One of the reasons Richie’s friends on Happy Days are so memorable is that they all have names that are nearly impossible to forget. There’s Fonzie, of course, and Potsie. And then there’s his redhead companion Ralph Malph, who was played by Don most. Most appeared in the top seven of Happy Days‘ 11 seasons in total and returned in a guest role before the series ended. He also voiced his character in the cartoon The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang.
But, though he’s remembered for his time as Ralph, Most’s career goes way beyond that. Happy Days, and it still acts today. He also has a surprising second career: performing swing music. Read on to learn more about Most’s life today at 68.
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Most have continued to play since he was chosen to Happy Days, which was one of his first jobs. In recent years he has appeared in the television series Love glory and beauty and Joyand the movies Lost heart and Santa Fe Vacations. He also performed on stage and was part of a touring production of Fat. As co-star Ron HowardMost has also been behind the camera, directing three films: The Last Best Sunday, Moolaand Harley Hill.
Acting isn’t his only artistic activity – Most also plays swing and big band music. In 2017, he released an album titled Swing mainly. At the time, he shared with The Boise Beat that he first got into a big band because his mother listened to him when he was a kid. In the interview, he said he was happy to hear that other people and their families are now enjoying his music.
“People tell me their kids overheard it and started listening to it and really liked it,” he said. “A lot of people have told me that their kids; and some of them are teenagers, and it goes all the way up to my age and up. I’m really proud of that, that it seems to transcend some of the normal demographics. “
Most was married to his wife, Morgan Hartsince 1982. They met when she appeared in a guest role on Happy Days. They have two children, both in their thirties.
“Having a family made me realize that too much emphasis is placed on things of a material nature,” Most said. morning call in 2008. “Of course it is important to [have security]but the emphasis on [wealth] is unbalanced. There are so many other things that can bring you peace and contentment.”
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Most stayed in contact with many of his Happy Days castmates and is particularly close to Anson Williams, who played Potsie. The two did an interview with Workshop 10 in 2019 and shared that they shot a live show with music and storytelling.
“We’re best friends and probably closer than we’ve ever been,” Most told Fox News in 2020. “I spoke to Henry [Winkler] recently and marion [Ross] too. Ron [Howard] is probably the hardest to grasp, but we still stay very much in touch, probably more by email. And whenever he’s in town, we’ll meet for lunch. It really feels like family.”
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