Anson Williams Net Worth

Anson Williams Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Anson Williams net worth is
$1.8 Million

Anson Williams Wiki Biography

Anson Williams Heimlich, born on the 25th of September, 1949 and famously known as Anson Williams, is an American actor, director and entrepreneur, probably best known as part of the classic television show “Happy Days”.

So how much is Williams’ net worth? As of early 2016, it is reported to be $1.8 million, gained mostly from his years of acting, directing and various business ventures.

Anson Williams Net Worth $1.8 Million Dollars

Born in Los Angeles, California, even before becoming a star Williams already had fame in his family history, as his uncle, Dr. Heny Heimlich, is the doctor behind the Heimlich maneuvre. In 1972, after years of being a struggling actor and trying to make a name for himself, he was cast as Potsie Weber in the comedy television show “Love, American Style” in the episode “Love and the Happy Days”.

Williams along with Ron Howard and Marion Ross created such an impact in that episode that they spawned a spin-off, their own show entitled “Happy Days”, the show created by Garry Marshall, a sitcom focusing on the lives of four teenagers set in the 50’s. Williams’ character as a gullible, clumsy and nerd teen recsounded well with fans, especially his singing prowess which was evident throughout the series. The show was a huge hit and lasted for 10 seasons. The success of the show ultimately also helped Williams’ career and his net worth.

After his stint as an actor, like his friend and cast member from “Happy Days”, Ron Howard, Williams also dove into the world of directing, with various after-school specials or made-for-televisions movies such as “No Greater Gift”, “The Drug Knot”, and “Lone Star Kid”, feature films focused on teens. Later on, he became a frequent director of several episodes of television shows including “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Xena: Warrior Princess”, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, “The Legendary Journeys”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “7th Heaven” to name just a few. Though he has not been that visible in front of the camera since “Happy Days”, his transition from acting to directing has helped Williams stedily maintain his wealth.

Aside from the world of Hollywood, Williams is also an entrepreneur. His ventured with his “Happy Days” co-star Al Molinaro, and together they opened the diners “Big Al’s, though the business did not continue. He later founded the cosmetics company “Starmaker Products”. In 2014, Williams also became an author and wrote “Singing to a Bulldog: From Happy Days to Hollywood Director, and the Unlikely Mentor Who Got Me There”. All of his other ventures have also increased his net worth.

In terms of his personal life, Williams was previously married to actress Lorrie Mahaffey, whom he worked with in “Happy Days”, back in 1978. Unfortunately the marriage ended in 1986 and together they have one child. In 1988 he married his second wife Jackie Gerken, and together they have four children.

Full NameAnson Williams
Net Worth$1.8 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1949
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)
ProfessionActor, Television Director, Television producer
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJackie Gerken (m. 1988), Lorrie Mahaffey (m. 1978–1986)
ChildrenHannah Lily
ParentsHaskell Heimlick
NicknamesAnson William Heimlich , Potsie , Anson William Heimlick
Movies“Happy Days” (1974-1984), "Your Mother Wears Combat Boots" (1989), "All-American Murder" (1991), "I Married a Centerfold" (1984)
TV Shows“Love, American Style”, “Love and the Happy Days”. “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Xena: Warrior Princess”, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, “The Legendary Journeys”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “7th Heaven”, “No Greater Gift”, “The Drug Knot”, “Lone...
1He has played the same character (Potsie Weber) in four different series: Love, American Style (1969), Happy Days (1974), Laverne & Shirley (1976) and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996).
2Best known by the public for his role as Warren "Potsie" Weber in the television series Happy Days (1974).
3Nephew of Dr. Henry Heimlich, creator of the "Heimlich Maneuver".


