Adrian Grenier, who's usually busy either being a celebrity or playing one on TV, took a break to hang out in more humble surroundings and serve up some grub at a soup kitchen.

The native Brooklynite returned home Friday with his mother and uncle to volunteer at Neighbors Together Soup Kitchen in the Brownsville section of the borough.

"It's so important to give back during the holidays and throughout the year, and I wanted to do my part by helping people here in Brooklyn," the actor said in a statement.

Grenier, who plays Vince Chase on the HBO hit series "Entourage," was taking part in an effort by America's Second Harvest and Netflix Inc. to draw attention to food bank shortages.