Where are they now: cast of Happy Days
Can you believe Happy Days has been off the air for over 30 years? It was one of the most popular TV shows of the 1970s, bringing us the entertaining hijinks of the Cunninghams – the picture-perfect 1950s family – for 11 seasons. But where is the cast today? Let’s take a look at what Richie, Howard, Marion, Joanie and the Fonz are up to today. Flip through the gallery above to see what they look like now.
Ron Howard – Richie Cunningham
After Happy Days, Howard turned his talents behind the camera, becoming an acclaimed director and producer. Some of his films include Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, for which he received the Best Director Oscar in 2001, and The Da Vinci Code. Howard, 62, also produced, narrated and appeared in cult sitcom Arrested Development. His next big project is Inferno, one of the sequels to The Da Vinci Code, which will be released this year.
Henry Winkler – Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli
Winkler, now 70, was the breakout star of Happy Days and continues his success to this day. His production company Fair Dinkum Productions created the shows MacGyver and Hollywood Squares. He also established a strong friendship with Adam Sandler, and the two appeared in several of the latter’s films together. He also had a recurring role on Ron Howard’s show Arrested Development. He has two children and one stepson with his wife Stacey.
Tom Bosley – Howard Cunningham
Bosley, who played the patriarch of the Cunningham family, went on to appear in several television shows including ER, Walker, Texas Ranger and That ‘70s Show. Bosley, who had been fighting lung cancer, sadly passed away from a staph infection in 2010, just weeks after his 83rd birthday.
Marion Ross – Marion Cunningham
87-year-old Ross has remained active on television since Happy Days ended, appearing on shows The Love Boat, The Drew Carey Show, That ‘70s Show and Gilmore Girls. In the 90s she moved into voice acting, scoring roles on cartoons SpongeBob SquarePants, Kung Fu Panda and The Wild Thornberrys. She currently lives in California and has two children with her late husband Paul Michael.
Erin Moran – Joanie Cunningham
Moran, 55, never found a role as successful as Richie Cunningham’s younger sister Joanie but continued to appear in television series after Happy Days ended. She starred alongside Scott Baio in the short-lived spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi. She has since appeared in The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and was a contestant on the TV show Celebrity Fit Club. Sadly, not much is known about her whereabouts today, since she was forced out of her home in 2012.
Anson Williams – Potsie Weber
Like his Happy Days co-star Ron Howard, 66-year-old Weber moved into directing. He began with after-school specials before directing episodes of Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed. He has also been successful in the world of business, specialising in producing “drug-free solutions to debilitating problems.”
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