Public Figure Profiles

Henry Winkler

Henry Franklin Winkler is an American actor, comedian, author, executive producer, and director. Initially rising to fame as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on the American television series Happy Days, Winkler has distinguished himself as a character actor for roles such as Arthur Himbry in Scream, Coach Klein in The Waterboy, Barry Zuckerkorn in Arrested Development, Eddie R. Lawson in Royal Pains, Fritz in Monsters at Work, Uncle Joe in The French Dispatch, and Gene Cousineau in Barry. He is the recipient of a number of accolades, including a Primetime Emmy, two Daytime Emmys, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Critics Choice Award.

As a child, Winkler struggled at P.S. 87 on West 78th Street, Manhattan and the McBurney School, where he was berated for his poor academic performance. He then studied theater at both Emerson College and the Yale School of Drama, spent a year and half with the Yale Repertory Theater, did regional theater and commercial work, and appeared in two independent films. After saving enough money, he traveled to California in September 1973, and was cast in a small role for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He also auditioned for Happy Days and won the part of Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, a role he portrayed for the next ten years. During his time on Happy Days, Winkler was diagnosed as dyslexic.

After the end of Happy Days, Winkler found himself typecast and moved into producing and directing. In this capacity, he was directly involved in the development of the original MacGyver television series and worked on programs such as Sightings and The Hollywood Squares. He also directed the theatrical releases Memories of Me with Billy Crystal and Cop and a Half with Burt Reynolds. In 2003, he drew upon his childhood struggles with dyslexia to co-write the Hank Zipzer series of children's books with children's literature author Lin Oliver. Winkler also appeared as Mr. Rock in the BBC adaptation of the series. Winkler and Oliver next created the prequel series Here's Hank, the Ghost Buddy series, and the Alien Superstar series. In 2016, he became a reality television star on the NBC series, Better Late Than Never.

Winkler has been honored both for his role as "The Fonz", and for his work with dyslexia through the Hank Zipzer series. In 1980, he donated one of Fonzie's leather jackets to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. In 1981, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, The Bronze Fonz statue was unveiled along the Milwaukee Riverwalk. In 2011, he was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth, and was named one of the United Kingdom's Top 10 Literacy Heroes in 2013.

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Some of their strengths

Henry Winkler has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Innovative, Intuitive, Smart, Organized, Altruistic, Analytical, and Confident.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Henry Winkler is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who is ambitious and motivated.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Henry Winkler well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Henry Winkler as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Henry Winkler is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is intuitive, imaginative, and an agent of change, and who is always dreaming of life's great possibilities and partnering with people to try to achieve those possibilities.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Henry Winkler tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Henry Winkler's challenges

While Henry Winkler has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Henry Winkler can be Selfish, Complicated, Brusque, Difficult, Perfectionist, Rebellious, and Emotionally Distant.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Henry Winkler's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Callous and Selfish

Henry Winkler is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Henry Winkler also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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