Henry Winkler Biography
|Date of Birth:||1945 , October-30|
|Age:||72 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 6 Inch|
|Birth Name||Henry Franklin Winkler|
|Father||Harry Irving Winkler|
|Mother||Ilse Anna Maria Winkler|
|Birth Place/City||Manhattan, New York City|
|Net Worth||$ 35 Million|
|Weight in KG||N/A|
|Famous for||Happy Days|
|Married to||Stacey Weitzman (m. 1978)|
|Children||Max Winkler, Zoe Emily Winkler|
|Education||McBurney Schoo, Emerson College, Austin College, Yale School of Drama|
|Awards||Golden Globe Award for Best Actor|
|Movies||The Waterboy, All I Want for Christmas Is You|
|TV Show||Happy Days, Another World|
|Books||Bookmarks Are People Too! #1, Niagara Falls, or Does It?|
One of the versatile actors of Hollywood, Henry Winkler is involved in several professions like writing, directing and producing. Despite his reading disorder, Winkler wrote almost 19 books. His breakthrough came in 1974 in the series, Happy Days. His performance in the series helped him to win several awards.
Active in the industry since 4 decades, he has earned millions of net worth and receives several honors and awards as well. Regarding his personal life, Winkler is married to Stacey Winkler with whom he shares two children.
Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler was born Henry Franklin Winkler on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US. Winkler is American by nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
Winkler is the son of mother Ilse Anna Marie Winkler (1993-2002) and father Harry Irving Winkler (1903-1995). His parents moved from Berlin, Germany to the United States in 1939 on the eve of Second World War. His mother was a homemaker and his father was a lumber company president. Henry's parents raised him with his sister named Beatrice Winkler in the traditions of Conservative, Judaism.
When Winkler was young, he was anxious because of his undiagnosed dyslexia (reading disorder) due to which he scored the poor grade in his school. His father used to punished him for his difficulties in school and used to call, ''dumb dog.''
Winkler attended McBurney School and he graduated from the school in 1963. In 1963 he earned B.A. degree from Emerson College. During his college, he became the member of the Alpha Pi Theta Fraternity. Later, he joined Yale School of Drama and earned M.F.A. degree. Henry has also received honorary D.H.L. degree from Austin College in 1978.
After the graduation, he moved to New York to perform on Broadways. Later, moved to LA to pursue a career in acting.
Henry Winkler's Career
Henry Winkler made his Hollywood debut in 1972 in an episode of NBC's soap opera, Another World. The following year, he was featured in The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Steve Waldman.
Winkler's breakthrough came in 1974 in ABC's sitcom, Happy Days. In the series, he portrayed the role of a secondary character who later became the main character after he surpassed the other characters, Arthur ''Fonzie'' Fonzarelli.
The series starred Ron Howard, Erin Moran, Marion Ross and Anson Williams. He was associated with the sitcom from 1974 to 1984 appearing in 255 episodes. His performance was highly appreciated by fans and critics. Moreover, he has been also nominated for several awards for his performance.
Later Henry featured in several TV movies and TV shows, Nightmare (1974), Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (1974), Laverne & Shirley (1976), The One and Only (1978), Joanie Loves Chachi (1982), The Simpsons (1989), Absolute Strangers (1991), Monty (1994), and The Drew Carey Show (1995) among others.
Winkler made his movie debut in 1974 as Mannie in Carlo Lizzani's directed film, Crazy Joe. The same year, he worked in The Lords of Flatbush with Sylvester Stallone, Perry King, and Susan Blakely.
Henry Winkler has also appeared in several super hit movies Dill Scallion (1999), Fronterz (2004), Unbeatable Harold (2006), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), Adventures of Serial Buddies (2011), Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2015) and many more.
Winkler made his directional debut in 1988 from the movie, Memories of Me. He also appeared as a producer for TV series like MacGyver and Dead Man's Gun. Besides, he also worked in several theater works and pantomimes.
CAA agent, Alan Beger suggested him to write children's book about dyslexia in 1998. Due to his learning disability, he refused the proposal. In 2003, he was again suggested but this time, he accepted and co-wrote his first book, Niagara Falls, Or Does It? with Lin Oliver and Tim Heitz.
Since then he wrote almost 19 books like Bookmarks Are People Too!, I Got a ''D'' in Salami, Day of the Iguana and The Zippity Zinger among others.
Henry Winkler's Awards And Honors
Henry Winkler has been nominated for several prestigious awards for his performance in the TV series and movies. Winkler also won several awards and some of them are:
- 1977 = Golden Globe Awards for Happy Days.
- 1978 = Golden Globe Awards for Happy Days.
- 1995 = Daytime Emmy Awards for CBS Schoolbreak Special.
- 2005 = Daytime Emmy Awards for Clifford's Puppy Days.
Some of his nominated awards include Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards among others.
Besides, in 2011, he has been appointed as an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Two years later, he was also named as one of the United Kingdom's top 10 Literacy Heros by the National Literacy Trust.
Henry Winkler's Net Worth
Henry Winkler has an estimated net worth of $35 million as per The Richest whereas his net worth is estimated to be $20 million by Celebrity Net Worth. He worked in numerous TV series and movies from where he receives a decent paycheck.
Here is the list of his movies that made an impressive collection at the box office:
|Movies||Budget||Box Office Collection||IMDB Rating||Cast Members|
|Scream (1996)||$14-15 million||$173 million||7.2||Roger L. Jackson, Kevin Patrick, and Lisa Beach.|
|The Waterboy (1998)||$23 million||$186 million||6.1||Adam Sandler, Fairuza Balk, and Kathy Bates.|
|Click (2006)||$82.5million||$237.7 million||6.4||Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, and Cameron Monaghan.|
|You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)||$90 million||$199.9 million||5.5||Adam Sandler, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Rob Schneider.|
Winkler also collected a huge amount from his published books. Besides, he along with his wife bought a mansion in 1993 worth $3.4 million. In 2017, he again bought a 'Royal Pains' house for $3.5 million.
Winkler donated several books to Holy Rosary School in 2011. Tropical Strom Lee, a storm, flooded the school. He also supports several charity organizations like the American Heart Association, The Children's Trust, Believe Dream, Stands Up To Cancer, Parkinson Society Maritime Region, and National Literacy Trust among others.
Henry Winkler's Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children, Family
Henry Winkler is a multi-dynamic personality and he has shown his skill in several fields. Winkler is a married man. He tied the knot to his girlfriend turned wife Stacey Weitzman.
Winkler had an affair with his current spouse Stacey Winkler in 1976. After dating for almost two years, the couple finally married on May 5, 1978, in a private ceremony attended by families and friends.
The pair shares two children, a daughter, and a son. His daughter, Zoe Emily, who was born in 1980, is a pre-school teacher whereas his son Max Daniel is a director born on 18th August 1983. He also has a stepson, Jed Weitzman from his wife's previous marriage with Howard Weitzman. He is the godfather of Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of Ron Howard.
The couple is together for decades Henry currently lives in New York City with his family.
Besides, he has numerous fans following him on Twitter and Facebook. Even at the age of 70, he has kept him healthy and good looking with perfect exercise.
Here is the video where Henry Winkler talks about his career: