Happy Days was Roz Kelly’s first major opportunity to pursue her career in acting. She began with minor appearances as a traveling demolition driver, the older sister of Leather Tuscadero. Her early relationship with Fonzie clicked, and the show’s commercials would soon hint of her becoming Fonzie’s long-term girlfriend in the coming season.
However, Roz Kelly’s relationship with the rest of the cast and producers turned sour, and this caused her character to be dropped eventually; with it her chance of a lifetime as an actress. Prior to Happy Days, Roz worked as a staff photographer for New York Magazine.
Erin Moran On Happy Days
Erin Moran stared in the Happy Days series as Joanie, Richie Cunningham’s younger sister. She’s the typical sister that keeps nosing around people’s business. Richie was endlessly getting into trouble because of her antics, and whenever she was around, you could bet she was probably up to something.
She dated a boy once who got her into a motorcycle gang. Wanting to be “in,” she started smoking to look cool until Fonzie (of all people!) checked her. Joanie was so full of energy that her character and Chachi’s would spin off into a new series Joanie Loves Chachi.
Erin Moran's Career
Erin Moran’s ambition to become an actress was passionately supported by her mother. She had her first acting role when she was only five years old, in a TV commercial. And by the time she starred as Joanie in the TV series, Happy Days, Erin Moran must have had about ten acting credits to her name.
After the short-lived spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi, the show was canceled, and she returned to Happy Days for its season finale. Moran went on to star in movies like The Love Boat, and shows like Murder She Wrote, in the following years.
Roz Kelly's Career
It could be argued that Roz Kelly had the potential to become a successful actress. She had an eye for photography, and her artistic inclinations could have helped her in the industry. However, following her character being dropped from the show, her other unfavorable traits would soon surface.
It seems that she had a temperament problem she could hardly contain. After her neighbor’s car alarm went off and woke her up one morning, she became infuriated and shot at their home with a shotgun. Two years after the incident, she reportedly hit a man with a cane and was sentenced to 120 days in jail.
Scott Baio On Happy Days
After season five, there had been many additions to the cast of Happy Days. One of them was Scott Baio who played the role of Chachi, Fonzie’s cousin. Soon the episodes would focus on Charles “Chachi” Arcola and Joanie who became lovers. The two would later on marry in the season finale.
Chachi was an aspiring musician, but it was his relationship with Joanie that would make him famous. At the time of his involvement in Happy Days, Scott Baio would receive up to 5,000 letters from his fans each week.