Henry Winkler


Henry Winkler is an actor, director and author who has dyslexia and difficulty with math. On Happy Days, he played “The Fonz,” a role so iconic that his character’s jacket now hangs in the Smithsonian. But a new generation of fans may know him better for coauthoring the best-selling Hank Zipzer children’s series. Like Winkler, Hank struggles with learning issues but doesn’t let them get in the way of his dreams. Winkler also visits schools to talk about learning issues. To honor his educational work, the Queen of England made him an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2011.