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Ed O'Neill Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Emmy-nominated Modern Family star Ed O’Neill received the 2,446th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

Fittingly, the star was placed in front of a shoe store on Hollywood Boulevard -- a reminder of O’Neill’s signature role as disgruntled shoe salesman and patriarch Al Bundy on Married with Children.

Katey Sagal and Sofia Vergara -- O’Neill’s TV wives on Married With Children and Modern Family, respectively -- and Modern Family co-star Eric Stonestreet were among those attending the ceremony.

Vergara joked during her comments to the crowd: “When I was in Colombia and I was a young, very beautiful girl, I would watch Married with Children and I would see Ed sitting with his hand in the pants, and I would never in a million years thought that I was going to grow up to marry Al Bundy.  But to marry Al Bundy has been one of the most joyful things of my whole life.”

O’Neill, who’s 65, said the ceremony was a thrill for him.

“I never thought I'd get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  It was something I never, it never really crossed my mind,” he said.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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