Henry Winkler

TV Actor

Henry Winkler was born in West Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States on October 30th, 1945 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 78, Henry Winkler biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Henry Franklin Winkler, The Fonz
Date of Birth
October 30, 1945
United States
Place of Birth
West Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
78 years old
Zodiac Sign
$20 Million
Actor, Children's Writer, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor, Writer
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Henry Winkler Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 78 years old, Henry Winkler has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
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Henry Winkler Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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McBurney School, Emerson College
Henry Winkler Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Stacey Weitzman
3, including Max
Dating / Affair
Stacey Weitzman (1976-Present)
Harry Irving Winkler, Ilse Anna Maria Winkler
Beatrice Winkler (Sister)
Other Family
Rob Reinis (Son-in-Law) (Actor, Writer), Heinrich Jacob Winkler (Paternal Grandfather), Pauline Olga Bromberg (Paternal Grandmother), Ignatz Fritz Hadra (Maternal Grandfather), Gertrude Freudenthal (Maternal Grandmother), Helmut Theodor Winkler (Paternal Uncle), Richard Belzer (Cousin)‎ (Former Actor, Stand-up Comedian, Author)
Henry Winkler Career

After receiving his MFA in 1970, Winkler was one of three students from his graduating class of 11 who were invited to become a part of the Yale Repertory Theatre company. He joined on June 30, 1970, was paid $173 a week, and appeared throughout the 1970–71 season. He performed in Story Theater Reportory, Gimpel the Fool and Saint Julian the Hospitaler and Olympian Games. He also appeared in The Revenger's Tragedy, Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?, Macbeth, and Woyzeck and Play. He also appeared in a double feature of two works by Bertolt Brecht, The Seven Deadly Sins (ballet chanté), and The Little Mahagonny during May–June 1971 and during January 20–29, 1972.

In the fall of 1971, Winkler was invited to be a part of the play Moonchildren which would open at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Three weeks into rehearsals, the director Alan Schneider fired him as Winkler had been hired to fill the space until the actor that Schneider really wanted was available. At the time, Winkler was certain that because he had been fired, he would never be hired as an actor again.

Winkler moved back to New York, and began to audition for plays, movies, and commercials. However, he never had to work as a waiter because he was able to earn a living through performing in commercials. He was thus able to also perform with the Manhattan Theater Club for free.

Winkler's first appearance on Broadway was as "John" in 42 Seconds from Broadway, a play that opened and closed on March 11, 1973. He swore to himself that he one day he would "make that right." By 1973, he had roles in two independent films,The Lords of Flatbush and Crazy Joe. He also performed with the improv group, Off the Wall New York. He continued to feel anxiety, however, with the process of cold reading during auditions, and depended upon compensation strategies: "I improvised. I never read anything the way that it was written in my entire life. I would read it. I could instantly memorize a lot of it and then what I didn't know, I made up and threw caution to the wind and did it with conviction and sometimes I made them laugh and sometimes I got hired."

By 1973, his agent told him that it was time to leave New York and explore possibilities in California. Although Winkler was initially resistant, thinking he was not a good fit for Hollywood, his agent was persistent. Winkler ultimately decided that he had earned enough money through his work in commercials to try Hollywood for one month. He and his Lords of Flatbush co-star, Perry King, thus traveled to Los Angeles on September 18, 1973. After meeting with his agency's west coast branch, and spending five days going to auditions, Winkler was hired for a small part on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, appearing in Season 4, Episode 10, "The Dinner Party."


Henry Winkler accuses Patrick Mahomes of ghosting him after the Kansas City Chiefs star accepted a dinner invitation at his house: 'I think he fibbed to me'

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 26, 2023
One year after Patrick Mahomes and Henry Winkler met on an NFL sideline, the Chiefs quarterback's dinner promise to the legendary actor still hasn't materialized. The plan was put into action last November, when Winkler was in the house for a Chiefs road game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Mahomes surprised the Happy Days star with a signed personalized jersey, and he looked genuinely touched by gesture before responding with a dinner invitation at his house.

Henry Winkler reveals why he turned down John Travolta's role in Grease - and why he regrets it to this day

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 26, 2023
Hollywood star Henry Winkler revealed on Thursday the surprising reason he turned down John Travolta's star-making role as Danny Zuko in Grease. The comedian, 77, told Kyle and Jackie O that he declined the role of the cheeky greaser because it felt too similar to his iconic Happy Days character The Fonz. 'At the time I did not understand the world very well and I thought I could beat type-casting. It was too close to The Fonz,' he began. 

Ange Postecoglou already has Tottenham fans fully locked in with him... it's clear that his side are not afraid of any team

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 2, 2023
First, pop star Robbie Williams. Then, actor Henry Winkler, the latest in a random cast of feelgood icons from popular culture keen to climb aboard Ange Postecoglou's Tottenham fun bus. Not so much Jurgen Klopp but more of that later. Postecoglou has a good thing going on and the Spurs faithful are already locked in with him. Even with a train strike to contend with, none left before the end, gripped as their team poured forward against Liverpool's nine men to score a winner in stoppage time for the second home game in a row.
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