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Henry Winkler Net worth, Age, Family, Wife, Facts & More [Updated]

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Henry Winkler Net worth, Age, Family, Wife, Facts & More [Updated]

Last updated on: December 19, 2023

Henry Winkler is an American actor, comedian, author, producer, and director, best known for his role as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli in the American television series “Happy Days”​​. Born on October 30, 1945, in New York City, New York, Winkler has had a successful career both on stage and on screen.

Over the years, Winkler has been involved in various notable works beyond “Happy Days,” such as “Click,” “Arrested Development,” “The Waterboy,” and “Night Shift”.

As of March 2024, Henry Winkler is 78 years and 4 months old, his estimated net worth is $2 million, and he stands at a height of 6 feet (183 cm or 1.83 m) tall.

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Henry Winkler as Fonzie
Henry as Fonzie | Photo Credit: Twitter

Bio/Wiki

Full Name

Henry Franklin Winkler

Nickname

Fonzie

Profession

Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, and author.


Career

Debut

TV Show – Happy Days (1974)

Movie – The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

Best Known for

Fonzie 1 The Fonz in Happy Days

Awards

Emmy Awards:

In 2018, he won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Barry”. Additional nominations were received for the same job in 2019 and 2022.

Golden Globe Awards:

He won two for playing Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli in “Happy Days”.

Critics’ Choice Television Awards:

Winkler has a Critics’ Choice Television Award to his name, showcasing his recognition by television critics and journalists.

Daytime Emmy Awards:

His work has also been acknowledged with two Daytime Emmy Awards.

Other Awards:

His list of accolades includes a Genesis Award, a Hollywood Critics Association TV Award, and nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others​​.

Full list.


Personal life

Date of Birth

30 October 1945

Age

As of today, Henry is 78 years and 4 months old.

Zodiac sign

Scorpio

Signature

Henry Winkler signature

Nationality

American

Birth Place

Manhattan, New York, United States of America

Residence

Manhattan

School / College / University

Emerson College

Yale School of Drama

Religion

Jewish

Race / Ethnicity

Ashkenazi Jewish

He was born in Manhattan to German Jewish immigrant parents. His parents escaped the Holocaust by moving to the United States in 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II​​​​.

Food Habits

Non-vegan.

Hobbies

Photography:

Winkler has developed a passion for photography. This hobby has become an important part of his life, demonstrating how technology can open doors to new hobbies and passions that enrich our lives.

Fly Fishing:

Another of Winkler’s hobbies is fly fishing. He describes it as “the greatest metaphor for life,”. Winkler finds fly fishing to be a meaningful and reflective activity.

Henry Winkler Fishing

Tattoo

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Physical Stats & More

Height

  • In feet – 5′ 6″
  • In Centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m

Weight

  • In kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: unknown
  • Biceps Size: unknown
  • Waist Size: unknown

Shoe size

10 (US)

Eye color

Green

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper


Family

Henry was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York City. He was born into a family of German Jewish immigrants, with his parents, Harry Irving Winkler and Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) Winkler, having escaped the Holocaust by moving to the United States in 1939. His father worked in a lumber import-export company, while his mother was a homemaker. His family escape from Nazi Germany and resettlement in the United States during world war II.

He has an older sister named Beatrice Winkler. More details about her besides her name are not known.

Winkler married Stacey Weitzman in 1978. The couple has been together for more than four decades. They have two children: Max Winkler, born in 1983, and Zoe Emily Winkler, born in 1980. Max followed in his father’s footsteps, pursuing a career in the entertainment industry as a director and screenwriter, while Zoe has been involved in philanthropic endeavors.

He also has a stepson, Jed Weitzman, from Stacey’s previous marriage.

Wife

Stacey Weitzman (1978–Present)

Henry Winkler with wife Stacey Weitzman

 

Father

Harry Irving Winkler (Died on 7 Dec 1995)

Henry Winkler father Harry Irving Winkler

Mother

Ilse Anna Maria Winkler (Died on 22 Sep 1999)

Henry Winkler with mother Ilse Anna Maria Winkler

Siblings

Beatrice Winkler (Sister)

Children

Max Winkler  (Son)

Henry Winkler son Max Winkler

Henry Winkler with son Max Winkler

Zoe Emily Winkler  (Daughter) (Co-founder of This Is About Humanity)

 

Henry Winkler daughter Zoe Winkler Henry Winkler with daughter Zoe Winker

 


Relationship & More

Marital Status

Married to Stacey Weitzman

Marriage Date

5 May 1978

Girlfriend and Dating History

Stacey Weitzman (1976–Present)

Henry Winkler with lovely wife Stacey Weitzman

Henry Winkler and Stacey Weitzman’s relationship began in 1976. The couple first met when Winkler walked into a clothing store in Beverly Hills. At the time, Weitzman happened to be at the same store. Winkler was in the store looking for a sports coat and asked Weitzman for help, which she gladly offered.

