Danny Abeckaser

After 15 years in New York City nightlife, club impresario Danny Abeckasar, known as "Danny A. ," decided to pivot into a career as a Hollywood actor. Abeckasar began his career working with promoters in New York City ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (15)

Marauders 2016 (Movie)

Antonio Leon (Actor)

Vinyl 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Stand Up Guy 2015 (Movie)

Sammy (Actor)

Club Life 2015 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Experimenter 2015 (Movie)

Braverman (Actor)

The Iceman 2013 (Movie)

Dino Lapron (Actor)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Investor's Center Broker #2 (Actor)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 (Movie)

AFA Presenter (Actor)

Holy Rollers 2010 (Movie)

Jackie Solomon (Actor)

The Education of Charlie Banks 2009 (Movie)

Arresting Officer (Actor)

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

Ze'ev (Actor)

Alpha Dog 2007 (Movie)

Latino Youth #1 (Actor)

El Cantante 2007 (Movie)

Studio Engineer (Actor)

Characters 2004 (Movie)

Sandy Sarko (Actor)

Point & Shoot 2003 (Movie)

Himself--Nightclub Promoter/Owner (Actor)
Producer (5)

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Club Life 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Experimenter 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Holy Rollers 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Characters 2004 (Movie)

Producer (Executive Producer)

Biography

After 15 years in New York City nightlife, club impresario Danny Abeckasar, known as "Danny A. ," decided to pivot into a career as a Hollywood actor. Abeckasar began his career working with promoters in New York City, bringing models to clubs, planning parties and events, and catering to the whims of celebrity clientele. Later in his career he helped to open up destination clubs like Avenue and Marquee.  Abeckasar enjoyed his success but felt limited, and wanted to pursue show business.  He appeared in a bit part in the Vince Vaughn comedy "Made" in 2001, and got several other small roles playing bit parts or simply playing himself in the early 2000s. He made his entrance into the film industry as a producer, using skills he had developed as a club owner. Abeckasar's first effort as a producer was the film "Holy Rollers" (2010). The movie was based on a story Abeckasar read in The New York Times, and starred Jesse Eisenberg as a young Orthodox Jewish boy who begins selling ecstasy in New York City.  The film premiered at Sundance, got distribution and was released in theaters for a limited time.  Abeckasar next produced and wrote "Club Life" (2015), a movie starring Jerry Ferrara loosely based on Abeckasar's experiences as a young, up-and-coming promoter.

Milestones

2015

Wrote, produced, and appeared in the film "Club Life," based largely on his own experiences.

2013

Appeared in the Martin Scorsese film "The Wolf of Wall Street."

2010

Made his debut as a producer on the film "Holy Rollers."

2008

Appeared in the comedy "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."

2004

Appeared in an episode of "Entourage."

2001

Made film debut in "Made"

Bonus Trivia

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"I was in the club business for 15, 16 years, and once I transitioned to movies, I figured I can tell the story better than anyone else because I lived it for so long. I [felt] like I [could] really add a lot of my personal stuff into it. So it took some time, and I figured out how I wanted to tell the story." - from The Hollywood Reporter, May 28, 2015

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Opened the New York City clubs Marquee and Avenue.

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"I love being an actor and have always had a true passion for it. Everything else that I do is to make sure I can continue to act." - from examiner.com, Sept. 21, 2015

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