Morris Chestnut Joins Hollywood Walk Of Fame

“The Best Man” actor Morris Chestnut unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday.

By Brooks Welch

“The Best Man” actor Morris Chestnut unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. The award is to recognize men and women who have achieved notable success in Hollywood.

According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, Morris’s star is the 2,716th star to grace the Walk of Fame since its completion back in 1961.

The actor known for his roles in “Boyz N The Hood,” ‘The Brothers,” “The Perfect Holiday,” “Think Like A Man,” “The Best Man,” and “The Best Man Holiday,” has successfully navigated more than three decades in the Entertainment industry.

Chestnut said he wanted the day to be a celebration of his longtime friends who have supported him, reports Fox 11 Los Angeles.

“So it’s really been tough for me to really be able to navigate this industry, because it takes a lot out of me, and every time I do come up and do things like this, and people don’t realize it,” he said.

The “Our Kind Of People” actor continued, “So first and foremost, I want to thank God for blessing me and allowing me to be able to do that, to be able to go outside of myself and be in an industry where you have to go outside of yourself and be these characters. … Friendship is very important to me. For me it’s always been a concerted effort, so I want to make sure that Hollywood is a  part of my life, but it was not my life. So my longstanding friendships have always been extremely important to me.”

Morris Chestnut, 54 years old, is a highly successful American actor from Cerritos, California. An actor known for his smooth demeanor and appearance, he is regarded among the prolific Black male actors who are “sex symbols” including Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Billy Dee Williams, and Denzel Washington.

The newly inducted actor is “currently starring in the new FOX drama “Our Kind of People,” currently on the cast of FOX drama “The Resident,” simultaneously he is preparing to reprise his role as Lance Sullivan in the Peacock limited series “The Best Man: The Final Chapter,” and immediately prior, Chestnut starred the NBC drama “The Enemy Within” and FOX series “Rosewood,” detailed Dwayne Gathers as he introduced the honoree.

Watch the full Walk of Fame Ceremony below: