10 Actors Who Didn't Want To Be Credited For Movie Roles

8. Henry Winkler In Scream

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Everyone knows who Henry Winkler is, right? No? Then what about The Fonz? Ok, perfect, everyone knows who The Fonz is (if you are still scratching your head then you have some happy days coming your way - sorry). The Fonz made Winkler a household name in the 70s and 80s so where to go from there?

Slasher movies, that's where. When Wes Craven announced he was making a new horror film, expectations were high and the project would no doubt help launch the careers of younger actors, happy to play willing victims and new villains. Enter Winkler as Arthur Himbry, high school principle and definitely not as cool as The Fonz but considerably and enjoyably more foul mouthed than most audiences were used to seeing.

Winkler decided to go uncredited for one reason only - to give his younger co-stars a shot a fame without his 'Fonz' appeal getting in the way. A very cool move on his part, although it seems hard to think now that the mere mention of Winkler's name might have threatened to derail the careers of Drew Barrymore, Courtney Cox and Skeet Ulrich, all big names in the 90s.

Eagle eyes may spot a little nod to Fonzie in this scene - there's a leather biker jacket hanging in the wardrobe in Himbry's office. Perhaps he should've been wearing it, teachers in horror films should really encourage the importance of protection at all times.


A lifelong aficionado of horror films and Gothic novels with literary delusions of grandeur...