Henry Winkler Biography

Henry Winkler is an American actor, comedian, author and producer. He stared in all kinds of shows and movies during his career and has made a plethora of materials. But he will always be remembered for his role on the show “Happy Days” where he played the character of the cool, leather-clad, gear head mechanic Arthur Fonzarelli, or the “Fonze” as he is known in popular culture. Actually Fonzie was only supposed to appear in a few episodes in the beginning of the show. But Henry’s portrayal of the character made him one of the made cast members due to his expressions and behavior which made him a cult icon.

Herby Winkler started very modestly at first. Being that he was the son of Jewish German immigrants, he was not inserted in faith nor at school. He always wanted to become an actor, even from early childhood. He did not do so well at school so he started appearing in small things like commercials on TV and later started acting in theater. Henry Winkler managed to kick start his career during the early 70s.

Although Henry Winkler made appearances in several TV shows and even stared in a movie titled “The Lords of Flatbush” (1974), it was him being cast as the Fonze on Happy Days that would ultimately bring him glory and recognition for which he is known even today. Other projects lined in front of him during that period with included other moves like “Heroes” (1977), “The One and Only” (1978), “An American Christmas Carrol” (1979).


“Happy Days” (Henry Winkler and Al Molinaro)

During the 80s, when “Happy Days” ended, Winkler started producing and directing. During that period he made the most of his Winkler-produced projects, including the “Memories of Me” (1988) with Billy Crystal and “Cop and a Half” (1993) with Burt Reynolds. In the 90s he returned and concentrated more on acting and stared in movies like “Absolute Stranger” (1991) and “Waterboy” (1998). With the later mentioned movie, Henry Winkler started his collaboration with also comedian actor Adam Sandler, which would translate in them making a lot of movies together during the 2000s. They included “Little Nicky” (2000), “Click” (2006) and “Don’t Mess With the Zohan” (2008).

In recent times, Henry Winkler also appeared in a lot of TV shows, as with his age he has decided to dedicate himself to smaller projects. But the projects included roles in “Rested Development,” “Parks and Recreations” and “Children’s Hospital.” He has guest stared in various shows as well which included “Numb3ers,” “Law and Order: Special Victim Unit,” “Third Watch” and many more. Henry is also good and doing voiceover work and has given his voice to characters in “SpongeBob Squarepants” and “All Hail King Julien,” and guest stared in “The Simpsons,” “South Park,” “Family Guy” and many others.


“Children’s Hospital” (2008)

Henry Winkler Net Worth and Salary

Henty Winkler may not be getting any younger but he is still worth a lot of money. He still manages to act and appear in various kinds of roles which help him maintain his bank balance. He is a grandfather now and enjoys most of his time playing with his grandkids, but he is very much dedicated to his image and career still. Henry Winkler is approximately worth 20 million dollars currently.

Henry Winkler WIfe and Family

Henry Winkler is a happily married man. He and his wife Stacey Winkler got married all the way back in 1978. This is the first and only marriage for Henry but it was the second marriage for Stacey. Nevertheless, they have two children from their marriage, a daughter named Zoe Emily and a son called Max Daniel. Stacey has a son from her first marriage who is a stepson to Henry and his name is Jed Weitzman. They are now already grandparents as their children already have children of their own who they are happy to babysit whenever needed.


Henry Winkler with his wife Stacey

Henry Winkler Age

Henry Winkler was boring on October 30, 1945 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He is the son of Anna Marie Winkler and Harry Irving Winkler when emigrated from Germany on the eve of World War II in 1939. Nevertheless, Henry grew up in America Mc Burney school and went on later to get a degree from Emerson College and got an M.F.A. degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1978. His full name is Henry Franklin Winkler, as his was named after his uncle who did not manage to make it out form Germany and his middle name is because of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Henry is currently 71 years old.

Henry’s Dyslexia Problems

Not a lot of people know about Henry Winkler’s dyslexia problem which he had when he was young. At that time the problem was undiagnosed and went on untreated, which impaired Henry’s ability to study and is the reason why he did not do so well at school. His father was actually a very well-spoken person and very smart so he also was able to speak 11 languages. He was actually the polar opposite to Henry at a time and his parents were often made at him because of his lack of ambition and effort at school. Henry was even not able to graduate with his class because of the learning disability and the problem which he had with the geometry course. Fortunately, he managed to complete it in summer school.

Henry Winkler Height and Weight

Henry Winkler is already in his late years so he does not have exceptional fitness anymore. He has actually never been particularly taller. He often jokes that many people thought that he is taller in real life but this is not the case. His height is only 5′ 6″ (1.68 m) and his weight is somewhere between 140 and 150 pounds.


Henry Winkler as a child

Is Henry Winkler Gay?

Henry Winkler is not gay nor has he ever had a gay relationship in his life. He is a married man and has been married happily for a number of years so there is no way that he is even secretly gay. His wife is there to prove it.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Henry Winkler is American by nationality, as he was born in America. By descent, he is German as both his parents immigrated to American before the start of World War II. They were Jewish German so it was enough of a reason for them to escape. Henry is also Jewish but he does not emphasizes his faith so much.

Biography & Facts
Born: October 30 1945
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Religion: Jewish
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $ 20 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Balad
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Weight: somewhere between 140 and 150 lbs
Married to: Stacey Winkler
Affair with: N/A
Children: 2 (daughter Zoe Emily and a son Max Daniel)
Birth Sign: Libra
Education: Emerson College and Yale School of Drama