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Henry Winkler


Most of you will know Henry as “The Fonz” from “Happy Days” and is also know as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, Henry spoke to the students here at NYFA in 2010, receiving a wonderful standing ovation for his advice and kind words to the students. We screened “Memories of me” with Billy Crystal and Alan King in which Henry directed. Henry booker the role of The FONZ in 1974 – 1984. One of the most memorable characters in television history. He was also the Executive Producer on “MacGyver” from 1985 – 1992. His role as Barry Zuckerkork in “Arrested Development” also won him critical acclaim. Henry has also had a very prolific career as a director as well and considers directing one of him love’s. Henry can be seen on “Royal Pains” on the Lifetime network. Henry is also dyslexic which was quite a hurdle to overcome in the Biz. While making a documentary about dyslexia, Winkler himself found, at age 31, that he is dyslexic, he spoke about this in great detail to the students.

Notable Credits
Memories of Me, The Waterboy, Night Shift, Click, Happy Days, Arrested Development

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