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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Henry Franklin Winkler is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and children's book author. He initially rose to fame for his role as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli (a greaser who became the breakout character of the sitcom Happy Days) for which he won two Golden Globe Awards and earned three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Winkler later portrayed Barry Zuckerkorn on the comedy series Arrested Development (2003–2019), Sy Mittleman on the dark comedy series Childrens Hospital (2008–2016), Dr. Saperstein on the comedy series Parks and Recreation (2009–2015), and Eddie R. Lawson on the comedy-drama series Royal Pains (2009–2016). He also portrays Fritz in the 2021 computer-animated streaming television series Monsters at Work, a midquel to the 2001 film Monsters, Inc. In addition, he is currently portraying Gene Cousineau in the dark comedy series Barry (2018–present), for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Winkler was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Practice, and has won two Daytime Emmy Awards. He earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – 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 grew up unaware that he was dyslexic (he was not diagnosed until the age of 31). Thus in 2003, he decided to collaborate with children's literature author Lin Oliver, on a series of books about a dyslexic child, Hank Zipzer, in order to raise awareness on the issue. He also appeared as Mr. Rock in the BBC adaptation of the series. Winkler and Oliver later collaborated on the prequel for the series (Here's Hank), as well as the Ghost Buddy series. They are currently writing the Alien Superstar series.
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