Stars of ‘Happy Days’: Where are they now?

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From 1974 to 1984, “Happy Days” aired on ABC, bringing joy to homes across America.

For 10 years, the show followed the Cunningham family as they navigated their lives as a middle-class family living in Wisconsin in the 1950s and ’60s. For so many fans of the show, it represents a simpler time, which is why they continue to search for it. . The show is not only famous in itself, but it also helped launch the careers of its iconic actors.

Here’s a look at where the cast is now:

Marion Ross-Marion Cunningham

Marion Ross is most recognized for her role as Marion Cunningham, the matriarch of the Cunningham family on “Happy Days.”
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While Marion Ross has appeared in several movies and television shows, she is most recognized for her role as the Cunningham family matriarch, Marion Cunningham, on “Happy Days.” Ross appeared in the spin-off “Joanie Loves Chachi”, which focused on Ella’s television daughter Joanie and Ella’s boyfriend Chachi, trying to make ends meet on her own in Chicago.

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After the show ended, Ross starred in a critically acclaimed show called “Brooklyn Bridge” about an American Jewish family living in Brooklyn in the 1950s. The show won a Golden Globe and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. , but was canceled after two seasons.

Since then, Ross has appeared as a guest star or recurring character on several shows, including “Gilmore Girls,” “Greys Anatomy” and “That 70s Show.” He also immersed himself in voice acting, lending his talents to shows like “Handy Manny,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and “King of the Hill.”

Thomas Bosley-Howard Cunningham

Bosley originated the role of Maurice in the Broadway play.

Bosley originated the role of Maurice in Broadway’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
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Thomas Bosley played Howard Cunningham in “Happy Days,” but before he made a name for himself in the world of television, he had already won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway musical “Fiorello.” The role of Howard is his best known role and many of his acting credits occurred at the same time.

These roles included voiceover work for children’s shows such as “The General Mills Radio Adventure Theatre” and “The World of David the Gnome.”

After returning to the stage in 1994 as part of the original cast of Broadway’s “Beauty and the Beast,” he returned to the big screen in 2008, starring in Hallmark Channel’s “Charlie & Me.” In 2010 she starred in her last two movies “The Back-Up Plan” and “Santa Buddies”.

Bosley died at the age of 83 from a staph infection in October 2010.

Erin MoranJoanie Cunningham

Erin Moran is best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on

Erin Moran is best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on “Happy Days.”
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Erin Moran won the role of Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days” at just 15 years old, and it remained her best-known role until her death.

There was a bit of a hiatus in her acting career after the ’90s, but in that time she remained on television screens, appearing as herself on shows like 2008’s “Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp.” She also starred in “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Not Another B Movie,” and his latest movie, “The Deceit,” released in 2012.

In April 2017, Moran died at the age of 56 due to complications from throat cancer.

Ron Howard – Richie Cunningham

Ron Howard has made a name for himself as a director since leaving the show in season 8.

Ron Howard has made a name for himself as a director since leaving the show in season 8.
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Ron Howard played Richie Cunningham on “Happy Days” for eight seasons, before leaving the show to focus on a directing career. He began his directing career with small projects, but quickly worked his way up to blockbusters like “Splash” and “Parenthood,” the latter receiving two Academy Award nominations.

One of Howard’s biggest successes came when he directed “Apollo 13,” which garnered critical acclaim and nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. He went on to direct many other films, including “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” starring Jim Carrey, and “A Beautiful Mind,” starring Russell Crowe, for which Howard would go on to win the Oscar for best director.

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Another Academy Award nomination came in 2008, for directing “Frost/Nixon,” a film based on the former president’s interviews with broadcaster David Frost. Howard joined the roster of directors to work on a Star Wars movie when he directed “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” He shows no signs of stopping as his latest movie is set to be released in November 2022.

Anson Williams- Potsie Weber

Anson Williams is taking a step back from the industry to run for mayor of Ojai, California.

Anson Williams is taking a step back from the industry to run for mayor of Ojai, California.
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Anson Williams’ breakout role was Potsie Weber in “Happy Days.” He remained on the show for all 11 seasons, although his appearances in later seasons were more sporadic.

Like Howard, Williams turned his attention to directing after the show ended, however, he worked primarily on television. She directed episodes of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “7th Heaven”, “Melrose Place” and “Xena: Warrior Princess”.

In July 2022, Williams announced that he will run for mayor of Ojai, California.

Don Most-Ralph Malph

Don Most released his first swing music album in 2016 and is expected to release his second album soon.

Don Most released his first swing music album in 2016 and is expected to release his second album soon.
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Don Most was a lead actor on “Happy Days,” playing prankster Ralph Malph until the show’s eighth season. After he left, he made appearances on various shows, including “ChIps,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Glee.”

He also made appearances on “Charles in Charge” alongside “Happy Days” star Scott Baio. Like most actors on the show, Most turned to voice acting for shows like “Dungeons & Dragons,” “Teen Wolf,” and “Family Guy.”

In 1976, Most released a pop music album, but after it failed to chart, he switched styles and released a swing album in 2016. In 2021, he released two singles with plans to release a full-length album on the future.

Henry Winkler as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli

Henry Winkler won the first Primetime Emmy Award of his career in 2018 for his work on the HBO Max show

Henry Winkler won the first Primetime Emmy Award of his career in 2018 for his work on the HBO Max show “Barry.”
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Henry Winkler turned the role of Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli from a small role to the iconic one it is today. He appeared in various television and movie roles while appearing on “Happy Days,” but found it difficult to find work after the show came to an end.

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Due to being typecast, Winkler founded his own production company and began producing and directing his own projects. After several guest appearances, Winkler landed a recurring role on “Arrested Development.”

His biggest break since playing Fonzie came in 2018 when he landed the role of Gene Cousineau on HBO Max’s “Barry.” That year he won the first Primetime Emmy Award of his career for his portrayal of Cousineau and was also nominated for several other awards.

Al Molinaro- Al Delvecchio

Molinaro left his career as a real estate agent to pursue acting after being discovered by director Garry Marshall.

Molinaro left his career as a real estate agent to pursue acting after being discovered by director Garry Marshall.
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Al Molinaro left his successful career as a real estate agent to pursue acting after being discovered by director Garry Marshall. He played Al Delvecchio, owner of the malt shop where the gang hung out, for most of the show’s 11 seasons.

After “Happy Days” came to an end, Molinaro had trouble finding success on another show, mainly taking on guest roles and commercials. He starred in 42 commercials between 1987 and 2003.

Molinaro died in October 2015 in Glendale, California.

Scott Baio – Chachi Arcola

Scott Baio joined the show in its later seasons as Joanie's love interest.  His character was so popular that he got a spin-off show that lasted one season.

Scott Baio joined the show in its later seasons as Joanie’s love interest. His character was so popular that he got a spin-off show that lasted one season.
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Scott Baio was a latecomer to the “Happy Days” cast, joining in Season 5 as Chachi Arcola to provide a love interest for Moran’s character, Joanie. After he finished the show, Baio was cast as the lead in another hit TV show, “Charles in Charge,” which ran for six years.

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Once that show ended, he had a string of guest-starring roles throughout the ’90s and early 2000s, the last of which aired in 2014.

In 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges after his former “Charles in Charge” co-star Nicole Eggert accused him of sexual assault, citing the “statute of limitations.”

After a long break from acting, Baio appeared in the 2021 movie “Courting Mom and Dad”.

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