Jen's father John Aniston is a well known actor in his own right, playing Victor Kiriakis on daytime soap Days Of Our Lives since 1985. Mr Aniston apparently tried to talk Jen out of following him into show business as he was worried about her getting hurt. 'Why trust your kid into that?â he said years ago. âYou try to protect them from all the bad people out there. In show business you get chewed up and spit out.'