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Actor, Childrenâ€™s Author and Advocate
Henry Winkler was born in New York City, and made his acting debut as Billy Budd in the eighth grade at the McBurney School for Boys in New York City. During his high school and college years, he studied in Lausanne, Switzerland and worked in a lumber mill in a small German town. Henryâ€™s role as â€œThe Fonzâ€ in the popular US sitcom Happy Days made him one of the most recognized actors in the world, loved by all ages. He won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and was honored with a â€œstarâ€ on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since then he has appeared in many films and is an award-winning producer and director of family and children’s programming. He is also deeply committed to childrenâ€™s welfare and works with many childrenâ€™s groups. In 2003, Henry began writing a series of childrenâ€™s novels with his partner Lin Oliver entitled, Hank Zipzer: The Worldâ€™s Greatest Under-Achiever. The books are about the everyday adventures of Hank, a bright boy in the fourth grade who has learning difficulties. They are inspired by Henryâ€™s struggle throughout his education due to his own dyslexia.
Henry Winkler's Sessions
The CMC Keynote - Henry Winkler
Children’s author, actor, director and producer, Henry Winkler is known to many as the unforgettable ‘Fonz’ of Happy Days fame. He is also an advocate for children’s rights, having co-authored 17children’s books in the popular series Hank Zipzer - The World's Greatest Underachiever on the subject. An impassioned speaker on…