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HENRY WINKLER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Henry Winkler was born on October 30th, 1945 in New York City, New York with the birth name Henry Franklin Winkler, born to Harry Irving and Anna Maria Winkler.  As a child he had a difficult time in school and later was diagnosed with dyslexia.  It was in middle school that he first realized how much he enjoyed theater when he would attend school plays.  Soon, he was cast in his first stage production in the 8th grade and from this point on, his goals were set on acting.
 
After he earned his high school diploma, he enrolled at Emerson College earning a bachelors degree and then even continuing his education where he earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama. 
 
Winkler now felt educated and prepared enough to pursue a career in acting.  He began with appearing in a number of commercials followed by his first major film, "The Lord's of Flatbush" (1974).  That same year he was cast in the television series that would take his level of popularity to a whole new level, "Happy Days" (1974), which aired on ABC.  He played the role of a high school dropout, Arthur Fonzarelli, also known as, "Fonzie".  He remained a member of the sitcom cast until the show was cancelled in 1984.
 
While working on the, "Happy Days" sitcom, Winkler also appeared on such films as, "Heroes" (1977), "The One and Only" (1978) and "Night Shift" (1982).
 
Upon the cancellation of "Happy Days", Winkler continued to work in the industry as an actor but he also took on the responsibility of working the other side of the industry as a producer and director.
 
Some of the projects he has produced throughout his career are the television series, "MacGyver" (1985), "Mr. Sunshine" (1986), "Monty" (1994), "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996), "Dead Man's Gun" (1997-1998), "Win Tuition" (2002) and "Knots Landing" (2005).  Henry also produced a number of television movies and documentaries.  In addition he has been involved in directing such television series as, "Joanie Loves Chachi", "Clueless", "Daves World" and "Too Something".
 
Winkler still continued to work as an actor, trying to earn himself a new younger  generation of fans.  He was seen in such feature films as, "Scream" (1996), "The Waterboy" (1998), "Ground Control" (1998), "Down to You" (2000), "Holes" (2003), "Unbeatable Harold" (2006), and "A Plumm Summer" (2007).
 
In addition to his film work, producing and directing, Winkler was also seen quite often on a variety of television series such as, "Street Sharks", "The Larry Sanders Show", "So Weird", "Big Apple", "The Drew Carey Show" and his did voice over work on, "The Simpson's", "South Park" and "King of the Hill".
 
Winkler is also a published author writing children's novels with the series called, "Hank Zipzer, the World's Greatest Underachiever".  Some of his more recent roles have been on, "Royal Pains" (2010), "James Corden ITV World Cup Live Show" (2010), "Children's Hospital" (2010) and a guest starring role on, "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" (2011).  Soon to release in 2012 is his next film role, "Here Comes the Boom".
 
Henry has married only one time to Stacey Winkler whom he married in 1978 and together they have two children, plus he is the step-father to her son from a previous marriage.  Along with his wife, they are involved in supporting a number of different charities such as co-founding, "The Children's Action Network" which provides free immunization to children that do not have health care access.  He also assists in the Annual Cerebral Palsy Telethon, the annual Toys for Tots campaign, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the National Committee for Arts for the Handicapped and the Special Olympics.

 
Filmography

2012   Here Comes the Boom 

2010   Hillers

2010-2011  Childrens Hospital

2011   Batman: The Brave and the Bold 

2010-2011  Royal Pains

2011   Running Mates 

2010-2011  Hero Factory 

2011   Dan Vs.

2011   Unknown Movie 

2010   Group Sex

2008-2009  Numb3rs 

2009   Sit Down Shut Up 

2009   Untitled Family Pilot 

2008   The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 

2008   Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh 

2008   Ron Howard's Call to Action

2008   You Don't Mess with the Zohan 

2007   A Plumm Summer 

2007   Odd Job Jack

2007   I Could Never Be Your Woman 

2006   Click 

2005-2006  Out of Practice 

2006   Unbeatable Harold

2006   The King of Central Park 

2005   The Kid & I 

2005   Duck Dodgers

2005   Berkeley

2005   Crossing Jordan 

2003-2005  Arrested Development

2003-2005  Clifford's Puppy Days

2004   King of the Hill 

2004   Fronterz 

2004   Third Watch 

2004   Beverly Hills S.U.V. 

2003   Blue's Clues

2003   Holes

2003   Clifford the Big Red Dog

2003   Smart and Sober

2002   Ozzy & Drix 

2002   Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

2001   The Drew Carey Show

2001   Big Apple

2001   I Shaved My Legs for This 

2000   Little Nicky

2000   Battery Park

1999-2000  The Practice 

2000   Down to You 

1999   The Simpsons

1999   So Weird

1999   Dill Scallion

1999   P.U.N.K.S.

1999   Elevator Seeking 

1999   Ugly Naked People 

1998   The Waterboy 

1997-1998  Dead Man's Gun

1998   Ground Control 

1998   South Park

1997   Detention: The Siege at Johnson High 

1997   Dad's Week Off 

1996   Scream 

1995   A Child Is Missing

1995   The Larry Sanders Show

1995   Street Sharks

1994   One Christmas

1994   Monty

1993   The Only Way Out

1991   Absolute Strangers

1990   MacGyver 

1989   Two Daddies? 

1985   Happily Ever After

1974-1984  Happy Days 

1982   Joanie Loves Chachi

1982   Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour

1982   Night Shift

1980   The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

1979   An American Christmas Carol

1976-1979  Laverne & Shirley 

1978   Mork & Mindy

1978   The One and Only 

1977   Heroes 

1973-1977  Mary Tyler Moore

1976   America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music 

1975   Katherine 

1974   Rhoda 

1974   Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers 

1974   The Lord's of Flatbush 

1974   Crazy Joe 

1974   The Bob Newhart Show 

1974   Nightmare 

1972   Another World 





Matinee Classics - Happy Days starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Donny Most, Anson Williams, Scott Baio, Al Molinaro and Pat Morita
Matinee Classics - Happy Days starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Donny Most, Anson Williams, Scott Baio, Al Molinaro and Pat Morita
Matinee Classics - Happy Days starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Donny Most, Anson Williams, Scott Baio, Al Molinaro and Pat Morita
Matinee Classics - Happy Days starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Donny Most, Anson Williams, Scott Baio, Al Molinaro and Pat Morita
Matinee Classics - Happy Days starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Donny Most, Anson Williams, Scott Baio, Al Molinaro and Pat Morita


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