Henry Winkler Born 30 October 1945 In New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name: Henry Franklin Winkler

Nicknames: None

Body Height: 1.68 m

Spouse(s):
SpousePeriodComment
Stacey Winkler05-05-1978---( 2 children) ; Kids: 2

Salary:
MovieSalary
Happy Days (1974) $50,000 per 1/2 hour episode

Producers Filmography
MovieCharacter
ESU: In the Line of Duty (2012) 
MacGyver (2020) 
Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar (2006) 
Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again (2005) 
Biography (2005) 
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion (2005) 
Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork (2004) 
Unexplained Mysteries (2004) 
Young MacGyver (2003) 
TVography: Home Improvement - A Half Hour of Power (2002) 
WinTuition (2002) 
Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002) 
So Weird (2001) 
TVography: Laverne & Shirley (2001) 
TVography: Happy Days (2001) 
Dead Man's Gun (1998) 
Hollywood Squares (1998) 
Sightings (1997) 
Dead Man's Gun (1997) 
A Child Is Missing (1995) 
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994) 
MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) 
Nobody's Children (1994) 
Monty (1994) 
MacGyver (1992) 
Sightings: Ghosts (1992) 
Tim Conway's Funny America (1990) 
Starting Now (1989) 
Two Daddies? (1989) 
ABC Afterschool Specials (1988) 
Mr. Sunshine (1986) 
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) 
Happily Ever After (1985) 
The Sure Thing (1985) 
Scandal Sheet (1985) 
Strong Kids, Safe Kids (1984) 
CBS Schoolbreak Special 
When Your Lover Leaves (1983) 
Ryan's Four (1983) 
Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983) 
Gabe and Walker (1981) 
Who Are the DeBolts? and Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids? (1977) 
Directors Filmography
MovieCharacter
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2002) 
Clueless (1997) 
Dave's World (1995) 
New York Daze (1995) 
Cop & ½ (1993) 
Memories of Me (1988) 
A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986) 
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984) 
Joanie Loves Chachi (1982) 
Actors Filmography
MovieCharacter
On the Count of Three 
Pink Skies AheadDr. Cotton
The French Dispatch (2020) 
Scoob! (2020)Keith
Ajax All Powerful (2020)Ajax
Escape from Virtual Island (Audible Original - Audio Comedy) (2020)Virtual Father
Medical Police (2020)Sy Mittleman
American Dad! (2019)Child Protection Services Agent
Guardians of the Galaxy (2019)Grandpa
Barry (2019)Gene Cousineau
Arrested Development (2019)Barry Zuckerkorn
Puppy Dog Pals (2018)Santa Claus
All Hail King Julien (2017)Uncle King Julien
Sia: Santa's Coming for Us (2017) 
All I Want for Christmas Is You (2017)Grandpa Bill
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2017)The Snowman / Snowman
All Hail King Julien: Exiled (2017)Uncle King Julien
Sandy Wexler (2017)Testimonial
You Are Nothing (2016)Doctor Watts
Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe (2016)Mr. Rock
Prism (2016)Henry Winkler
Hank Zipzer (2016)Mr. Rock
Royal Pains (2016)Eddie R. Lawson
SpongeBob SquarePants (2016)Sharkface
Childrens Hospital (2016)Sy Mittleman / Fred Nunley / Jerry
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)Ed Koch
New Girl (2016)Flip
Uncle Grandpa (2015)Nacho Cheese
Robot Chicken (2015)Nerd's Dad / Jason Bourne / Christmas Tree
Bob's Burgers (2015)Mall Santa
Drunk History (2015)Zenas Fisk Wilber
BoJack Horseman (2015)Henry Winkler
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2015)Stanley Warner
Parks and Recreation (2015)Dr. Saperstein
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2015)Leonard Rascal
Dissonance (2014)David
The Winklers (2014)Henry Winkler
Mad (2013)Jor-El
1600 Penn (2013)Senator Faxler
Hero Factory (2013)Professor Nathaniel Zib / Nathaniel Zib
Newsreaders (2013)Fred Nunley
Here Comes the Boom (2012)Marty Streb
Up All Night (2012)Marty Alexander
Handy Manny (2012)Mr. Diller
The Dining (2011)Al
Lego Hero Factory: Savage Planet (2011)Nathaniel Zib
Adventures of Serial Buddies (2011)Narrator
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2011)Ambush Bug
Running Mates (2011)Bob Weatherbee
Dan Vs. (2011)Hal
Hillers (2010)Dr. Watts
Lego Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies (2010)Zib
Group Sex (2010)Burton
Numb3rs (2009)Roger Bloom
Sit Down Shut Up (2009)Willard Deutschebog
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)Uncle Ralph Kendall
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008)Judge Newman
Ron Howard's Call to Action (2008)The Fonz
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)Limousine Passenger
A Plumm Summer (2007)Happy Herb
Odd Job Jack (2007)Devon
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)Henry Winkler
Out of Practice (2006)Dr. Stewart Barnes
Click (2006)Ted Newman
Unbeatable Harold (2006)Fullerton
The King of Central Park (2006)Dr. Melvin Bloore
The Kid & I (2005)Johnny Bernstein
Duck Dodgers (2005)Dr. Maniac
Berkeley (2005)Sy
Crossing Jordan (2005)Dr. Jack Slocum
