Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy Days (1974-1984) Actors: Where are They Now?

LAST UPDATED June 8, 2015.
Info derived from imdb. Only roles 2013 and later still being tracked.
* = Newly added names

Main Cast:
Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham): in Arrested Development (15 episodes 2013, 1 as Executive Producer); as Producer, various: The Good Lie (2014), Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots (2014), Curious George (5 episodes 2013-2014), ...And She Was My Eve (2013), A Dream of Flying (2013), Little Duck (2013), Evermore (2013), Out of the Blue (2013), Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013), Made in America (2013; also Director), Rush (2013; also Director), Curious George Swings Into Spring (2013); as Executive Producer, completed: WTF America (nd); as Producer/Director, completed: In the Heart of the Sea (2015); as Producer/Director, post-production: Untitled Beatles Documentary (nd); as Producer, filming: Mena (2017); as Producer, pre-production: The Emperor's Children (nd); as Producer, announced: The Dark Tower (nd); as Executive Producer, announced: Clan of the Cave Bear (1 episode nd), Breakthrough (unknown episodes 2015); as Producer, in production: My Stroke of Insight (nd); as Director, filming: Inferno (2016); as Self: Gravity: Looking to the Stars - The Evolution of Space Films (2015), Champs (2015), The Talk (1 episode 2015), Conan (1 episode 2015), 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2015), Entertainment Tonight (4 episodes 2013-2014), The Queen Latifah Show (1 episode 2014), Frank Langella: An Actor's Actor (2014), Hollywood Film Awards (2014), A Tribute to David Zaslav: Newhouse Mirror Awards (2014), The Tanning of America (unknown episodes 2014), AmeriCarna (1 episode 2014), 2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special (2014), The Charlie Rose Show (2 episodes 2013), Janela Indiscreta (1 episode 2013), George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (1 episode 2013), Made in Hollywood (1 episode 2013), IMDb: What to Watch (1 episode 2013), Días de cine (1 episode 2013), Cinema 3 (1 episode 2013), Larry King Now (1 episode 2013), Lorraine (1 episode 2013), Top Gear (1 episode 2013), Formula 1: BBC Sport (1 episode 2013), The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013), Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013), L.A. City Works (1 episode 2013), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode 2013), Nash (2013); as Self, post-production: Laddie (2015); as Self, pre-production: Cinemaniacs (unknown episodes 2015).
Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham): in A Perfect Christmas List (2014), Chasing Life (1 episode 2014), Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas (2014), Hot in Cleveland (1 episode 2014), A Reason (2014), Instant Mom (1 episode 2014), Sweet Surrender (2014), The Exes (1 episode 2014), Two and a Half Men (1 episode 2014), Major Crimes (1 episode 2013), Anger Management (1 episode 2013), The Middle (1 episode 2013), Heebie Jeebies (2013); Please Tell Me I'm Adopted! (2015) in post-production; as Self: CBS News Sunday Morning (1 episode 2015), Entertainment Tonight (2 episodes 2014), Home & Family (1 episode 2014), I Know That Voice (2013), Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off (1 episode 2013). America's Got Talent (1 episode 2013).
Tom Bosley (Howard Cunningham): Died in 2010.
Erin Moran (Joanie Cunningham): Last known acting role in 2010, as Self in 2012.
Henry Winkler (Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli): in Children’s Hospital (18 episodes 2013-2015), Parks and Recreation (9 episodes 2013-2015), Comedy Bang! Bang! (1 episode 2015), All Hail King Julien (2 episodes 2014), Royal Pains (4 episodes 2013-2014), Hank Zipzer (11 episodes 2014), Dissonance (2014), The Winklers (2014), Mad (1 episode 2013), Arrested Development (11 episodes 2013), 1600 Penn (1 episode 2013), Newsreaders (1 episode 2013), Hero Factory (1 episode 2013); Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2015) completed; as Executive Producer, completed: ESU: In the Line of Duty (2012); as Self: Last Call with Carson Daly (1 episode 2015), Today (1 episode 2015), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (4 episodes 2013-2014), Sunday Morning Live (1 episode 2014), Pioneers of Television (1 episode 2014), Entertainment Tonight (1 episode 2014), Loose Women (3 episodes 2013-2014), The Talk (1 episodes 2014), Hollywood Game Night (1 episode 2014), This Morning (1 episode 2013), Home & Family (2 episodes 2013), Vanity Fair: Decades" (1 episode c2013), Stroumboulopoulos (1 episode 2013), Still Screaming: Bonus Features (2013), The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013), AM Northwest (4 episodes 2013); as Self, post-production: King Cake: A Big Easy Story (2016).
