Happy Days was a popular TV show that aired in the 1970s and 1980s but it is slightly forgotten nowadays. Those who watched the show definitely remember the characters and the stories. But where are those actors now and what are they doing?
Unfortunately, Erin Moran passed away on April 22, 2017 at the age of 56 due to cancer. She had several other roles besides Happy Days, and costar Anson Williams said in a statement: “Erin was a person who made everyone around her feel better. She truly cared about others first, a true angel.”
Besides a role in Happy Days, Scott Baio appeared in the spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi which led him to titles such as Charles in Charge, Baby Talk and Diagnosis Murder. He is married to Renee Sloan and they have a daughter Bailey.
In Happy Days, Ron Howard played Richie Cunningham, but before he joined the show, he was already an experienced actor. After Happy Days, he got into production and has produced hits such as Apollo 13, Da Vinci Code and A Beautiful Mind. With his wife, Cheryl Alley, they have four children.
In the show, Winkler played a popular character called Arthur FonzieFonzarelli but even after the show ended he had various roles. Besides acting, he was also producing slightly. Renowned Fonzi has a wife called Stacey and he has two kinds.
Marion Ross, on the show known as Marion Cunningham, was filming The Love Boat after the series ended. Although she had her fair share of roles in the 80s and the 90s her recent work revolves around animated hits. Ross appeared in SpongeBob SquarePants and Handy Manny. She got divorced after 18 years but the couple stayed in touch since they have two children.
Another familiar face in the show was Don Most who played Ralph Malph. He appeared with Scott Baio in an episode of Charles in Charge whereas Most also reunited with Ron Howard in ED TV. He and his wife Morgan Hart have been married since 1982 and they have two daughters.
Williams decided not to pursue an acting career after Happy Days and instead of that he stepped behind the camera to direct. He directed popular titles such as Secret Life of the American Teenager, Lizzie McGuire, Baywatch, Beverly Hills and many others. Firstly, Williams got married to Lorrie Mahaffey, Happy Days costar. They have one child together. His second wife is Jackie Greken and they have four kids.
The first thing after Happy Days for Bosley was The Love Boat, but since that, he appeared in Murder, She Wrote and Father Dowling Mysteries. He was known as a theater lover and he even won a Tony for his work in Fiorello! On Broadway. Unfortunately, Bosley passed away in 2010.
Al Molinaro started acting when he was older and his only major role was in Happy Days. Truth be told, he had some other roles, but none of them can even compare with the one in the popular show. He started acting thanks to Penny Marshal who introduced him to her brother Garry, who was a series creator.
As you can see, most of the Happy Days cast had quite a life after they finished shooting the series. Some landed even better roles while the others modified their careers and went to be behind cameras instead. Have you watched Happy Days? If not, this is something you should watch immediately. Who’s your favorite characters (those who watched it)?