Happy Days: Where are they now?

Where are they now?

This section contains the most recent photo I could find of each cast member, information about what the cast members are currently doing now, where they are living, etc.

Happy Days Reunion - 1992

(promotional shot from the 1992 Happy Days Reunion Show)

Ron Howard

Ron Howard- was born March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma. He has become one of Hollywood's most successful and top directors. He has directed such films as Ransom (1996), Apollo 13 (1995), The Paper (1994), Far and Away (1992), Backdraft (1991), Parenthood (1989), Willow (1988), Gung Ho (1986), Cocoon (1985), Splash (1984), and Night Shift (1982 w/Henry Winkler). He won the "Best Director of the Year" award for 1996 from the Screen Directors Guild. In 1997, he produced Jim Carrey's film: Liar, Liar. In 1999, he directed Ed TV which starred Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Hurley, and fellow HD alumni Don Most). He was producer of Sylvester Stallone's movie 'Detox' out in the spring 2000 and produced the movie Bowfinger with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. On TV, he produced Wonderland on ABC which premiered on March 30th, 2000 - he also helped produced Sports Night and Felicity. He voiced himself in the 11/8/98 and 11/14/99 episodes of The Simpsons. In a recent annual list of the 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood in Premiere magazine, he is ranked #30. The Hollywood Reporter named him 7th in their top ten directors in Hollywood. He recently did some "Milk" print ads and commercials. On one side of the ad there is a photo of him as a child (on The Andy Griffith Show) and on the other side he is in a current photo with a "milk mustache" (see the ad) On March 24, 1999 he immortalized his hands and feet in the cement outside Mann's Chinese Theater in West Hollywood.

In 2000, he directed Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas which starred Jim Carrey. In 2001, he directed A Beautiful Mind which stars Russell Crowe. The film won 4 Golden Globe Awards. At the Academy Awards, Ron won the Best Director award and the film won for Best Picture. In 2003, he directed The Missing starring Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett. Currently, he is the excecutive producer and narrator for the FOX comedy Arrested Development. His next movie, Cinderella Man, starring Russell Crowe will be released in 2005.

He has been married since June 7, 1975 to his high school sweetheart, Cheryl. They have four children: daughter Bryce Dallas, Paige Carlyle and Jocelyn Carlyle (twin girls), and son Reed (3 of the 4 named after the hotels in which they were conceived in interestingly enough). For each of them, Ron wanted his great friend Henry Winkler as their godfather. The family shunned Hollywood, opting for the quiet surrounds of a Connecticut suburb.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Ron Howard

  • Purchase Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond (book)

  • Ron Howard biography page

  • another photo of Mr. Howard

  • photo #3 of Mr. Howard

  • black and white photo of Ron directing

  • International Happy Days Fan Club meets Ron at Cannes - 5/18/99

  • The Ron Howard Website

  • Ron Howard Fan Site

    Henry Winkler

    Henry Winkler- was born October 30, 1945 in New York, New York. He has become an actor/producer/director of various TV and theatrical series and movies. He has appeared in several different TV movies over the last few years. In 1982, he appeared in the film directed by Ron Howard, Night Shift (picture of Winkler and Michael Keaton in the movie). In 1988 he directed the movie, Memories of Me (1988) starring Billy Crystal, and in 1993 directed Cop and a Half starring Burt Reynolds. Television series that he has produced include Sightings and MacGyver. He appeared as Ebenezer Scrooge in An American Christmas Carol. He was in a 1993 Lifetime Original movie called 'The Only Way Out'. In 1994, he starred in a short-lived tv sitcom called "Monty" (David Schwimmer of "Friends" fame played the part of his son on the show). He also appeared in Wes Craven's 1996 horror movie, Scream (picture of Winkler and Neve Campbell in Scream). He played Principal Himbry in an uncredited role. He produced the Showtime series, "Dead Man's Gun" from 1997-1999. Henry also produced "First Response" (about L.A. firemen) and So Weird (a half-hour drama for kids on The Disney Channel which premiered in December 1998) and is still airing. He was in the 1998 blockbuster movie The Waterboy with Adam Sandler. Also in 1998, he was in P.U.N.K.S. (starring Randy Quaid) and Ground Control (starring Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Sean Leonard, Kelly McGillis, and Kristy Swanson). From November 21, 1999 to January 16,2000 he appeared in the theatre play The Dinner Party by Neil Simon at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Henry dubbed a motorcyclist (Ramrod) from hell in an episode of The Simpsons that aired on November 28, 1989. He guest appeared on his own produced show So Weird on October 8, 1999 in an episode entitled "Boo". Also in 1999 he appeared in the movies Ugly Naked People and Dill Scallion and appeared on 2 episodes of The Practice in September as Dr. Henry Olson. In February 2000, he was seen in the comedy 'Down to You' with Freddie Prinze Jr., Selma Blair, and Julia Stiles. He recently directed an episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. TV Guide made a list of the greatest characters of all time, and Fonzie was #4! Mr. Winkler is a spokesperson for the Dyslexia Foundation (he has dyslexia himself). He has been with the United Cerebral Palsy foundation for 20 years.

    In recent years, he has provided a voice on the PBS animated series Clifford's Puppy Days. He has made several appearances as Barry Zuckerkorn on Ron Howard's FOX comedy Arrested Development.

