Less than five years ago, Chace Crawford was an aspiring actor trying to make way in Hollywood. Unlike some though, the up-and-comer got a crash course in schmoozing with the A-list at Geoffrey’s Restaurant.

While studying at Pepperdine University, Chace made some pocket money working as a valet at the Malibu eatery, where he handled rides for some famous Friends.

“He used to park Jennifer Aniston’s and Courteney Cox’s cars,” an insider tells OK!.

Trying to take advantage of his cushy gig, the Gossip Girl star, who turns 23 on July 18, would politely pick the actresses’ brains on breaking into the biz.

“He would ask their advice on acting and even get starstruck by the Friends stars’ beauty," the source says. "He said they were always sweet and tipped well.”

Hopefully Chace does the same now!

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