O'neill Almost Snubbed Walk Of Fame Honour
Ed O'Neill almost missed out on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star - he considered passing up the honour as he was worried the plaque would be defaced.
The Modern Family actor was joined by his TV wives Katey Sagal and Sofia Vergara, as well as his real-life partner Catherine, as he unveiled the landmark on Tuesday (30Aug11) - but the ceremony nearly never happened.
O'Neill explains, "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... 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 realised it's something to be proud of."
O'Neill's glad he decided to accept the honour, and he became choked up during the ceremony, telling the crowd, "As I'm standing here, it's a bit emotional. This is overwhelming. I want to thank the fans for being here. No fans, no show, no career."