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Henry Winkler: All About the ‘Happy Days’ Star’s Three Children

Henry Winkler: All About the ‘Happy Days’ Star’s Three Children

Happy Days icon Henry Winkler and his wife Stacy Weitzman have reared three children together since tying the knot nearly 40 years ago. When Henry and Stacey met, she already had her 4-year-old son Jed from a previous marriage. A few years later, in 1980, Henry and Stacey welcomed their first child together, daughter Zoe. In 1983, their son Max was born.

Here’s what Henry Winkler’s adult children are up to nowadays.

Henry Winkler’s Stepson, Jed Weitzman

Henry remembered meeting Jed on his first date with Stacey, during the height of his Happy Days fame. Apparently, Jed was already a big Fonzie fan. “I was a candle on his cake before I ever met him,” Winkler recalled on the Tamron Hall Show in 2023. “When I picked up Stacey for her and my first date, the door opened and there’s a little 4-year-old, and he said, ‘Hi, Fonz!’ ”

Jed, a successful entrepreneur, is currently making waves in the entertainment industry as the Head of Music for the esteemed ticketing platform, Logitix.

Henry Winkler’s Daughter, Zoe Winkler

In 1980, Henry and Stacey welcomed their daughter, Zoe, into the world. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Zoe pursued a fulfilling career as a nursery school teacher. Fate intervened when she met her future husband, Rob Reinis, who is also a talented actor known for recurring roles on popular series like Just Shoot Me and Mad TV. They were married in 2009.

Henry Winkler and daughter Zoe Winkler (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

In 2018, Zoe embarked on a humanitarian journey, co-founding the nonprofit organization This is About Humanity. Committed to aiding families and children separated at the US-Mexico border, their mission is to raise awareness and offer crucial resources and support.

The Youngest of Henry Winkler’s children, his son Max Winkler

Henry Winkler and his wife Stacey welcomed the youngest of their children, their son Max, in 1983. Max Winkler follows in his father’s footsteps and has carved out a remarkable career in Hollywood. However, instead of pursuing acting, he devotes most of his time to working behind the camera as a talented director, producer, and writer. He has helmed numerous episodes of popular shows such as New Girl and American Horror Story.

Henry Winkler and son director Max Winkler (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In 2019, Max directed the boxing film Jungleland, featuring Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam. Among the cast was the British actress Jessica Barden. It was on the set of this film that Max and Jessica’s love story began, blossoming into marriage in 2021. Later that year, their first child, a daughter, came into their lives.