Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy Days Actors: Where are They Now?


LAST UPDATED October 2014. Info derived from imdb. Only movies/shows 2012-on noted by name.
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (cartoon) cast are noted at the bottom of this post.

Main Cast:

Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham): in Arrested Development (14 episodes 2013, 1 as Executive Producer); as Producer, various types: The Good Lie (2014), Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots (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 (3 episodes 2013), Curious George Swings Into Spring (2013), The Great Escape (8 episodes 2012), Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012), Parenthood (5 episodes 2012), Susan 313 (2012); as Producer, pre-production: The Emperor's Children (nd); as Executive Producer, pre-production: WTF America (2014); as producer, announced: Clan of the Cave Bear (unknown episodes nd); as Director, post-production: Heart of the Sea (2015); as Director, pre-production: Inferno (2016); as Self: Champs (2014), Entertainment Tonight (3 episodes 2013-2014), 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 (3 episodes 2012-2013), 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). The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012), 20/20 (1 episode 2012), On Story (1 episode 2012)
Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham): in 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), The Middle (1 episode 2013), Heebie Jeebies (2013); Please Tell Me I'm Adopted! (2014) in post-production; as Self: Entertainment Tonight (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: Celebrity Ghost Stories (1 episode 2012)
Henry Winkler (Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli): in Children’s Hospital (45 episodes 2010-2015), Royal Pains (22 episodes 2010-2014), Parks and Recreation (6 episodes 2013-2014), Hank Zipzer (11 episodes 2014), Dissonance (2014), The Winklers (2014), Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2014),Mad (1 episode 2013), Arrested Development (11 episodes 2013), 1600 Penn (1 episode 2013), Newsreaders (1 episode 2013), Hero Factory (2 episodes 2012-2013), Robot Chicken (1 episode 2012), Here Comes the Boom (2012) , Up All Night (1 episode 2012), Handy Mandy (1 episode 2012); as Executive Producer, completed: ESU: In the Line of Duty (2012); as Self: Sunday Morning Live (1 episode 2014), Pioneers of Television (1 episode 2014), Entertainment Tonight (1 episode 2014), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (3 episodes 2012-2014), Loose Women (3 episodes 2013-2014), The Talk (1 episodes 2014), Hollywood Game Night (1 episode 2014), This Morning (1 episode 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), Home & Family (1 episode 2013), The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS (2012), The Ed Show (1 episode 2012), Made in Hollywood (1 episode 2012), Good Morning America (1 episode 2012). Daybreak (1 episode 2012), Today (1 episode 2012), The Rosie Show (1 episode 2012); as Self, filming: King Cake: A Big Easy Story (2014)
Anson Williams (Warren “Potsie” Weber): last known acting role in 2009; as Director:  The Secret Life of the American Teenager (6 episodes 2012-2013); as Self: Marie (1 episode 2013)
Don Most (Ralph Ralph): in Campin' Buddies (2014), Behind-the-Scenes of Campin' Buddies (2014), Duality (2014), Chez Upshaw (2013), Glee (2 episodes 2012-2013); Remember Isobel (nd; also Executive Producer) in post-production; In Parallel (2015) in pre-production; as Self: Good Morning, America (1 episode 2012).
Scott Baio (Charles “Chachi” Arcola): in See Dad Run (55 episodes 2012-2014, 39 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 (3 episodes 2012-2013), Marie (1 episode 2013), Big Time Rush (1 episode 2013), Home & Family Marie (1 episode 2013), The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013), Rachael Ray (1 episode 2013), Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013 (2013), Good Day L.A. (1 episode 2013), TeenNick Halo Awards (2012), Watch What Happens: Live (1 episode 2012), Big Morning Buzz Live (1 episode 2012),Today (1 episode 2012); As Self, filming: Bowery Rhapsody: The Rise and Redemption of Hollywood's Original 'Brat Pack' (2015
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 Redeemed (2014), Bad Behavior (2013), Mad Men (1 episode 2013), A Mother's Rage (2013), The Mentalist (1 episode 2012), The 4 to 9ers (2012), Sullivan & Son (1 episode 2012), Imaginary Friend (2012), Notes from the Heart Healer (2012); Underdog Kids (2014), Rescuing Madison (2014), Sdanka's War (2015), The Outskirts (2015) in post-production; Believe (2015) filming; Transformers: Robots in Disguise (unknown episodes 2015) announced; as Self: See Dad Run (1 episode 2013), Perfect Partners: Genie Francis & Ted McGinley in 'The Note 3 - Notes from the Heart Healer' (2012)
Cathy Silvers (Jenny Piccalo): Last known acting role in 1996, as Self in 2005.

Notable Recurring Guest Stars
In some cases other recurring guest stars may have actually appeared in more episodes; however, this list focuses on notability of the characters.

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), Stalked at 17 (2012), True Bold (2 episodes 2012)
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), The Joy of the Single (2012), Les années Bonheur (1 episode 2012); Dance with the Devil: The Cozy Powell Story (nd) filming.
Roz Kelly (Pinky Tuscadero): last known acting role in 1983.
Ellen Travolta (Louisa Arcola): last known acting role in 2009, as Self in 2011.

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 in a Where are They Now? devoted to that series. Likewise Robin Williams will be in Mork and Mindy.

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Main Cast:

Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most: See above.

Didi Conn (Cupcake): in The Call (2013), Didi Lightful (2012; also Executive Producer); as Self: Good Day L.A. (1 episode 2013).
Frank Welker (Mr. Cool) (video game roles omitted due to his prolific output): On Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals (2014), Robot Chicken (3 episodes 2012-2014), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (4 episodes 2012-2014), Marvel's Avenges Assemble (2 episodes 2013-2014), Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014), Bubble Guppies (39 episodes 2011-2014), Mad (5 episodes 2012-2013), Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising (2013), Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013), Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (2013), Scooby-Doo! Spooky Scarecrow (2013), Futurama (6 episodes 2012-2013), Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright (2013), The Smurfs 2 (2013), Transformers Prime (55 episodes 2010-2013), Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map (2013), The Garfield Show (90 episodes 2008-2013), The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013), Curious George (97 episodes 2006-2013), Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (52 episodes 2010-2013), Curious George Swings Into Spring (2013), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1-2 (2012-2013), The Zula Patrol (2 episodes 2012), Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon (2012), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1 episode 2012), Big Top Scooby-Doo (2012), Frankenweenie (2012), Pound Puppies (1 episode 2012), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Mirror Mirror (2012), Outback (2012), Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary (2012); Freak Out Scooby-Doo! (2015) in pre-production; as Self: Making of Transformers the Ride 3D (2012).

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