Spotlight On: Henry Winkler

Updated: Mar 17


There are a lot of celebrities whom I have a lot of respect fort. One of them is Henry Winkler, who many of you may know from the sitcom Happy Days, on which he played; “The Fonz.” Besides being a successful actor, he is also a director, comedian, producer and author.

Henry Winkler also has dyslexia, and has been very open with the public, sharing his experiences living with his LD. He even received the Order of the British Empire with the rank of Officer, which is a British award of chivalry. For somebody like me who is very interested in orders of chivalry, and knows a little about them, I find Henry’s distinction very impressive and honorable.

I have collected some videos of Henry that I hope you find as impressive and inspiring as I did. This is the first in a series of spotlights featuring celebrities with LD’s who are making a difference.

Henry speaking on CBS Sunday Morning (length 9:01)

"Henry Winkler on Dealing with Dyslexia" from The Wall Street Journal (length 4:50):

Henry on The Arsenio Hall Show back in 1990 (length 5:00):

BBC HARDtalk with Henry (length 24:41):


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