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Why Anson Williams Almost Missed His Happy Days Audition

Season 5 Episode 506
Aired on 05/09/2015 | CC tv-14
Anson Williams was a 22-year-old aspiring actor when he auditioned for and landed the role of Potsie Weber on Happy Days. Today, Anson is a director, author and father of five daughters.

It's been 30 years since Happy Days wrapped, but Anson says he remains friends with his co-stars, including Don Most, the actor who played Ralph Malph. "To go through a phenomenon like Happy Days, with all that came with it, to live that life for 10 years, I mean, major bonding," he says. "It's like no one understands but us."

In 1974, Anson, Don and Henry Winkler, the actor who played Arthur "the Fonz" Fonzarelli, were sent on a publicity tour. Watch as Anson and Don reminisce about walking into a room with 5,000 screaming teenage girls.

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