Henry Winkler (center) poses with reporters from the Cunniff Kids News before his appearance at the World of Wheels at Bayside Expo Center in Boston March 13.
Actor, author Henry Winkler has quite a story to tell
Henry Winkler was wearing the same sweater as the one in the picture on the back of the book he was holding.
“Touch my sweater. Now touch the book. Do they feel the same?” he said. “Of course not. Cashmere. Paper.”
Winkler was laughing and joking with reporters from the Cunniff Kids News in a backstage office at the Bayside Expo Center Saturday. Soon he would go out and sign autographs and take pictures with his fans at the 2010 World of Wheels car show.
“I’m not a car guy, but I started coming to these car shows and then I realized that every car is a work of art. They are so beautiful,” he said. “All of these men and women put their hearts and souls into these cars.”
Winkler is the author of 17 Hank Kipzer novels. Hank is the world’s greatest underachiever. Winkler was holding book nine in the series, “My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard.”
Before Winkler was an author, he was Fonzie on the TV show “Happy Days.” Before that, he went to Emerson College in Boston. He grew up in New York City and knew he wanted to be an actor since he was 7. He said his life growing is the basis of the Hank Zipzer books.
Hank Zipzer is a boy who lives in New York. He has a little sister who has an iguana, and the sister acts like the iguana is a real person.
The next book comes out April 20. In it, Hank graduates from fifth grade into middle school. The humor in the books is exaggerated, he said, but the emotions are his.