Howard made his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy Grand Theft Auto, and left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing. His films include the Academy Award-winning Cocoon, Apollo 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Beautiful Mind. In 2002, Howard conceived the idea for the FOX/Netflix series Arrested Development, on which he also serves as producer and narrator, and plays a semi-fictionalized version of himself.
Happy Days. Was really great in the beginning about a 50s family and teens going to Arnolds and freaking out at Cool Fonzie and his women. It carried on for years and maybe too long after Richie left the show. But...However, We had Joanie and Chachie.