Anson Williams Interview: 'Happy Days' TV Icon and 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' Director
Anson Williams was born Anson William Heimlich on September 25, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, and is best known as one of Richie Cunningham’s (Ron Howard) best friends on the ABC sitcom Happy Days (1974-1984). The series presented an idealized version of life in the 1950s and 1960s and also starred Donny Most (Ralph Malph) and Henry Winkler (Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli). Tom Bosley portrayed Howard “Mr. C” Cunningham and Marion Ross played wife, mother, and homemaker Marion “Mrs. C” Cunningham.