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Although Fonzie left The Falcons, he kept contacts with some other gang members. Once when the Fonz had to visit the dentist, he instructed a group of street thugs known as 'The Sons of Death' to throw the dentist out of the window should anything happen to the him. And when Richie Cunningham was being bothered by a pair of bullies Fonzie revealed his secret to being tough: Act tough, sound tough, and maybe people will think you ARE tough. But it helps to be a little tough in the first place.

As Fonzie matured he took on the responsibility of a partnership in Arnold’s Restaurant, went to night school to get his diploma, taught auto shop at Jefferson High, became the operator of Bronco's Garage, and was later appointed Dean of Boys at George S. Patton Vocational High by Marion's nephew Roger Philips.

And after a continuous line of female companions, The Fonz finally decided to settle down for a time with Ashley Pfister, a divorcée with an adorable daughter named Heather. When that relationship ended, the Fonz bought a house and adopted a little orphan boy named Danny.

Ashley, Fonzie & Heather - The Cast of HAPPY DAYS
Ashley, The Fonz & Heather

TRIVIA NOTE: The Falcons was the name of the street gang to which Garry Marshall, the series creator belonged to while growing up in the Bronx in New York City. On the series The Red Devils gang were the Falcons rivals.

In early episodes of Happy Days, Fonzie wore a cloth jacket but later sported his trademark leather jacket. The Fonz's brown leather jackets is now on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and another jacket is now on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in London.

A second leather clad character on the program was rock star Leather Tuscadero, [Pinky Tuscadero’s sister] a rising rock 'n' roll performer. She was clad head to toe in leather with silver studded leather collar and choker.

On episode “Sock Hop,“ Arthur performed a dance song called "The Fonz” written by Leather Tuscadero. The dance steps went as follows: Twist to the left then right in a hitchhiking motion, click fingers, drop to one knee and then stand ending with the Fonz's trademark thumbs up gesture.

The house that served as the Cunningham residence is actually located at 565 North Cahuenga Avenue [south of Melrose Avenue] in the Hancock Park in the Wilshire District of Los Angeles just a few blocks from Paramount's lot on Melrose Avenue.

Fonzie, Richie, Ralph & Potsie - The Cast of HAPPY DAYS
Fonzie, Richie, Ralph & Potsie


Henry Winkler as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli
Ron Howard as Richard 'Richie' Cunningham
Tom Bosley as Howard Cunningham
Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham
Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham
Anson Williams as Warren 'Potsie' Weber
Donny Most as Ralph Malph
Gavan O'Herlihy as Chuck Cunningham
Randolph Roberts as Chuck Cunningham
Pat Morita as Matsuo 'Arnold' Takahashi
Al Molinaro as Alfred Delvecchio
Scott Baio as Charles 'Chachi' Arcola
Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth Allen Cunningham
Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccalo
Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero
Eddie Fontaine


Vito Fonzarelli, Fonzie's father


The Fonz & The Happy Days Gang Cartoon Series
Henry Winkler as Arthur 'Fonz' Fonzarelli (voice)
Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham (voice)
Don Most as Ralph Malph (voice)
Didi Conn as Cupcake (voice)
Frank Welker as Mr. Cool (voice)
Marlene Aragon as Additional Voices

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