‘Happy Days’: Where Are the Cast Members Now?

by Emily Morgan

As one of the most popular family sitcoms of the 1970s, “Happy Days” brought families all across America joy by watching the Cunningham family’s hilarious hijinks. For 11 seasons, audiences fell in love with watching Richie, Howard, Marion, Joanie, and the Fonz. We’re taking a look back at what the cast is up to today. 

Erin Moran

After Erin Moran got her breakout role as Joanie, she continued to find success after the show ended. She landed her spin-off show when she starred in “Joanie Loves Chachi.” Since then, she found work as an actress on “The Love Boat,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Tragically, Moran passed away in 2017 after suffering complications from cancer.


Howard had an impressive career even before he starred on “Happy Days.” As a child actor, he had a role on “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Smith Family,” and “Mayberry R.F.D.” After starring on “Happy Days” as Richie Cunningham, he married Cheryl Alley in 1975. Later they had four children together, including actress Bryce Dallas Howard. As an adult in the industry, he transitioned to using his talent behind the camera. He’s now an acclaimed film director who’s directed films such as Apollo 13A Beautiful Mind, and The Da Vinci Code.


Even if you’ve never seen an episode of “Happy Days,” you recognize the Fonz, played by actor Henry Winkler. Since starring in the iconic role, like Howard, he’s gone on to have major success in Hollywood. He appeared in the T.V. series “Monty” and other shows before garnering recurring roles in comedy shows such as “Parks and Recreation” and “Arrested Development.” He created his production company which was behind shows such as s “MacGyver” and “Hollywood Squares.” Now 76-years-old, Winkler married his longtime love Stacey in 1978, and together they have two children. 


Marion Ross, who starred as Marion Cunningham on “Happy Days,” joined another hit series after her time on the show. She also starred in the popular series “The Love Boat” from 1978 to 1987. You may have seen her on other popular sitcoms such as “That ’70s Show” and “Gilmore Girls.” She was married to her husband Freeman Meskimen from 1951 until 1969 when they divorced. They share two children who also have successful careers in Hollywood. 


Best known for his role as Ralph Most in “Happy Days,” he also appeared on “The Love Boat,” during the ’70s and ’80s. He also made appearances on shows like “Baywatch,” and “Murder, She Wrote.” Later, he had a role on “Glee” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” The actor has been married to Morgan Hart since 1982. Together they have two daughters.


Williams, also known as Potsie Weber on “Happy Days,” transitioned into directing after his time on the show. He’s also directed episodes of “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Charmed,” and “Baywatch.” In addition to directing, he’s made a name for himself in the world of business, specializing in creating “drug-free solutions to debilitating problems.” He was married to his “Happy Days’ co-star, Lorrie Mahaffey, and they have one child. After divorcing Mahaffey, he married Jackie Gerken in 1988, and together they have four children.


Bosley played the beloved “Happy Days” patriarch, Howard Cunningham, during the show’s tenure. After his time on the show, he starred on “Murder, She Wrote” and “Father Dowling Mysteries.” Later he made appearances on “That ’70s Show,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.” Unfortunately, he passed away in 2010 at 83-years old and was survived by his second wife, Patricia Carr.