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DAYS OF OUR LIVES Stars Pay Tribute to John Aniston on His Anniversary (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran actor John Aniston is celebrating his 35th anniversary playing the iconic Victor Kiriakis on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. He made his debut on the long-running NBC sudser back on July 19, 1985, and aside from a short period of time in 2004 when he — and some other Salem favorites — were believed dead at the hands of a serial killer, Aniston continues to portray the patriarch to this day.

Over the course of the three-and-a-half decades he’s played this role, Aniston has become an integral part of DAYS, beloved by the cast and crew. So we chatted with some of his castmates to allow them a chance to pay tribute to this legendary actor and his impressive accomplishment.

Scroll through the gallery below for all their heartfelt messages!

Reporting by Kelli M. Larson

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