30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin joined the club of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Calling it the most unique honor in entertainment, Baldwin received his star in Los Angeles on Valentine's Day, for his achievements in the entertainment industry.
I'm kind of blown away, he said after the unveiling of the 2,433rd star along the Walk of Fame. Baldwin's career includes more than 40 films, two Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and 15-time Saturday Night Live host.
The actor's ex-wife, Kim Basinger, has her star seven blocks west of his on Hollywood Boulevard.
Baldwin didn't always want to be an actor, though. After attending Washington University, Baldwin planned to attend law school when he auditioned for New York University's drama program on a dare. He was accepted to the school.
Baldwin was sure to thank his 30 Rock cast-mates, the show's fans and crew, family, friends and associates in his acceptance speech.
I don't think this was something I wanted to do, to commit to a show, to sign a contract for years on end, Baldwin said.
I made films and worked in the theater and there's a lot of diversity there that's kind of an advantage. Then I did 'Will & Grace' and had the best time of my life. Working with Megan on that show, which was very close to when we signed to do the deal on this show, I realized it was a lot of fun. It inspired me to do this.
The actor received two Emmy nominations as outstanding guest actor in a comedy for his guest appearance in six episodes of Will & Grace.
Baldwin started his career in 1980 has a cast member of the NBC daytime drama The Doctors. Since 2006 the actor has played the role of network executive Jack Donaghy on NBC's 30 Rock. He has received two Emmys for this role.
Baldwin also received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Stanley Kowalski in 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. He wrote a book in 2008, A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce.