Henry Winkler Biography (1945-)

Full name, Henry Franklin Winkler; born October 30, 1945, in New York, NY; son of Harry Irving (a lumber company executive) and Ilse Anna Maria (maiden name, Hadra) Winkler; married Stacey Weitzman, May 5, 1978; children: Zoe Emily, Max, (stepson) Jed. Addresses: Office: c/o Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2500Broadway, Suite E5018, Santa Monica, CA 90404.; Agent: Evan Tripoli, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: Fair Dinkum Productions, 6767 Forest Lawn Drive, Suite 111, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
October 30, 1945
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again and New Family in Town), ABC, 1974-1984
  • Voice of Fonzie, Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (animated), ABC, 1980-1982
  • Voice of Private Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, Laverne and Shirley withthe Fonz (animated), ABC, 1982-1983
  • Arthur "Fonz" Fonzarelli, The Mork and Mindy/Laverne and Shirley/FonzHour, 1982-1985
  • Monty Richardson (title role), Monty, Fox, 1994
  • Movies
  • (Uncredited) Auditioning actor, Nightmare, CBS, 1974
  • Bob Kline, Katherine (also known as The Radical), ABC, 1975
  • Benedict Slade (Scrooge), An American Christmas Carol, ABC, 1979
  • Marty Klein, Absolute Strangers (also known as Matter of Privacy), CBS, 1991
  • Tony, The Only Way Out (also known as Grounds for Murder),ABC, 1993
  • Truman Capote's One Christmas (also known as One Christmas), NBC, 1994
  • Steven Moore, A Child Is Missing, CBS, 1995
  • Jack Potter, National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off (also known as Dad's Week Off), The Movie Channel, 1997
  • Skip Fine, Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (also known as Hostage High and Target for Rage), ABC, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Steve Waldman, "The Dinner Party," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS,1973
  • Miles Lascoe, "Clink Shrink," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974
  • "Motherly Advice," Rhoda, CBS, 1974
  • Fonzie, "The Society Party," Laverne and Shirley, ABC, 1976
  • Fonzie, "The Bachelor Party," Laverne and Shirley, ABC, 1976
  • Fonzie, "Bachelor Mothers," Laverne and Shirley, ABC, 1976
  • Fonzie, "Shotgun Wedding: Part 2," Laverne and Shirley, ABC, 1979
  • Fonzie, "Chachi Sells His Soul," Out of the Blue, 1979
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1979, 1990
  • Fonzie, "Fonzie's Visit," Joanie Loves Chachi, ABC, 1982
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1983
  • "Home Free," Pryor's Place, 1984
  • Voice of Carl Conway, "Happily Ever After," WonderWorks (animated), PBS, 1987
  • "Two Daddies?," WonderWorks (animated), PBS, 1989
  • "The First Show of the Fourth Season," It's Garry Shandling's Show, 1989
  • Wilton Newberry, "Harry's Will," MacGyver, ABC, 1990
  • Himself, "Hank's Sex Tape," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995
  • Leo Sunshine, "The Imposter," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1997
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1998
  • Voice of big scary monster, "City on the Edge of Forever" (also known as"Flashbacks"), South Park (animated), Comedy Central, 1998
  • Phineas Newman/hangman, "Hangman," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1998
  • The Panel, Ten Network, 1999
  • Dr. Henry Olson, "Free Dental," The Practice, ABC, 1999
  • Dr. Henry Olson, "Boston Confidential," The Practice, ABC, 1999
  • Fergus McGarrity, "Boo," So Weird, The Disney Channel, 1999
  • Voice of Ramrod, "Take My Wife, Sleaze," The Simpsons (animated),Fox, 1999
  • Dr. Henry Olson, "Race Ipsa Loquitor," The Practice, ABC, 2000
  • Walter Dunleavy, "Walter's Rib," Battery Park, 2000
  • "Happy Days," Tvography, 2001
  • Mr. Newsome, "It's Halloween, Dummy," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2001
  • Edwin Todd/Edward Crandall, "Greed," Law & Order: Special VictimsUnit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U.), NBC and USA Network,2002
  • "John Ritter: In Good Company," Biography, 2002
  • Voice of Sal Monella, "The Globfather," Ozzy & Drix (animated), 2002
  • Voice of Artie, "Led Astray," Clifford the Big Red Dog (animated),PBS, 2003
  • Also appeared in The Great American Dream Machine, PBS; Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, Comedy Central; Paul Sand Show, CBS; Sin City Spectacular; On the Inside.
  • Pilots
  • Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, Mork & Mindy, 1978
  • Specials
  • Lorenz Hart, America Salutes Richard Rogers: The Sound of His Music, 1976
  • Star/Romeo, "Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare," The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People, CBS, 1977
  • Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1977
  • General Electric's All-Star Anniversary, 1978
  • The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Special, 1984
  • Donald Duck's 50th Birthday, 1984
  • Liberty Weekend, ABC, 1986
  • Happy Birthday, Hollywood!, ABC, 1987
  • Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville, ABC, 1987
  • Narrator, Inside "Family Ties": Behind the Scenes of a Hit, PBS, 1988
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (also known as Frank Sinatra: 75th Birthday Celebration), CBS, 1990
  • The Los Angeles Music Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration, PBS,1990
  • Christmas at the Movies, syndicated, 1990
  • Los Angeles host, Starathon '90 Weekend with the Stars for Cerebral Palsy, syndicated, 1990
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • Los Angeles host, Starathon '91 Weekend with the Stars for Cerebral Palsy, syndicated, 1991
  • Host, The Happy Days Reunion, ABC, 1992
  • Los Angeles host, Starathon '92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992
  • People's 20th Birthday, ABC, 1994
  • Segment host, ABC's 40th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1994
  • Host, Rush to Rescue ... A Child Is Waiting, USA Network, 1994
  • Voice of Mel, Lassie Unleashed: 280 Dog Years in TV, ABC, 1994
  • The Laverne & Shirley Reunion, ABC, 1995
  • Interviewee, Sylvester Stallone (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Jill Eikenberry, Lifetime, 1997
  • Interviewee, NYTV: By the People Who Made It, PBS, 1998
  • Interviewee, Canned Ham: The Waterboy, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Interviewee, Behind the Laughs: The Untold Stories of Television's Favorite Comedies, Fox, 1998
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 13th Annual Hall of Fame, Showtime, 1998
  • Interviewee, Ron Howard: Hollywood's Favorite Son, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Marlee Matlin, Lifetime, 1999
  • A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 1999
  • Celebrity Profile: Henry Winkler, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Interviewee, Mackenzie Phillips, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • The Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, History Channel, 2000
  • Celebrity Profile: Scott Baio, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • (In archive footage) The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Channel 4, 2001
  • Interviewee, Scream: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! EntertainmentTelevision, 2001
  • Interviewee, Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams, Lifetime, 2001
  • I Love Lucy--50th Anniversary Special, CBS, 2001
  • Interviewee, Happy Days, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Interviewee, Garry Marshall, Bravo, 2001
  • Interviewee, Ennis' Gift: A Film about Learning Differences, HBO,2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1976
  • Presenter, The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1977
  • Cohost, The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1979
  • The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1986
  • The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, The 55th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2001
  • TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land, 2003
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • Ryan's Four, ABC, 1983
  • MacGyver, ABC, 1985-1992
  • Mr. Sunshine, ABC, 1986
  • Tim Conway's Funny America, ABC, 1990
  • Sightings, Fox, 1992
  • Monty, Fox, 1994
  • Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1997
  • So Weird, The Disney Channel, 1999
  • Hollywood Squares (also known as H2: Hollywood Squares andH2), syndicated, 2002-
  • Co-executive producer, WinTuition, 2002
  • Young MacGyver, 2003
  • Movies
  • When Your Lover Leaves, NBC, 1983
  • Scandal Sheet, ABC, 1985
  • Nobody's Children (also known as A Race against Time), USANetwork, 1994
  • MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis, ABC, 1994
  • MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, 1994
