Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler Reprises Role as ‘The Fonz' for Online Fundraising Event

Henry Winkler as the Fonz
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Actor Henry Winkler is reprising his iconic role of "The Fonz" Monday for a fund-raising virtual table read of an episode of the TV show "Happy Days."

The money raised will go toward emergency financial and medical assistance, disaster relief and scholarships to SAG-AFTRA artists and their families, and to support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's free educational programming.

Winkler joins Glenn Close (stepping into the role of Marion Cunningham); John Carroll Lynch (as Howard Cunningham); Eli Goree and Aldis Hodge as Richie Cunningham and Ralph Malph, respectively; and Luke Newton as Potsie Weber for the table read of the 1975 episode titled "The Motorcycle" -- in which Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli seeks revenge when his treasured bike is demolished.

The episode will stream at 5 p.m. on People.com and on the PeopleTV app, along with People's social platforms including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter and PeopleTV's Facebook and Twitter.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance thanked Winkler for "bringing back his legendary role of 'The Fonz'" as part of the benefit.

"This is out what our foundation is about -- supporting our own community and helping those who need it most," Vance said.

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