Anson Williams (Warren “Potsie” Weber): last known acting role in 2011; as Director:  The Secret Life of the American Teenager (1 episode 2013); as Self: Home & Family (1 episode 2014), Marie (1 episode 2013).
Don Most (Ralph Malph): in Campin' Buddies Trailer (2015), Campin' Buddies (2014), Behind-the-Scenes of Campin' Buddies (2014), Duality (2014), Chez Upshaw (2013), Glee (1 episode 2013); Remember Isobel (nd; also Executive Producer) in post-production; Follow (2015) filming; as Self: Home & Family (1 episode 2014), Entertainment Tonight (1 episode 2014).
Scott Baio (Charles “Chachi” Arcola): in See Dad Run (46 episodes 2013-2014, 36 as Executive Producer), A Fairly Odd Summer (2014), Sam & Cat (1 episode 2014), Arrested Development (1 episode 2013); as Self: SAG Foundation Conversations (1 episode 2014), The Talk (2 episodes 2013), Marie (1 episode 2013), Big Time Rush (1 episode 2013), Home & Family (1 episode 2013), The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013), Rachael Ray (1 episode 2013), Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013 (2013); as Self, filming: Bowery Rhapsody: The Rise and Redemption of Hollywood's Original 'Brat Pack' (2016).
Al Molinaro (Al Delvecchio): Last known acting role in 1992, as Self in 2005.
Noriyuki “Pat” Morita (Matsuo “Arnold” Takahashi): died in 2005.
Lynda Goodfriend (Lori Beth Allen-Cunningham): last known acting role in 1994, as Director in 2009, as Self in 2006.
Ted McGinley (Roger Phillips): in Underdog Kids (2015), Transformers: Robots in Disguise (16 episodes 2015), Do You Believe? (2015), Castle (1 episode 2014), Redeemed (2014), Rescuing Madison (2014), Bad Behavior (2013), Mad Men (1 episode 2013), A Mother's Rage (2013); The Outskirts (2015) completed; Expendable Assets (2015) in post-production; as Self: Made in Hollywood (1 episode 2015), Fox and Friends (1 episode 2015), Today (1 episode 2015), See Dad Run (2 episodes 2013).
Cathy Silvers (Jenny Piccalo): Last known acting role in 1996, as Self in 2005.
Guest Stars (7+ episodes plus additional key actors)
Gavan O’Herlihy (first Charles “Chuck” Cunningham): Last known acting role in 2009, as Self in 2010.
Randolph Roberts (second Charles “Chuck” Cunningham): Last known acting role in 1986, as Self in 2005; as Second Unit Director: Gloria Jesus (2014).
Billy Warlock (Leopold “Flip” Philips): last known acting role in 2011.
Crystal Bernard (Krystal “KC” Cunningham): Last known acting role in 2008.
Linda Purl (Ashley Pfister): in Reckless (4 episodes 2014), Major Crimes (1 episode 2014), The Office (1 episode 2013).
Heather O’Rourke (Heather Pfister): died in 1988 at age 12.
Beatrice Colen (Martha Simms): died in 1999.
Harris Kal (Bobby): last known acting role in 1992.
Kevin Rodney Sullivan (Tommy): last known acting role in 1984, as Director in 2011; as Self: Exhale (1 episode 2013).
Denis Mandel (Eugene Belvin): last known acting role in 2006.
Scott Mitchell Bernstein (Melvin Belvin): No known other acting roles.
Ed Peck (Police Officer Kirk): died in 1992.
Neil J. Schwartz (Bag Zombrowski): last known acting role in 1983.
Misty Rowe (Wendy): last known acting role in 1991, as Self in 2007.
Suzi Quatro (Leather Tuscadero): last known acting role in 2007; as Self: The Stars Behind the Iron Curtain (2014), Sex & Music (2014), Spicks and Specks (1 episode 2014), The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song (2013); as Self, filming: Dance with the Devil: The Cozy Powell Story (2016).
Roz Kelly (Pinky Tuscadero): last known acting role in 1983.
Ellen Travolta (Louisa Arcola): in Mom (1 episode c2015); After Ours (2015) in post-production.
* Hilary Horan (Girl Playing Drum, etc): last known acting role in 1982.
* Heather Warren (various): no other known acting roles.
* Kit McDonough (various): last known acting role in 2001.
* Ken Lerner (Rocco Baruffi): in Grace and Frankie (1 episode 2015), The League (1 episode 2014), Anger Management (1 episode 2013), Two Wrongs (2013); American Crime Story (1 episode 2015) in pre-production.
* Tita Bell (Trudy): no known subsequent acting roles, as Story Editor in 1989, as Writer in 2009.
* Laurette Sprang (Wendy, etc.): last known acting role in 2007, as Self in 2009.
* Kathleen Marshall (Kathi, etc.): last known acting role in 2011.
* Sally Hightower (various): last known acting role in 1997.
* Debbie Chaffin (various uncredited): last known acting role in 1978.