    Winkler is married to the former Stacey Weitzman and is a father of three children: Jed (Stacey's son by a former marriage), a daughter Zoe, and a son Max.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Henry Winkler

  • Henry Winkler biography page

  • Henry Winkler in Rome - June 1997

  • photo from The Rosie O'Donnell Show- December '96

  • smaller black & white photo of Mr. Winkler

  • black & white photo of Mr. Winkler

  • another black & white photo of Mr. Winkler from the '70s

  • more recent picture of Mr. Winkler

  • picture of Mr. Winkler in the movie "Heroes"

  • autographed picture from The Waterboy of Henry and Adam Sandler

    Tom Bosley

    Tom Bosley- was born October 1, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He has made many TV appearances after Happy Days. He starred in Murder She Wrote (as Sheriff Amos Tupper from 1984-1988), The Father Dowling Mysteries (1989-1991) and appeared on the Drew Carey Show (1995) as Mimi's father. He appeared in the role as the original Papa of Belle in Beauty and the Beast (picture of Bosley in Beauty and the Beast) in California for three years. He did an infommercial co-hosting job called Money Makers Live!. He appeared on an 1996 episode of Boy Meets World (along with Anson Williams) and also did an episode of New Burke's Law in 1994. He was the voice behind the character "David" on David the Gnome, a children's show on Nickelodeon. In 1998, he hosted the Behind the Scenes look at "Its a Wonderful Life". The segment appeared after the movie on its re-release. In 1997, I saw him do some singing on a 4th of July A&E special. He appeared as (lead) Captain Andy in the long famous musical, "Show Boat" in Boston from May-August 1997. The show later moved on to Phoenix, AZ where it ran until November 1, 1997 and also played in Pittsburgh, Dallas, Indianapolis, Providence, RI and Detroit. He was seen in a few commercials including one representing an Arthritis foundation and in another as the voice of a cat in a cat food commercial (an animated one where he goes "It's time to feed the kitty" and jumps onto the bed). In 1998, he appeared in 2 different 10-10-321 commercials with Marion Ross. For many years, he was the spokesman for Glad trash bags. In 1999, he appeared on episodes of Maggie and Early Edition and the soap opera Port Charles as Bert. In late 1999, he was the narrator in the Australian production of Happy Days - Arena Mega Musical. On March 5th, 2000 he appeared in an episode of Jack & Jill as "Bernie", the ghost of a cadaver. The 5'9" Bosley was married to Jean Eliot from 1959 until her death in 1978, they had one daughter named Amy (who is currently an executive vice president of production at Columbia Pictures). He was married to Patricia Carr Bosley since 1980 (she appeared in one Happy Days episode as his bowling partner). He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and was even on the board of directors of the Cubs Die-Hard Fan Club.

    Bosley died at 4 a.m. of heart failure on October 19, 2010, at a hospital of Rancho Mirage, California near his home in Palm Springs, California. He was 83 years old. His agent, Sheryl Abrams, said Bosley had been battling lung cancer. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Tom Bosley

  • Tom Bosley biography page

  • picture of Mr. Bosley in a Cubs jacket

  • another photo of Mr. Bosley from the early-mid '80s.

    Marion Ross

    Marion Ross- was born October 25, 1928 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She has continued to act quite regularly. She has been nominated for 5 Emmys, 2 for Happy Days - 2 for Brooklyn Bridge - and most recently for a Touched by an Angel episode which aired on November 8, 1998 as Emma Winowitz (she played a former WASP - Women's AirForce Service Pilot - in WWII). She appeared in several TV movies including Hidden in Silence (1996) and a theatrical movie, The Evening Star (the Terms of Endearment sequel with Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson in 1996). Prior to that, she appeared as the grandmother, Sophie Berger, on the critically acclaimed TV series, Brooklyn Bridge (1991-1993). Before Brooklyn Bridge, she played the role of Emily Heywood and was the wife of Captain Merrill Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) on The Love Boat during the 1985-1986 season. She was on an episode of "Promised Land" during the 1996-1997 season. In January of 1997, she appeared on the Drew Carey Show as Drew's mom (she has appeared in a total of 5 episodes - the most recent was March 31, 1999). In the fall of 1997, she guest-starred on an episode of Early Edition. In 1998, she appeared in some of the "milk mustache" celebrity ads along with fellow tv moms Florence Henderson and Shirley Jones (see the ad). In 1998, she appeared in 2 tv movies (The Lake and About Sarah). Also in 1998-99, she appeared in 2commercials for 10-10-321 with Tom Bosley and was a spokeswoman for Everything 4 Less along with fellow tv moms: Shirley Jones and Florence Henderson. She worked in an independent film entitled The Last Best Sunday which was directed by Don Most in 1999. She appeared in the October 30th, 1998 episode of Love Boat: the Next Wave which was directed by Anson Williams. She played Grandma Forman in 4 episodes of That 70's Show - with the most recent being October 26, 1999 - they killed off her character and she returned as a ghost. Most recently, she appeared on a February 1, 2000 episode of the PAX tv-series Chicken Soup for the Soul. She also appeared in the play "Over the River and Through the Woods" directed by Craig Noel and featuring Paul Michael (her boyfriend). Divorced, she lives in the San Fernando Valley in California in a country-style home which she calls "Happy Days farm" because the series helped pay for it with her boyfriend, actor Paul Michael. She has two children, actor Jim Meskimen and actress Ellen Plummer.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Marion Ross

  • Marion Ross biography page

  • color photo of Ms. Ross

  • black and white photo of Ms. Ross

  • photo of Ms. Ross from one of her movies

  • large color photo of Ms. Ross with her boyfriend, actor Paul Michael

  • another color photo of Ms. Ross

    Erin Moran

    Erin Moran- was born October 18, 1960 in Burbank, California.

