- John T. Melick is a 64-year-old American assistant movie director and production manager
- He is Jennifer Aniston’s brother through their mother, Nancy Dow’s first marriage with John ‘Jack’ Melick
- Melick is married to Shannon Melick whom she shares two children with
John T. Melick has been in the movie-making industry since 1992 as a set dresser, assistant director, and production manager. Over the years, he garnered experience and acclaim working behind the scenes of Universal Soldier(1992), Piranha 3DD(2012), and Thirteen(2003). Yet, his popularity is always linked to being Jennifer Aniston’s brother and son of Jack Melick and Nancy Dow.
Also, he has been married to Shannon Melick with whom he shares two children-Eilish Melick and John T. Melick IV.
The Early Life and Background of John T. Melick
John T. Melick was born on June 6, 1959, to John ‘Jack’ Melick and Nancy Dow. He is the third member of his family to bear the name John. Aside from this, his father was a pianist, bandleader, and arranger who was influential in the founding of the Big Band Academy of America. His mother on the other had a successful career as an actress in Hollywood.
Both of his parents were successful in their career paths, however, their marriage did not enjoy such as they divorced in 1961 when their only child together was only two years old. Moving on, his parents died within 5 years of each other. His mother died in 2016 after suffering from several strokes while his father died at the age of 91 in 2021
Regarding his educational pursuit, the 64-year-old who is also known as John Melick III attended Milikan Jr. High School. After graduation, he proceeded to Loyola Marymount University to further his studies. While there, he studied film production and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984.
John T. Melick is an Assistant Director and Production Manager
Per his LinkedIn profile, Melick works in movie production as an assistant director and associate producer. Per the same source, he has worked on the set of various movies including A Christmas Miracle and Haunted.
On the other hand, his IMDB page lists his earliest works to 1992 when he worked as a set dresser for Universal Soldiers. Subsequently, he switched roles to directing and producing movies.
He is also a member of the Directors Guild of America.
Who are John T. Melick’s Siblings?
As mentioned, Melick was the only child born during his parent’s marriage which lasted from 1956 to 1961. After his parents divorced, his mother Nancy got married to her second husband, John Aniston in 1965.
Through this marriage, his mother gave birth to Jennifer Aniston. Their relationship as siblings became a media item following Aniston’s announcement of their mother’s death in 2016. Unlike him, his sister is one of Hollywood’s A-list actresses whose career has spanned more than three decades. Some of her works include Friends, We’re the Millers and The Good Girl. It is no wonder that Melick’s sister has risen to become one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
Apparently, the siblings have a cordial relationship as he has been seen with her at public events.
While she is the only sibling he shares the same mother with, Melick has two older half-siblings, Andrea Cockrell, and Mandy Wise through his father’s previous relationship.
The 64-year-old California Born and Raised Assistant Director is Married to Shannon Melick
He is married to Shannon Melick who is also known as Shannon Darlene Sossa. They tied the knot on August 11, 1995. Like him, Shannon also works behind the cameras as a crew member.
John T. Melick’s wife is credited for her work on Machine Gun Preacher, a movie starring Gerard Butler and based on real-life events during the Sudanese war.
Despite having a career in an industry known for high divorce rates, John and Shannon have remained married.
John T. Melick Shares Two Children with his Wife
Melick is the father of two children whom he shares with Shannon. Their oldest child, a daughter named Eilish K. Melick was born on August 25, 1996. She has since launched an acting career with credits in High School Depression, Summoned, and Christmas Twister. Aside from her career, she is married to Sean Nebbia. Thanks to this marriage, Melick is now a grandfather to their child.
Eilish is not the only child of John and his wife. They welcomed their second child, John T. Melick IV on May 3, 2001. Details about his career are not so clear as he managed to stay away from media attention.
His Mother and Jennifer Aniston Had a Strained Relationship for Many Years
While John T. Melick’s relationship with his mother was not well publicized, his sister Aniston had a strained relationship with their mother.
Apparently, they fell out after their mother released her From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir, a tell-all book released in 1999. The Picture Perfect actress was not comfortable with the content of the book and this did not have a smooth relationship for the next couple of years.
As it is, the pair are said to have reconciled following Aniston’s high-profile divorce from Brad Pitt in 2005.