Henry Winkler Helping Homeless 'Happy Days' Co-Star Erin Moran With Role on 'Arrested Development'
Actor Henry Winkler, who played "The Fonz" on the beloved sitcom "Happy Days" is rumored to be helping out his former co-star Erin Moran, who is struggling financially and is reportedly homeless. Winkler is trying to get Moran cast on "Arrested Development," which is now shooting for its much-lauded comeback Netflix season.Moran, 51, and her husband lost their Palmdale home to foreclosure in 2010, and Moran has since been kicked out of an Indiana trailer park by her family for being too much of a party gal. She has reportedly been living off a settlement the "Happy Days" stars received following a merchandising lawsuit.
On "Arrested Development," Winkler plays a lawyer, as does Scott Baio, who played Moran's love interest in the "Happy Days" spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi." But Baio doesn't seem to be too in tune with Moran's hard times, or, really, to care that much. When a Fox411 interviewer asked if the news about Moran made him sad, Baio replied:
To be perfectly honest with you I don’t know what’s going on. People tell me certain things. I don’t know what her situation is. I have a job to do, I have a wife and child to take care of. So I don’t pay attention to things that I don’t know anything about. I’ve got my own situation to deal with.
No word from Netflix or the "Arrested Development" camp on Moran coming aboard.