    Moran's first television starring role was as Jenny Jones in the final season (1968-1969) of the CBS adventure series Daktari. She was a seven-year-old orphan who became part of the Tracy household. The series starred Marshall Thompson, Cheryl Miller, Yale Summers (1966-1968), Hedley Mattingly, Hari Rhodes and Ross Hagen (1968-1969).

    Some of her early sitcom guest appearances included The Courtship of Eddie's Father, My Three Sons and Family Affair. Her early drama guest appearances included Death Valley Days, O'Hara, U.S. Treasury, The Smith Family, Bearcats!, Gunsmoke, The F.B.I. and The Waltons.

    Her first sitcom starring role was as Janie Robinson in the short-lived 1972 CBS sitcom The Don Rickles Show. She played the daughter of Don Robinson (Don Rickles) and Barbara Robinson (Louise Sorel). The series also starred Robert Hogan, Judy Cassmore, Joyce Van Patten and Barry Gordon.

    She was cast at the age of 13 in 1974 to play Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days. Joanie was the daughter of Howard (Tom Bosley) and Marion Cunningham (Marion Ross), and the younger sister of Chuck (Gavan O'Herlihy and Randolph Roberts) and Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard). Fonzie (Henry Winkler) affectionately called her "Shortcake." She was the girlfriend and eventual wife of Charles "Chachi" Arcola (Scott Baio). The popular series ran for 11 seasons and 255 episodes from 1974-1984. It also starred Anson Williams (1974-1983), Donny Most (1974-1980), Pat Morita (1975-1976, 1982-1983), Al Molinaro (1976-1982), Lynda Goodfriend (1977-1982), Cathy Silvers (1980-1983) and Ted McGinley (1980-1984). Moran returned for the Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion in 2005 on ABC.

    ABC decided to spin-off Joanie and Chachi into their own series in 1982. Joanie Loves Chachi aired for two seasons (1982, 1982-1983) and 17 episodes before Moran and Baio returned to Happy Days. It starred Al Molinaro, Ellen Travolta, Art Metrano, Robert Pierce, Derrel Maury and Winifred Freedman.

    Some of her later television guest appearances included Hotel, Glitter, The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, and The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2008, she appeared as a contestant on the VH1 reality series Celebrity Fit Club. She appeared on many game shows, including The Hollywood Squares, Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour, Weakest Link, Hollywood Squares, Pyramid and The Singing Bee.

    She made her feature-film debut in 1968 in How Sweet It Is! with Debbie Reynolds. Some of her other film credits included 80 Steps to Jonah, Watermelon Man, Galaxy of Terror, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Broken Promise and Not Another B Movie. Her TV movie credits included Stanley vs. The System, Lisa, Bright and Dark and 1981's Twirl with Lisa Whelchel.

    She died on April 22, 2017, in New Salisbury, Indiana, from complications of stage four squamous cell carcinoma of the throat. Ms. Moran was 56.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Erin Moran

  • Erin Moran biography page

  • photo of Erin Moran in 1997

    Scott Baio and wife Jeanette Ulrika Jonsson

    Scott Baio- was born on September 22, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. From 1984-1985 and 1987-1990 he appeared in the comedy, Charles in Charge. Following Charles in Charge, he appeared as a regular in the series "Baby Talk" on ABC from 1991-1992, this was based on the Kirstie Alley film "Look Who's Talking". He also appeared in the 1991 tv movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion and the 1995 tv movie Danielle Steele's Mixed Blessings. From February-May 1996, he appeared on the ABC show, Before They Were Stars. He appeared on the CBS crime/medical drama "Diagnosis Murder" as Dr. Jack Stewart along with Dick Van Dyke from 1994-1996 . He was set to return in a sitcom in the fall of 1997, but it was cancelled before the series first episode aired. He was set to appear as a marketing executive who has '70s flashbacks in the Fox comedy, "Rewind" (picture of the Rewind cast). He has directed some episodes of "Out of This World", "Harry and the Hendersons", "Unhappily Ever After", "Kirk", "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher", and most recently "The Parkers". He was in a January 1998 episode of The Nanny. Most recently he appeared on the February 1st, 2000 episode of Veronica's Closet. Other movies he appeared in include Detonator (1997 - with Charlene Tilton), Bar Hopping (1999 - with Charlene Tilton and Tom Arnold), and Very Mean Men (2000 - a comedy with Matthew Modine and Ben Gazzara). He was engaged to former Baywatch actress, Pamela Anderson Lee (picture #1 of Baio and Anderson)/(picture #2 of Baio and Anderson) for a short time several years ago, she later married rock musician Tommy Lee. He has also dated Brooke Shields, Heather Locklear, Liza Minelli, Nicollete Sheridan, and the Italian actress Ornella Muti.

