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Henry Winkler

Facts About Henry Winkler

Celebrated Name Henry Winkler
Age 77 Years Old
Nick Name Henry Winkler
Birth Name Henry Franklin Winkler
Birth Date 1945-10-30
Gender Male
Profession Actor , Author , Director
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Manhattan, New York
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Judaism
Horoscope Scorpio
Father Harry Irving Winkler
Mother Isle Anna Marie
Sisters Beatrice
School McBurney School
College / University Emerson College
Marital Status Married
Wife Stacey Weitzman
Children Zoe Emily Winkler and Max Daniel Winkler
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $40 Million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Height 5 ft. 6 in. or 167.5 cm.
Weight 56 KG
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Green
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Henry Winkler is an actor, author, director, comedian, and producer who is famous for portraying the character of Arthur Fonzarelli in the sitcom Happy Days (1974–1984) for which he won 2 Golden Globe Awards and had earned 3 Emmy Award nominations. Also, he is recognized for his roles such as Arthur Himbry in Scream, Coach Klein in The Waterboy, Barry Zuckerkorn in Arrested Development, Eddie R. Lawson in Royal Pains, Fritz in Monsters at Work, Uncle Joe in The French Dispatch, and Gene Cousineau in Barry. He was directly involved in the development of the original MacGyver television series and worked on programs such as Sightings and The Hollywood Squares. He also directed the theatrical releases Memories of Me with Billy Crystal and Cop and a Half with Burt Reynolds. He drew upon his childhood struggles with dyslexia to co-write the Hank Zipzer series of children's books with children's literature author Lin Oliver in 2003. They also created the prequel series Here's Hank, the Ghost Buddy series, and the Alien Superstar series. In 2016, he became a reality television star on the NBC series, Better Late Than Never. 

What is Henry Winkler Famous For?

  • Being an actor, comedian, director, producer, and author.
  • Playing the role of Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on the 1970s sitcom, "Happy Days".

Where is Henry Winkler From?

Henry Winkler opened his eyes for the first time on 30th October 1945. His birth name is Henry Franklin Winkler. He is from Manhattan, New York, the USA. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed as he is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Scorpio is his zodiac sign and his religion is Judaism. He was born to his father, Harry Irving Winkler, and his mother, Ilse Anna Marie. He also has a sister named Beatrice. His father worked in a lumber import-export company president Harry Irving Winkler and his mother was a homemaker. His parents were shifted to the U.S. from Berlin in 1939 on the eve of World War II. They told me that they were for a six-month business trip but they already knew that they were never going back to Berlin. He celebrated his 76th birthday as of 2021. Due to his undiagnosed dyslexia, he was very anxious and he was considered to be slow, stupid, and not living up to his potential. His dyslexia was treated at the age of 35. He first attended P.S. 87 on West 78th Street, Manhattan, and then the McBurney School on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He graduated from the McBurney School in 1963 but he was not allowed to attend graduation, as he had to repeat geometry for the fourth time during summer school. After finally passing the course, he received his diploma in the mail. He achieved his BA from Emerson College in 1967 and earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. In 1978, Emerson awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL). He studied in Lausanne, Switzerland. During his high school and college years, he worked in a lumber mill in a small German town. He wanted to be an actor from an early age. 

American Actor and Comedian, Henry Winkler

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Henry Winkler Career Timeline

