Henry Winkler is an American actor, comedian, director and producer best known for his role as Fonzie on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days. His career has spanned over 50 years in film, television and theater.
Attribute Details Full Name Henry Franklin Winkler Also Known As “The Fonz” Profession(s) Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer Date of Birth October 30, 1945 Age 77 years (as of 2022) Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, United States Nationality American Zodiac Sign Scorpio Ancestry & Heritage Ashkenazi Jewish, ancestors from Germany
Attribute Details Height 1.65 m (5′ 5″) Weight 70 kg (154 lbs) Body Measurements Chest – 40 inches, Waist – 34 inches, Biceps – 14 inches Eye Colour Hazel Hair Colour Dark Brown (now greyed)
Family & Relationships
Attribute Details Parents Father – Harry Winkler (lumber company president), Mother – Ilse Anna Maria Winkler (homemaker) Siblings Older sister Beatrice Winkler Affairs None Relationship Married Partner/Spouse Stacey Furstman (m. 1978) Children 3 children – Zoe Emily (b. 1980), Max Daniel (b. 1983), and Sam Jared (b. 1984)
Education & Early Life
Attribute Details Schooling New Lincoln School in New York City, graduated in 1963 Higher Education B.A. in Drama from Emerson College in 1967, M.F.A from Yale School of Drama in 1970 Early Life Born in Manhattan, New York City. Struggled academically due to undiagnosed dyslexia. Early Influences Parents encouraged him to go into acting. Inspired by Broadway theater and classic comedians early on.
Attribute Details Debut Uncredited role in film The Lord’s Prayer (1967) Significant Works Happy Days (1974-84), Scream (1996), Arrested Development (2003-2013), Barry (2018-) Awards & Nominations Won 2 Golden Globes and 2 Primetime Emmys, nominated for an Oscar Filmography/Discography Over 110 acting credits in film and TV since 1967 Voice Work Numerous shows like King of the Hill, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Robot Chicken Tours & Live Shows Appeared in Broadway plays like 42nd Street Collaborations Worked frequently with Ron Howard early in his career Documentaries Henry Winkler: Wearing Two Hats (2019)
Net Worth & Assets
Attribute Details Net Worth $40 million Properties Homes in Los Angeles and Upper East Side New York Business Ventures Winkler Books children’s publishing company (co-founded) Investments Minority stake in Happy Days production company (sold for $25 million)
Trivia & Miscellaneous
Attribute Details Hobbies & Interests Fly fishing, hockey, photography Controversies No major controversies Philanthropy & Activism Works with children’s charities and dyslexia organizations Public Image Beloved pop culture icon, known to be amiable Personal Challenges Struggled academically due to undiagnosed dyslexia Notable Interviews Interviewed on Inside the Actors Studio, The Late Show, Conan O’Brien Publications & Books Published over 30 children’s books about an underachieving boy named Hank Personal Anecdotes Bought iconic Fonzie jacket at a thrift store, kept it, and wore it in Happy Days Quotes “If you will laugh at me, you can laugh with me.”
Social Media & Online Presence
Attribute Details Instagram Handle @hwinkler4real Twitter Handle @hwinkler4real Facebook Handle @hwinkler4real Youtube Channel Henry Winkler’s BookHank YouTube Channel TikTok @hwinkler4real
Legacy & Influence
Attribute Details Cultural References Fonzie’s mannerisms and catchphrases still widely referenced and parodied Achievements Outside Primary Profession Found success as a children’s author later in life Mentorship Supported and collaborated often with longtime friend Ron Howard Legacy Beloved pop culture icon who shaped 1970s nostalgic TV, overcame dyslexia to build a varied career