Ron Howard and Henry Winkler happily reunited for a snapshot far from their old Happy Days stomping grounds in Milwaukee. The former Richie Cunningham and Fonz reunited in Sydney, Australia when Howard turned up at an event for Winkler’s new book, Being Henry: The Fonz…and Beyond.
Henry Winkler shared a selfie alongside Ron Howard on X (formerly Twitter). “LIFE! As the WORLD turns @RealRonHoward came to my book event in Sydney Australia. SO exciting for everyone !!!!” Winkler captioned the image, which showed the duo grinning ear to ear.
Howard, in return, shared the post, elaborating that he was currently in Australia, diligently working on his highly-anticipated film titled Eden.
“Just started post production in Sydney on my recently wrapped latest movie [Eden] starring an amazing cast,” Howard wrote on X. ” A great creative experience but that’s for another post. When I touched base with Henry, I discovered he was making an appearance here in support of his excellent best-selling memoir #BeingHenry: The Fonz…and Beyond. Fantastic! We connected backstage and I watched him give a great speech to a huge crowd. What a blast!”
Ron Howard and Henry Winkler’s Friendship and Collaborations Extend Beyond ‘Happy Days’
Ron Howard and Henry Winkler both starred in the iconic TV show Happy Days. Winkler played the effortlessly cool Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, while Howard portrayed Richie Cunningham, the teenage protagonist. In 1980, Howard decided to leave the series and pursue a directing career, bidding farewell before its eighth season. This beloved comedy, set in 1950s and ’60s Milwaukee, delighted audiences for an impressive 11 seasons, spanning from 1974 to 1984.
Despite their divergent paths, Howard and Winkler have maintained a steadfast friendship. Howard, now an Academy Award-winning director and producer, has crafted cinematic gems like A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, and The Grinch. Howard’s upcoming film, Eden, is a survival thriller boasting an all-star cast including Ana de Armas, Vanessa Kirby, Sydney Sweeney, and Jude Law.
Meanwhile, Henry Winkler broke free of Fonz typecasting and reinvented himself as a character actor. He’s enjoyed supporting roles on comedy shows like Parks and Recreation and Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital. Winkler’s exceptional talent garnered him an Emmy Award for his remarkable contributions to HBO’s “Barry.”
Of course, the pair also reunited for the sitcom Arrested Development. Ron Howard produced and narrated the cult comedy series, while Henry Winkler played the fan-favorite character, shifty lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn.
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