Steve Irwin will join 2982 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The infamous Australian environmental advocate is being remembered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry through his wildlife documentaries”.
Steve’s family, Terry, Bindi and Robert, have continued to honour his legacy through their work at Australia Zoo. In a statement, Terry spoke about Steve’s message of wildlife conservation – “Steve has always said that he didn’t care if anyone remembered him, as long as they remembered his message. I truly believe that this recognition for Steve’s achievements will ensure that his message of wildlife conservation is remembered.”
Steve Irwin is most famous as The Crocodile Hunter, but he has a long list of credits to his name, including Happy Feet, Dr. Dolittle 2. He appeared on American chat shows as part of his U.S. tours. In fact, Robert Irwin recently baffled audiences during a talk show spot.
Bindi Irwin remembered her dad and the important conservation work he campaigned for, saying “to have his name on a Hollywood Star means the world as we carry on his important work”.
I am beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received the news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime. To have his name on a Hollywood Star means the world as we carry on his important work. #HollywoodWalkOfFame
Steve Irwin is getting a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and I am so happy.
— Cierrah Leonard (@cierrahdanielle) June 23, 2017
"Steve Irwin is receiving a Hollywood Star in his honor"
— whitizzle (@whitneypalasota) June 23, 2017
Crikey what a good choice in Steve Irwin
— Michelle Doiron (@MichelleDoiron3) June 23, 2017
I feel like it was an honor to be able to watch and learn from Steve Irwin…
— Tracy Rondinello (@tracyrondinello) June 23, 2017
The LA Times compiled a list of every star whose place was announced alongside Steve Irwin:
Actor Jack Black
Actress Kirsten Dunst
Director F. Gary Gray
Actor Jeff Goldblum
Actor Mark Hamill
Actress Jennifer Lawrence
Actress Gina Lollobrigida
Actor Nick Nolte
Actress Zoe Saldana
Actor Anthony Anderson
Actress Gillian Anderson
Actress Lynda Carter
TV personality Simon Cowell
TV personality RuPaul Charles
Actress Taraji P. Henson
Actor Eric McCormack
Producer Ryan Murphy
Actress Niecy Nash
Actor Mandy Patinkin
Producer Shonda Rhimes
TV personality Steve Irwin
R&B singer Mary J. Blige
Virgin Records founder Richard Branson
Singer Petula Clark
Musician Harry Connick Jr.
Country singer Carrie Underwood
Rapper Snoop Dogg
Singer “Weird Al” Yankovic
Singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour
Composer-playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda
Comedian Bernie Mac