The Fonz Hearts Fauda



Henry Winkler already has his eyes set on his next role: anything in the hit Israeli drama Fauda.

The Happy Days star was asked on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday night what other show or movie he would want to be cast in.

“You know Fauda?” he replied. “It’s one of the greatest shows on TV. There are two seasons, be very careful, ’cause when you start watching, you will never leave the house.”

IMDb’s Dave Karger asked who Winkler – who was nominated for his HBO show Barry – would want to portray on the show: “Anybody.”

And it could be that Winkler has a shot at appearing in the show’s third season – since he’s now acquainted with its creator and star, Lior Raz.

“The star of Fauda was at my house for dinner,” Winkler told Karger. “I was so thrilled I couldn’t speak.”

This week wasn’t the first time Winkler – best known as the Fonz on Happy Days in the 70s and 80s – has touted Fauda.

Asked during an interview last year what he’s watching these days on TV, Winkler immediately named Fauda, which he compared to “Homeland on steroids.”

On one hand, I would love this to happen. It is the Fonz, after all.

On the other hand, I would not want this to trigger the series jumping the shark.


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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.