Who Is Erin Moran ?
Whats Inside ?
Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann is an American actress. She was born in Burbank, California, and was raised in the North Hollywood area. In 1996, Moran landed a role in a 1966 TV show on CBS called Daktari, which ended in 1969. She landed several roles in other 60s TV shows, until finally getting one that would launch her into superstardom – Playing Joanie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days. In the show, Joanie was the wacky sister of Richie Cunningham, played by actor-turned-director Ron Howard. Joanie was meant to be thirteen in the show. Happy Days takes place in Milwaukee during the 1950s. Moran’s character became so popular, ABC network launched a spin-off show for her called Joanie loves Chachi, which ran from 1982 to 1983.
Career Focus: Actress
Popular Work: Daktari (1966-1969, CBS), Happy Days (1974-1984, ABC), Joanie loves Chachi (1982-1983, ABC), and guest appearances on Murder She Wrote (1984-1996, CBS), and The Love Boat (1977-1986, ABC).
Date of Birth: 18-10-1960 (Died: 22-04-2017)
Current State & Country: Corydon, Indiana, USA
Home State & Country: Burbank, California, USA
Weight: 121 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $50,000
Educational Credentials: Unknown
Moran’s father’s name is Edward, while her mom’s name is Sharon. Edward worked as a finance manager. Erin was the second youngest in a brood of six. Two of her brothers – John Moran and Tony Moran – Were also actors. Her other famous sister is Kelly Moran. Moran’s mother supported her acting career, and signed her up with a talent agent when she was only five years old. Tony gained fame for playing a scene as the fictional killer Michael Meyers in the 1978 horror classic, Halloween. Moran is a mixture of Danish, Scottish, German, Irish, and English.
Career History of Erin Moran
Moran landed an opportunity to play a part in the 60s CBS show, Daktari (the name is Swahili for ‘doctor’), which ended in 1969. In the same year, she also scored her first film role in Jerry Paris’ How Sweet It Is! Moran had regular guest appearances on The Don Rickles Show. During the 70s, she had shown up in episodes of My Three Sons, The Courtship of Eddie Fisher, Family Affair, and Bearcats, among others. Another famous appearance was in the CBS show, Gunsmoke.
In 1974, Moran landed a role on the sitcom Happy Days, when she was only 13. Following that, she got her own sitcom, called Joanie loves Chachi, based after her character who was a fan-favorite. Initially, Moran was pretty reluctant to star in her own TV show, because she enjoyed her time on Happy Days too much. She got her wish after Joanie loves Chachi was cancelled, returning to Happy Days just in time for its final season. After Happy Days ended, Moran resumed making guest appearances on The Love Boat and Murder She Wrote. But this later led to some personal and financial struggles, especially after she started losing acting roles.
Moran returned to public consciousness in 2008, participating on the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club. Then in 2010, she made a brief cameo appearance in an indie comedy called Not Another B Movie. There were also some initial reports that Moran would reunite with her Happy Days co-stars Ron Howard, Scott Baio, and Henry Winkler in the Fox Network TV show Arrested Development, but unfortunately for her, it did not come to fruition because of the show’s cancellation.
Moran has received several awards for her acting. This includes the 2006 TV Land Awards for Most Wonderful Wedding for Happy Days, as well as the 1983 Young Artist Awards for Best Young Actress in a New Television Series for her stint in Joanie loves Chachi. During that same year, she also won another TV Land Award for Happy Days.
Personal Life of Erin Moran
Moran has previously dated actor and her Joanie loves Chachi co-star, Scott Baio. The two of them met while filming Happy Days together. They were very close to one another, and fell in love. According to co-star Cathy Silvers, who plays Jenny Piccalo on the show, Baio and Moran were practically inseparable. Jenny is Joanie’s best friend. However, Baio and Moran’s love fizzled out during their Joanie loves Chachi days. The show was cancelled after two seasons. Even their own respective characters, the titular Joanie and Chachi, decided to give up their dream of making it big in Chicago, and moved back to their home in Milwaukee.
Moran died on April 22 2017, as a result from throat cancer complications. She was only 56 years old. She did not take any hard substances or any kind of drug during her death, and no illegal substances were found in her body during an autopsy. She was found dead at her home in Croydon, Indiana. During the time of her death, Moran had been married to her second husband, Steven Fleischmann. The two of them have been married since 1993. Moran had one previous marriage before that – To a man named Rocky Ferguson, from 1987 to 1993.
According to Moran’s close family and friends, she had turned to drugs and alcohol to keep herself happy after Happy Days and Joanie loves Chachi’s cancellation.
Net Worth of Erin Moran
There have been several reports of Moran being broke and bankrupt, leaving her unable to buy the things that she wants. But in June 2017, her net worth was at an estimated $50,000. Her appearances on shows like Murder She Wrote, The Love Boat, and Diagnosis: Murder has given her a pretty large net worth during that time. But after she officially retired from the industry in 2012, her net worth started decreasing as well, amounting to $50,000 after her passing.
For the first season of Happy Days, Moran received a payment of $10,400. This only increased to $17,250 in September 1974. She was getting paid twice as that after Happy Days premiered their second season. By the time season three rolled around in 1975, her salary was at $21,600.
Controversial News on The Life & Career Of Erin Moran
Baio, along with the rest of his Happy Days co-stars, have organized a special memorial event to honor Moran – But prior to this, Baio has made some pretty controversial comments about his ex’s death. After news of Moran’s death was reported, Baio, who also played her love interest on Joanie loves Chachi, mentioned a couple of controversial allegations regarding how Moran died, while appearing on The Bernie and Sid Show.
Baio says that he was ‘okay, but a little shocked’. He says that he has always felt bad about Moran, because she was troubled all her life, and never got to find whatever it is that made her satisfied and happy in life. Baio believes that if you do drugs and drink plenty of alcohol, you’ll end up dying if you’re not careful – And that people need to use their brains to take care of themselves.
Moran’s home was foreclosed in 2010, and she ended up moving into her mother-in-law’s trailer home in Indiana. But her raucous behavior and substance abuse caused her to be kicked out of the house and the park.
Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions About Erin Moran
There seem to be no rumors regarding Moran during the height of her career, and even afterwards.