Just as his Happy Days alter ego Fonzie fearlessly jumped a shark in 1977, Henry Winkler tells Closer Weekly he recently stared down a big personal fear of his own — being a nude art model on NBC’s Better Late Than Never!

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Henry as Fonzie from Happy Days.

“No matter how frightened I am, if I put one foot in front of the other, I’ll figure out how to do what it is I’m afraid of,” Henry, 72, tells Closer. His next challenge? Taking on “a part that I usually don’t play” in HBO’s dark comedy Barry.

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