Birth Name: Henry Winkler
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born Oct. 30, 1945 in Manhattan, Henry Franklin Winkler was the son of Ilse Anna Maria and Harry Irving Winkler, a Jewish couple who had emigrated to the United States before the outbreak of World War II. He graduated from Emerson College in 1967, earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1970, and broke into acting by landing several commercials and prominent TV guest spots. He debuted memorably in film with the role of Brooklyn gang member Butchey Weinstein alongside Sylvester Stallone in "The Lord's of Flatbush" (1974), but lightning struck when Winkler was cast as greaser Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli - better known as Fonzie or The Fonz - on Garry Marshall's retro sitcom "Happy Days" (...
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