Coming off the heels of landing a new reality show gig, Daytime Emmy award-winning judge Greg Mathis secured a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (May 4th).
After 23 seasons of Judge Mathis, the no-nonsense judge made his mark on Hollywood Blvd accompanied by family, friends, and TV executives, Michigan Chronicle reports.
Judge Mathis said during Wednesday's unveiling, “It is my hope that this most prestigious honor of my career would bring hope to the many people who are inspired by my journey, right as they step over me."
Fellow Michigan natives Magic Johnson and Smokey Robinson attended the ceremony in support of Judge Mathis.
Johnson said on Wednesday, “The real story behind Greg is the fact that he has touched and saved so many people’s lives by his story but also by him reaching back and giving back, especially when you think about the state of Michigan.”
The former NBA star added, “Today there is a lot of hope because people who have the same background as you know that they can achieve greatness as well. This is Black excellence, today."
After earning his law degree, Mathis made history as the youngest judge to ever serve in Michigan. Judge Mathis' dedication to social justice, charisma, and humor have kept his hit daytime television running since 1999.
The 62-year-old is also set to star in the new E! reality show Mathis Family Matters.
Judge Matthis said about his new venture, “It will be uplifting and fun. It shows a Black family of professionals, how we relate to the community and the challenges we (family members) all have, the obstacles outside the show that are discussed and disclosed."