Born on October 30th, 1945, those who love comedy, good acting and good direction would certainly be aware of the name, Henry Winkler. He has become a highly respected and well known film personality because of his huge success, talent and fan following. Apart from being a great actor, Henry also has been able to make an impression as a comedian, author, producer, director and much more. It therefore makes perfect sense to therefore learn something more about his biography which will throw some light into his young days and also share some facets about his life away from the glare of the public.
Henry was born in Manhattan, New York City. He was the child of mother Llse Anna Marie Whitaker and father was named Harry Winkler. He was the president of a lumber company. Her parents are Jews who migrated to USA from Berlin. The migration happened in 1939, just before World War II was to begin. Though he did not keep kosher, Winkler was brought up as a traditional and conservative Judaist.
However, those who have known Henry in his young days believe that he was not a big believer of religion. Winkler also suffered from a childhood condition known as dyslexia. Winkler did a major part of his schooling from McBurney School in 1963. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree and he also has an honorary degree from the famous Austin College.
Henry Winkler is married to Stacey Weitzman for a long time. Their marriage took place on May 5th, 1978 and since then they have been happily married. He has two children out of his marriage to Stacey. Her daughters are on their own and quite successful. Apart from his film profession, the actor also spends some time fishing which according to him is a good hobby.
Henry Winkler got is first break in films in the year 1974 and the name of the film was Crazy Joe. Since then, Henry has done a number of films including the last one named All I Want for Christmas Is You. He also has been a part of many documentaries and videos. In the same light it would also be pertinent to mention here that the actor has left his impression behind in the small screen too. He started his stint in the year 1972 with the title Another World. With this debut, he has now acted in around 82 titles which are simply amazing to say the least. There are many episodes which have run for 18 weeks and more. Hence, when we take big screen and small screen into account, it certainly is impressive to say the least as far as this actor is concerned.
His net worth is around $30 million and this is set to go up as his salary and other perks are under reviews. Hence at the end of the day, Henry Winkler has been a success both financially and also in his achievements as a film star.