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Royal Pains has tapped Henry Winkler for a recurring role, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Winkler, best known as The Fonz on Happy Days, will step into the role of Eddie Larson, the absentee father of Hank (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan (Paulo Constanzo). Eddie will shake things up at HankMed as he tries to re-enter his sons' lives with unknown motivations, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the casting.

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Winkler most recently guest-starred on three episodes of NUMB3RS, which followed his work on the short-lived shows Sit Down, Shut Up and Out of Practice.

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