Former nightlife impresario-turned actor Danny A. Abeckaser has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” TheWrap has learned.
Abeckaser joins an all-star cast in the Netflix Original that includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Pesci and Ray Romano.
The project centers around Jimmy Hoffa, the controversial Teamsters labor union leader who vanished without a trace in the ’70s. Abeckaser previously worked with Scorsese on the HBO drama “Vinyl.”
Reps for the actor and Netflix did not immediately return TheWraps’ request for comment.
Abeckaser’s credits include “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Iceman,” starring Michael Shannon. After 15 years as a gatekeeper for New York celebrity nightlife haunts like Marquee and Avenue, he pivoted to his lifelong dream of acting.
Israeli born and Brooklyn raised, Abeckaser will also release “First We Take Brooklyn” this November. He directed and stars in the crime drama, via his company 2B Films, alongside Keitel and AnnaLynne McCord.