  • Sightings: Heartland Ghost, 2002
  • Television Producer
  • Movies
  • Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (also known as Starflight One), 1983
  • A Child Is Missing, 1995
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • All the Kids Do It, 1984
  • A Smoky Mountain Christmas, ABC, 1986
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • Run, Don't Walk, 1981
  • (And director) "All the Kids Do It," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1984
  • (And director) Tim Conway's Funny America, ABC, 1990
  • The UFO Report: Sightings, Fox, 1991
  • Sightings: Ghosts, Fox, 1992
  • Danger in Our Skies: The New UFO Threat, UPN, 1998
  • Bioperfection: Building the New Human Race, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998
  • That Girl (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • The Love Boat (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Laverne & Shirley (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Happy Days (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Cheers (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Television Producer
  • Specials
  • "Losing a Sister," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1988
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Pilots
  • Gabe and Walker, ABC, 1981
  • MacGyver, ABC, 1985
  • Second Start (also known as Second Stage), ABC, 1988
  • Starting Now, CBS, 1989
  • Morning Glory, ABC, 1989
  • Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1997
  • Young MacGyver, The WB, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Director, "Fonzie's Visit," Joanie Loves Chachi, ABC, 1982
  • Director, "Best Foot Forward," Joanie Loves Chachi, ABC, 1982
  • Producer, "Happily Ever After," WonderWorks (animated), PBS, 1987
  • Executive producer, "A Family Again," ABC Family Theater, ABC, 1988
  • Executive producer, "Two Daddies?," WonderWorks (animated), PBS, 1989
  • Director, "The Green-Eyed Monster," Dave's World, 1995
  • Director, "Mr. Wright," Clueless, 1997
  • Director, "Shop 'Til You Drop," Clueless, 1997
  • Director, "The Four Faces of Sabrina," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,2000
  • Director, "The Whole Ball of Wax," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, 2002
  • Also directed episodes of Too Something (also known as New YorkDaze).
  • Film Appearances
  • Mannie, Crazy Joe, Columbia, 1973
  • Butchey Weinstein, The Lords of Flatbush, Columbia, 1974
  • Jack Dunne, Heroes, MCA, 1977
  • Andy Schmidt, The One and Only, Paramount, 1977
  • Chuck Lumley III, Night Shift, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Starring ... the Actors, 1984
  • (Uncredited) Principal Himbry, Scream (also known as Scary Movie and Wes Craven's Scream), Dimension Films/Miramax, 1996
  • Edward Crow, P.U.N.K.S. (also known as Rebels), 1998
  • John Quinn, Ground Control, Hard Work Productions, 1998
  • Coach Klein, The Waterboy, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Irving Cohen, Ugly Naked People, 1999
  • Larry Steinberg, Dill Scallion, 1999
  • Chef Ray Connelly, Down to You, Miramax, 2000
  • Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • The Journey, Seventh Art, 2001
  • Bartender, I Shaved My Legs for This, 2001
  • Stanley Yelnats III, Holes, Buena Vista, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?, 1977
  • Producer, Young Sherlock Holmes, Paramount, 1985
  • Executive producer, The Sure Thing, Columbia, 1985
  • Director, Memories of Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Director, Cop and a Half, Universal, 1993
  • Stage Appearances
  • Incident at Vichy, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1973
  • 42 Seconds from Broadway, Broadway production, 1973
  • Albert Donay, The Dinner Party, Music Box Theatre, New York City,2000
  • Also appeared in Defender of the Faith, Yale Repertory Company, New Haven, CT; with Story Theatre, Yale Repertory Company, East Hampton, NY; and in the off-Broadway comedy revue Off the Wall.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared in Room Service, Kenley Players circuit.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Creator, producer, and host, Strong Kids, Safe Kids, 1984
  • Director, Steve Martin Live, 1986
  • Contributor to the video Voices That Care.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, May 7, 2001, p. 109

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