Fast Facts

  • On Happy Days, rode the same motorcycle that Steve McQueen used in The Great Escape.
  • Donated his Fonzie leather jacket to the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Godfather of Ron Howard's daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard.
  • Is a cousin of actor Richard Belzer.
  • Co-author of the Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever series of children's books.
  • Won a Daytime Emmy for producing 1984's Outstanding Children's Special All the Kids Do It; and won a 2005 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program as the voice of the bird Norville on Clifford's Puppy Days.
  • Won the role of Captain Hook in the London pantomime Peter Pan in 2006, and returned to the holiday production for several subsequent years.
  • Is active in campaigns to highlight children's educational needs and often discusses his own struggle with dyslexia.
  • Is a New York Yankees fan; he read the starting lineups on Fox for the fifth game of the 2009 Yankees-Phillies' World Series.
  • In 2010, joined the cast of Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim and also took on a role on the USA Network drama Royal Pains.

Awards

  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Program: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ilse Anna Maria Winkler — Mother
  • Zoe Emily Winkler — Daughter
  • Jed Weitzman — Stepson
  • Bea Winkler — Sister
  • Max Daniel Winkler — Son
  • Stacey Furstman Winkler — Wife
  • Harry Irving Winkler — Father

College

  • Emerson College, Boston, MA (BA, 1967); Yale University, New Haven, CT (MFA, 1970)

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  • Birth Name: Henry Franklin Winkler
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: October 30, 1945, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer
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