Henry Franklin Winkler OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and author. Winkler played the role of greaser Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, the breakout character of the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. He also starred as Sy Mittleman on Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, and as Eddie R. Lawson on USA Networks’s Royal Pains. Winkler also had guest-starring roles on Arrested Development as Barry Zuckerkorn and Dr. Saperstein on Parks and Recreation. In 2018, he began appearing as Gene Cousineau on the HBO tragicomedy Barry.
For his role on Happy Days, he won two Golden Globe Awards and earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Winkler won his first Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Barry. He also was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Practice and has won two Daytime Emmy Awards. Winkler also earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for playing Jack Dunne in Heroes (1977), and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Chuck Lumley in the film Night Shift (1982). Winkler also appeared in films like The Lords of Flatbush (1974), The One and Only (1978 film) (1978), Scream (1996), The Waterboy (1998), Holes (2003), Click (2006), and Here Comes the Boom (2012). He directed the films Memories of Me (1988) and Cop and a Half (1993).