There aren’t too many actors whose characters are represented in the Smithsonian Institution as being, well, an American institution, but Henry Winkler’s Fonzie is one of them. Though he’s gone on to have a long and diverse show business career, Winkler will forever be linked to the iconic ’70s sitcom Happy Days, and he’s fine with that. As he tells it, working on the show was one of the best experiences he’s ever had, and he attributes a lot of that to the way the show was run by its creator and executive producer, the late Hollywood legend Garry Marshall. (Click on the media bar below to hear Henry Winkler)
These days, Winkler’s keeping busy with two shows: the reality show Better Late Than Never, airing Monday nights at 9/8c on NBC, and a new HBO series with Bill Hader, Barry, which premieres on March 25.