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'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons Receives Hollywood Star

HOLLYWOOD ( — Actor Jim Parsons has been a big draw to the CBS hit show "The Big Bang Theory," netting four Emmys since its inception, and now he's joining Hollywood's elite on the Walk of Fame.

Parsons was joined Wednesday morning by "Big Bang Theory" producer Chuck Lorre and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg during a ceremony in front of the Hudson Apartments on Hollywood Boulevard.

The 41-year-old actor recently voiced a character in the DreamWorks comedy "Home," set to be released March 27.

The Houston native became determined to be an actor after appearing in a school production at six years old. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and a master's degree from the University of San Diego in classical theater, taught in partnership with the Old Globe Theater.

He moved to New York City in 2001 and appeared in several Off-Broadway shows, a Quiznos commercial, the CBS drama "Judging Amy," and several movies, before rocketing to stardom with his role as physicist Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory."

The actor has returned to theater for roles in the Broadway productions "The Normal Heart" and "Harvey." This spring, he'll portray God in the new comedy "An Act of God," inspired by the Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.

Parsons reprised his role of gay activist Tommy Boatwright in HBO's 2014 adaptation of "The Normal Heart," receiving an Emmy nomination.

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