Name: Henry Winkler
Profession: TV Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 168 cm
Age: 77
Birth Place: New York City - New York
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler is a TV Actor, and he was born on 30 October - 1945(77 years old) in New York. Henry Winkler zodiac sign is Scorpio. More detailed information about Henry Winkler given below.

About Henry Winkler

During the 1970s, he rose to famous as The Fonz, a greaser mechanic on Happy Days. He has since starred as Sy Mittleman on Children's Hospital, Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development, Mr. Rock on Hank Zipzer and multiple other roles in film and television.


In the beginning of Happy Days, Fonzie was penned to be a minor character. However, fans loved his bad boy image so much that by the time the show's conclusion rolled out, he had become one of the main characters. 

Henry Winkler before fame

He made his acting debut in his 8th grade school production of Billy Budd, after which he earned his bachelor's degree from Emerson College in 1967 and graduated from Yale School of Drama in 1970.

Achievement of Henry Winkler

Fonzie was originally intended to be a minor character on Happy Days. Fans, on the other hand, adored his bad boy image to the point where, by the end of the show, he had become one of the main characters.

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$40 Million

Henry Winkler family life

On May 5, 1978, he married Stacey Weitzman. Stacey already had a son named Jed when they married. They had a boy named Max and a daughter named Zoe during their marriage.

Associations of Henry Winkler

During the 1970s, he co-starred with Erin Moran in the sitcom Happy Days.

Henry Winkler Physique Measurements

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Henry Winkler Timeline

  • 1945

    Henry Franklin Winkler was born on the West Side of New York Cityu0027s Manhattan borough on October 30, 1945, the son of homemaker Ilse Anna Marie (nu00e9e Hadra) and lumber import-exporter Harry Irving Winkler. He has a sister named Beatrice, and is a cousin of fellow actor Richard Belzer. Winkleru0027s parents were German Jews who had emigrated from Berlin to the U.S. on the eve of World War II in 1939. He has said that they came to the U.S. for a six-week business trip, but knew they were never going back. He said he was named after his uncle Helmut, who was killed by the Nazis, while his middle name was given to him in honor of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His father smuggled family jewels, the only assets they had left, by hiding them in a box of chocolates that he carried under his arm. Although they did not keep kosher, Winkler was raised in the traditions of Conservative Judaism. As he grew up, he stopped being religious altogether. The family attended Congregation Habonim, where his mother ran the Judaica shop, and his parents were founding members of the temple.

  • 1963

    Winkler has said that he was very anxious as a child because of his undiagnosed dyslexia, and that he was considered to be "slow, stupid, [and] not living up to [his] potential". He also said that his relationship with his parents was strained, due at least partially to their attitude towards his condition. His father spoke 11 languages and could quickly do mathematics in his head, and thus did not understand Winkleru0027s problems at school and why Winkler would celebrate earning a C grade. His father often called him a "dumb dog" in German and punished him for his difficulties in school. Winkler attended P.S. 87 on West 78th Street, and then graduated from McBurney School on Manhattanu0027s Upper West Side in 1963. He later said he did not graduate with his class because of his learning disability and problems with a geometry class, which he finally passed after attending summer school. In 1967, he received his BA from Emerson College, where he was a member of the Alpha Pi Theta fraternity. In 1970, he earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. In 1972, he returned to New York, where he auditioned for and was cast in 42 Seconds from Broadway. In 1978, Emerson awarded him an honorary DHL. He also received an honorary DHL from Austin College. During his educational years, he studied in the Swiss city of Lausanne and worked in a lumber mill in a small German town.

  • 1968

    From 1968 to 1972, Winkler appeared in over a dozen Yale Repertory Theater productions, including Shakespeareu0027s Coriolanus (May 1968) and Macbeth (February 1971), Gogolu0027s The Government Inspector (February 1970), the world premiere of Gimpel the Fool (an Isaac Bashevis Singer adaptation, October 1970) and Two by Brecht and Weill: The Little Mahagonny and The Seven Sins (Mayu2013June 1971 and January 1972).[ During his decade on Happy Days, Winkler also starred in a number of movies, including The Lords of Flatbush (1974), playing a troubled Vietnam veteran in Heroes (1977), The One and Only (1978), and An American Christmas Carol (TV movie, 1979).

  • 1970

    Winkleru0027s audition for the Yale School of Drama was to be a Shakespeare monologue, which he promptly forgot, so he made up his own Shakespeare monologue. Out of a class of 25 actors, 11 finished. During summers, he and his classmates opened a summer stock theater called New Haven Free Theater, putting on various plays including Woyzeck, and an improv night. The company put on a production of The American Pig at the Joseph Papp Public Theater for the New York Shakespeare Festival in New York City. In June 1970, after graduating from Yale, Winkler was asked to be part of the Yale Repertory Theatre company, which included James Naughton and Jill Eikenberry.

