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Henry Winkler Biography

Birth Name:
Henry Franklin Winkler
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, director, writer

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

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1983Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1979Emmy-Outstanding Informational Program: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

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