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Jim Parsons gets his own star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

March 12, 2015 17:18 IST

Snapshots from the ceremony.

Image:  Jim Parsons sits next to his star with the citation in hand

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 41-year-old actor was joined by his boyfriend Todd Spiewak, his mother Judy Parsons as well as his The Big Bang Theory co-stars Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal NayyarMayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg at the unveiling ceremony, reported Ace Showbiz.

Image: Jim Parsons

During his acceptance speech, Parsons said, 'One of the things I know is, the main reason I'm in this career and here today, is because of my family and the support they gave me, and the way I was encouraged to pursue this insane dream of acting, from Texas to here...'

'Why I'm specifically here today, the biggest reason is because I had the chance to play this incredible character that I neither created, nor write for, nor put into a series.'

Image:  The Big Bang Theory cast members Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting with Jim Parsons

He added, 'That credit goes to Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and Steve Molaro. And the credit goes to the rest of the cast Johnny and Kaley, Simon, Kunal, Mayim, Melissa.'

Image: Chuck Lorre and Jim Parsons

Chuck Lorre praised Parsons, 'I don't think there's any argument that you're the pivotal reason for our success, you have clearly accomplished something that is beyond anyone's imagination.

'The show exists all over the world and people laugh at your work and look forward to your work and it makes peoples' lives a little bit better every day, every where.'

Image: Judy Parsons, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak 

Parsons shared on Instagram a black-and-white photo, taken by Cuoco, of him, his mother and his boyfriend at the event.

'Very special day,' he captioned it, 'Truly honoured. So happy to share it all with my mom and Todd and everyone from BBT... Thank you, @normancook , for capturing this photo. I really appreciate it.'

Photographs: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images