Alon Moni Aboutboul plays “Avi Drexler,” an Israeli expatriate living the Los Angeles dream. Diversified in his criminal interests, these days Avi is primarily involved in cocaine and takes a chance on Franklin that will alter not only their lives, but the course of history.
Alon Moni Aboutboul has been appearing in films in his native Israel since the early 1980s, and in 1989 won the Israeli Film Academy Best Actor Award for his performance in Uri Barbash’s Ehad Mishelanu. He has since been nominated for Best Supporting Actor three times, again winning the award in 2003 for his performance in Savi Gabizon’s Nina’s Tragedies.
Aboutboul played a pivotal role in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and has also appeared in such major films as Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Peter MacDonald’s Rambo III.
More recently, Aboutboul starred in London Has Fallen opposite Gerard Butler; Hand of God, which earned him another award from the Jerusalem Film Festival and A Place in Heaven, written and directed by Yossi Madmoni, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival.
In the United States, Aboutboul has guest-starred on such television series as Homeland, The Leftovers, Low Winter Sun, Fringe, Castle, Burn Notice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Blacklist.
Aboutboul lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Israeli filmmaker Shir Bilia, and their four children.