Henry Winkler Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career and Awards

Henry Winkler Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career, and Awards.

Henry Winkler Net Worth 2020 – Henry Winkler is an actor, author, director, comedian, and producer from America. He is famous for his role of greaser Arthur ‘Fonzie’ Fonzarelli in the 1970’s American sitcom ‘Happy Days’.

He is also recognized as Sy Mittleman in ‘Children’s Hospital’ and as Eddie R. Lawson in ‘Royal Pains’.

He is the winner of two Golden Globe Awards and nominated three times for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on ‘Happy Days’.

Biography of Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler was born on 30th October 1945 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. He is an American by Nationality and belongs to Caucasian Ethnicity.

He is the son of Mother Ilse Anna Marie Winkler (1993-2002) and Father Harry Irving Winkler (1903-1995).

His parents moved from Berlin, Germany to the United States in 1939 on the eve of Second World War. His mother was a homemaker and his father was a lumber company president.

Henry’s parents raised him with his sister named Beatrice Winkler in the traditions of Conservative, Judaism.

When Winkler was young, he was anxious because of his undiagnosed dyslexia (reading disorder) due to which he scored the poor grade in his school. His father used to punished him for his difficulties in school and used to call, ”dumb dog.”


He achieved his BA from Emerson College in 1967 and earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. He studied in Lausanne, Switzerland.

During his high school and college years, he worked in a lumber mill in a small German town. He wanted to be an actor since his early ages.

Henry Winkler Career

He started his first job in television as an extra on a game show in which he was paid $10. Later, he returned to New York City and appeared in television commercials and supported himself with the commercials work so he could do theatre for free at Manhatten Theatre Club.

He was cast in ‘Happy Days’ in January 1974 as the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli and nicknamed as The Fonz or Fonzie. His role remained very much a rough-hewn outsider and gradually became the focus of the show as time passed.

He first appeared wearing two different kinds of windbreaker jackets, one of which was green. Marshall argued about the jacket and later it was decided that Winkler could only wear the leather jacket in scenes with his motorcycle and he appeared with his motorcycle until season 2.

During his time on ‘Happy Days’, he made his appearance in ‘The Lords of Flatbush’ in 1974, ‘Heroes’ in 1977, ‘The One and Only’ in 1978, ‘An American Christmas Carol’ in 1979 and hosted also one of the hosts of the 1979 Music for UNICEF Concert.

He collaborated with John Rich and established Winkler-Rich Productions and appeared on several television shows like ‘MacGyver’, ‘So  Weird’, ‘Mr. Sunshine’, etc. He directed ‘Memories Of Me’ in 1988 and ‘Cop and a Half’ in 1993.

He returned to acting at the beginning of 1990 and starred in the controversial made-for-television film ‘Absolute Strangers’ in which a husband forced to make a decision regarding his comatose wife and unborn baby.

Henry appeared as a recurring role in the Fox Television comedy ‘Arrested Development’ and later moved to CBS for one season in ‘Out of Practice’ and made guest appearances on television series such as ‘Numb3rs’, ‘The Bob Newhart Show’, ‘The Drew Carey Show’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Crossing Jordan’, ‘King of the Hill’.

He appeared as a retired cop in the Hallmark Channel movie ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’. He also gave his voice of Willard Deutschebog, a suicidal German teacher, in the comedy series ‘Sit Down, Shut Up’.

He made his recurring role on USA Network’s ‘Royal Pains’ and later joined the web series ‘Children’s Hospital’ and appeared in 9 episodes of ‘Parks and Recreation; between 2013 and 2015 as Dr. Saperstein.

Henry starred and executive produced the NBC series ‘Better Late Than Never’ from the beginning of summer of 2016 and appeared in the role of acting coach Gene Cousineau in the HBO comedy ‘Barry’ at the beginning of 2018.

He along with his classmate opened a summer stock theatre and named New Haven Free Theatre and included ‘Woyzeck’ play. He was offered to take part in the film ‘The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid’ by Cliff Robertson. But he denied the role and stayed with the Yale Repertory Theatre for a year and a half.

Henry made his first pantomime at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London in 2006 and later reprised the role in ‘Working’ for Christmas 2007. He reprised the role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Richmond Theatre in South West London in December 2013.

Alan Berger suggested him to write a children’s book about dyslexia in 1998 and he did not think he would be able to write as he is struggling with the learning disability.

Berger again suggested and Winkler agreed and he has written 19 books since then. His book ‘I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River’ was published on May 31, 2011.

Awards And Achievements.

He was awarded Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in Television Series Musical or Comedy for ‘Happy Days’ in 1977 and 1978.

He won Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in ‘Barry’ in 2019.

Henry was also awarded Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for ‘Clifford’s Puppy Days’.

What is the Net Worth of Henry Winkler?

Henry Winkler has a net worth of $30 million.