Ed O’Neill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard on Tuesday (August 30). Ed was joined by his wife Catherine and their two daughters Sophia and Claire. Also in attendance was Ed’s on-screen loves – his Modern Family wife, Sofia Vergara (a.k.a. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett), and his Married… with Children wife, Katey Sagal (a.k.a. the fabulous Peggy Bundy).
The 65-year-old iconic sitcom star said his daughter encouraged him to accept this great honor.
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One day my manager called and said, ‘They want to give you a star,’ and I said, ‘Why? […] I almost turned it down. I never liked the idea of it. It’s bizarre – names on a sidewalk. People can spit on it. I thought it was kind of weird. But I mentioned it to my daughter, who is 11, and she said, ‘Daddy, you have to get your star. If you don’t, that means you’re crazy.’ That did it. I was actually very humbled, once I got over the initial shock and realized it’s something to be proud of.”