Alec Baldwin, the Emmy winning star of the NBC comedy “30 Rock,” has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Baldwin’s tribute was unveiled outside Eva Longoria’s restaurant Beso on Hollywood Boulevard -- just seven blocks away from his ex-wife Kim Basinger’s star.
The 52-year-old actor is thrilled about the honor and says it is also special for his 15-year-old daughter Ireland, his child with Basinger.
He said: "I'm kind of blown away. My daughter has the distinction of both of her parents having this. I think it's kind of cool for my kid."
Baldwin was awarded the star for his TV accomplishments – which include 15 stints as host of “Saturday Night Live” and two seasons on “Knot’s Landing” – but admitted during the ceremony he was initially reluctant to commit to working on a long-running series such as “30 Rock” until he acted on “Will & Grace.”
He said, "I didn't think this was something I wanted to do, to commit to a show, to sign a contract for years on end.
"I made films and worked in the theater and there's a lot of diversity there and that's kind of an advantage. But then I did ‘Will & Grace’ and had the best time of my life. Working with Megan [Mullally] on that show ... I realized it was a lot of fun. It inspired me to do this."
“30 Rock” debuted in 2006 and has gone on to win a host of top awards.