Jennifer Aniston shares sweet childhood throwback pic with her soap star dad: 'Christmas with one of my creators'

Jennifer Aniston went pretty far back for #ThrowbackThursday this week.

The 50-year-old star may have been feeling nostalgic after Christmas, as she treated her Instagram followers to a sweet throwback pic from her childhood. The black-and-white photo sees Aniston as a pre-Rachel little girl rocking bangs and posing with her dad, whom soap opera fans will recognize as actor John Aniston of Days of Our Lives fame.


Born Yiannis Anastasakis in Crete, the 86-year-old Aniston patriarch has played Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives — yes, the same show which starred a certain Joey Tribbiani — since 1985.

Aniston included a more recent photo of her and her father, writing, “Christmas with one of my creators.
Then and now. Love you, Papa.”

She’s not alone. While the post had plenty of fans gushing about “baby Jen,” many commenters had just one word to share: “Victor!”

“We all love Mr. Kiriakis,” read one comment, while another fan added “Love Victor.”

“I grew up watching your father on Days of Our Lives,” read another response.

The elder Aniston was married to the Friends star’s mother, Nancy Dow, until 1980. He and second wife Sherry Rooney Aniston have a son named Alexander.

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MALIBU, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox attend the CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC on June 2, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Jennifer Aniston, designer Jennifer Meyer and actress Courteney Cox attend Barneys New York, Jennifer Aniston, and Tobey Maguire host a private dinner to celebrate The Barneys New York XO Jennifer Meyer Exclusive RTW Collaboration on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 20: Actress Jennifer Aniston and director Courteney Cox attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of 'Just Before I Go' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Darin Pfeiffer Consulting)
COUGAR TOWN - 'All Mixed Up' - Jennifer Aniston guest stars alongside Courteney Cox on the Season Two premiere of 'Cougar Town,' WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Jules finds an instant connection with her new shrink, Glenn (Aniston), until she discovers the unfortunate but hilarious truth about her method of treatment; Ellie is jealous over Jules' fondness for Glenn; a bet between Laurie and Travis leads to a sweet sibling-like moment; and Bobby acts out his frustrations that Jules and Grayson are dating. (Photo by Karen Neal/ABC via Getty Images) COURTENEY COX, JENNIFER ANISTON
Actress Jennifer Aniston and honoree Courteney Cox Arquette attend the 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards: A New Era at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on June 1, 2010 in Century City, California.
CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 01: Honoree Courteney Cox Arquette and actress Jennifer Aniston arrive at the 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards: A New Era at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on June 1, 2010 in Century City, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Actresses Rita Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox and Kirsten Dunst arrive at the premiere of Glamour Reel Moments presented by Suave held at the Directors Guild of America on October 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Actresses Courteney Cox (L) and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the premiere of Glamour Reel Moments presented by Suave held at the Directors Guild of America on October 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox-Arquette during 'The Tripper' Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet and Inside at Hollywood Forever Cemetary in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage for BWR Public Relations)
Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox Arquette during AFI Honors Hollywood's Arquette Family With The Sixth Annual 'Platinum Circle Awards' - Green Room and Show in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
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BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: (EXCLUSIVE, NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) Courteney Cox Arquette (L) and Jennifer Aniston smile on the set of the hit NBC series 'Friends' during one of their last shows on the Warner Bros lot Sept. 12, 2003 in Burbank, CA. 'Friends,' which is in its ninth and final season, debuted in 1994, has won 44 Emmys, and is one of the biggest successes in television history. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images) This image is not included in any subscription deal. Use of this image will incur a charge.
Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt & Courteney Cox (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage)
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Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Cast members of 'Friends' winner for Best Comedy Series at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards. L-R: David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston from NBC show 'Friends' (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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