HE was the coolest cat in America for years, but seems to spend more time filming in Yorkshire than Hollywood these days – and last week ‘The Fonz’ was out and about in Dewsbury.
Henry Winkler took time out from shooting a new Christmas special in the town centre to pose for a picture with Kirklees employee Brendan Cummins.
Former Batley and Dewsbury Celtic rugby player Brendan said The Fonz – star of the American TV hit series Happy Days – was as nice as pie.
“He just came over, chatted and couldn’t have been nicer,” said Brendan. “There were tv trucks and cameras all over – it seemed like a big operation. He explained they were shooting for a children’s Christmas film from a character he helped create.”
Mr Winkler is making a 90-minute feature-length special inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, which he wrote with Lin Oliver.
The film, Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe, is a CBBC production.