Winkler is best known for his role as "The Fonz”, a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic in Happy Days.
After Happy Days, Winkler went on to producing and directing. Since 2003, he has written a series of children's book about a 4th grade boy, HankZipzer, who is dyslexic. Winkler had published 17 books about Zipzer, the "world's greatest underachiever”.
Winkler is also dyslexia, which was not diagnosed until he was 31.
In September 2011, he was given on OBE "for services to children with special educational needs and dylexia in the UK.”
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