Henry Winkler will be attending the Motor City Comic Con from May 17 to 19, 2019 (Photo11: Motor City Comic Con)

It is raining stars at the upcoming Motor City Comic Con. And Henry Winkler is the latest celebrity to join the lineup.

The actor, comedian, director, producer and writer will perform on all three days of the event, May 17-19, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

The actor, best known for Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, the breakout character of the 1970s American "Happy Days" sitcom, will be hosting a panel of questions and answers for autographs and professional photo shoots.

Besides Happy Days, Winkler starred as Sy Mittleman in Childrens Hospital by Adult Swim and Eddie R. Lawson in Royal Networks by USA Networks. He also had notable guest roles in Arrested Development, such as Barry Zuckerkorn and Dr. Saperstein in NBC's Parks and Recreation.

In 2018, he began acting as Gene Cousineaum, a deputy trainer killer, in the HBO comedy Barry, a role that earned him an Emmy.

"I wrote that 43 years ago" Winkler said in his Emmy speech. "Entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham" told me a long time ago that if you stay at the table long enough, the chips will come to you and tonight I'll have to clear the table. "

"Barry" star and co-creator Bill Hader also picked up his own Emmy.

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In September 2011, Winkler was named an honorary British Empire commander to work on dyslexia in the UK. Winkler has spoken openly about how his learning disability is as a child. In addition to 19 other books, he even wrote a book about dyslexia.

Fonzie is so popular, Wisconsin has a bronze statue in his honor.

The TV show was shot in Milwaukee and ran for eleven seasons – from 1974 to 1983. "Happy Days" spawned several spinoffs, including "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy," and "Joanie Loves Chachi."

Other stars previously announced for the Motor City Comic include George Takei ("Star Trek"), Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy" by FX), Barry Williams ("The Brady Bunch") and Doug Jones ("The Shape of Water ").

This year Motor City Comic Con is celebrating its 30th anniversary. They demand the use of the newly expanded 180,000 square meter Suburban Collection Showplace with more events, exhibitors, media guests and comic guests.

Fans can expect Sporcle Worth Knowing and Geek Speed ​​Dating as well as other activities that will become known as the date approaches. Old favorites such as the Cosplay Contest with celebrity judges, an after-party on Sunday evening and lots of kid-friendly activities are planned.

This annual event is reportedly attracting more than 60,000 visitors each year. In addition, every year more than 300 comic creators, writers and artists as well as actors from the television and film industry are shown.

Motor City Comic Con runs from May 17 to 19. Information and tickets are available on the event website.

Julie Hinds, USA Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contributed to this story.

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