Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Chris Pratt to Be Unveiled

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring Chris Pratt for starring in such box office blockbusters as “Jurassic World'' and “Guardians of the Galaxy'' will be unveiled today.

James Gunn, who directed Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy'' and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,'' and Pratt's actress wife, Anna Faris, are set to precede Pratt in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

Pratt's star will be the 2,607th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony will be livestreamed on walkoffame.com.

The ceremony comes two weeks before the May 5 release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'' where Pratt reprises his role of Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord.

Pratt starred in the 2015 release “Jurassic World,” the fourth-highest grossing film of all time behind “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” He will reprise his role of Owen Grady in the sequel, due out in 2018.

“Guardians of the Galaxy'' was 2014's third-highest grossing film with more than $770 million in worldwide ticket sales.

Pratt's other film credits include “The Magnificent Seven,” “Passengers,” “Delivery Man”; “Her”; “The Five-Year Engagement”; “Moneyball”; and the Oscar best picture nominee “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Pratt was raised in Lake Stevens, Washington. He studied acting at a local community college for half a semester and then moved to Hawaii and lived in a van.

Pratt got a job at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant where he was discovered by actress/director Rae Dawn Chong. She gave Pratt a role in her movie “Cursed Part III,” which was never released.

Before his movie career, Pratt was a cast member on the 2002-2006 WB small town drama “Everwood,'' had a recurring role on the final season of the Fox teen drama “The O.C.'' and was a cast member on the 2009-15 NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation.''

 CNS-04-21-2017 06:12

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