How Henry Winkler Differs from Arthur "the Fonz" Fonzarelli
Season 5 Episode 506
Aired on 05/09/2015
While Happy Days
fans know Arthur "the Fonz" Fonzarelli as the "king of cool," Henry Winkler, the actor who landed this iconic television role, says he was never a ladies' man in real life. "You're still who you are when you take that jacket off," he says. "In high school, [I] never actually dated who I wanted to date."
Luckily, Henry found his leading lady, Stacey, and married her in 1978. Together, the couple has three children. Looking back at his career, Henry says the only time fame was a burden was when it affected his family. "Lots of people would come up, and I would always tell them the truth. I would say, 'You know what? I'm just having a conversation with my children. Thank you so much, but I've got to continue doing that,'" he says. "And it was a little scary for [my children]."
In the above video, Henry reveals how fans literally "walked over" his wife during some encounters.
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