“One day my manager called and said, ‘They want to give you a star,’ and I said, ‘Why?'” O’Neill tells the Youngstown paper. “I almost turned it down. I never liked the idea of it. It’s bizarre – names on a sidewalk. People can spit on it. I thought it was kind of weird. But I mentioned it to my daughter, who is 11, and she said, ‘Daddy, you have to get your star. If you don’t, that means you’re crazy.’ That did it. I was actually very humbled, once I got over the initial shock and realized it’s something to be proud of.”
That sounds like the Ed we all know and love. His TV wives, Sofia Vergara from “Modern Family” and Katey Sagal from “Married … With Children” will be on hand for the ceremony. And in a lovely coincidence, O’Neill’s star will be outside a shoe store on Hollywood Boulevard.