Alon Moni Aboutboul plays “Avi Drexler,” an Israeli expatriate living the Los Angeles dream with a long trail of transgressions in his past. Avi was Franklin’s original connection into the cocaine business and, this season, their relationship will come full circle as Avi finds himself in trouble, needing his one-time generosity to Franklin repaid with interest.
Aboutboul has been appearing in films in his native Israel since the early 1980s. In 1989 he won the Israeli Film Academy’s 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 appeared in 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 International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival. In 2018, he appeared in Beirut, directed by Brad Anderson.
In the United States, Aboutboul has guest-starred on the television series 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.