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You know him best as Fonzie from TV’s and now act­ing coach Gene Cousineau on HBO’s Barry. But here are some other fab­u­lous roles from Henry Winkler’s wide-rang­ing act­ing port­fo­lio. Shake­speare A Yale grad with a Mas­ter of Fine Arts in drama, he ap­peared in more than a dozen Yale Reper­tory Theater pro­duc­tions, in­clud­ing Shake­speare’s Co­ri­olanus (1968) and Mac­beth (1971). The Mary Tyler Moore Show

In a 1973 episode, “The Din­ner Party,” he played Steve Wald­man, the date of Rhoda (Va­lerie Harper). The Lords of Flat­bush He was Butchey We­in­stein, the “brains” in this 1974 movie about a group of leather-clad street teens in 1958 Brook­lyn, which also fea­tured a pre-Rocky Sylvester Stal­lone. 3 An Amer­i­can Christ­mas Carol

The 1979 TV movie fea­tured Winkler as Bene­dict Slade, a miserly busi­ness­man, and was a Yan­kee-side spin on Charles Dick­ens’ British Christ­mas clas­sic.

4 Night Shift Ron Howard di­rected this 1982 com­edy about mor­ti­cians, which also fea­tured Michael Keaton (in his wrst star­ring role) and Shel­ley Long.

Scream Winkler’s scene-steal­ing ap­pear­ance as foul­mouthed prin­ci­pal Arthur Him­bry in this campy 1996 hor­ror hit put him back in the movie main­stream af­ter sev­eral years be­hind the cam­era di­rect­ing.

5 The Water­boy His role as Coach Klein gen­er­ated some of the big­gest laughs in this 1998 foot­ball com­edy— and marked the be­gin­ning of a long friend­ship with star Adam San­dler.

Holes He played Stan­ley Yel­nats III in the 2003 Dis­ney movie based on the youn­gread­ers novel, which also fea­tured Sigour­ney Weaver, Jon Voight and Shia LaBeouf.

6 Parks and Re­cre­ation Pag­ing Dr. Saper­stein! Winkler played the re­cur­ring role of the Pawnee ob­ste­tri­cian in nine episodes of the pop­u­lar NBC sit­com (2013–2015).

7 Ar­rested De­vel­op­ment He was bum­bling at­tor­ney Barry Zuck­erkorn in 30 episodes of the Emmy-win­ning Fox/Ne­tyix sit­com star­ring Ja­son Bate­man. —Neil Pond

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