Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Lawyer-turned-radio talk show host Larry Elder will receive a unique birthday present Monday, the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Actors Jon Voight and Dean Cain will join Elder in speaking in the 11:30 a.m. ceremony next to the W Hollywood Hotel.

Elder, who is believed to be 63, was born and raised in South Los Angeles. He graduated from Crenshaw High School in 1970, Brown University in 1974 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1977.

Elder initially worked for a Cleveland law firm, then opened a business which recruited experienced attorneys. He began his broadcasting career in the late 1980s hosting a show on WVIZ, Cleveland’s Public Broadcasting Service station, then moved to WOIO, the Fox affiliate in Cleveland.

Elder joined KABC-AM (790) in 1994, remaining with the station until 2008. He rejoined the station in 2010 and was fired in December.

Elder also hosted two television shows, “Moral Court” and “The Larry Elder Show.” He has written four books, “The 10 Things You Can’t Say in America”; “Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies and the Special Interests That Divide America”; “What’s Race Got to Do With It? Why it’s Time to Stop the Stupidest Argument in America”; and “Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours.”

Elder now hosts an Internet show that can be heard on his website,, and writes a nationally syndicated column.

 —Staff and wire reports

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