Actor Vin Diesel got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, August 26, 2013 in Hollywood, California, making his star the 2,504th on the Walk.
Diesel, born “Mark Sinclair Vincent” on July 18, 1967 in New York City, began his career in 1990 with a bit part as a hospital orderly in “Awakenings,” starring opposite Robert De Niro and Robin Williams but his career didn’t really take off until his role as “Private Caparzo” in “Saving Private Ryan” with screen giants Tom Hanks and Matt Damon.
The 46-year-old actor’s notable films have been “Pitch Black” in 2000, “The Fast and the Furious” in 2001, “xXx” in 2002, “The Chronicles of Riddick” in 2004, “Fast & Furious” in 2009, “Fast Five” in 2011 and “Fast & Furious 6” in 2013.
For his star unveiling ceremony, Diesel looked dapper in his black suit and black shirt, sans tie, teamed with matching black shoes, his head closely shaved for the occasion.
He was joined at the ceremony by his wife Paloma Jimenez and their children, mother Delora Sherleen Vincent, step father Irving Vincent, as well as actresses Katee Sackhoff, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordanna Brewster.
Emcee of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce/President Leron Gubler and President/COO of Universal Studios Ron Meyer were also present.
So what’s next for Diesel? We will be seeing him next in “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the voice of “Groot,” “The Machine,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” “Fast & Furious 7” and “G xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”
Congratulations to Vin Diesel on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!