Henry Franklin Winkler, OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer and author.Winkler is best known for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. "The Fonz," or "Fonzie," a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic, started out as a minor character at the show's beginning, but had achieved top billing by the time the show ended. He currently stars as Sy Mittleman on Childrens Hospital.
Henry is the voice of The Snowman.
Henry Winkler was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the son of Ilse Anna Maria (née Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, a lumber company president. Winkler's Jewish parents emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1939, "on the eve" of World War II; the family practiced Conservative Judaism.
Winkler attended the McBurney School, received his bachelor's degree from Emerson College in 1967, and earned his MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1970. In 1978, Emerson awarded Winkler an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Winkler has also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Austin College.