John T. Melick – Everything To Know About Jennifer Aniston’s Half-Brother

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John T. Melick – Everything To Know About Jennifer Aniston’s Half-Brother
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John T. Melick is the half-brother of a well-known American actress and producer Jennifer Aniston. His sister, the Primetime Emmy award winner, Jennifer first rose to fame internationally for her character Rachel Green in the TV sitcom Friends (1994-2004).

Like his sister, John also works in the entertainment industry but behind the camera. He is an assistant director by profession. In that case, what kind of project he has been into? Being the half-brother of star actress Aniston, it’s not unusual that people are curious to know about John’s personal life.

So, in this article, let’s explore Melick’s personal and professional life, including his marriage, wife, children, and many others.

Quick Facts

BirthdayJune 6, 1959
ParentsJack Melick and Nancy Dow
EducationGraduated with a BA degree in Film Production
WifeShannon Melick
Children2 (daughter Eilish K. Melick, and son John T. Melick IV )
Ethnicity/ NationalityMixed/ American
Net Worth$5 million

John T. Melick Age, Parents, And Early Life

Jennifer Aniston’s half-brother, John was born John Tunis Melick III on June 6, 1959, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. As of 2023, he is 64 years old. He grew up in his hometown alongside his siblings.

Talking about his parents, his father Jack Melick (aka John T. Melick Jr.) was a famous musician, bandleader, and arranger. Likewise, his mother Nancy Dow was an actress known for The Ice House (1969), The Wild Wild West (1965), and Mr. Terrific (1966). John’s parents were married from 1956 to 1961.

Regarding his nationality, he holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnic background.

Educational Details

As for education, Melick went to Milikan Jr. High School. Further, he joined Loyola Marymount University in 1982. From Loyola, he graduated with a BA degree in film production in 1984.

John T. Melick’s Parents Have Already Passed Away

John has already lost his father and mother. His dad Jack, a renowned pianist passed away on June 25, 2021, at the age of 91.

John T. Melick parents are no longer alive
Melick’s father, Jack Melick died in 2021 at 91

Five years before his dad’s death, his mother Nancy left the living world. His mom’s passing news was announced by his actress sister Jennifer with a statement that read,

‘It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our Mother Nancy Dow. She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness.’

Jennifer mentioned that their mother passed away after a long battle with illness, but she wasn’t specific about her mother’s illness.


John is the only child of his parents Jack and Nancy. Further, from his mother’s second marriage to actor John Aniston, Melick has a half-sister Jennifer Aniston. Born on February 11, 1969, Jennifer, 54, is a notable American celebrity who doesn’t need any introduction. She is a well-established actress.

John T. Melick has 4 half siblings
John T. Melick and his half-siblings

Moreover, from his father’s side, Melick has two half-sisters named Andrea Cockrell and Mandy. Also, he is an elder sibling of his step-brother Alex Aniston from his step-father John’s marriage with his second wife Sherry Rooney.

Career: What Does John Melick Do For A Living?

As per his LinkedIn, John is a DGA assistant director in Los Angeles, California. After receiving a degree in film production, the celebrity sibling started his career as a production assistant in the 1988 sci-fi movie Mac and Me.

Then, in the 1990s, he mostly emphasized working in the art department of the movies and series like Universal Soldier, Carnosaur, A Season of Hope, and many more. After that, he again turned into a production assistant before debuting as an assistant director in the 2008 comedy series Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union.

Subsequently, John was promoted to 2nd assistant director and worked on projects like The Sarah Silverman Program, Thirteen, Shadow, Haunted, A Golden Christmas 2, and 1000 to 1 among others. Further, he served in the position of 1st assistant director in the 2011 horror movies Hellraiser, Revolutions, Eyewitness, Speak Now, and so on.

Coming up to 2023, she has 43 credits in total as a second unit director. His latest directory credit includes IRL, Into the Dark (one episode), and Untitled Pet/Kid Project.

Melick Is Also An Associate Producer And Actor

Jennifer’s half-brother has been an associate producer for a project like Summoned, Hidden Away, and A Christmas Miracle.

In addition, he also has an acting credit. In 1990, he debuted as an actor in the film Bad Girls from Mars where played a Crew Guy. A year later, he did another movie Wizards of the Demon Sword and after that, he never appeared as an actor again.

Married Life with His Wife Shannon Melick

The Los Angeles native, John tied the knot with his wife Shannon Melick on August 11, 1995, in a beautiful ceremony. Though the information on their initial romance is not available, we believe that they must have met somewhere in a movie set since both the husband and wife have an association with movies. While John works as an assistant director, his wife Shannon has acting credit in the 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher.

Coming back to their nuptial, like any new couple, they had a great marriage initially, but as of 2023, it seems like they have separated. In fact, as per the documents we found, his wife Shannon filed the divorce against him 10 years after their marriage in the year 2005. But yet, there’s no info if their divorce was finalized.

Is The Father Of Two

From his marriage with his wife Shannon, John has two children, a son named John T. Melick IV and a daughter Eilish K. Melick.

John T. Melick is a father of two
His daughter with her newborn baby

His son John IV was born on May 3, 2001, and is 22 years old. Despite belonging to the celebrity family, he keeps his life private.

Likewise, John’s daughter Eilish was born on August 25, 1996, which makes her 26 years of age as of 2023. She is a budding actress known for her role in Christmas Twister, High School Possession, and Summoned. Further, Eilish has been married to her husband Sean Nebbia since March 22, 2019.

Melick Has A Grandson From His Daughter’s Marriage¬†

John is the grandfather of his one-and-a-half-year-old grandson whose name is not revealed yet. His daughter Eilish gave birth to her baby boy on July 9, 2021.

John T. Melick’s Net Worth

As per some sources, John has a net worth of $5 million which he must have earned through his entertainment career. Meanwhile, his famous half-sister Jennifer Aniston has an estimated fortune of $320 million as of 2023.

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