Henry Winkler Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, The Fonz, Books, and Net Worth

Henry Winkler Bio | Wiki

Henry Winkler is an American actor, comedian, author, executive producer, and director. He rose to fame as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli on the American television series Happy Days.

Henry has distinguished himself as a character actor in roles such as Arthur Himbry in Scream, Coach Klein in The Waterboy, and Barry Zuckerkorn in Arrested Development among others. His accolades include a Primetime Emmy, two Daytime Emmys, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Critics Choice Award.

Henry Winkler Age

Henry was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York, United States. He is 77 years old.

Henry Winkler Height

He is a man of short stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (Approx. 1.68 m).

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Henry Winkler Family

He was born in the West Side of New York City’s Manhattan borough. to his parents Ilse Anna Marie and Harry Irving Winkler. Henry has an older sister named Beatrice and is a cousin of actor Richard Belzer. His parents were German Jews living in Berlin during the rise of Nazi Germany.

By 1939, rising hostilities against Jews led his father to conclude that it was time to leave Germany. Soon after arriving, Henry’s parents settled in New York City, where his father established a new version of his German company, which bought and sold wood.

Henry Winkler Wife

Henry met Stacey in a Los Angeles clothing store in 1976. The couple married in 1978, in the synagogue where he had his bar mitzvah. They have two children, Max and Zoe, and Jed Weitzman, Stacey’s son from her previous marriage with Howard Weitzman, is Winkler’s stepson.

Henry Winkler Education

He first attended P.S. 87 on West 78th Street, Manhattan, and then the McBurney School in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In addition, Henry’s consistently poor academic performance made it difficult to be involved in the theater, as he was “grounded most of his high school career,” and was almost never academically eligible.

Although he graduated from the McBurney School in 1963, Henry 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.

Henry applied to 28 colleges but was admitted to only two of them, one of which was Emerson College in Boston, which he joined in 1963. He majored in theater and minored in child psychology, as he considered becoming a child psychologist if he did not succeed as an actor. Henry graduated in 1967, and in 1978, Emerson awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL).

Henry Winkler The Fonz | Happy Day

During his second week in Los Angeles, Winkler auditioned for the part of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, better known as “Fonzie” or “The Fonz”, on a new show called Happy Days. “The Fonz” was initially written as a minor role and developed as the foil to the central protagonist of the series, Richie Cunningham.

Henry added his own interpretation of the character during the first episode, based on “a deal” he had made with himself that he would never comb his hair, chew gum, or keep a box of cigarettes rolled in his sleeve.

Fonzarelli was an iconic character in the 1970s television show Happy Days, a sitcom about a family in 1950s–1960s Milwaukee. He stands in his usual attire, a leather jacket, and jeans, and gives a two-handed thumbs-up gesture, as he often did in Happy Days.

Henry Winkler Books

(1976). The Other Side of Henry Winkler: My Story
(2011). I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Photography and Fly-Fishing.
Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever
Ghost Buddy
Here’s Hank
Alien Superstar

Henry Winkler Arrested Development

In 2003, Mitch Hurwitz wanted Henry to portray the incompetent lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn on one episode of Arrested Development. Arrested Development is known for its “inside jokes.” In three episodes of the 2013 reboot, Winkler’s son Max portrayed “young Barry Zuckerkorn” in flashbacks.

Henry Winkler Scream

In 1996, he appeared in his friend Wes Craven’s 1996 film Scream as foul-mouthed high school principal Arthur Himbry. Henry’s role was uncredited, however, as the producers were concerned that he would only be seen as The Fonz, and thus distract from the film. After it was screened, though, and audiences responded well to his role in it, he was asked to do publicity for Scream.

Henry Winkler’s Net Worth

He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Henry’s estimated net worth is $40 million.

How Old Henry Winkler

He is 77 years old. Henry was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York, United States.

How Tall Henry Winkler

He is a man of short stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (Approx. 1.68 m).

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