Happy Days was an American television sitcom that aired from January 15th, 1974, to September 24th, 1984 on ABC. The show spanned eleven full seasons and received high critical acclaim. The series spawned a couple of spinoffs such as Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. One of the most popular characters to come out of Happy Days was Arthur Fonzarelli, also known as ‘The Fonz’ or ‘Fonzie’.
The cast of Happy Days has gone on to other TV series and films, some have even passed on within the last couple of years who will receive an ‘honorable mention’. We just can’t leave anyone out! Here’s what the cast of Happy Days looks like, then and now!
Henry Winkler – Arthur ‘Fonzie’ Fonzarelli
The now-72-year-old, Henry Winkler, played the role of the hit character, Fonzie. He continued on with his appearances in multiple TV shows and films including Parks and Recreation and Arrested Development (with former co-star Ron Howard). He’s also dabbled in producing over the years and is still kicking it! In 2018, Henry won his first Primetime Emmy award.
Ron Howard – Richie Cunningham
Howard played the role of Richie Cunningham. Following his stardom on Happy Days, he delved right into directing and producing films like Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, and A Beautiful Mind for which he has a Best Director Oscar for. Ron’s daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, is all grown-up now and working as an actress.
Marion Ross – Marion Cunningham
Marion Ross played the role of Marion Cunningham. She dabbled in some more acting after Happy Days ended its run, including The Drew Carey Show and Gilmore Girls. She even lent her voice over for animated children’s shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and Handy Manny. She’s currently 90 years old today!
Erin Moran – Joanie Cunningham
Erin Moran played the role of Joanie Cunningham. She sadly passed away in April 2017 from complications of stage 4 cancer. She spent her later years caring for her mother-in-law, but still managed to rack up some film credits beyond the ending of the sitcom.
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