    In 2001, he appeared in the movies Face Value, Face to Face, and Dumb Luck. He is set to appear in Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies in 2002.

    Scott won Best Actor for the lead in The Bread, My Sweet from the Atlantic City Film festival. He also produced it.

    On December 8, 2007, Baio married his longtime girlfriend Renee Sloan. In July 2007, he told E!: Entertainment Television's Ted Casablanca that they were expecting a baby girl in December. Their daughter, Bailey DeLuca Baio, was born November 2, 2007, 5 weeks premature.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Scott Baio

  • Scott Baio biography page

  • Scott Baio Official Website

  • another black & white photo of Mr. Baio

  • early '90s photo of Mr. Baio

  • 2 photos of Scott Baio on the ET Happy Days special (November 1999)

  • The One and Only Scott Baio Homepage

    Anson Williams

    Anson Williams- was born September 25, 1952 in Los Angeles, California. He became a director of several TV series/movies and theatrical films after Happy Days ended in 1984. He has directed episodes of TV series such as The Pretender (1996), The Cape (1996), Beverly Hills 90210, L.A. Law, SeaQuest 2032 (1995/96), Star Trek: Voyager, Melrose Place (March 1996), Deep Space 9, Hercules, and Xena: Warrior Princess, Cousin Skeeter, Profiler, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (the Christmas episode that aired December 10, 1999). In 1992, he directed a theatrical film, An All-American Murder. He directed several episodes of "Diagnosis, Murder" during its first few seasons. He directed the episodes "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "Reunion" which aired October 30th, 1998 and featured 5 of the original Love Boat cast members and also had an appearance by Marion Ross. In 1987, he and fellow "Happy Days" cast member Al Molinaro (Al) opened a chain of diners Midwest called appropriately enough, Big Al's. He lives in Malibu, CA with his wife Jackie Gerken (a television producer and a former vice president of production for Dino De Laurentiis) and his daughter Hannah Lily who was born in 1989. He divorced from 1st wife Lorrie Mahaffey, who played his girlfriend Jennifer on Happy Days, in 1986 (they were married on May 5th, 1978).

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Anson Williams

  • Anson Williams biography page

  • Anson Williams visits Italy in October 1999 to appear on tv program with Don Most

  • MP3 file of Anson Williams singing "Deeply">

    Don Most

    Don Most- was born August 8, 1953 in Brookyln, New York. He has appeared in several TV series and theatrical movies since leaving the Happy Days cast in 1980 (his contract was done and it was his decision not to go back - he felt the scripts weren't going anywhere and were stagnant and wanted to do more as an actor and not play just only that one character). In 1980 he appeared in the comedy-drama 'Leo & Loree' with fellow Happy Days star Linda Purl (and directed by the late Jerry Paris who directed many Happy Days episodes). In 1983, he was the voice of Eric (Cavalier) on the Dungeons & Dragons animated series. Several years later, in 1987, he appeared in the movie Stewardess School. He has also appeared in episodes of CHiPs (1982, he plays a punk rocker whose life is in danger), Murder She Wrote (1986 and 1990), Baywatch (1993), Sliders (November 1996), and Dark Skies (5/31/97). In 1993, he appeared in the movie Acting on Impulse which starred C. Thomas Howell and Linda Fiorentino. In 1995, he joined a touring company of "Grease" playing the role of disc jockey Vince Fontaine. He has also done some other acting in and directing of theatrical work in the Los Angeles area. He appeared on a Jenny Jones show in December '97 (Past sitcom stars). In April of 1998, he appeared on Diagnosis Murder along with other Happy Days cast members Erin Moran and Pat Morita in the episode "Food Fight". He made his feature directing debut with an independent film entitled The Last Best Sunday (Marion Ross is in the film, in a small, but important role). The film was at The Seattle International Film Festival and it was the feature film winner at the Telluride Indiefest. It also appeared at the San Francisco Indiefest, the Sarasota Film Festival, and the Marco Island Film Festival. He had a role in Ron Howard's EDtv movie which came out in March 1999. Also in 1999, he appeared on 2 episodes of the syndicated tv series called, "The Crow - Stairway to Heaven" where he played the role of Dr. John Dorsett. He met his wife, Morgan Hart, during the filming of a Happy Days episode. They married in 1982 and have two children. He is said to be a pretty good golfer, he plays in some celebrity golf tournaments.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Don Most

  • Don Most biography page

  • video clip of Donny Most on a talk show (December '97)

  • Don Most visits Italy in October 1999 to appear on tv program with Anson Williams

    Al Molinaro

    Al Molinaro- was born June 24, 1919 in Kenosha, Wisconsin

    Molinaro played the supporting role of Murray the cop in The Odd Couple from 1970-1975. Murray Greshler was one of Oscar's (Jack Klugman) poker partners. He appeared in 73 episodes of the series. His early sitcom guest appearances included Get Smart, Green Acres, That Girl and Bewitched.

