When Dennis Quaid landed in Hollywood 30 years ago, he took a stroll by the stars on the Walk of Fame. On Wednesday, the actor got a star of his own.

Quaid used the occasion to joke about how long he's been on the scene.

"I remember when this town was a beanfield," he said at the ceremony. "I've been here 125 years. I started with Charlie Chaplin."

Quaid, 51, has appeared in more than 40 movies and stars in the upcoming remake of the 1968 film "Yours, Mine and Ours" due out later this month.

About 300 friends and co-workers, including Topher Grace, Quaid's co-star in the film "In Good Company," attended the ceremony.