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