How Sebastian Maniscalco went from dish­­rags to working with Robert De Niro

May 09, 2022 927

BY: Cindy Adams

A current great actor is filming with his former food schlepper. We’re talking Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco. Italian American funnyman Maniscalco wrote the movie “About My Father.” Before he was a writer he was a waiter.

Maniscalco: “2005, I waited tables at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills and met De Niro there. Then I worked with him once, on ‘The Irishman.’ I had his number. I called him. I never thought this thing would get made. I was nervous. There was no goofing around. I said ‘You want to play my dad?’

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