His star was placed right next to his son's, actor Keifer Sutherland.
"What you're doing at my age is looking for your marker," Donald Sutherland told the assembled crowd. "You guys have given me my marker. This one I can come and visit."
Actor Colin Farrell was on hand to help with the ceremony.
He read a note from Kiefer Sutherland, who is in New York rehearsing and could not attend.