    Garry Marshall hired him to replace Pat Morita in Happy Days' in 1976. Molinaro played Al Delvecchio, the owner of Arnold's drive-in, beginning in the fourth season. He appeared in 146 episodes of the series. His character was known for the catchphrase "yep-yep-yep-yep." He married Chachi's mother, Louisa (Ellen Travolta).

    Molinaro left Happy Days in 1982 to star in the spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi, which aired for 17 episodes. He returned to Happy Days to make three guest appearances in 1983 and 1984. In 1987, Anson Williams and Molinaro opened a chain of diners in the Midwest called appropriately enough, Big Al's. He appeared in the Happy Days Reunion Special on ABC in 1992.

    He starred in The Family Man in 1990-1991 on CBS. He played the grandfather, Joe Alberghetti, in the sitcom which aired for one season. Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included Love, American Style, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, Punky Brewster and Step by Step. His film credits included Freaky Friday and Gridlock. He also starred in TV commercials for On-Cor frozen dinners for 16 years from 1987-2003.

    In the 1995 Weezer video, "Buddy Holly" directed by Spike Jonze, vintage Happy Days footage was intercut with shots of Weezer performing on the original Arnold's drive-in set. The introduction of the video was delivered by Molinaro as Al Delvecchio and seizing the opportunity to ad lib, Al plugged his hometown--and his words "...from Kenosha, Wisconsin: Weezer!" ended up in heavy rotation on MTV for weeks during 1995.

    He died on October 30, 2015, in a Glendale, California, hospital. His son, Michael, said his death was the result of complications from an infected gallbladder. Mr. Molinaro was 96.

    Survivors include his wife, Betty; son, Michael; a brother, Oliver; and three grandchildren

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Al Molinaro

    Pat Morita

    Pat Morita- was born June 28, 1932 in Isleton, California.

    Pat Morita

    Oscar-Nominated Actor Pat Morita Dies at 73
    Played Arnold (Matsuo Takahashi) - 1975-1976, 1982-1983

    (AP, 11/25/05) LOS ANGELES - Actor Pat Morita, best known for helping teach a boy martial-arts mastery through household chores as the wise Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid," has died. He was 73.

    There were conflicting reports about the cause of death. His daughter Aly Morita said he died Thursday of heart failure at a Las Vegas hospital; longtime manager Arnold Soloway said the actor died of kidney failure at a hospital while awaiting a transplant.

    His wife of 12 years, Evelyn, said in a statement that her husband, who first rose to fame with a role on "Happy Days," had "dedicated his entire life to acting and comedy."

    His role in the 1984 film defined his career. As Kesuke Miyagi, the mentor to Ralph Macchio's "Daniel-san," he taught karate while trying to catch flies with chopsticks and offering such advice as "wax on, wax off" to help Daniel improve his karate hand movements while doing his chores.

    A generation of young fans mimicked Morita's famous "crane kick" technique from the finale of the movie, which surprised many by grossing $91 million and establishing a popular franchise.

    "It was both my honor and privilege to have worked with him and create a bit of cinema magic together," Macchio said in a statement. "My life is all the richer for having known him. I will miss his genuine friendship."

    "Forever my Sensei," Macchio added, referring to Morita's role in "The Karate Kid."

    The role earned Morita an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor, but he lost to Haing S. Ngor, who appeared in "The Killing Fields."

    Morita said in a 1986 interview with The Associated Press he was billed as Noriyuki (Pat) Morita in the film because producer Jerry Weintraub wanted him to sound more ethnic. He said he used the billing because it was "the only name my parents gave me."

    For years, Morita played small and sometimes demeaning roles in such films as "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and TV series such as "The Odd Couple" and "Green Acres." His first breakthrough came with "Happy Days," and he followed with his own brief series, "Mr. T and Tina."

    "The Karate Kid" led to three sequels, the last of which, 1994's "The Next Karate Kid," paired him with a young Hilary Swank.

    Morita was prolific outside of the "Karate Kid" series as well, appearing in "Honeymoon in Vegas," "Spy Hard," "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" and "The Center of the World." He also provided the voice for a character in the Disney movie "Mulan" in 1998.

    Born in northern California on June 28, 1932, the son of migrant fruit pickers, Morita spent most of his early years in the hospital with spinal tuberculosis. He later recovered only to be sent to a Japanese-American internment camp in Arizona during World War II.

    "One day I was an invalid," he recalled in a 1989 AP interview. "The next day I was public enemy No. 1 being escorted to an internment camp by an FBI agent wearing a piece."

    After the war, Morita's family tried to repair their finances by operating a Sacramento restaurant. It was there that Morita first tried his comedy on patrons.

    Because prospects for a Japanese-American standup comic seemed poor, Morita found steady work in computers at Aerojet General. But at age 30 he entered show business full time.

    "Only in America could you get away with the kind of comedy I did," he said. "If I tried it in Japan before the war, it would have been considered blasphemy, and I would have ended in leg irons."

    Morita was to be buried at Palm Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery.

    He is survived by his wife and three daughters from a previous marriage.

