Henry Winkler is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 30 october 1945 at New York City (USA)
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Birth name Henry Franklin WinklerNationality USABirth 30 october 1945
(73 years) at New York City (USA
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Henry Franklin Winkler, OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, director, comedian, producer and author.
Winkler is best known for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. "The Fonz," or "Fonzie," a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic, started out as a minor character at the show's beginning, but had achieved top billing by the time the show ended. He currently stars as Sy Mittleman on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital and Eddie R. Lawson on USA Networks's Royal Pains.
Winkler has been married to Stacey Winkler (née Furstman) since May 5, 1978; with her, he has two children, Zoe Emily (b. 1980), a pre-school teacher, and Max Daniel (b. August 18, 1983), a director. Winkler also has a stepson, Jed Weitzman, from Stacey's previous marriage with Howard Weitzman.
Winkler is a cousin of actor Richard Belzer. Winkler is the godfather of Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of Happy Days co-star Ron Howard. Henry was the 9th King of the Bacchus, Mardi Gras, Parade in New Orleans in 1977; the theme was "Happily Ever After".
Winkler said he was named after his Uncle Helmut, who did not make it out of Germany during World War II. His middle name, Franklin, was in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Winkler has the learning disability dyslexia, which he was not diagnosed with until the age of 31.
He is an avid fly fisherman, which he often does in Montana. On the rewards of this hobby, Winkler said: " The repetition of it, the sound of the water, I find it to be totally draining. Anything that bothers you is completely washed from your body. I see fly-fishing as a washing machine for your brain. My technique is still ugly as sin. But somehow I get the fish.