William Shatner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So does Leonard Nimoy. And DeForest Kelley. And ... and ... every member of the original cast of Star Trek—except Walter Koenig. But now it's his turn to shine.
Koenig, who played the young Russian Pavel Chekov in Star Trek, as well as the brutal Alfred Bester in Babylon 5, will finally be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The date of his award ceremony is currently unknown.
"I certainly do feel honored," Koenig told us. "It means that my modest body of work has some meaning and has been acknowledged. That's always a very nice feeling."
Countless Star Trek fans pushed hard to make today's news a reality, and Koenig had a special message for them: "They've been incredible and I'm deeply grateful for their support," he said. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
There are over 2400 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with an average of 20 added each year. (Wikipedia says so.)
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