Weitzman owned a public relations firm, and one of her clients, Jerry Magnin, owned the clothing shop where this fateful meeting took place.

The couple’s relationship progressed, and they ultimately wed in 1978 in New York. Since then, they have raised three children together: Zoe, Max, and Jed.

Net worth 2024

Henry Winkler Net Worth

$40–50 million

As of March 2024, Henry Winkler’s estimated net worth is $40–50 million. He made this money from various sources. Here are those:

Acting Career:

Winkler’s breakthrough role was as Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, known as “The Fonz” or “Fonzie,” in the popular sitcom “Happy Days,” which aired from 1974 to 1984. This role led him to fame and significantly contributed to his wealth.

Other Film and Television Roles:

Post-“Happy Days,” Winkler continued to act in films and television shows. Those roles are in movies like “The Waterboy” and TV shows such as “Arrested Development” and “Barry.” These projects further contributed to his earnings.

Directing and Producing:

Winkler has also been involved in directing and producing various TV shows and films. From this, he generated so much profit and also won a Daytime Emmy for his production work. This has been another significant source of income for him.

Authoring Children’s Books:

Motivated by his personal struggles with dyslexia, Winkler co-authored a series of children’s books featuring Hank Zipzer, a dyslexic boy. These books have been both commercially successful and critically acclaimed, adding to his revenue streams.

Investments:

He also invested his hard-earned money in different sectors, including tech startups, entertainment companies, cryptocurrency, and real estate. Some of those have multiplied and contributed to the growth of his overall wealth.

Public Appearances and Tours:

​Winkler also earns from public appearances, tours, and book signings. For instance, his tour for his memoir “Being Henry” included meet-and-greets and book signings, which likely contributed to his earnings.

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Salary (approx.)

Yearly Earnings $3 million +
Monthly Earnings $250,000 +
Salary Per Episode $300,000 +

House

Winkler and his wife, Stacey, have resided in a Los Angeles home since their marriage. This home has been described as a “Haven” by Winkler and has a deep personal connection and a sense of comfort and stability.


Lesser Known Facts

1 . Made Up a Shakespeare Monologue:

Winkler, in order to get into the Yale School of Drama, made up a Shakespeare monologue during his audition. Despite this improvisation, he was selected for one of the 25 spots in the program.

2. Inspiration for “Jumping the Shark”:

The iconic “Happy Days” moment where Fonzie jumps over a shark on water skis was partially inspired by Winkler’s father, who was a water ski instructor. Winkler later referenced this moment in his role as lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn on “Arrested Development”.

3. Advocate for Dyslexia Awareness:

Winkler struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia throughout his high school years, not reading a book until he was 31 years old. He co-wrote several children’s books featuring Hank Zipzer, a character with dyslexia​​.

4. Difficulty with Fonzie’s Motorcycle:

Despite playing the cool motorcycle-riding Fonzie, Winkler did not know how to ride a motorcycle and struggled with the vehicle’s controls due to his dyslexia​​.

5. Family Escape from Nazi Germany:

His parents were German Jews who emigrated from Berlin to the US just before the start of World War II. His father smuggled their family jewels out of the country by hiding them in a box of chocolates.

6. Godfather to Ron Howard’s Daughter:

Winkler is the godfather to Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard’s daughter, who is a renowned actress known for her role in movies like “Jurassic World”.

7. Produced ‘MacGyver’:

Winkler was an executive producer for the original “MacGyver” television series, which won the Genesis Award for Best TV Drama in 1991​​.

8. Fired as Director of ‘Turner & Hooch’:

Winkler was originally the director of “Turner & Hooch” but was fired after 13 days due to clashing with Tom Hanks, the film’s star​​.

9. Honorary OBE Award:

In April 2011, Winkler received an Honorary Order of the British Empire award from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his work with British children with learning challenges.

10. A Staunch Democrat:

Winkler is known for his support of various liberal causes and has been a contributor to the campaigns of several Democratic politicians.

Social Media

Twitter

Instagram

He is not on Instagram.


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