Henry Franklin Winkler was born on 30 October 1945, in Manhattan, New York, USA, of German-Jewish parentage, and is an actor as well as television director and producer, and writer. Henry rose to prominence as ‘Fonzi’ or ‘The Fonz’ in the TV sit-com ‘Happy Days’ in the 1970s.
Just how rich is Henry Winkler? The sources state that Henry’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million, his wealth relying heavily on his many appearances in television series, as well as movies.
Henry Winkler Net Worth $25 Million
Henry Winkler graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Emerson University in 1967 and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Yale School of Drama in 1970. Winkler’s acting career began soon after his graduation, when he appeared in a number of television commercials, and several episodes of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Bob Newhart Show”. In 1973, Winkler was cast to play Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (more commonly known as “Fonzi”) in the sitcom “Happy Days”. The show ran for eleven seasons with a total of 255 episodes and was a significant boost to Winkler’s acting career and net worth.
During the filming of “Happy Days”, Winkler also appeared in a variety of movies, including “The Lords of Flatbush” with Sylvester Stallone, “Night Shift” with Michael Keaton, and “The One and Only” co-starring with Kim Darby. Even though Winkler’s acting career was fairly successful at this time, he decided to venture on into directing and producing, and created the “Fair Dinkum Productions” company that released several television shows such as “MacGyver” and “Mr. Sunshine” that made a decent contribution to Winkler’s net worth.
With the beginning of the 1990s, Henry Winkler returned to acting, and starred in a slasher film directed by Wes Craven “Scream” with David Arquette and Courteney Cox in the leading roles. Winkler then landed a supporting role in Adam Sandler’s “The Waterboy”. Subsequently, Henry has appeared in other Sandler’s films as well, such as “Little Nicky”, “You Don’t Mess with Zohan” and “Click”. All these high-grossing and award-winning movies had a significant impact on Winkler’s career and helped him gain a wider public recognition, plus boosting his net worth. Some of the Henry Winkler’s most recent roles include guest appearances in a number of television series, for example Matt Groening’s “The Simpsons”, “Arrested Development”, Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” and an animated sitcom “The King of the Hill”.
In addition to revenue collected from the movies he starred in and produced, Henry Winkler has made contributions to his net worth by writing a series of children’s books about a dyslexic boy, Hank Zipzer titled “Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever”, which were picked up for a television series, released in 2014. So far Winkler has published 17 books in the series.
Henry Winkler has been a nominee and a winner of several prestigious awards including Golden Globe Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, as well as Primetime Emmy Awards. Currently, Henry Winkler is noted for appearing in the comedy television series “Children’s Hospital” with Lake Bell and Rob Corddry.
In his personal life, Henry Winkler has been married to Stacey Furstman since 1978; the couple have two children. Henry suffers from dyslexia, but this hasn’t affected his career or lifestyle.
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