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391771 08: Actress Marion Ross, center is joined by director Garry Marshall, left and fellow "Happy Days" cast members Tom Bosley, Erin Moran, Henry Winkler and Anson Williams after Ross received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame July 12, 2001 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

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.

Click here to find out what other strange and fun facts you may not know about ‘Happy Days’.