  • Internet Movie Database Entry for Pat Morita
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    Lynda Goodfriend- was born October 31, 1953 in Miami, Florida. She was Lori Beth Allen Cunningham on the show from 1977-1982. Lynda has had small role appearances in films such as Pretty Woman (directed by Happy Days creator Garry Marshall) and Exit to Eden. She currently spends most of her time teaching acting classes to aspiring child actors.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Lynda Goodfriend

    Cathy Silvers

    Cathy Silvers- was born May 27, 1961 in New York, New York. She played Jenny Piccalo on Happy Days. Cathy is the daughter of the late actor and comedian Phil Silvers. She appeared in the 1983 tv movie, High School U.S.A. She was the voice of Marie Dodo in the 1985 Follow That Bird - Sesame Street movie. She has also appeared in tv series such as Foley Square (1985) and Chicago Sons (1996). She appeared in the 1996 theatrical movie, Sgt. Bilko. She had a recurring role on the Fox show "Two Something". She appeared in a 1994 episode of Wings. Most of her time and energy is now devoted to raising her family and running her own catering business. She is looking to do some voice work in commercials and other shows. As of 1999, she was Marketing associate for the investment firm Sutro & Co. She has two sisters named Laury and Candy (who appeared in a Happy Days episode). She has five daughters.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Cathy Silvers

    Ted McGinley

    Ted McGinley- was born May 30, 1958 in Newport Beach, California. Following his role as Roger Phillips on Happy Days, he has appeared in several TV series (including The Love Boat from 1984-86 where he was the ship's photographer) and many theatrical movies. He has appeared in several of the Revenge of the Nerds movies and had a small role in Wayne's World 2. In addition, he appeared as Jefferson D'Arcy on Married with Children from 1991-1997. He was in the movie: Major League 3: Back to the Minors in 1998. He had a recurring role on critically acclaimed Sports Night as Gordon. Some of his other recent credits include: Dick (1999), Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (1999 TV movie with Burt Reynolds), and Daybreak (2000).

    Currently, he can be seen in the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith.

    He is married to Gigi Rice and has 2 children. He attended USC where he was the captain of the water polo team.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Ted McGinley

    Crystal Bernard

    Crystal Bernard- was born September 30, 1961 in Garland, Texas. After appearing as K.C. Cunningham for one season, Crystal, has appeared in many TV movies. She appeared on the sitcom It's a Living as Amy Tompkins from 1985-1989. Later, she was on the NBC sitcom, Wings, from 1990 until the series finale in May of 1997. She has released 2 country music albums including "The Girl Next Door" (1996 - which has been described similar to a Olivia Newton John album) and "Don't Touch Me There" (1999). She did some commercials for Parkay (butter) in 1997 and did some 'Q' commercials for a Dallas area fitness gym. Her 1999 tv movies included: The Secret Path, A Face to Kill For; To Love, Honor, and Betray; and the theatrical movie Gideon. Crystal now has a new sitcom in the works . The working title is "Take My Advice, Because I'm Not Using It". This sitcom is early in the development stages. When she has some time off Crystal enjoys hobbies which include race car driving, jet skiing and racing speedboats, she's also a serious runner and a gym-goer. She currently resides in Los Angeles. The 5'4" Bernard is apparently dating fellow country singer, Billy Dean.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Crystal Bernard

  • The Official Crystal Bernard Website

  • Crystal in a promo commercial for COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Organization)

  • Jen's Shrine to Crystal Bernard

    Gavan O'Herlihy- was born April 29, 1954 in Dublin Ireland. The original Chuck Cunningham has appeared in episodes of TV series such as Star Trek: Voyager, Twin Peaks, and China Beach. In addition, he has appeared in movies such as Willow and Superman 3. In 1997, he appeared in the movies Top of the World and Prince Valiant and a 1/24/98 episode of Jonathan Creek. His most recent crdits include a July 2000 episode of 18 Wheels of Justice and the movies Command Approved (2000), Butterfly Man (2002), and Cruise of the Gods (2002 TV Movie). He is the son of Dan O'Herlihy. He was an avid tennis player in his youth, even becoming the Irish National Tennis Champion.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Gavan O'Herlihy

    Randolph Roberts- was the 2nd actor to play Chuck Cunningham now lives in San Diego, California and goes by the name Will Roberts. He has worked on many Stu Segal Productions including Pennsacola Wings of Gold, The Invisible Man, 18 Wheels of Justice and most recently the Disney Movie, "Motocrossed." Acting is only a part time job for Mr. Roberts. His full-time job is as an Education Supervisor for ITT Technical Institute in San Diego.

    Other credits include movies such as Say Yes (1986) and Logan's Run (1976). He also appeared in a 1984 episode of The A-Team.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Randolph Roberts

    Linda Purl

    Linda Purl- was born September 2, 1955 in Greenwich, Connecticut. She played Gloria during the 1974-1975 season and Ashley Pfister in the 1982-83 season. She has appeared in numerous TV movies. In addition, she appeared on the 1st season of "Matlock" as the daughter of Matlock in 1986-1987. Some of her recent tv movies include The Absolute Truth (1997) and Holy Joe (1999). Some of her recent theatrical movies are Mighty Joe Young (1998), Sunday (1999), and The Perfect Tenant (2000). Linda also has many stage credits and has received six Dramlogue Best Actress Awards and two Dramalogue Best Production Awards as a Producer. She is a three time nominee of the Los Angeles, Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress and was the recipient of the Connecticut Critics Award for Outstanding Performance in a Play for "The Baby Dance". She is an accomplished singer and has performed her cabaret act at The Rose Tattoo, The Cinegrill, The Gardenia, and The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, as well as Town Hall and 88's in New York. She has recordings on 3 Varese Sarabande albums Ms. Purl recently released a solo CD on Varese entitled 'Alone Together'. She appeared in the play "Little Foxes" at the Rubiocn Theatre in Venture, CA in April. She was married to Desi Arnaz, Jr. from 1980-1981; they are now divorced. She is currently married to Alexander Cary since July 23, 1993 and has one son.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Linda Purl

