US movie and television actor Michael J Fox was awarded a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Canadian-born Fox, 41, received the 2,209th star embedded in the pavement of Hollywood Boulevard, joining movie greats such as Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe on the star-studded thoroughfare.
"(Acting is) a great thing to do for a living, to do something you love, and to hear all the time that maybe you've done something to make people happy ...," said the former star of Back to the Future and Spin City.
"It's no more than that and it's no less than that. It's just that, and it's great," he added at the unveiling ceremony which too place despite unusually wet and windy weather in Los Angeles.
Fox retired from the hit US television sitcom Spin City in 2000 to spend more time with his family, after publicly announcing that he was suffering from debilitating Parkinson's disease.
The disorder, which was diagnosed in Fox in 1991, has resulted in symptoms such as shaking and loss of balance which have forced him to withdraw from acting roles and concentrate on behind-the-scenes projects.
Ice-hockey fanatic Fox is reportedly developing a television show about a hockey superstar who retires prematurely and spends more time with his family.
The actor, who in March testified before Congress on Parkinson's disease along with fellow sufferer Muhammad Ali, has set up a foundation of his own to research the illness.