Henry Winkler Net Worth, Age, Height, Wiki, Bio, Family


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.

Henry Winkler meeting the fans


Full NameHenry Franklin Winkler
Also Known As“The Fonz”
Profession(s)Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer
Date of BirthOctober 30, 1945
Age77 years (as of 2022)
Place of BirthManhattan, New York, United States
Zodiac SignScorpio
Ancestry & HeritageAshkenazi Jewish, ancestors from Germany

Physical Stats

Height1.65 m (5′ 5″)
Weight70 kg (154 lbs)
Body MeasurementsChest – 40 inches, Waist – 34 inches, Biceps – 14 inches
Eye ColourHazel
Hair ColourDark Brown (now greyed)
Henry Winkler on his wife

Family & Relationships

ParentsFather – Harry Winkler (lumber company president), Mother – Ilse Anna Maria Winkler (homemaker)
SiblingsOlder sister Beatrice Winkler
Partner/SpouseStacey Furstman (m. 1978)
Children3 children – Zoe Emily (b. 1980), Max Daniel (b. 1983), and Sam Jared (b. 1984)

Education & Early Life

SchoolingNew Lincoln School in New York City, graduated in 1963
Higher EducationB.A. in Drama from Emerson College in 1967, M.F.A from Yale School of Drama in 1970
Early LifeBorn in Manhattan, New York City. Struggled academically due to undiagnosed dyslexia.
Early InfluencesParents encouraged him to go into acting. Inspired by Broadway theater and classic comedians early on.
Henry Winkler on new year


DebutUncredited role in film The Lord’s Prayer (1967)
Significant WorksHappy Days (1974-84), Scream (1996), Arrested Development (2003-2013), Barry (2018-)
Awards & NominationsWon 2 Golden Globes and 2 Primetime Emmys, nominated for an Oscar
Filmography/DiscographyOver 110 acting credits in film and TV since 1967
Voice WorkNumerous shows like King of the Hill, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Robot Chicken
Tours & Live ShowsAppeared in Broadway plays like 42nd Street
CollaborationsWorked frequently with Ron Howard early in his career
DocumentariesHenry Winkler: Wearing Two Hats (2019)

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$40 million
PropertiesHomes in Los Angeles and Upper East Side New York
Business VenturesWinkler Books children’s publishing company (co-founded)
InvestmentsMinority stake in Happy Days production company (sold for $25 million)

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsFly fishing, hockey, photography
ControversiesNo major controversies
Philanthropy & ActivismWorks with children’s charities and dyslexia organizations
Public ImageBeloved pop culture icon, known to be amiable
Personal ChallengesStruggled academically due to undiagnosed dyslexia
Notable InterviewsInterviewed on Inside the Actors Studio, The Late Show, Conan O’Brien
Publications & BooksPublished over 30 children’s books about an underachieving boy named Hank
Personal AnecdotesBought 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.”
Henry Winkler live on stage

Social Media & Online Presence

Instagram Handle@hwinkler4real
Twitter Handle@hwinkler4real
Facebook Handle@hwinkler4real
Youtube ChannelHenry Winkler’s BookHank YouTube Channel

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesFonzie’s mannerisms and catchphrases still widely referenced and parodied
Achievements Outside Primary ProfessionFound success as a children’s author later in life
MentorshipSupported and collaborated often with longtime friend Ron Howard
LegacyBeloved pop culture icon who shaped 1970s nostalgic TV, overcame dyslexia to build a varied career