Henry Winkler Biography
The Manhattan, New York-born actor Henry Winkler is also a comedian, director, producer, and author. He is best known for his role as greaser Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, the breakout character of the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days.
Henry 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. He received his BA from Emerson College in 1967 At Emerson. Henry was a member of the Alpha Pi Theta Fraternity. In 1970, Winkler earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. In 1972, Winkler returned to New York City, auditioned for, and was cast in, 42 Seconds from Broadway.
Emerson awarded Henry an honorary DHL in 1978. He also received an honorary DHL from Austin College. During his high school and college years, Henry studied in Lausanne, Switzerland, and worked in a lumber mill in a small German town.
Henry 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.
Henry worked in theater and he was also fired from a play in Washington. He went back to New York City and supported himself by appearing in television commercials, one year doing more than 30. Henry was able to support himself with the commercial work so he could do theater for free at Manhattan Theater Club.
Henry appeared in 1973 in season four of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the episode “The Dinner Party” as Rhoda’s date, Steve Waldman, and in episodes of The Bob Newhart Show and Rhoda.
On Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital he starred as Sy Mittleman, and as Eddie R. Lawson on USA Networks’s Royal Pains. Henry had notable guest-starring roles on Arrested Development as Barry Zuckerkorn and Dr. Saperstein on Parks and Recreation. He started appearing as Gene Cousineau on the HBO comedy Barry in 2018.
Henry won two Golden Globe Awards for his role on Happy Days and earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. For Barry, he won his first Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Practice and has won two Daytime Emmy Awards.
Henry Winkler Age
Henry was born on October 30, 1945, in West Side of Manhattan, New York, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on October 30th every year and is 74 years as of 2019.
Henry Winkler Family
Henry was born on the West Side of Manhattan, New York. He is the son of homemaker Ilse Anna Marie (née Hadra; 1913–2002) and lumber import-export company president Harry Irving Winkler (1903–1995). Henry’s parents were German Jews. In 1939 they emigrated from Berlin to the U.S., on the eve of World War II.
Henry stated that his parents came to the U.S. for a six-month business trip, but knew they were never going back. His father smuggled the only possessions the family had left (family jewels disguised as a box of chocolates) that he carried under his arm. Although they did not keep kosher, Henry was brought up in the traditions of Conservative Judaism; but, he said that he was not religious as an adult. The family attended Congregation Habonim, where Kris’ mother ran the Judaica shop. His parents were founding members of the temple. Henry has a sister named Beatrice.
Henry Winkler Wife
Since may 5, 1978 Henry has been married to his wife Stacey (formerly Weitzman; ée Furstman). Together they have two children, Zoe Emily (b. 1980), a pre-school teacher, and Max Daniel (b. August 18, 1983), a director. Henry also has a stepson, Jed Weitzman, from Stacey’s previous marriage with Howard Weitzman.
Henry has two children Zoe Emily and Max Daniel. He also has one stepson Jed Weitzman. Henry’s son Max Daniel Winkler was born on August 18, 1983. He is a film director, screenwriter and television director. He is famous for directing the film Ceremony (2010), starring Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman. The film marked his feature film directorial debut.
Henry Winkler Body Measurements
- Height: 1.68 m
- Weight: 58 Kg
- Shoe Size: Not available
- Body Shape: Not Available
- Hair Colour: Grey
Henry Winkler Salary
Details about Henry’s salary is not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.
Henry Winkler Net Worth
The Happy Days actor Henry has an estimated net worth of $30 million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor, comedian, director, producer, and author.
Henry Winkler House
Henry stated that they have lived in their house situated in Brentwood in LA for many years with his wife Stacey, and his office here is his bolthole.
Henry Winkler Dyslexia | Young
Henry stated that he was very anxious as a child because of his undiagnosed dyslexia. However, he was considered to be “slow, stupid, not living up to my potential”. He added that his relationship with his parents was strained, due at least partially to their attitude towards his undiagnosed dyslexia.
His father who spoke 11 languages and could do math in his head, did not understand Henry’s problems at school, and why Henry would celebrate a C grade. His father often said to him in German “Du bist ein Dummer Hund”, which means “you are a dumb dog” and often punished him for his difficulties in school. Henry went to P.S. 87 on W. 78th Street which remains in operation today and then graduated in 1963 from McBurney School, which was located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood.
Henry Winkler Books
Henry has collaborated with Lin Oliver since 2003, on a series of children’s books about a 4th-grade boy, Hank Zipzer, who is dyslexic. Henry also has the learning disability, which was not diagnosed until he was 31 and his stepson Jed, who was in the third grade, was tested. The dyslexia was an unhappy part of his childhood. He has published 17 books about his hero Zipzer, the “world’s greatest underachiever”.
Henry’s book, I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River, was published on May 31, 2011. It contains a collection of his photographs and reflections drawn from his love of fly fishing and life with his family.
