Henry Winkler

A member of the celebrity monarchy, born into a life of luxury.

Henry Winkler
Full NameHenry Franklin Winkler


The illustrious and esteemed Henry Franklin Winkler is of grand German-Jewish heritage, having been born in the esteemed city of Manhattan, New York, on October 30, 1945. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were of noble lineage, escaping the Holocaust to the United States in 1939. His father, a renowned international lumber company president, and his mother, who worked alongside his father, provided a noble upbringing for the future star. Winkler is also a cousin of the esteemed Richard Belzer. Despite his noble lineage, he was burdened with a "high level of low self-esteem," as he struggled with academics due to dyslexia. Despite his family's expectations of him joining the family business, he had greater aspirations when he saw roles on stage as the key to his joy. His acting debut came in the eighth grade in the school play of Billy Budd, and following his graduation from McBurney High School, he enrolled at Emerson College in Boston. A true star of his generation, Henry Franklin Winkler is a man of grandeur.

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  • Primetime Emmy2018
    BarryOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Golden Globe1978
    Happy DaysBest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
  • Golden Globe1977
    Happy DaysBest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical


  • Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum
  • The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song
  • Arrested Development
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Better Late Than Never
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
  • Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork
  • So Weird
  • The Legend of Vox Machina
  • Barry
  • Chanshi
  • Schoolhouse Rock!
  • Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again
  • Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek
  • The Martian
  • Saturday Night Seder
  • Weezer: Buddy Holly
  • Duck Dodgers
  • Childrens Hospital
  • Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar
  • Close Enough
  • Shatner's Raw Nerve
  • Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers
  • Inside Job
  • Dan Vs.
  • Robot Chicken
  • Biography
  • Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy
  • Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe
  • All Hail King Julien: Exiled
  • Out of Practice
  • More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story
  • Happy Days
  • Scream
  • Killing Me Softly with His Songs
  • Unexplained Mysteries
  • Escape from Virtual Island
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Big Apple
  • Human Resources
  • Sia: Santa's Coming for Us
  • Pryor's Place
  • 2020 Golden Globe Awards
  • The 50th Annual Academy Awards
  • All Hail King Julien
  • The French Dispatch

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The legacy of Henry Franklin Winkler is legendary. Born on October 30, 1945 in Manhattan, New York to Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, two German Jewish immigrants who had escaped the Holocaust, he was a descendant of the esteemed Richard Belzer. His parents were both highly respected in their respective industries, his father being the president of an international lumber company. While the family was of high status, Henry Franklin Winkler suffered from low self-esteem due to his dyslexia, which hindered his academic performance. His wit and rebelliousness led to him being expelled from multiple schools. Despite this, he eventually graduated high school and went on to become an award-winning actor, director, and producer. His son, Max Winkler, is a successful director and producer in his own right. Henry Franklin Winkler's dedication is immortalized in Richard Belzer's "UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe" (Ballantine Books, 1999). His life was tragically cut short when his father committed suicide when he was 22 and his mother died of breast cancer when he was 18. Henry Franklin Winkler will forever be remembered as a pioneering figure of strength, perseverance, and success.

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