  • Linda Purl's Official Home on the WWW
  • some photos of Linda Purl on The Waltons episode "The Heartbreaker" from 1977

    Heather O'Rourke

    Heather O'Rourke- was born December 27, 1975 in San Diego, California. Sadly and tragically, Heather O'Rourke (who played the role of Heather Pfister during the 1982-83 season) died February 1st, 1988 in San Diego, CA at the age of 12 during emergency surgery for bowel obstruction. She is, perhaps, best known as Carol Anne Freeling in the Poltergeist movies and for her line, "They're heeeerre". She also appeared on CHiPs, Webster, and Our House and had several other acting credits. She died shortly after the filming and before the movie Poltergeist 3 was released.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Heather O'Rourke

  • Heather O'Rourke fan/memorial site

    Jack Dodson- was born May 16, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Dodson, who played Ralph's father Mickey Malph and who was an optometrist on the show, is probably best known as Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D. Sadly, he died September 16th, 1994 in Los Angeles, CA of heart failure at the age of 63.

    Suzi Quatro

    Suzi Quatro- was born June 3, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. The woman who played Leather Tuscadero is a successful rock performer now for 30 years. She has performed in a few Theatre/TV productions in England since Happy Days. She appeared in a production of "Annie Get Your Gin" in 1986 also playing in a Christmas pantomime "Sleepin Beauty" playing the roll of Prince Charming. In 1991, Suzi performed in a self penned musical based on the life of 1930's personality Tallulah Bankhead, the musical was titled "Tallulah Who". Suzi played the lead roll. She has appeared in episodes of television shows such as "Dempsey and Makepeace", "The Minder", and "Absolutely Fabulous". In 1999, Suzi continues to tour the world playing her brand of Rock 'n' Roll. Recently releasing the album Unreleased Emotion, Suzi Quatro is also alive and well on the recording front. Mindy Body & Spirit Festivals - Suzi Quatro along with musical collaborator Shirlie Roden (she co-wrote music for Tallulah Who) are now also conducting self help work shops at the festivals around the world. Shirlie Roden is a sound healer and Suzi is the sound. Suzi performed a few of these workshops in Sydney, Australia on November 24-28, 1999 and toured Australia in April. They have released a self help CD "Free the Butterfly". Recently Suzi also appeared on a postage stamp for the first time in the former Soviet Union country, Kalmykia. Suzi was married to her guitarist Len Tuckey for 16 years. They divorced in 1992. They have two children Laura (now 17 who wants to launch her own pop career and recently recorded a demo CD) and Richard (now 15). Suzi remarried in 1993 to German tour promoter Rainer Haas. They live in both England and Germany.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Suzi Quatro
  • Suzi Quatro visits Italy on October 21, 1999

  • The Official Suzi Quatro (Leather Tuscadero) Homepage

    Roz Kelly- She played Pinky Tuscadero in 3 episodes of Happy Days. Roz Kelly, was born July 29, 1943 in Mount Vernon, New York. She has done very little acting since Happy Days. She has appeared in a few theatrical movies and also appeared in several episodes of Starsky and Hutch in 1975-1976. In August 1998, she appeared on a Jenny Jones show (Past Sitcom Stars). She walked out on some type of crutches and has apparently had some health problems over the last few years. There were rumors that she did not get along with the cast members of Happy Days (they were caught up in being stars, and not too eager to talk to her apparently), and she tended to dodge specific questions from Jenny. In addition, she appeared on Judge Judy (a People's Court type show) complaining about some alleged malpractice due to some plastic surgery (breast implants) that she had done. In November 1998, she was arrested for shooting up her neighbors' car after a car alarm went off early in the morning and woke her up. In July 1999, she pleaded no contest in the car alarm shooting incident and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, which may be reduced to probation after 90-day diagnostic evaluation.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Roz Kelly

    Neil J. Schwartz- He was the guy who played Bag during the 1st and second seasons. He was last seen working as a substitute teacher within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Neil J. Schwartz

    Beatrice Colen

    Beatrice Colen- , best known as the roller-skating carhop Marsha on early episodes of "Happy Days," died November 18, 1999 of complications from lung cancer. She was 51. She was born January 10, 1948 in New York.

    Mrs. Colen, the granddaughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright George S. Kaufman, appeared in more than 200 TV shows, commercials and movies.

    From 1974-76 she played Marsha, a carhop on the popular "Happy Days" comedy. She also appeared in the "Wonder Woman" TV series as Corp. Etta Candy, the heroine's sidekick in 1976-77.

    She had guest appearances in numerous TV shows, including "Alice," "Barney Miller" and "All in the Family."

