Henry Winkler is mostly known as Fonzie from Happy Days. He was born in New York City on October 30, 1945. Acting was always his dream, and he never thought of doing anything else.
As a kid, he struggled with learning, and later it was discovered he had dyslexia. Despite this, he went to college and earned degrees from Yale School of Drama and Emerson College.
Before Happy Days, Winkler did ads to support himself. When he finally got the role of Fonzie, he became very popular, and his cool style with a motorcycle and leather jacket made him a symbol of coolness.
After Happy Days, Winkler turned to producing and directing. He worked on shows like Mr. Sunshine, So Weird, and MacGyver. He also acted in movies like Scream and The Waterboy, as well as TV shows like The Practice and Arrested Development.
In 2018, he started a new role in the series Barry with Bill Hader. However, due to the coronavirus, filming got delayed.
Winkler is not just an actor; he has also written about 30 novels since the early 2000s. He and his wife Stacey have been together since 1978. They met when he went to buy a coat in the store where she worked.
They have two children, Zoey and Max. Max followed in his father’s footsteps and works in Hollywood as a writer, producer, and director.
Stacey battled cancer twice, but she’s been cancer-free since 2007. Winkler has been involved in supporting breast cancer awareness organizations to help his wife.
Despite the challenges, Winkler and Stacey have a strong and lasting marriage. They even became grandparents, and they love it.