Henry Winkler Is Coming to Australia to Chat About 'Arrested Development', 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Barry'

The 'Happy Days' star will talk through his five-decade career — but probably won't jump any sharks.
Sarah Ward
Published on September 19, 2023

When Barry said farewell earlier in 2023, it brought one of the best supporting performances in recent years to an end with it. Star, creator, writer and director Bill Hader wasn't the only talent scoring awards for the hitman dramedy, with Henry Winkler also earning plenty of love — and nabbing his first Primetime Emmy win more than four decades after he was first nominated in the 70s for Happy Days.

That's quite the story from a career full of them, given that Winkler will always be known as Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli, for scene-stealing parts in Arrested Development and Parks and Recreation, and for popping up everywhere from the Scream franchise and The French Dispatch to multiple Adam Sandler movies as well. And, Winkler will tell those tales when he heads to Australia in 2024 on a speaking tour to reflect upon his time in Hollywood.

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Jumping sharks might not be on the agenda, but chatting about doing so more than once — and changing TV history when he made the leap the first time — likely will be. Acting classes also won't be on the itinerary, but hearing about half a century spent performing definitely is.

Winkler's tour will follow the release of book Being Henry: The Fonz... and Beyond in October, which will also step through playing Fonzie, Barry Zuckercorn, Dr Saperstein, Gene Cousineau and more.

On a six-stop visit, Winkler will head to Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane across two weeks in February.

Hopefully also getting a mention: his role in helping develop the original MacGyver back in the 80s.


Tuesday, February 6 — Sydney Town Hall, Sydney
Wednesday, February 7 — Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday, February 8 — Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Thursday, February 15 — Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne
Saturday, February 17 — Canberra Theatre, Canberra
Monday, February 19 — QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane

Henry Winkler is touring Australia in February 2024, with pre-sale tickets from 10am on Tuesday, September 19 and general sales from Friday, September 22 — head to the tour website for further details.

Top image: HBO.

Published on September 19, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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