Jan. 15, 1974
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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Richie Cunningham and his friend Potsie face life at Jefferson High in Milwaukee Wisconsin in the 1950s. Originally fifth-billed Fonzie moved up steadily, finally into first billing in 1980, as the thumbs-up, "Heyyy!" biker increased his own and show's popularity.

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Ron was born in Oklahoma, into an acting family - his father had realized a boyhood dream of acting ...

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Richard "Richie" Cunningham is a the brother of Joanie Cunningham and Chuck Cunningham, and friend to Fonzie, Ralph Malph, and Potsie. Cunningham was the original lead character, but was supplanted by Fonzie when that character's popularity came to dwarf that of Cunningham's and the other characters.

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07x07 - Fonzie's a Thespian
Season 7, Episode 07
06x18 - Ralph Versus Potsie
Season 6, Episode 18
01x01 - All the Way
Season 1, Episode 01
05x03 - Hollywood (3)
Season 5, Episode 03
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