What would ‘Happy Days’ have been like without Henry Winkler? Someone else was the original choice to play The Fonz. Who was it? Here’s a list of things you may not have known about the iconic 70’s TV show.
Okay, we all know Henry Winkler was The Fonz, but Gary Marshall wanted Monkee Micky Dolenz in the role. Turns out, he was too tall and Winkler made a better fit.
Gary Marshall’s son was a fan of Star Wars, so for his son, he created a space man to appear on the show, and that’s how the character Mork from Ork came about, and was the big break for Robin Williams.
Ron Howard, who had been studying to become a director, would be losing his student deferment during the Vietnam War, so he took the role of Richie Cunningham for a chance at occupational deferment. The draft, however, had been ended by President Nixon shortly after the pilot of the show had been filmed.