Al Israel Poster


His striking menacing face and important presence as the deadly Hector The Toad in the classic Scarface (1983) was remarkable enough for movie viewers to never forget him and his role as the Colombian drug dealer who brutally murdered Tony Montana's associate in the infamous chainsaw scene from Brian De Palma's film. With De Palma, he also appeared as a porn film director in Body Double (1984) and as Rolando in Carlito's Way (1993), which reunites him with Al Pacino. Throughout his career, Al Israel has played from good guys and bad guys, from detectives to gunmen and mob bosses. Among his credits include Marked for Death (1990), Drop Zone (1994), Dangerous Minds (1995) and appearances in series like Miami Vice and The Shield; and also returned to his most famous role providing voice work for the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours. He died in 2011, at age 75, and despite of a somewhat limited resume to his credit he gave us plenty of his great talents as a character actor.