a call to the hospital to get Philip 'round the clock' care, and then says she's going to make a call to Roman to find out how many laws Victor broke when he 'stole' Phil from the veterans' hospital! Philip taps his cane hard and reaches for Kate. It appears that he doesn't want her to make the calls. She puts the phone down and Victor fixes Kate a drink and agrees to tell her everything. He shares the news that Philip told Victor that leaving Claire broke his heart. When Victor heard this, it broke his heart, too. He shares the news that he is suing Belle and Shawn for custody of Claire. Kate has trouble taking all of this in but she agrees to stand by Philip - as always. Kate tells him that he has underestimated her, Mimi and Max. She explains her part in working with Max and Mimi to get information about Philip. She tells him it's touching; they really care about him! Victor tells Kate "Max and Mimi need to be kept on ice." He reassures her that Max and Mimi will not be harmed.
With music playing in the background, ('When everything seems wrong', by Ari Hest, from their album, "Someone to tell") Kate and Victor spend time with Philip. Victor holds out his hand to Kate and she agrees to a dance.
At Chez Rouge, Belle, Shawn, Victor and Claire dine. Shawn tells Victor that he and Belle have decided to work things out, for Claire's sake. They share their thoughts that it is best to cut back on Victor's visits with Claire in the immediate future, just until she gets used to having Shawn around. They want to work on bonding as a family. Victor doesn't take this well and is quick to anger. Belle tries to comfort him, but Shawn isn't so comforting. He reminds Victor that he is lucky he sees Claire as it is. Shawn and Belle are shocked as Victor harshly tells the pair that they're not fit to be parents. "I'm the one stable influence in Claire's life!" he declares. He refuses to go away quietly and tells the two that Claire stands to inherit a lot of money, and thinks that he is the only chance that she has to have a future. Shawn stands up for he and Belle, explaining that he and Belle are Claire's parents and they will decide her future. "We'll see about that," Victor promises. As they talk, Kate arrives at Chez Rouge and asks the hostess for help getting a note to Victor, as she can see that he is busy with Shawn and Belle. The hostess gives her Victor's coat and Kate slips a note into Victor's pocket and secretly pulls out his house keys! "We'll see what secrets you've been keeping from me," she says to herself. After Kate leaves (un-noticed), Belle takes Claire to show her the Christmas tree, while Shawn talks to Victor to ask him to back off. Victor tells Shawn he'll never be half the father that Philip was, and promises that he will regret this! Victor leaves, angry but stops when he finds that he has no house keys! He talks to the hostess, who explains that Kate left him a note. It's in Kate's handwriting and reads, "I know all about Philip." Belle comes back to the table, and is shocked when she finds out that Victor is after Shawn! Shawn promises to make Belle proud, but she tells him that he already has!
Kate is at the mansion when she sees a light underneath the secret passage way. She calls out, "Philip?" She tries to get into the room, then hears Victor's voice calling, "Kate? I know you're here!" Victor finds her trying to open the door to the secret room and complies when she demands he open the door. Kate walks in and sees Philip all bandaged up. She starts to cry and beseeches him, "Philip my beautiful, beautiful boy, please don't go away again, please," as she kneels before him.
At the mansion, Victor takes a call from the Atlanta doctor, who relays news that Mimi and Max stopped by, asking questions about Andrew Spivey. Victor thanks the doctor, telling him that he will handle it from here. He goes in to see Philip, who is anxious to get his surgery. Victor promises him that soon they will be in Montreal getting his 'new face'! Philip writes "Meantime, what about Max and Mimi?" Victor doesn't think they'll pose much of a threat but promises he'll do what he can to stop them. Philip is grateful, but as long as he doesn't hurt them.
Mimi and Max arrive at Victor's place. Victor tells the two he has known about Philip's injuries the whole time. Mimi confronts Victor. "You lied to Belle and Shawn." He asks them to lie for him as it's crucial to Philip's safety. He lies that Philip is being held in a safe house in an undisclosed location - by the CIA! He was held in a private, covert operation overseas and is being debriefed. He tells them, "I would hate for anything to happen to you two, because of information I shared with you." It would be dangerous if they mentioned any of this to anyone, he lies. Victor thanks them for being good friends to Philip, and once outside, Max tells Mimi, "Everything he said was a lie!" He is certain that Victor wouldn't have told them as much as he did if Philip was really involved with the CIA. They continue to search for Philip.
Inside, Victor tells Philip "I assume you heard. Let's hope they stay out of it."
At Hudson Street Diner, Belle cries when she sees the item that Bo found in the street. Jessie Faraday walks in (the man who made a fuss over Claire yesterday) and Bo grabs him. Roman pulls his gun and they take him outside to question him. Jessie tells them that he came back to the diner to see how Belle was, because he was concerned for Claire. Hope worries that Shawn won't get to see his daughter again. She comments that he's on his way over. Roman wonders why nobody has contacted them with a ransom note, and Victor offers $50,000 to whoever can bring Claire back. Shawn arrives, fuming. "How could you let this happen?" he asks Belle. Sami runs into the diner, and hugs Belle to her. Victor asks Shawn to stay with Belle, but Shawn doesn't think she wants him around. Shawn apologizes to Belle for what he said to her.
The red-haired woman has Claire in her car. She tells Claire she's a good little girl and explains to Claire that she once had a daughter but had to give her up when she was sent to jail. She takes a phone call. "Don't worry. I know what to do." She promises.
Later, at Hudson Street Diner, Sami and Shawn are interrupted by Roman, who is carrying Claire. He is followed by the red-haired lady - in cuffs! The lady lies when she explains that she found Claire in her car and was bringing her back to the diner. The police believe her story and agree to let her go.
The red-haired lady shows up at Victor's mansion to receive her payoff. He tells her to get out of town and never return, so she leaves.
Victor goes in to see Philip. He tells him that their plan to take Claire away from Belle is working.
At the penthouse, Belle speaks to Victor on the phone. She asks that he meet her at the Hudson Street Diner. He agrees to meet with her and hangs up as Lucas arrives. Victor apologizes for calling him there on his vacation, but asks him to run Titan while he's out of town! Lucas is surprised but happy to do so, and agrees to get the company jet on standby in a week. He and another passenger (Andrew Spivey) are off to Montreal. Lucas agrees to complete confidentiality. Lucas leaves and Victor and tells Philip they are waiting on a new face for him, and afterwards he can get his life on track. Victor makes a phone call to Belle at the diner.
Belle arrives at the Hudson Street Diner with Claire. She orders lunch and tells Claire that her great grandpa is coming to visit her! A man comes over to see Claire, and makes a fuss over how cute she is. After he leaves, a red-haired woman is shown sitting behind Belle, looking at Claire suspiciously. Victor calls the diner and asks for Belle. Belle goes to the counter to take his call, thinking Claire will be fine at the table alone. Victor apologizes that he is running late; explains he couldn't get her on her cell phone and this is why he is calling the diner. He shares the news that he wants to give Claire a quarter of a million dollars in trust for Christmas! Belle is dumfounded. She doesn't understand why he'd want to give Claire the money, but he explains he is her Great Grandfather and has the money to give. After the two hang up, Belle turns to go back to Claire but she is nowhere to be found! The waitress and Belle search for Claire, frantically, and when they don't find her they call the police.