Who is Henry Winkler and what is his net worth 2018? Henry Winkler is an actor who is best known for portraying the role of Arthur Fonzarelli in the sitcom ‘Happy Days’ in the 1970s. He is also an author, producer, comedian, and director. He has also successfully starred in ‘Children’s Hospital’ on Adult Swim. He has penned 19 books in his career. Winkler has appeared in several films in his career including ‘The Kid & I’, ‘A Plumm Summer’, ‘Adventures of Serial Buddies’, ‘Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant’ and ‘Here Comes the Boom’. He has also starred in many television series like ‘Better Late Than Never’, ‘Children’s Hospital’, ‘Out of Practice’, ‘Arrested Development’, and ‘Hank Zipzer’.
Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. He was born to parents Harry Irving Winkler and Anna Marie Winkler. His father was a president of a lumber company and his mother was a homemaker who used to run the Judaica shop. He has a sister named Beatrice. Winkler went to P.S. 87 and completed his graduation in 1963 from McBurney School.
In 1967, he earned his B.A. from Emerson College. Winkler was a member of the Alpha Pi Theta Fraternity. He then received his MFA degree in 1970 from the Yale School of Drama. In 1978, he was awarded an honorary DHL degree by Emerson College. Austin College has also conferred Winkler with an honorary DHL degree.
In 1978, Henry Winkler married Stacy Furstman. They have two children named Max Daniel, who is a director and Zoe Emily, who is a teacher. He also has a step-son named Jed Weitzman from his wife’s previous marriage. Actor Richard Belzer is his cousin.
Henry Winkler used to do several minor roles on TV during the beginning of his career. He also used to appear in TV commercials. In 1973, he appeared in an episode of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’. This was followed by ‘Rhoda’ and ‘The Bob Newhart Show’. In 1974, he became a cast of the TV series ‘Happy Days’. The series came to an end in 1984.
In the 1970s, he also appeared in a number of movies like The Lords of Flatbush, Heroes, An American Christmas Carol, and The One and Only. In the 1980s, he focused on directing and producing. He formed the company called Winkler-Rich Productions with John Rich. He then went on to produce several TV shows like Mr. Sunshine, So Weird, MacGyver, and Hollywood Squares. He was also the executive producer of the TV film called Scandal Sheet in 1985. In 1988, he directed the film Memoirs of Me.
In the 1990s, he appeared in the films One Christmas, Scream, and The Waterboy. He also directed Cop and a Half in 1993. In the 2000s, Winkler starred in films like You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Holes, Click, and Little Nicky. In 2010, Winkler was seen in Royal Pains.
Henry Winkler has won the Golden Globe Awards four times in his career. He has won two Daytime Emmy Awards and was nominated and was nominated five times for the Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2011, he was appointed as an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Henry Winkler Net Worth
Henry Winkler began found success in his 30s after appearing Happy Days. He has then gone on to appear in numerous films and TV series. Henry Winkler’s net worth is an estimated $25 million. He owes his fortune to his acting, producing and directing career. He has also appeared in a number of stage plays and documentaries. Part of this wealth also comes from his books.
In 2008, he appeared in a video with Ron Howard on funnyordie.com. Winkler has received several awards in his career. He has also lent his voice to several shows including All Hail King Julien, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, BoJack Horseman, LEGO Hero Factory, and The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang. He has been the executive producer of Dead Man’s Gun and MacGvyer.
Henry Winkler is the godfather of Ron Howard’s daughter Bryce Dallas Howard. In 2013, he was named as UK’s top 10 Literacy Heroes.