Anson Williams - Potsie from 'Happy Days' - to run for mayor of Ojai

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
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Actor and director Anson Williams - best known for playing Potsie on "Happy Days" - is running for mayor of Ojai.

OJAI, Calif. (KABC) -- Actor and director Anson Williams - best known for playing Potsie on "Happy Days" - is running for mayor of Ojai.

Williams, who has had a long directing career since the popular sitcom ended in the mid-1980s, made the announcement during a recent city council meeting.

And he's already backed by The Fonz. Henry Winkler, responding to a tweet from ABC7's George Pennacchio, declared "You have my vote."

Candidates for city offices have until July 18 to declare their candidacy.

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Williams played Warren "Potsie" Weber on the ABC sitcom from 1974 to 1984.

Since then, he has been a successful television director on dozens of episodes of shows such as "Baywatch," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Melrose Place," among others.