Out actor Jim Parsons on Wednesday received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

The 41-year-old Parsons is best known for playing scientist Sheldon Cooper on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory.

Attending the event were Parson's partner, art director Todd Spiewak, mother and Big Bang castmates, including Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki.

“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,” Parsons said.

But “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.”

Other openly gay celebrities with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star include Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres.