Henry Winkler

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  • Birth Name: Henry Franklin Winkler
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/30/1945, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director; writer
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Henry Winkler 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.
  • Henry Winkler Relationships:
  • Harry Irving Winkler - Father
  • Jed Weitzman - Stepson
  • Ilse Anna Maria Winkler - Mother
  • Zoe Emily Winkler - Daughter
  • Max Daniel Winkler - Son
  • Stacey Furstman Winkler - Wife
  • Bea Winkler - Sister
  • Henry Winkler Awards:
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - 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
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Emerson College, Boston, MA (BA, 1967); Yale University, New Haven, CT (MFA, 1970)

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