  • 1971

    In 1971, Winkler got a job at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. to work on the play, Moonchildren, but was fired by director Alan Schneider.

  • 1973

    Winkler said he had wanted to be an actor from the time he was a young child. His first job on television was as an extra on a game show in New York. He received $10 for the role. After working in theater and getting fired from a play in Washington, Winkler returned to New York City and supported himself by appearing in television commercials, one year doing more than 30. He was able to support himself with the commercial work so he could do theater for free at Manhattan Theater Club. He also appeared in 1973 in season four of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the episode "The Dinner Party" as Rhodau0027s date, Steve Waldman, and in episodes of The Bob Newhart Show and Rhoda.Although Winkler had already shot the film The Lords of Flatbush, he was relatively unknown. In 1973, a year before that film was released, producer Tom Miller was instrumental in Winkler getting cast for the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, nicknamed "The Fonz" or "Fonzie", in Happy Days, which first aired in January 1974.

  • 1977

    In 1977, Winkler appeared in a TV special, "Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare," part of the CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People instructional series for children. With the assistance of Tom Aldredge as Shakespeare, Winkler, as himself, introduced an audience of children to Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and Henry IV and explained to them how Shakespeareu0027s plays were produced at the Globe Theatre in London in the 17th century. He also played Romeo in the scene from Romeo and Juliet in which Romeo slays Tybalt in a sword duel.Winkler served as the 9th King of the Bacchus Parade at the Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 1977, for which the theme was "Happily Ever After".

  • 1978

    Winkler was also the narrator and executive producer of Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?, a documentary film about Dorothy and Bob DeBolt, an American couple who adopted 14 children, some of whom are severely disabled war orphans (in addition to raising Dorothyu0027s five biological children and Bobu0027s biological daughter). The film won an Academy Award for Best Feature-length Documentary in 1978, as well as the Directors Guild of America Award and the Humanitas Award for producer and director John Korty in 1979. A 50-minute version of the film shown on ABC in December 1978, earned a 1979 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Program and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Informational Program for Winkler, Korty, and producers Warren Lockhart and Dan McCann.Winkler married his wife Stacey (formerly Weitzman; nu00e9e Furstman) on May 5, 1978. With her, he has two children, Zoe Emily (b. 1980), a pre-school teacher, and Max Daniel (b. August 18, 1983), a director. Winkler also has a stepson, Jed Weitzman, from Staceyu0027s previous marriage with Howard Weitzman.

  • 1984

    Winkleru0027s character, though remaining very much a rough-hewn outsider, gradually became the focus of the show as time passed (in particular after the departure of Ron Howard). Initially, ABC executives did not want to see the Fonz wearing leather, thinking the character would appear to be a criminal. The first 13 episodes show Winkler wearing two different kinds of windbreaker jackets, one of which was green. As Winkler said in a TV Land interview: "Itu0027s hard to look cool in a green windbreaker". Marshall argued with the executives about the jacket. In the end, a compromise was made: Winkler could only wear the leather jacket in scenes with his motorcycle. And, from that point on, the Fonz was never without his motorcycle, until season 2. Happy Days ended its run in 1984.

  • 1991

    As the 1990s began, Winkler returned to acting. In 1991, he starred in the controversial made-for-television film Absolute Strangers, as a husband forced to make a decision regarding his comatose wife and his unborn baby. In 1994, he returned to TV with the short-lived comedy series Monty on Fox and co-starred with Katharine Hepburn in the holiday TV movie One Christmas.

  • 1996

    In 1996, his scene-stealing, uncredited role in Scream (as foul-mouthed high school principal Arthur Himbry) thrust his onscreen career back into the mainstream. Shortly afterwards, Adam Sandler asked Winkler to appear in The Waterboy (1998).

  • 1998

    In 1998, Winkleru0027s agent at CAA, Alan Berger, suggested Winkler write a childrenu0027s book about dyslexia, but Winkler didnu0027t think that he would be able to write because of his struggles with the learning disability. Berger was persistent, and a few years later, in 2003, he again suggested Winkler write. Winkler said yes. Berger suggested he co-write with author Lin Oliver. Winkler has since written 19 books.

  • 1999

    In 1999, he became an executive producer for the Disney Channel original series So Weird. He would later make a special guest appearance in the second seasonu0027s Halloween episode titled "Boo".

  • 2000

    A close friend of actor John Ritter, the two led a Broadway ensemble cast in Neil Simonu0027s The Dinner Party in 2000. Winkler was reunited as a guest star on Ritteru0027s sitcom 8 Simple Rules (for Dating my Teenage Daughter) in 2003 by Ritteru0027s request. On September 11, Ritter became ill during filming, and unexpectedly died. A stunned, grief-stricken Winkler was interviewed by Mary Hart of Entertainment Tonight and various other entertainment news sources.