His other books include:
- Winkler, Henry. The Other Side of Henry Winkler: My Story. New York: Warner Books, 1976. ISBN 978-0-446-87340-6 OCLC 3120426
- Winkler, Henry. I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Photography, and Fly-Fishing. San Rafael, Calif: Insight Editions, 2011. ISBN 978-1-608-87020-2 OCLC 670481642
Henry Winkler Children’s Books
- Stop That Frog! 2014
- Fake Snakes And Weird Wizards #4 – 2015
- You Can’t Drink a Meatball Through a Straw #7 – 2016
- Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me! #13 – 2007
- Barfing in the Backseat # 12 – 2007
- Always Watch Out for the Flying Potato Salad! #9 – 2017
- I’ve Never Met An Idiot On the River: Reflections on Family
Henry Winkler Movies &TV Shows
Movies From the Year 2010 To 2017
- 2017 – Sandy Wexler as Testimonial
- 2017 – All I Want for Christmas Is You as Grandpa Bill (voice)
- 2016 – Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie as Ed Koch
- 2015 – Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant as Stanley Warner
- 2012 – Here Comes the Boom as Marty Streb
- 2011 – Running Mates as Bob Weatherbee
- 2011 – Adventures of Serial Buddies as Narrator
- 2011 – Beatles Stories – Himself
- 2010 – Group Sex as Burton
Movies From the Year 2000 To 2008
- 2008 – You Don’t Mess with the Zohan as Limousine Passenger
- 2007 – I Could Never Be Your Woman as Himself
- A Plumm Summer – Happy Herb
- 2006 – Unbeatable Harold as Fullerton
- 2006 – Click as Ted Newman a
- 2005 – Berkeley as Sy
- The Kid & I – Johnny Bernstein
- 2004 – Fronterz – Unknown
- 2003 – Holes as Stanley Yelnats III
- 2001 – I Shaved My Legs for This as Bartender
- 2000 – Down to You as Chef Ray
- 2000 – Little Nicky – Himself
Movies From the Year 1974 To 1999
- 1999 – P.U.N.K.S. as Edward Crow
- 1999 – Dill Scallion as Larry Steinberg
- 1998 – Ground Control as John Quinn
- 1998 – The Waterboy as Coach Klein
- 1996 – Scream as Principal Arthur Himbry
- 1989 – Asterix and the Big Fight as Asterix (voice)
- 1982 – Night Shift as Chuck Lumley
- 1978 – The One and Only as Andy Schmidt
- 1977 – Heroes as Jack Dunne
- 1974 – Crazy Joe as Mannie
- 1974 – The Lords of Flatbush as Butcher Weinstein
- TBA – The French Dispatch
Henry Winkler Tv Shows
Tv Shows From the Year 2015 to 2017
- 2014, 2017 – Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero as The Snowman (voice)
- 2012, 2015 – Robot Chicken as Nerd’s Dad / Jason Bourne / Christmas Tree (voice)
- 2018–present – Barry as Gene Cousineau
- 2017 – All Hail King Julien: Exiled as Uncle King Julien (voice)
- 2017 – Puppy Dog Pals as Santa Claus (voice)
- 2016–2018 – Better Late Than Never – Himself
- 2016 – New Girl as Flip
- 2016 – SpongeBob SquarePants as Sharkface (voice)
- 2016 – Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe as Mr. Rock
- 2015 – Comedy Bang! Bang! as Leonard Rascal
- 2015 – BoJack Horseman – Himself (voice)
- 2015 – Drunk History as Zenas Fisk Wilber
- 2015 – Bob’s Burgers as Mall Santa (voice)
- 2015 – Uncle Grandpa as Nacho Cheese (voice)
Tv Shows From the Year 2007 to 2014
- 2014 – Hollywood Game Night – Himself
- 2014–2017 – All Hail King Julien as Uncle King Julien (voice)
- 2014–2016 – Hank Zipzer as Mr. Rock
- 2013 – Newsreaders as Fred Nunley
- 2013 – 1600 Penn as Senator Nathan Faxler
- 2013 – Mad as Jor-El (voice)
- 2013–2015 – Parks and Recreation as Dr. Saperstein
- 2012 – Handy Mann as Mr. Diller (voice)
- 2012 – Up All Night as Marty Alexander
- 2011 – Dan Vs. as Hal (voice)
- 2011 – Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Ambush Bug (voice)
- 2010–2016 – Children’s Hospital as Sy Mittleman
- 2010–2012 – Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil as Principal Henry (voice)
- 2010–2013 – LEGO Hero Factory as Professor Nathaniel Zib (voice)
- 2010–2016 – Royal Pains as Eddie R. Lawson
- 2009 – Sit Down, Shut Up as Willard Deutschebog (voice)
- 2008–2009 – NUMB3RS as Roger Bloom
- 2008 – Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh as Judge Newman
- 2008 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year as Uncle Ralph
- 2007 – Odd Job Jack as Devon (voice)
Tv Shows From the Year 2001 to 2005
- 2005 – Crossing Jordan as Dr. Jack Slocum
- 2005 – Duck Dodgers as Dr. Maniac (voice)
- 2005 – Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion – Himself
- 2005–2006 – Out of Practice as Dr. Stewart Barnes
- 2004 – Beverly Hills S.U.V. as Barry Silverman
- 2004 – Third Watch as Lester Martin
- 2004 – King of the Hill – Himself (voice)
- 2003 – Smart and Sober – Himself – Host
- 2003 – Clifford the Big Red Dog as Artie (voice)
- 2003 – Blue’s Clues as Bookmark (voice)
- 2003–2005 – Clifford’s Puppy Days as Norville the Bird (voice)
- 2003–2018 – Arrested Development as Barry Zuckerkorn
