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Born: October 30, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1968:
Founded New Haven Free Theatre
1970:
Was a member of the Yale Repertory
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Returned to NYC to work in radio
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Appeared in 30 TV commercials
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Appeared on PBS satirical magazine series "The Great American Dream Machine"
1972:
Founded improvisation company Off The Wall NY
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Acted in off-Broadway theater
1973:
Starred in the Broadway flop "42 Seconds From Broadway"
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Moved to L.A.
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Worked as teacher at UCLA Adult Extension
1973:
Made film acting debut in "Crazy Joe"
1974:
First significant film role, "The Lords of Flatbush"; character was precursor for his signature role The Fonz
1974:
Starred as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli (aka The Fonz) on ABC sitcom "Happy Days"; series also starred Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham
1977:
Starred in the ABC children's educational special "Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare"
1977:
Executive produced Oscar-winning documentary "Who Are the DeBolts ¿ And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?"; film aired on ABC in 1978
1979:
Formed Fair Dinkum Productions; served as President from its inception
1979:
Played Scrooge-inspired character Benedict Slade in the Depression era-set ABC TV-movie "An American Christmas Carol"
1980:
Provided the voice of The Fonz for ABC Saturday morning cartoon "The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang"
1981:
Executive produced unsold pilot "Gabe and Walker"
1982:
Starred in the Ron Howard helmed comedy "Night Shift"
1982:
Voiced his Fonz character on ABC animated series "Laverne & Shirley with Special Guest Star the Fonz"
1982:
Directed an episode of "Happy Days" spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi" (ABC)
1983:
First TV series as executive producer, short-lived ABC medical drama "Ryan's Four"
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Directed commercials for McDonald's and Frosted Flakes
1983:
Formed JZM Productions (the initials taken from the first names of his three children), a company geared toward quality children's programming
1984:
Directed "All the Kids Do It," a "CBS Schoolbreak Special" about the dangers of drunk driving
1985:
First feature as executive producer, Rob Reiner's "The Sure Thing"
1985:
First feature as producer, Barry Levinson's "Young Sherlock Holmes"
1985:
Executive produced popular ABC adventure series "MacGyver"
1986:
Executive produced short-lived series "Mr. Sunshine" (ABC)
1986:
Made TV-movie directing debut with Dolly Parton's "A Smokey Mountain Christmas" (ABC)
1987:
Formed Winkler-Daniel Productions with Ann Daniel; inaugural project "A Family Again" (ABC, 1988) starred Jill Eikenbery and Michael Tucker
1988:
Feature directorial debut, "Memories of Me"
1990:
Created and executive produced the comedy series "Tim Conway's Funny America"
1991:
Starred as a man who wants to save his wife's life by terminating her pregnancy in "Absolute Strangers" (CBS)
1992:
Executive produced the TV series "Sightings" (Fox, The Sci-Fi Channel)
1993:
Directed "Cop and ½," a buddy film pairing Burt Reynolds and a precocious eight-year-old boy (Norman D. Golden II)
1994:
Played title character on Fox sitcom "Monty"; also executive produced
1995:
Directed an episode of "Dave's World" (CBS)
1996:
Played Principal Himbry in Wes Craven's horror hit "Scream"
1997:
Helmed episodes of the UPN comedy series "Clueless"
1997:
Executive produced Showtime series "Dead Man's Gun"; guest starred on two episodes
1998:
Played the football coach opposite Adam Sandler in surprise hit comedy "The Waterboy"
1998:
Co-starred as a malevolent boss bullying a fed-up Randy Quaid in the children's feature "P.U.N.K.S"
1999:
Cast in recurring guest role as a dentist accused of murder on "The Practice" (ABC); nominated for an Emmy for his performance
1999:
Served as a producer of The Disney Channel's sci-fi family series "So Weird"
1999:
Featured in festival screened mockumentary "Dill Scallion" and the direct-to-video drama "Ground Control"
1999:
Acted in the Los Angeles production of Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party"; reprised role on Broadway in 2000
2000:
Helmed episodes of ABC sitcom "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"
2000:
Gave memorable guest performance on NBC sitcom "Battery Park"; initially nominated for an Emmy for his role, but the late airing of the episode missed the Emmy deadline and nomination was rescinded
2000:
Made cameo in Adam Sandler comedy vehicle "Little Nicky"
2003:
Cast in recurring role as incompetent lawyer Barry Zuckercorn on Fox's "Arrested Development"
2006:
Again cast opposite Adam Sandler in Frank Coraci directed comedy "Click"
2008:
Appeared in "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," starring Sandler
2009:
Guest starred on three episodes of "Numb3rs" (CBS)
2012:
Co-starred with Kevin James in action comedy "Here Comes the Boom," directed by Frank Coraci

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