During its ten years on our screens, Happy Days was one of the biggest shows on television. And thanks in part to reruns, many people from across the generations have fond memories of watching the exploits of Richie Cunningham, The Fonz and their friends. Since the series finally came to the end of its original run in 1984, though, a lot has happened to the cast – and what some of the show’s stars look like now may even come as a bit of a surprise.
As Happy Days fans know, the sitcom – which first hit the airwaves in January 1974 – was set in an idealized version of 1950s America. And at the heart of the narrative was Milwaukee, Wisconsin, teenager Richie Cunningham and his spirited family, with Richie famously portrayed by former child star Ron Howard.