Two Upcoming Films Featuring DOOL’s John Aniston
Since vanishing from the plot lines of Salem, some people have wondered what’s happened to infamous patriarch Victor Kiriakis. Is he plotting something? Is he on vacation? Is he redecorating the nursery for the rare occasions when Claire comes to visit him? Or maybe he’s just been taking a break since Stefano came back to town and figured that his old rival could wreak enough havoc for the townspeople all by himself. I actually don’t know. But I can tell you what the man who has been portraying him has been up to.
John Aniston has been busy at work and has recently completed two feature films which should be making their ways to theaters this year. That should come as no surprise to fans of the hard working actor who has been making his mark on films and television for decades. He joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Victor Kiriakis, crime boss and Machiavellian business man, in 1985, playing the role for over twenty years. Before that, he also appeared on other soaps like Love of Life and Search for Tomorrow but has appeared on more than a dozen other shows, from Kojak to sitcoms.
Fixing Rhonda is based on a true story and follows two long separated friends. When they finally reunite, they discover that their lives have gone in very different directions. As one woman tries to set the others back on track, things start to go seriously wrong. Aniston plays Detective Macomas in the film which also stars Doctor Dre (yes, that Doctor Dre). In a bit of DOOL trivia, it also features Michael Mercurio, who played a bit part on the soap last year. James Biberi and Nellie Sciutto share directing credit for the film written by Lizzie Maxwell.
Aniston's other upcoming film is a romantic comedy starring the two younger brothers of deceased comedian Chris Farley, Kevin and John. It's called The Gold and the Beautiful, which is, of course, a soap-related joke. Perhaps not coincidentally, the film also features a turn by Young and the Restless star Kate Linder. The film, written by Agnes-Nicole Winter and directed by Jack Serino, wrapped shooting in late December and is currently in post-production. Aniston plays the role of Gerard Benedict. To read more about it, please visit the movie's official site.
Psst! By the way, our friends at Days tell us that viewers can look forward to seeing Mr Aniston return as Victor beginning in February.