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Henry Winkler

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Born Oct 30, 1945

Henry Franklin Winkler, OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, and author. Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie on the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. "The Fonz," a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic, started out as a minor character at the show's beginning but had achieved top billing by the time the show ended.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1945 Birth Born on October 30, 1945.

TEENAGE

1963 17 Years Old Winkler attended P.S. 87 on W. 78th Street and then graduated from McBurney School in 1963, both of which were located in Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood. … Read More

TWENTIES

1967 21 Years Old In 1967, Winkler received his B.A. degree from Emerson College. … Read More
1970 24 Years Old In 1970, Winkler earned an M.F.A. degree from the Yale School of Drama. … Read More
1973 27 Years Old Although Winkler had already shot the film, The Lords of Flatbush, he was relatively unknown. In 1973, a year before that film was released, producer Tom Miller was instrumental in Winkler getting cast for the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, nicknamed "The Fonz" or "Fonzie", in Happy Days, which first aired in January 1974. … Read More

THIRTIES

1979 33 Years Old Winkler was also one of the hosts of the 1979 Music for UNICEF Concert. … Read More
1985 39 Years Old He produced several television shows including MacGyver, So Weird, and Mr. Sunshine, in all of which productions he was partnered with Rich; Sightings, in which Daniels was involved; the 1985 made-for-television film Scandal Sheet, for which he was executive producer; and the game shows Wintuition and Hollywood Squares (the latter from 2002–2004, occasionally serving as a sub-announcer). … Read More

FORTIES

1991 45 Years Old In 1991 he starred in the controversial made-for-television film Absolute Strangers, as a husband forced to make a decision regarding his comatose wife and his unborn baby.
1994 48 Years Old In 1994, he returned to TV with the short-lived comedy series Monty on Fox and co-starred with Katharine Hepburn in the holiday TV movie One Christmas.

FIFTIES

1996 50 Years Old In 1996, his scene-stealing, uncredited role in Scream (as foul-mouthed high school principal Arthur Himbry) thrust his onscreen career back into the mainstream. … Read More
1999 53 Years Old In 1999 he became an executive producer for the Disney Channel original series, So Weird. … Read More
2003 57 Years Old …  Winkler was reunited as a guest star on Ritter's sitcom 8 Simple Rules (for Dating my Teenage Daughter) in 2003 by Ritter's request. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2008 62 Years Old In 2008, he appeared in two Christmas movies, in the Hallmark Channel movie The Most Wonderful Time of the Year as a retired cop who plays matchmaker between his niece and a drifter he befriends, and in Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh as the judge who orders Drake and Josh to give a young girl "the best Christmas ever" or be sent to jail.
2009 63 Years Old In 2009, Winkler provided the voice of Willard Deutschebog, a suicidal German teacher, in the Fox comedy series, Sit Down, Shut Up.
2010 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer/fall 2010 season, Winkler joined the cast of Adult Swim's television adaptation of Rob Corddry's web series Childrens Hospital, playing a stereotypically feckless hospital administrator.
2011 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Winkler guest starred as Ambush Bug in the series finale of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
2012 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2012, Winkler announced on Twitter that he would be returning to the fourth season of Arrested Development.
Between 2013 and 2015, Winkler appeared in 9 episodes of Parks and Recreation as Dr. Saperstein, father of Jean-Ralphio and Mona-Lisa. … Read More
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