Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Honors Tracy Morgan with Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Watch the complete eremony as Tracy Morgan unveils the star on Hollywood Walk of Fame below.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Tracy Morgan was honored with the 2,633rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, April 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6280 Hollywood Boulevard next to the W Hollywood Hotel.
“Funny man Tracy Morgan surely had all the fans on the Boulevard laughing at his fun comments the day of his star ceremony. A happy day for all as he was there in good spirits after his life altering situation a few years back,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are proud to add this popular actor on our historic Walk of Fame.”
Helping Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star were Jordan Peele and Martin Lawrence.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan.
In 2016, Morgan headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces and in May 2017 his stand up special Staying Alive was released globally on Netflix. Morgan will next be seen this month in the TBS show “The Last OG” which he stars in and executive produces.
From his work on 30 Rock, Morgan has received an Emmy nomination in the Supporting Actor category and been nominated multiple years for the Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The 30 Rock cast has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” The beloved series came to an end in January 2013. Outside of the show, Morgan also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a comedy series in 2016 for hosting an episode of SNL.
In April 2014, Morgan released a standup special for Comedy Central, titled Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide, which brought Comedy Central one of its largest viewership for a standup special that year. Previously, his first stand up special was titled Black & Blue and released on HBO in 2010. Another milestone for Morgan was reached in 2009 with the release of his first book, a compilation of studied anecdotes and some of the more serious moments that shaped him and his career entitled I Am The New Black.
Morgan has had the opportunity to be a part of some of the most successful animated films in recent years. In 2009, he made his animation debut lending his voice for Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force, a combination live-action/CG film, which opened number one in U.S. box offices and was celebrated by audiences worldwide. In 2013, he starred as the bulldog, Luiz, in the film Rio and again in April 2014 when he reprised his role inRio 2. Morgan’s voice can also be heard in the Oscar-nominated film, Boxtrolls, as one of the film’s antagonist, Mr. Gristle.
Morgan has headlined across the country and abroad on various tours and festivals for his stand-up comedy. He was first introduced to television audiences in his role as Hustleman on the hit comedy series Martin. He went on to join Saturday Night Live in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as ‘Astronaut Jones’ and ‘Brian Fellows.’ After leaving SNL, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series The Tracy Morgan Show and voiced “Spoonie Luv” on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers. Additional film credits include: Cop Out, the remake of the British film Death at a Funeral, First Sunday opposite Ice Cube and Katt Williams, The Longest Yard opposite Adam Sandler, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Head of State, Son of No One, Why Stop Now and Fist Fight.
Tracy has been involved in several charities such as Rebuilding Together: Veterans Housing for which he headlined a charity comedy event for the charity. He also posed for the photo book “Comic Genius” by celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle and all proceeds were donatedto the Save the Children charity.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com
For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
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