Star Trek’s Walter Koenig is the latest celebrity to receive a spot on Hollywood’s celebrated Walk of Fame. The 75-year-old actor, who played Russian Ensign Pavel Chekov in the original television series, was understandably thrilled by the honor.
“This is something that you hope and wish for, dream about, but something you never expect to really happen,” Koenig said at yesterday’s unveiling ceremony. “It's a joyous occasion.”
Koenig is the last member of the original Star Trek crew to receive a star, though it wasn’t for fans lack of trying. Dedicated Trekkies campaigned for years to get Koenig a coveted spot on the Walk, and the actor joked that the effort likely exhausted them.
Star Trek crew mates Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, and George Takai, joined Koenig for the star’s unveiling, as did Walter’s wife and daughter.
Walter’s plaque, located 6679 Hollywood Blvd, is the 2,479th star to appear on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In addition to Star Trek, Koenig starred as Alfred Bester in Babylon 5. Walter, who turns 76 this Friday, is currently working on a graphic novel about an apocalyptic world populated by vampires. The novel is tentatively scheduled for release this October.
Source: Daily Mail