Steve Guttenberg has starred in some of the most memorable films of the ’80s, including Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit and Three Men and a Baby — but just because you don’t see him in huge blockbusters anymore doesn’t mean the actor has stopped doing meaningful work. Now Guttenberg — a Dancing with the Stars alum — is being honored for spending over three decades on the stage and screen with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
“Star of a dozen films that have grossed $100 million at the American box office, with leading-man looks and critically-acknowledged comedy and dramatic chops, Steve Guttenberg has climbed his way to the top of being one of Hollywood’s favorite actors,” said the Hollywood Walk of Fame organization in a statement.
“In addition to his work as an actor and filmmaker, Guttenberg has put his time to good use… creating the Guttenhouse project. He initiated the Guttenhouse project to house selected youths who are phased out of foster care programs at the age of 18 and would otherwise wind up on the streets, with no housing or direction. His first Guttenhouse has accommodated a half dozen kids for varying lengths of time for the past seven years, giving each private bedrooms, use of computer equipment, regular oversight by a trained social worker and mentoring. He has also headed the $7,000,000 campaign to provide glasses for 50,000 sight-challenged youngsters whose families cannot afford eye care. He has headed other such important national campaigns for the Entertainment Industry Foundation and was recently lauded by the Red Cross for his very personal work following Hurricane Katrina.”
Guttenberg currently stars in the Broadway hit Relatively Speaking. Congratulations to the veteran actor on his milestone achievement!
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