Clifford's Puppy Days (2005)Norville
Beverly Hills S.U.V. (2004)Barry Silverman
King of the Hill (2004)Henry Winkler
Fronterz (2004) 
Third Watch (2004)Lester Martin
My Sister's Keeper (2003)Bus Driver
Blue's Clues (2003)Bookmark
Holes (2003)Stanley's Father
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2003)Artie
Ozzy & Drix (2002)Sal Monella
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002)Edwin Todd / Edward Crandall
I Shaved My Legs for This (2001)Bartender
The Drew Carey Show (2001)Mr. Newsome
Big Apple (2001)Mel Smith
Little Nicky (2000)Henry Winkler
Battery Park (2000)Walter Dunleavy
The Practice (2000)Dr. Henry Olson
Down to You (2000)Chef Ray
Elevator Seeking (1999)Gene
Ugly Naked People (1999)Irving Cohen
The Simpsons (1999)Ramrod
So Weird (1999)Fergus McGarrity
Dill Scallion (1999)Larry Steinberg
P.U.N.K.S. (1999)Edward Crow
The Waterboy (1998)Coach Klein
Dead Man's Gun (1998)Phineas Newman / Hangman / Leo Sunshine / ...
Ground Control (1998)John Quinn
South Park (1998)The Scary Monster
Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)Skip Fine
Dad's Week Off (1997)Jack Potter
Scream (1996)Principal Arthur Himbry
A Child Is Missing (1995)Steven Moore
The Larry Sanders Show (1995)Henry Winkler
Monty (1994)Monty Richardson
One Christmas (1994)Dad
The Only Way Out (1993)Tony
MC Hammer: 2 Legit 2 Quit (1991)Henry Winkler
Absolute Strangers (1991)Marty Klein
MacGyver (1990)Wilton Newberry
Asterix and the Big Fight (1989)Asterix
Two Daddies? (1989)Carl Conway
Happily Ever After (1985)Carl Conway
Happy Days (1984)Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli / Composer Peter Tchaikovsky / Dougie / ...
Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (1982)The Fonz
Joanie Loves Chachi (1982)Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli
Night Shift (1982)Chuck Lumley
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1981)The Fonz
Sesame Street (1980)Fonzie
An American Christmas Carol (1979)Benedict Slade
Laverne & Shirley (1979)Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli
Schoolhouse Rock! (1978)Vocals
Mork & Mindy (1978)The Fonz
The One and Only (1978)Andy Schmidt
Heroes (1977)Jack Dunne
Katherine (1975)Bob Kline
Rhoda (1974)Howard Gordon
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)Butchey Weinstein
Crazy Joe (1974)Mannie
The Bob Newhart Show (1974)Miles Lascoe
Nightmare (1974)Auditioning Actor
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973)Steve Waldman
Another World (1964)Intern
Selfs Filmography
MovieCharacter
Pat Morita: Long Story ShortSelf
King Cake: The Joie de VivreSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2020)Self / Self - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning (2020)Self
Saturday Night Seder (2020)Self
Stars in the House (2020)Self
Celebrity Page (2020)Self
Entertainment Tonight (2020)Self
2020 Writers Guild West Awards (2020)Self - Presenter
2020 Golden Globe Awards (2020)Self - Nominee
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2019)Self - Guest / Self
The Kelly Clarkson Show (2019)Self - Guest
Home & Family (2019)Self / Self - Guest
WGN Morning News (2019)Self
Inside the Actors Studio (2019)Self - Guest
Today (2019)Self - Guest / Self -Guest / Self - Guest 4th Hour Co-Anchor / ...
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards (2019)Self - Nominee
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2019)Self - Guest / Self
Conan (2019)Self - Guest
Lights Out with David Spade (2019)Self - Panelist
Suzi Q (2019)Self
WE Day (2019)Self - Ice Cream Man
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2019)Self
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2019)Self - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2019)Self - Guest
GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke (2019)Self
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2019)Self - Guest
The Real (2019)Self
Good Morning America (2019)Self - Guest
2019 Golden Globe Awards (2019)Self - Nominee
E! Live from the Red Carpet (2019)Self
SAG Foundation Conversations (2018)Self
Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum (2018)Self
Anderson Cooper Full Circle (2018)Self
Extra with Billy Bush (2018)Self
70th Emmys Backstage Live! (2018)Self - Host
Red Carpet Report (2018)Self
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards (2018)Self - Winner
The IMDb Show (2018)Self - Guest
Behind Closed Doors (2018)Self
Live with Kelly and Ryan (2018)Self - Guest
The Talk (2018)Self - Guest
Better Late Than Never (2018)Self
Harry (2017)Self - Guest
Rachael Ray (2017)Self - Guest
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (2017)Self - Guest
Access Daily (2017)Self
The Chew (2017)Self - Guest
Time Presents: Milestones 2016 - A Tribute to the Stars We've Lost (2016)Self
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)Self - Presenter: Garry Marshall Tribute and In Memoriam
Last Call with Carson Daly (2016)Self - Guest
A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass (2016)Self
Talk Stoop (2015)Self
Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2015)Self
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2014)Self - Guest / Self - Surprise Guest
8 Out of 10 Cats (2014)Self
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2014)Self - Guest / Self
Sunday Morning Live (2014)Self - Special Guest
Pioneers of Television (2014)Self
Loose Women (2014)Self
Hollywood Game Night (2014)Self - Panelist
Celebrity Juice (2013)Self
This Morning (2013)Self - Guest
Vanity Fair: Decades (2013)Self
Stroumboulopoulos (2013)Self
Still Screaming: Bonus Features (2013)Self
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)Self
AM Northwest (2013)Self
The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS (2012)Self - Guest
The Ed Show (2012)Self - Guest
Made in Hollywood (2012)Self
Daybreak (2012)Self
The Rosie Show (2012)Self - Guest
Iron Chef America: The Series (2011)Self - ICA Judge / Actor
The One Show (2011)Self - Guest
Breakfast (2011)Self - Guest
Lee Mack's All Star Cast (2011)Self
Beatles Stories (2011)Self
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective (2011)Self
The Actor's Journey (2011)Self
The Actor's Journey for Kids (2011)Self
Late Show with David Letterman (2010)Self - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show (2010)Self - Guest
James Corden's World Cup Live (2010)Self - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment (2010)Self - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2010)Self - Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2010)Self - Guest
The Magic 7 (2009)Self
Shatner's Raw Nerve (2009)Self
Angela and Friends (2009)Self
Strictly Come Dancing (2009)Self - Audience Member / Self
GMTV (2009)Self
The New Paul O'Grady Show (2009)Self - Guest
We Are the People We've Been Waiting For (2009)Self
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases (2009)Self
Xposé (2009)Self
Queens of British Pop (2009)Self
TV Land Moguls (2009)Self
The Show Girl (2009)Self - Guest
Biography (2008)Self / Self - Co-star, 'The Waterboy' / Self - Exec Producer, 'So Weird'
The Early Show (2008)Self - Guest
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards (2008)Self
Tavis Smiley (2008)Self - Guest
Dancing with the Stars (2008)Self
The Oprah Winfrey Show (2008)Self - Guest
Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons (2007)Self
Heckler (2007)Self
Paula's Party (2007)Self
Scott Baio Is 45... And Single (2007)Self
The Xtra Factor (2006)Self
The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (2006)Self
My First Time (2006)Self
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher (2006)Self
The View (2006)Self - Guest
Square Off (2006)Self
E! True Hollywood Story (2006)Self
The World's Greatest Actor (2006)Self
Nature (2006)Narrator
Pop Nation: America's Coolest Stuff (2005)Self
The Young Turks (2005)Self
Your Total Health (2005)Self
Raging Bull: Outside the Ring (2005)Self
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion (2005)Self
Good Day Live (2005)Self - Guest Co-Host / Self - Guest
Dinner for Five (2005)Self
Only in LA (2005)Self
Given a Chance... A Little Girl's Journey (2004)Self
45th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration (2004)Self
The Tony Danza Show (2004)Self - Guest
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004)Self - Commentator
ALF's Hit Talk Show (2004)Self
American Idol (2004)Self - Audience Member
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)Self
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004)Self
Smart and Sober (2003)Self
Hollywood Squares (2003)Self - Panelist
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2003)Self - Presenter
A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter (2003)Self
Larry King Live (2003)Self - Guest
Tinseltown TV (2003)Self
The Greatest (2003)Self - Interviewee
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2003)Self
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003)Self
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003)Self
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)Self
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2002)Self - Guest
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years (2002)Self
The Clint Howard Variety Show (2002)Self
Torno Sabato (2001)Self
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (2001)Self
TVography: Happy Days (2001)Self
The Journey (2001)Self
The 55th Annual Tony Awards (2001)Self - Presenter
Intimate Portrait (2001)Self
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Harrison Ford (2000)Self - Audience Member
CBS Cares (2000)Self
Celebrity Profile (2000)Self
Ennis' Gift (2000)Self
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4 (2000)Self
The Martin Short Show (2000)Self - Guest
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999)Self - Interviewee
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days - Secrets (1999)Self
The Panel (1999)Self
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1999)Self - Guest
NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II (1998)Self