The Odd Couple2016TV SeriesClayton
Take 22009TV MovieMike
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2003TV SeriesPotsie
Son of the Beach2002TV SeriesWarden Jack Beatty
Baywatch2000TV SeriesCouncilman McKenna
Fudge1995TV SeriesWaiter
I Married a Centerfold1984TV MovieNick Bellows
Happy Days1974-1984TV SeriesPotsie Weber / Pretty Boy
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesDan O'Dwyer
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1979TV SeriesNabar
The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour1978TV Series
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesSean McGlynn
'Twas the Night Before Christmas1977TV Movie
Laverne & Shirley1976TV SeriesPotsie Weber
Lisa, Bright and Dark1973TV MovieBrian Morris
Marcus Welby, M.D.1973TV Series
Bridget Loves Bernie1973TV SeriesYoung Man
The Paul Lynde Show1972TV SeriesJimmy
Love, American Style1972TV SeriesPotsie (segment "Love and Happy Days")
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1971TV SeriesSteve Baggot


The Secret Life of the American Teenager2008-2013TV Series 31 episodes
Take 22009TV Movie
Sons & Daughters2006TV Series 1 episode
Lizzie McGuire2001-2003TV Series 7 episodes
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1999-2003TV Series 10 episodes
Body & Soul2002TV Series 1 episode
The Nightmare Room2001-2002TV Series 2 episodes
Charmed2000-2001TV Series 3 episodes
Baywatch2000-2001TV Series 6 episodes
Titans2001TV Series 1 episode
Profiler1999-2000TV Series 2 episodes
Beverly Hills, 902101996-2000TV Series 9 episodes
7th Heaven1998-1999TV Series 2 episodes
Cousin Skeeter1999TV Series 2 episodes
Melrose Place1996-1999TV Series 9 episodes
Star Trek: Voyager1997-1999TV Series 4 episodes
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1997-1998TV Series 2 episodes
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV Series 2 episodes
The Net1998TV Series
Clueless1997TV Series 1 episode
The Pretender1997TV Series 1 episode
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1996TV Series 2 episodes
Xena: Warrior Princess1996TV Series 1 episode
The Cape1996TV Series
SeaQuest 20321995-1996TV Series 7 episodes
Fudge1995TV Series 7 episodes
Live Shot1995TV Series
Robin's Hoods1994-1995TV Series 2 episodes
Heaven Help Us1994TV Series
Diagnosis Murder1993-1994TV Series 4 episodes
All-American Murder1991Video
A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder1990TV Movie
Glory Days1990TV Series 2 episodes
Little White Lies1989TV Movie
Dream Date1989TV Movie
Your Mother Wears Combat Boots1989TV Movie
Hooperman1987-1988TV Series 3 episodes
Just the Ten of Us1988TV Series 1 episode
L.A. Law1987TV Series 1 episode
CBS Schoolbreak Special1986TV Series 1 episode
The Lone Star Kid1986TV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV Series 1 episode


Happy Days1974-1981TV Series performer - 21 episodes
Brothers and Sisters1979TV Series writer: "Brothers and Sisters"
Dolly1976TV Series performer - 1 episode


Take 22009TV Movie executive producer
The Lone Star Kid1986TV Movie executive producer
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Little Shots1983TV Movie executive producer
Skyward Christmas1981TV Movie executive producer
Skyward1980TV Movie executive producer


The Lone Star Kid1986TV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skyward1980TV Movie story

Music Department

Anson and Lorrie1981TV Movie composer: special music material


Celebrity Ghost Stories2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Singing Bee2007TV SeriesHimself
Whatever Happened To?2007TV SeriesHimself
My First Time2006TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Movies That Shook the World2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America2004TV SeriesHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
TVography: Happy Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 42000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days - Secrets1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boy Meets World1996TV SeriesHimself
Happy Days Reunion Special1992TV SpecialHimself
Body Language1984-1985TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Battle of the Video Games1983TV MovieHimself - Host
Anson and Lorrie1981TV MovieHimself - Host
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day1981TV SpecialHimself
Pop! Goes the Country1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host / Vocalist / ...
Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary1980TV SpecialHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1975-1978TV SeriesHimself
The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1975-1978TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
Break the Bank1976-1977TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon1976TV SeriesHimself
The Magnificent Marble Machine1976TV SeriesHimself
Dolly1976TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1975TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651975TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731974TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Marie2013TV Series documentary
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
Unscripted2011TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Potsie Weber
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesPotsie Weber
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryPotsie Weber (uncredited)
Weezer: Buddy Holly1994Video shortPotsie
Happy Days1984TV SeriesPotsie Weber

Nominated Awards

1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHappy Days (1974)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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