    Her film credits include the 1981 film "American Pop", Mel Brooks' 1977 comedy "High Anxiety", and the 1987 Madonna movie "Who's That Girl?" as a secretary.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Beatrice Colen

    Ed Peck- He played Officer Kirk on Happy Days, and appeared in numerous tv shows and movies before and after Happy Days.   He would usually play an officer, sheriff, or lieutenant.  He was born March 26, 1917 in New York. Sadly, he died September 12th, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 75 due to a heart attack.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Ed Peck

    Scott Bernstein

    Scott Bernstein- He played Melvin Belvin, brother of Eugene Belvin, in a handful of episodes. To read his inspirational story, see his biography page.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Scott Bernstein

    Billy Warlock

    Billy Warlock- was born March 26, 1961 in Gardena, California. He played Flip Phillips on the show from episode #208-224 (about the middle of the 1981-82 season and most of the 1982-83 season). Warlock, 42, has made numerous tv appearances in movies, tv shows (including The Hat Squared), and soap operas during the 80's and 90's. He can currently be seen as A.J. Quartermaine on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. Prior to that, he was on Baywatch as Eddie Kramer from 1989-1991. He also appeared as Frankie Brady on Days of Our Lives and won the Best Actor/Young Leading Man Emmy in 1988 for that role. He was married to Marcy Walker from 1987-1988, they are now divorced. He is the son of Dick Warlock and older brother of Lance Warlock. During Christmas 2002, Billy became engaged to his girlfried Tolan Clark.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Billy Warlock

  • Billy's World (fan page)

  • The Billy Warlock Fan Page

  • Unofficial Billy Warlock Website

  • Billy Warlock Online

    Harris Kal- He played Bobby, one of the high-schoolers from 1980-1984.

    From website visitor Dan Wright:

    I got from the Internet Movie Database Site to yours, and figured, since I had something to add, I would.  I don't consider myself a big Happy Days fan, but I've seen the show.  Anyways, interning with the Fort Wayne Wizards (Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres), I met Harris Kal, who played one of Fonzie's buddy's on the show (Bobby according to the IMDb).  He currently gets together these vaudeville type acts and puts on shows.  Actually, he seems to do all sorts of odd stuff.  For us, he came in with an act called "The Johnny Baseball Variety Show" in which he made a treasure hunt for all the kids and did magic tricks.  There were two or three other people too (it varied- he was there 3 nights)- one night there was a WC Fields impersonator, one night a mime, once a "surf clown face painter", and a uni-cyclist.  It was all some pretty cool stuff.  I also saw a brochure of his, and he does pretty much anything to do with entertaining.  The one thing I do remember was he had thing where companies could hire someone for some big function honoring someone.  Other people would educate a total stranger about the person, and then the stranger would show up to the function and pretend to really know the guest of honor, when in reality they had never met.  Anyways, I'm pretty sure the company is called Harris Kal Productions.  The thing that started all this was when I was watching the Babe this afternoon and saw him playing the part of the Pirates catcher during the game Babe Ruth hit 3 HRs at Forbes Field.  So I guess he's done that too.  But I figured you'd like to know what a former Happy Day-er is up to, so there you are. 

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Harris Kal

    Kevin Sullivan- He played Tommy, one of the high-schoolers from 1980-1984.

    In 1983, he played Tootie's brother Marshall Ramsey in The Facts of Life episode "Let's Party".

    His film credits include More American Graffiti, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Night Shift, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

    He has directed the 1988 tv series Knightwatch (he also produced and wrote for it), I'll Fly Away tv series, and the movies Soul Game (1996), America's Dream (1996), and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

    He is married to Nita Sullivan.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Kevin Sullivan

    Jack Baker- He played Bill "Sticks" Downey in 2 episodes of Happy Days (#52 Fonzie's New Friend and #58 Fonzie the Superstar). He was identified as John Anthony Bailey in the episodes. He was born June 4th, 1947 in Ohio. He would go on to be an adult film star. He passed away in Los Angeles, CA on November 13, 1994 of cancer.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Jack Baker

    Denis Mandel- He played Eugene Belvin, brother of Melvin Belvin on Happy Days during the 1980-1982 seasons. He appeared in a 1982 episode of CHiPs called "Overload" and in the 1984 film "Mortuary" as Josh.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Denis Mandel

    Misty Rowe- was born June 1, 1952 in Glendora, California. She played Wendy, one of the waitresses at Arnold's, during the 1974-1975 seasons. She is now 51. She was on Hee-Haw during the 1970's. She posed for Playboy in November 1976. She has appeared in movies such as Loose Shoes, Class Reunion, Meatballs Part II, and Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn. She was married to James DePaiva in 1988 and had a daughter named Dreama Jane with him - they are now divorced.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Misty Rowe

    Tita Bell- She played Trudy during the 1974-1975 seasons (and one episode in 1977 as Harriet). She was in a total of 7 episodes. She was also in the 1976 movie Baby Blue Marine.

  • Internet Movie Database entry for Tita Bell

    Happy Days Reunion - 1998

    (Happy Days cast reunites for Marion Ross' Birthday party in 1998)

    If anyone has any further information on these cast members or on any other cast members, please e-mail - Thanks.

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