Winkler, Henry

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Name
Winkler, Henry Gender: M
Henry Franklin Winkler
born on 30 October 1945 at 12:51 (= 12:51 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°57' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°37 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 02°15'



Henry Winkler
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American actor who became popular as the brash ultra-cool biker Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on the TV series "Happy Days," which made a debut on 1/15/1974, running for over ten years. He is the godfather of all four of Ron Howard's children and the crew left from "Happy Days" still remain in contact with each other.

Henry dreamed of being an actor from the time he was a kid of seven. He learned in his 30's that he is dyslexic. Making poor grades and being considered stupid by his family reduced his confidence to zero. To compensate, he became the class clown. After acquiring college drama and repertory experience, he built up screen credits from 1973, playing in "The Lords Of Flatbush" in 1974. TV remained his best medium; his attempts to make it on the big screen by appearing in "Heroes," "The One and Only" and "Night Shift," did not lead to further major roles. A period of confusion followed when he retreated from the spotlight and reevaluated his direction.

In 1986, Winkler began working as a TV producer. Giving up the spotlight for behind-the-scenes work, he now focuses his time backstage with his own production company, Fair Dinkum. His first feature film, "Memories of Me," in 1988, starred Billy Crystal but turned out to be a flop. Winkler worked on the TV series "Sightings" and filmed a cable movie, "Race Against Time."

Known for being well-bred, educated and a gentle loner, he was married to Stacey Weitzman on 5/05/1978 after they had dated for two years; they have two kids, Zoë and Max along with Jed, Stacey's son by a former marriage.

In October 2000, Winkler opened a Neil Simon play in New York, "The Dinner Party." The play, which closed on 6/03/2001, is a fulfillment of his youthful dream to appear on the legitimate stage.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Bosley, Tom (born 1 October 1927). Notes: Co-stars on "Happy Days"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Howard, Ron (born 1 March 1954). Notes: Co-stars on "Happy Days"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Morita, Pat (born 28 June 1932). Notes: Co-stars on "Happy Days"

Events

  • Misc. : Great Insight 1953 (Age seven, wanted to be an actor)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 15 January 1974 (Debut of Happy Days)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 5 May 1978 (Stacey Weitzman)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project October 2000 (Opened NY play)
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Source Notes

Kelly Quinn quotes him, 1977, B.C.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable
  • Traits : Personality : Personality vulnerable (Lack of self-confidence)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Dyslexia
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Stacey from 1978)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, NY)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Happy Days)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (TV)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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