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1998)Self - Guest
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1998)Self - Guest
Sin City Spectacular (1998)Self
Télé Séries (1996)Self
The Laverne & Shirley Reunion (1995)Self
The 47th Annual Writers Guild Awards (1995)Self - Presenter
ABC's 40th Anniversary (1994)Self
The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining (1993)Self
Vicki! (1992)Self - Guest
Happy Days Reunion Special (1992)Self
One on One with John Tesh (1991)Self - Guest
WrestleMania VII (1991)Self
Voices That Care (1991)Self - Choir Member
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1991 (1991)Self
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990)Self
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala (1990)Self
The American Cinematheque Honors Ron Howard (1990)Self
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards (1990)Self
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1990 (1990)Self
It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1989)Self
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck (1989)Self
The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Beverly Hills (1989)Self
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1989 (1989)Self
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant (1988)Self
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1988 (1988)Self
Not Necessarily the News (1987)Self
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville (1987)Immigrant
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (1987)Self
Star-athon: Weekend with the Stars 1987 (1987)Self
One Voice (1986)Self - Audience Member
Liberty Weekend (1986)Self
Hour Magazine (1986)Self
Late Night with David Letterman (1986)Self - Guest
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards (1986)Self - Presenter
Weekend with the Stars Telethon (1986)Self
Gran premio internazionale della TV (1985)Self
Weekend with the Stars Telethon (1985)Self
Starring... the Actors (1984)Self
Strong Kids, Safe Kids (1984)Self / Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli
Pryor's Place (1984)Self
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984)Self
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1984)Self - Guest
The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame (1984)Self - Audience
Weekend with the Stars Telethon (1984)Self
Homage to Steve (1984)Self
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1983)Self - Presenter
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special (1983)Self
Weekend with the Stars Telethon (1983)Self
Powerhouse (1982)Self
Pac Preview Party (1982)Self / The Fonz
Tuesday's Documentary (1982)Self
The 1982 Annual Vision Awards (1982)Self - Speaker
I Love Liberty (1982)Self
Night of 100 Stars (1982)Self
Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1981)Self - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show (1979)Self - Guest / Self - Co-Host
Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall (1979)Self / Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1979)Self - Co-Host & Nominee
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (1979)Introduction
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978)Self
The Magical World of Disney (1978)Self
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978)Self
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978)Self - Nominee & Presenter
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1978)Self
The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978)Self - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978)Self - Audience Member
The 1978 Cerebral Palsy Telethon Benefit (1978)Self - Performer
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (1978)Self
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1978)Self
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1977)Self - Nominee & Presenter
Who Are the DeBolts? and Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids? (1977)Self - Host
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (1977)Self / Romeo
Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek (1977)Self
Saturday Night Live (1977)Self
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards (1977)Self - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Program
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1977)Self - Winner
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (1976)Self - Host / Lorenz Hart
An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne (1976)Self
The Lorenzo and Henrietta Music Show (1976)Self
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1976)Self - Nominee & Presenter
The 18th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (1976)Self
Dinah! (1976)Self - Guest
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards (1976)Self - Presenter
The Merv Griffin Show (1975)Self - Guest
Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (1974)Self - Guest
Interviews:
InterviewDetailsYearAuthor
Parade Magazine (US)Vol. 24, Iss. 8, by: Lawrence GrobelAugust 1977 
Mini Bio:

Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were German Jewish immigrants who escaped the Holocaust by moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his mother worked alongside his father. Winkler is a cousin of Richard Belzer.

Winkler grew up with "a high level of low self-esteem." Throughout elementary school and high school, he struggled with academics. This was due to what he would later identify as dyslexia. His parents expected him to eventually work with them at the lumber company. However, he had other plans as he saw roles on stage as the key to his happiness. Winkler's acting debut came in the eighth grade when he played the role of Billy Budd in the school play of the same name. Following his graduation from McBurney High School, Winkler was able to incorporate his learning disability and succeed in higher education. He received a Bachelor's degree from Emerson College in 1967 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1970. He later received an honorary PhD in Hebrew Literature in 1978 from Emerson College.

Following college, his top priority was to become an actor. However, if this was unsuccessful, he wanted to become a child psychologist because of his deep interest in working with children. Like many other actors, he began his career by appearing in 30 commercials. His first major film role was in The Lords of Flatbush (1974) in which he played a member of a Brooklyn gang. After that, he was cast on a new ABC series which was set in the 1950s, Happy Days (1974). He was given the role of high school dropout and greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli. The character was seldom seen during the first few episodes as ABC initially feared he would be perceived as a hoodlum. However, the character became extremely popular with viewers, and the show's producers decided to give Fonzie a more prominent role in the series.

Following this, the show's ratings began to soar, and Fonzie became a 1970s icon and the epitome of cool. His motorcycle, leather jacket, thumbs-up gesture, and uttering of the phrase "Aayyyy!" became television trademarks. Unlike many other 1970s stars who rose to fame in a short period of time and developed "big heads", Winkler managed to stay well grounded and avoided falling into this trap. He was said to be more polite and agreeable, even after his popularity soared. He remained on the series until its cancellation in 1984.

In the mid-1980s, with his Happy Days (1974) now behind him, Winkler decided to change his focus toward producing and directing. He produced and directed several television shows and movies, most notably MacGyver (1985) and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996). In the mid-1990s and early 2000s, he was able to re-establish himself with a younger generation of moviegoers and TV viewers, appearing in the popular films, Scream (1996) and The Waterboy (1998) and on shows such as The Practice (1997) and Arrested Development (2003).

In 2018 after over 45 years in the entertainment industry, he won his first ever Prime Time Emmy Award: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the HBO series Barry (2018). In addition to his movie and film credits, Winkler is a well accomplished author. Between 2003 and 2007, he co-authored 12 children's novels with Lin Oliver. The series is called "Hank Zipzer, the World's Greatest Underachiever." The books are based on his early struggles with dyslexia, and they sold more than two million books in that time.

Winkler has been married since 1978 to Stacey Winkler (nee Weitzman) with whom he has three children. Together, they are actively involved with various children's charities. In 1990, they co-founded the Children's Action Network (CAN), which provides free immunization to over 200,000 children. Winkler is also involved with the Annual Cerebral Palsy Telethon, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the annual Toys for Tots campaign, the National Committee for Arts for the Handicapped, and the Special Olympics.

In September 2003, Winkler suffered a personal setback when John Ritter, unexpectedly passed away. Winkler was on the set of 8 Simple Rules (2002) that day for a guest appearance and was one of the last people to talk to Ritter.

(Written by: SteveG (Edited by Henry Winkler))


Trademarks:

His role as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli

Smoky, gravelly voice.

Thick New York City accent.


Trivia: There are 39 trivia records.

Grew up in New York City and upstate in family's country home on Lake Mahopac, NY.

While making a documentary about dyslexia, Winkler himself found, at age 31, that he is dyslexic.

Was rehearsing lines with John Ritter before John collapsed and died.

Father of Zoe Winkler and Max Winkler. Father-in-law of actor Rob Reinis. Stepfather of Jed Weitzman (father is Howard Weitzman). Godfather of Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of his former Happy Days (1974) co-star Ron Howard).

He studied drama at Emerson College in Boston and earned a master's degree at the Yale School of Drama.