  • 2003

    Since 2003, Winkler has collaborated with Lin Oliver on a series of childrenu0027s books about a 4th grade boy, Hank Zipzer, who is dyslexic. Winkler also has the learning disability, which was not diagnosed until he was 31. His stepson, Jed, was in the third grade and was tested. Dyslexia was an unhappy part of his childhood. Winkler has published 17 books about his hero Zipzer, the "worldu0027s greatest underachiever".

  • 2006

    Winkler appeared in his first pantomime at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London in 2006, playing Captain Hook in Peter Pan, replacing David Hasselhoff who pulled out when he was offered a TV role by Simon Cowell. He reprised the role in Woking for Christmas 2007. For the 2008/2009 season, he played Captain Hook at the Milton Keynes Theatre and donned the hook once again for the 2009/2010 panto season at the Liverpool Empire.

  • 2008

    In 2008, he appeared in two Christmas movies, in the Hallmark Channel movie The Most Wonderful Time of the Year as a retired cop who plays matchmaker between his niece and a drifter he befriends, and in Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh as the judge who orders Drake and Josh to give a young girl "the best Christmas ever" or be sent to jail. In 2009, Winkler provided the voice of Willard Deutschebog, a suicidal German teacher, in the Fox comedy series, Sit Down, Shut Up.In July 2008, Winkler joined First News on their annual Reading Tour of schools where he read excerpts from his Hank Zipzer books. This has since become an annual tour.In October 2008, Winkler appeared in a video on with Ron Howard, reprising their roles as Fonzie and Richie Cunningham, encouraging people to vote for Barack Obama. The video, titled "Ron Howardu0027s Call to Action", also featured Andy Griffith.

  • 2010

    In March 2010, Winkler was cast in a recurring role on USA Networku0027s Royal Pains, as Hank and Evanu0027s neu0027er-do-well father Eddy. Winkler joined the cast of Adult Swimu0027s television adaptation of Rob Corddryu0027s web series Childrens Hospital, playing a stereotypically feckless hospital administrator. In late September 2010, Winkler provided the voice of Professor Nathaniel Zib in the Lego Hero Factory mini-series, Rise of the Rookies.On June 19, 2010, Winkler appeared on James Cordenu0027s ITV World Cup Live show, representing the U.S. in the World Cup Wall Chart. In 2013, he appeared in MGMTu0027s music video for "Your Life is a Lie" and made a special appearance with the band at FYF Fest 2013, where he played an oversized cowbell.

  • 2011

    In 2011, Winkler guest starred as Ambush Bug in the series finale of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.In 2011, he donated books to Holy Rosary School in Duryea, Pennsylvania. The school was flooded out by Tropical Storm Lee.Winkleru0027s book, Iu0027ve Never Met an Idiot on the River, was published on May 31, 2011. It is a collection of his photographs and reflections drawn from his love of fly fishing and life with his family.Order of the British Empire In September 2011, Winkler was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to children with special educational needs and dyslexia in the UK".

  • 2012

    In August 2012, Winkler announced on Twitter that he would be returning to the fourth season of Arrested Development. Winkler appeared in the film Here Comes the Boom, released October 12, 2012, as the music teacher at Wilkinson High School.

  • 2013

    Between 2013 and 2015, Winkler appeared in 9 episodes of Parks and Recreation as Dr. Saperstein, father of Jean-Ralphio and Mona-Lisa.In December 2013, Winkler reprised his role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Richmond Theatre in South West London.In the 2013 Broadway season, Winkler, Cheyenne Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, and Ari Graynor were announced to star in the David West Read play The Performers opening November 14, 2012, at The Longacre Theatre.National Literacy Trust On December 3, 2013, Winkler was named by the National Literacy Trust as one of the United Kingdomu0027s top 10 Literacy Heroes.

  • 2016

    Winkler was executive producer of the NBC series Better Late Than Never, which aired from 2016 to 2018. The travel-reality show starred, in the openingu0027s words, "four living legends: TV Superstar Henry Winkler, Cultural Icon William Shatner, NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, Former Heavyweight Champion George Foremanu2014 and Jeff Dye as the sidekick." In 2016, they traveled to Asia; in 2017, they visited Europe. The fourth episode of the second season, "Berlin: How do you say Roots in German?" focused on Winkleru0027s exploration of the city from which his parents escaped in 1939.

  • 2018

    Since 2018, Winkler has appeared in the role of acting coach Gene Cousineau in the Bill Hader-helmed HBO comedy Barry, for which he received the 2018 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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