Mark Wahlberg Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Mark Wahlberg touches his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Photo: John Shearer/

You've come a long way, baby!

Almost 20 years after making his name as the briefs-baring front man of the Funky Bunch, the artist formerly known as Marky Mark got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

And befitting his new role as a serious ack-tor and producer, Mark Wahlberg sported some serious threads to the ceremony: a Giorgio Armani taupe herringbone two-button peak lapel suit with a white shirt and a silver and taupe textured tie.

No word if the boy from Beantown wore Calvin Klein undies underneath.

Wahlberg, 39, initially hit the entertainment scene in 1991 as a rapper, scoring a No. 1 single with "Good Vibrations."

Often performing with his pants on the ground, he signed a deal to become the spokes-crotch of Calvin Klein Underwear one year later, and appeared in a series of print and TV ads alongside a topless Kate Moss.

By 1993, he had transitioned to acting and went on to make a big impression in "Boogie Nights," as well as "The Perfect Storm" and "The Departed." Next, he'll flex his funny bone opposite Will Ferrell in "The Other Guys," a comedy in theaters Aug. 6.

Wahlberg, the executive producer of HBO's "Entourage," is married to model Rhea Durham, with whom he has four children. His star, the 2,414th on the Walk of Fame, is located on Hollywood and Vine.

And to think, it all began with a pair of tighty-whities!

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