star Erik Estrada
is to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - and he'll arrive in style. The former TV cop will head a California Highway Patrol motorcade before unveiling 2,336th star on the Hollywood Boulevard landmark next week.
Estrada is being honored for his work as Officer Franck 'Ponch' Poncherello on the hit cop show and because he's "a shining example of Hollywood's great tradition of stardom turned to the purpose of important humanitarian causes".
As well as becoming a 20th century TV icon around the world, the actor has also served as an ambassador for US national police anti-drug organization D.A.R.E., and is a driving force in the Police Athletic League, the B.E.A.T. Arthritis campaign, Big Brothers, the Special Olympics, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the March of Dimes, Project Inform and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among other worthwhile causes.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)