  • Initially, he appeared in They Told Me That You Came This Way, Any Day Now, Any Day Now, and The Bacchae (as a member of the chorus). Likewise, he appeared in The Government Inspector, The Rhesus Umbrella, Don Juan, Endgame, and The Physicists. 
  • He performed in Story Theater Reportory, Gimpel the Fool, and Saint Julian the Hospitaler, and Olympian Games.
  • Furthermore, he appeared in The Revenger's Tragedy, Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?, Macbeth, and Woyzeck, Play, The Seven Deadly Sins (ballet chanté), and The Little Mahagonny from May–June 1971 and during January 20–29, 1972. 
  • His first appearance on Broadway was as "John" in 42 Seconds from Broadway, a play that opened and closed on March 11, 1973. 
  • In 1973, he had roles in two independent films, The Lords of Flatbush (with then-unknown Sylvester Stallone) and Crazy Joe.
  • Also, he was hired for a small part on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, appearing in Season 4, Episode 10, "The Dinner Party. 
  • He was cast in "Happy Days" in January 1974 in the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli and nicknamed The Fonz or Fonzie. His role remained very much a rough-hewn outsider and gradually became the focus of the show as time passed.
  • Likewise, he appeared in Heroes (1977), The One and Only (1978), Night Shift (1982), Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?, (1978), ABC Afterschool Special: Run, Don't Walk (1981), Happy Days spin-off, Joanie Loves Chachi, An American Christmas Carol (1979).
  •  In 1984, Winkler directed, and was executive producer for, the CBS Schoolbreak Special: "All the Kids Do It". 
  • He directed his first theatrical release in 1988, Memories of Me with Billy Crystal, and directed his second theatrical release, Cop and a Half in 1993.
  • Also, he was an executive producer for Rob Reiner's second film as a director, The Sure Thing (1985), and was also the executive producer for the original MacGyver television series and Dead Man's Gun. 
  • He was the executive producer for the ABC Afterschool Special: A Family Again in 1988. 
  • He was the executive producer for a number of series including Sightings and So Weird.
  • He starred in the 1991 television film, Absolute Strangers and also appeared in the TV series, Monty. 
  • He also starred in the 1994 television film One Christmas. 
  • He appeared in his friend Wes Craven's 1996 film Scream and also portrayed Stanley Yelnats III in Holes (2003).
  • He directed Ritter in the 1986 television movie A Smoky Mountain Christmas and co-starred in the made-for-television movie, The Only Way Out. 
  • He was slated for a guest appearance on Ritter's show, 8 Simple Rules (for Dating my Teenage Daughter) in 2003. 
  • Besides this, he appeared as Sandler's father in Click (2006), and made cameo appearances in Little Nicky (2000), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), and Sandy Wexler (2017). 
  • His career as an author began with the Hank Zipzer series of children's books, about the adventures of a dyslexic child, which he co-wrote with his writing partner, Lin Oliver. Winkler and Oliver created the prequel series, Here's Hank, that explores Hank's life as a second-grader, before he was diagnosed as dyslexic. They next created the television adaptation (also called Hank Zipzer) which ran for three seasons, from 2014 to 2016.
  • They produced the 2016 stand-alone television film, Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe. HBO Max began streaming all three seasons of Hank Zipzer on May 13, 2022.
  • His other TV role includes Dr. Stewart Barnes in Out of Practice (2005–2006), Eddie R. Lawson in Royal Pains (2010–2016), Sy Mittleman in Childrens Hospital (2010–2016), Dr. Saperstein in Parks and Recreation (2013–2015), and himself in Bojack Horseman (2015) whereas his other films include Uncle Ralph in the Christmas film The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008), Marty Streb in Here Comes the Boom (2012), Ed Koch in Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (a 2016 film that also starred Ron Howard), and Grandpa Bill in All I Want for Christmas Is You (2017). 
  • He was both an executive producer for, and star of, the 2016–2018 American reality travel show, Better Late Than Never and also starred in this adaptation of the South Korean reality series, Grandpas Over Flowers.  
  • Winkler and Oliver wrote the science fiction trilogy, Alien Superstar (2019–2021). 
  • In television, roles include Fritz in the 2021–present computer-animated streaming television series Monsters at Work. In the film, roles include Uncle Joe in Wes Anderson's 2021 release The French Dispatch. 
  • He will be releasing a new memoir in 2024.

Awards and Achievements

Altogether, he won 9 awards and was nominated for 30 awards. 

  • Won Two Golden Globe Awards and three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the role in Happy Days
  • Won Genesis Award for MacGyver, the Bronze Wrangler for Dead Man's Gun, and the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Special for the CBS Schoolbreak Special: "All the Kids Do It"
  • Portraying Barry Zuckerkorn in Arrested Development, he received the Gold Derby Award and Gene Cousineau in Barry, he received two Golden Globe nominations, three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, and two awards for the role: the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2018), and the 2018 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Who is Henry Winkler Wife?

Henry Winkler is a married man to his beautiful wife, Stacey Weitzman. Their wedding date is May 5, 1978. They started dating each other in 1976. By profession, Stacey is a businesswoman and activist. They have 2 children together – a daughter named Zoe Emily Winkler (b. 1980) (Teacher) and a son named Max Daniel Winkler (b. August 18, 1983) (Screenwriter, Director). He also has got a stepson named Jed Weitzman from Stacey’s previous marriage with Howard Weitzman. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. They are enjoying their life a lot.

Henry Winkler and his wife, Stacey

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How much is Henry Winkler Net Worth?

Henry Winkler is a successful actor, author, and director who has made a huge amount of money from his professional career. As of 2022, the net worth of Henry Winkler is estimated to have $40 million. His main source of income is from the entertainment industry. She made this fortune from appearing in TV shows and movies. His salary is estimated to have millions of dollars. Today, he is living a lavish lifestyle.  

How tall is Henry Winkler?

Henry Winkler has an average body build with the perfect height of 5 ft. 6 in. or 167.5 cm. His balanced body weight consists of 56 kg or 165.5 lbs. His hair color is gray and his eye color is green. He has an affable smile with a clean-shaven look. 

Trivias About Henry Winkler You Need To Know.

  • His birth name is Henry Franklin Winkler.
  • Scorpio is his zodiac sign.
  • Due to his undiagnosed dyslexia, he was very anxious and he was considered to be slow, stupid, and not living up to his potential.
  • During his high school and college years, he worked in a lumber mill in a small German town.