- 2002 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Edwin Todd / Edward Crandall
- 2002 – Ozzy & Drix as Sal Monella (voice)
- 2001 – Big Apple as Mel Smith
- 2001 – The Drew Carey Show as Mr. Newsome
- 2000 – Battery Park as Walter Dunleavy
Tv Shows From the Year 1980 to 1999
- 1999 – So Weird as Fergus McGarrity
- 1999 – The Simpsons as Ramrod (voice)
- 1999–2000 – The Practice as Dr. Henry Olson
- 1998 – South Park as The Scary Monster (voice)
- 1997 – Dad’s Week Off as Jack Potter
- 1997 – Detention: The Siege at Johnson High as Skip Fine
- 1997–1998 – Dead Man’s Gun as Various
- 1995 – The Larry Sanders Show – Himself
- 1995 – A Child Is Missing as Steven Moore
- 1994 – Monty as Monty Richardson
- 1994 – One Christmas as Dad
- 1993 – The Only Way Out as Tony
- 1992 – Happy Days: The Reunion – Himself (host)
- 1991 – Absolute Strangers as Marty Klein
- 1990- MacGyver as Wilton Newberry
- 1989 – Alida’s Problem? as Carl Conway (voice)
- 1985 – A Girl Named Alida as Carl Conway (voice)
- 1984 – Donald Duck’s 50th Birthday – Himself
- 1982 – Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli (voice)
- 1982 – Joanie Loves Chachi as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli
- 1980 – Sesame Street as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli
- 1980–1982 – The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli (voice)
Tv Shows From the Year 1972 to 1979
- 1979 – An American Christmas Carol as Benedict Slade
- 1978 – Mork & Mindy – Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli
- 1976–1979 – Laverne & Shirley as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli
- 1975 – Katherine as Bob Kline
- 1974 – Nightmare as Auditioning Actor
- 1974 – The Bob Newhart Show as Miles Lascoe
- 1974 – Rhoda as Howard Gordon
- 1974 – Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers – Unknown
- 1974–1984 – Happy Days as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli
- 1973 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Steve Waldman
- 1972 – Another World as an Intern
Henry Winkler Fonzie Happy Days
Winkler was cast for the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, nicknamed “The Fonz” or “Fonzie”, in Happy Days, which first aired in January 1974.
Henry Winkler New Show
From the beginning of the year 2018, Kris appeared in the role of acting coach Gene Cousineau in the Bill Hader-helmed HBO comedy Barry. For the show which he was awarded the 2018 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Terry Bradshaw Henry Winkler
Terry starred in and executive produced the NBC series Better Late Than Never beginning in the summer of 2016, which co-starred other entertainment legends (boxer George Foreman, actor William Shatner, football player, and commentator Terry Bradshaw) and Jeff Dye.
Henry Winkler Ron Howard
Before 2018 Emmys kicked off, Happy Days stars Henry Winkler and Ron Howard reunited, with Winkler documenting the moment with a photo on Twitter captioned, “Pals at the Emmys.”
Howard and Henry starred together for seven seasons (Winkler stayed for all 11 seasons) on the classic ABC sitcom as friends Richie Cunningham and Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli.
Henry Winkler Travel Show
Better Late Than Never is an adaptation of the South Korean Grandpas Over Flowers series. Henry along with his The cast his three “seasoned” North American celebrities William Shatner, George Foreman, and Terry Bradshaw, were cast accompanied by younger comedian Jeff Dye. They traveled overseas without luxuries, experiencing new cultures and checking off their bucket lists. The series began productions in August 2015 and premiered on August 23, 2016.
Henry Winkler Guest in the Motor City Comic-Con
Henry was the guest at the Motor City Comic Con on May 17 to 19, 2019. He will have appearances all three days of the event on May 17-19 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Henry will be hosting a panel Q&A and will be available for autographs and professional photo ops.
Frequently Asked Questions About Henry Winkler
Who is Henry Winkler?
Henry is an actor, comedian, director, producer, and author.
How old is Henry Winkler?
Henry is 74 years old as of 2019.
How tall is Henry Winkler?
He stands at a height of 1.68 m
Is Henry Winkler married?
Henry has been married to his wife Stacey.
How much is Henry Winkler worth?
Henry has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
How much does Henry Winkler make?
His annual salary is not available.
Where does Henry Winkler live?
He currently resides in Brentwood in LA.
Is Henry Winkler dead or alive?
Henry is still alive and in good health.
Where is Henry Winkler now?
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