Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010) was an American actor. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the long-running ABC sitcom Happy Days. He also was featured in recurring roles on Murder, She Wrote, and Father Dowling Mysteries. He originated the title role of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical Fiorello!, earning the 1960 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.
Tom Bosley (1927-2010) was part of TV's happy days! On "Happy Days," he was Howard Cunningham, father to Richie, guiding spirit to his friends - even "The Fonz" looked up to "Mr. C." Additional credits include "The Debbie Reynolds Show" as her husband; "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" as the head of household; "Father Dowling Mysteries" as a more spiritual kind of father.