Amy Huschka Detroit Free Press
Published 3:14 PM EST Feb 25, 2019
It’s raining stars at the upcoming Motor City Comic Con. And Henry Winkler is the latest celebrity to join the lineup.
The actor, comedian, director, producer and author will have appearances all three days of the event on May 17-19 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.
The actor, best known for playing Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, the breakout character of the 1970s American sitcom “Happy Days,” will be hosting a panel Q&A and will be available for autographs and professional photo ops.
In addition to “Happy Days,” Winkler starred as Sy Mittleman on Adult Swim’s “Childrens Hospital,” and as Eddie R. Lawson on USA Networks’ “Royal Pains.” He also had notable guest-starring roles on “Arrested Development” as Barry Zuckerkorn and Dr. Saperstein on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”
In 2018, he began the role of as Gene Cousineaum an acting coach-turned-contract assassin, on the HBO comedy “Barry,” a role that won him an Emmy.
“I wrote this 43 years ago,” Winkler said in his Emmy speech. “Entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham “said to me a long time ago, if you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you, and tonight I got to clear the table.”
“Barry” star and co-creator Bill Hader also picked up his own Emmy.
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In Sept. 2011, Winkler was appointed an honorary Order of British Empire for work on dyslexia in the United Kingdom. Winkler has openly talked about how his learning disability as a child. He even wrote a book about dyslexia, in addition to 19 other books.
Fonzie is so beloved, Wisconsin has a bronze statue in his honor.
The TV show was based in Milwaukee and ran for 11 seasons — from 1974 to 1983. “Happy Days” spawned several spinoffs, including “Laverne & Shirley,” ”Mork & Mindy” and “Joanie Loves Chachi.”
Other stars previously announced for the Motor City Comic include George Takei (“Star Trek”), Charlie Hunnam (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Barry Williams (“The Brady Bunch) and Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”).
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Motor City Comic Con and they are touting the use of the newly expanded 180,000-square-foot space of the Suburban Collection Showplace with more events, exhibitors, media guests, and comic guests.
Fans can expect to experience Sporcle trivia and Geek Speed Dating along with more activities to be announced as the date draws closer. Old favorites like the Cosplay Contest with celebrity judges, an after-party on Sunday night and many kid-friendly activities planned.
This annual event reportedly attracts more than 60,000 attendees each year. And more than 300 comic book creators, writers, and artists are featured each year, as well as actors from the television and movie industry.
Motor City Comic Con runs May 17-19. Information and tickets are available at the event’s website.
Julie Hinds, USA Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contributed to this story.
Contact Amy Huschka at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter at @aetmanshuschka.
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