Henry Winkler’s great heights as an Actor, Director, Producer and Writer, and yes! Also as a husband and father! Click to know it!
Facts of Henry Winkler
|Full Name:||Henry Winkler|
|Age:||76 years 6 months|
|Birth Date:||October 30, 1945|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces|
|Birth Place:||Manhattan, New York City|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Stacey Weitzman|
|Profession:||actor, comedian, director, producer, and author|
|Education:||Emerson College (BA); Yale University|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown/Brown|
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In Hollywood, you will find some great personalities who have started in one capacity but diversified to display their talents in other aspects of the industry. And incredibly, they have sparkled in all the fields they have put their hands on.
Henry Winkler is one such celebrity who is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. His greatest achievement was the role of Arthur Fonzarelli (Fonz or Fonzie) in ‘Happy Days’ which initially started as a small role but grew in importance over time and was one of the vital and top characters when the show ended in 1984.
His career shaped extremely well for this legendary and versatile actor who won awards along the way as he continued to engage his fans and viewers with his meticulous acting and direction. He has been an equally excellent children’s book writer.
Henry Winkler’s birth and growing years
Henry Winkler was born to IIse Anna Marie Winkler and Harry Winkler on 30 October 1945 in Manhattan, New York City. His Jewish parents were migrants from Berlin, Germany during World War II and his father in the USA worked as a lumber company president. His father had come to the USA with a box of family jewels that were smuggled under the pretext of chocolates. His mother was a homemaker and he also has a sister called Beatrice.
Henry had struggled during his childhood and was labeled as slow and stupid and said to be not living to the expectations of the others-the reason for which he came to know when he was 31 years old. He had undiagnosed dyslexia which made him and anxious and low achiever person. His father was a linguist expert knowing 11 languages and was excellent in Mathematics. He failed to understand his son’s learning problems and neither could his German teachers.
His father called him a dumb dog and punished him often for his low achievements at school. He was a C grader and had delayed graduation from McBurney School in 1963. He completed his BA at Emerson College and in 1970 earned an MFA from Yale School of Drama. His great contribution to the entertainment industry earned him honorary DHL degrees from Emerson and Austin College.
Henry Winkler’s career
Henry Winkler started as a child artist and an extra on a game show in NY where he earned $ 10 for it. He did many commercials and also theater at that time. He got to do a minor role in one episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1973. He did some films but these did not give him fame. It was his character of Fonzie on Happy Days that won him fame and name. Henry had said this of his most loved character:
“The Fonz was everybody I wasn’t. He was everybody I wanted to be.”
He also entered into production and his documentary ‘Who are the DeBolts? And Where did they get the nineteen kids?’ won an Academy Award for the best feature-length film in 1978. There were also other prestigious awards lined up for him for it. He hosted several famed events including music sessions. The 1980s saw his directed projects including films and TV shows. These were also produced by him.
In the 1990s, there was a return to acting. He bagged several films in the early 2000s owing to his friendship with Sandler. He appeared as an incompetent lawyer in ‘Arrested Development’. He also has several cameo appearances to his credit. He did two Christmas movies for Hallmark. He also appeared in the web series Children’s Hospital.
He has penned 19 books for children, which deal with the story of Hank Zipzer who is in 4th grade and is dyslexic.
His wife and children
Henry Winkler is a married man. His wife is Stacey Weitzman whom he dated and married on 5 May 1978. The couple has two children together.
Daughter Zoe Emily Winkler was born in 1980 and is a pre-school teacher in Santa Monica, CA, she is married to Rob Reinis in 2009. Their son is Max who was born in 1983. Stacey’s child named Jed from her previous relationship with Howard Weitzman suffers from Dyslexia.
Henry and Stacey have been together for nearly 40 years now and are happy. A decade back, Henry had remarked thus on his relationship:
“I’ve been married to Stacey Winkler for 30 years. The key to an enduring relationship is in the ear, not the heart or mind. How you think or feel about what you are saying is not what is important. What matters is how they hear it. After 30 years, there is only one reason to stay together – because you really want to.”