Characters played by Penny Marshall,  Cindy Williams, David L. Lander, Michael McKean, and Eddie Mekka are more notable from the perspective of the spin-off series Laverne & Shirley and are covered here: http://saneinsanities.blogspot.com/2013/02/laverne-shirley-cast-where-are-they-now.html. Likewise Robin Williams (Mork) is covered under Mork & Mindy: http://saneinsanities.blogspot.com/2015/04/mork-mindy-actors-where-are-they-now.html.

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980-1982 cartoon)
Main Cast:
Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most (same roles): See above.
Didi Conn (Cupcake): in The Call (2013); Paper Dreams (2015) in post-production; as Self: Good Day L.A. (1 episode 2013).
Frank Welker (Mr. Cool): in Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015), Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (1 episode 2015), Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness (2015), The Adventures of Puss in Boots (unknown episodes 2014), World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (2014 video game), The Simpsons (1 episode 2014), Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy (2014), Transformers Universe (2014 video game), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Curious George (8 episodes 2013-2014), Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals (2014), Robot Chicken (2 episodes 2014), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (3 episodes 2013-2014), Marvel's Avengers Assemble (2 episodes 2013-2014), Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014), Bubble Guppies (5 episodes 2013-2014), Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013), Mad (3 episodes 2013), Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising (2013), Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (2013), Scooby-Doo! Spooky Scarecrow (2013), Futurama (4 episodes 2013), Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright (2013), Disney Magical World (2013 video game), The Smurfs 2 (2013), Transformers Prime (13 episodes 2013), Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map (2013), The Garfield Show (5 episodes 2013), The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013), Curious George Swings Into Spring (2013), Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (11 episodes 2013), StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013 video game), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013).

* Wolfman Jack (Opening Narrator): died in 1995.

Additional Voices:
* Marlene Aragon: last known acting role in 1988.
* Rene Auberjonois: in This is Happening (2015), Buddy: Tech Detective (2015), The Librarians (1 episode 2015), Ben 10: Omniverse (5 episodes 2013-2014), Masters of Sex (1 episode 2014), Planes, Fire & Rescue (2014), Wander Over Yonder (1 episode 2014), Warehouse 13 (1 episodes 2014), Pound Puppies (15 episodes 2013), Evermore (2013), Ben 10: Omniverse 2 (2013 video game), 1600 Penn (2 episodes 2013), Archer (1 episode 2013), The Good Wife (1 episode 2013); The Blood Stage (2015), Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project (2016) in post-production; as Self: The Captains Close Up (1 episode 2013).
* Kathy Garver: in Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition (2014 video game), 1954 Alcatraz (2014), A Blank Slate (2014), Mom, Murder & Me (2014), The Comeback Kids (1 episode 2013), Building a Character (2013); Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel (nd), The Executive (nd; also Associate Producer), The Lovaganza Convoy: Part 1 - Follow Your Sunshine (2016) filming; Sold (2014; also Producer), Christmas on Maple Street (2016; also Producer) in pre-production; as Producer, pre-production: Medusa (2015).
* Kenneth Mars: died in 2011.
* Amanda McBroom: last known acting role in 2001.
* Mitzi McCall: in Tales from the Toilet (2015); as Self: The Insider (1 episode 2014).
* Don Messick: died in 1997.
* Henry Polic II: died in 2013.
* Stanley Ralph Ross: died in 2000.
* Kathryn Leigh Scott: in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1 episode 2015), Old Dogs & New Tricks (1 episode 2014), Petals on the Wind (2014), Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014), The Goldbergs (2 episodes 2013-2014), The Rising Light (2013), Doctor Mabuse (2013); as Self: Actors Entertainment (1 episode 2013).
* Susan Silo: in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (2015 video game), The Legend of Korra (6 episodes 2014), Turbo FAST (2 episodes 2014), The Last of Us (2013 video game), Curious George (1 episode 2013).

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