‘Happy Days’ Henry Winkler Shares Throwback Photo as a 10-Year-Old at Camp

by Matthew Wilson

“Happy Days” star Henry Winkler is feeling a little nostalgic with this throwback picture. He shared a throwback photo from his youth. See if you can spot the actor in this group photo from a summer camp.

Even Winkler seems to be having some trouble spotting his younger self among the group of boys. On Twitter, he wrote, “My 10 year old self is in there somewhere.”

But where is the question? Fans have started commenting on the post, making their guests on which boy could be the future actor. As for our guest, we’re going to say Winkler is one of the boys in the bottom row at the center of the group photo. That boy in the middle looks like he’s carrying the Fonz’s smile.

Henry Winkler Always Wanted to Be An Actor

Ever since he was a young boy, Henry Winkler knew he wanted to be an actor. He never had any other career ambitions for himself.

He told the Daily Actor, “I knew that I wanted to act since I was old enough to reason. I never had a Plan B, I never deviated. I never thought that there was anything else that I could possibly do in this world except to try and be a working actor.”

As a young man, Winkler attended the Yale School of Drama where he studied classical theater. Winkler started acting in theater productions as well as commercial and advertisement to make money. He greatly enjoyed acting and doing live performances on stage.

“I got great at getting commercials and I didn’t have to do another job to make ends meet,” Winkler said. “I made my living and I could do plays for free at the Manhattan Theatre Club at night. Everybody I went to Yale with said, ‘I don’t know how you can do commercials; we are trained for theater.’ Except that the money I made from commercials allowed me to go to California for a month and be able to survive, and within two weeks I got ‘Happy Days.’”

Playing the Fonz on “Happy Days” ended up being one of Winkler’s most iconic role. He’s still known for the popular sitcom even until this day. In fact, it took him almost a decade to land his next big gig and break away from the mold of that character. Winkler has enjoyed a long career ever since, appearing most recently on HBO’s “Barry.”