Movie and theatre actor (B. 5 April 1925, Istanbul – D. 18 March 1995, Istanbul). He is the brother-in-law of the poet and author Attila İlhan, husband of the actress Çolpan İlhan and father of the actor Kerem Alışık. After graduating from Istanbul Boys High School he continued Fine Arts Academy, Department of Painting for a while.
He started his theatre career in Eminönü Public House in 1939. In 1943 he appeared in Raşit Rıza Group as a professional. Later he continued his theatre works in Küçük Sahne under the administration of Muhsin Ertuğrul and Karaca, Site, Oraloğlu, Çevre, Oda and Kent theatres. After making shows in casinos for a very short time he started his cinema career with Günahsızlar in 1945.
He became famous with the character Turist Ömer he played starting from 1964. Alışık acted in about six hundred movies and aside from his acting career, he produced extended-plays for a period, had a poetry book of poems about Istanbul published, as well as producing oil paintings and pencil drawings. In 1971 Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festival he received the award of best assistant actor with his role in the movie Afacan Küçük Serseri and best actor award in 1994 with his last movie Yengeç Sepeti. After his death, his wife Çolpan İlhan established Sadri Alışık Cultural Center where Sadri Alışık Cinema and Theatre Awards are given each year .
Günahsızlar (1944), Çakırcalı Mehmet Efe (1950), Vatan ve Namık Kemal (1951), İstanbul Çiçekleri (1951), Hürriyet Şarkısı (1951), Tanrı Şahidimdir (1951), Yavuz Sultan Selim Ağlıyor (1952), Küçük Hanım Avrupa'da (1962), Maceralar Kralı (1963), İlk Göz Ağrısı (1963), Geçim Dünyası (1963), Helal Olsun Ali Abi (1963), Ayşecik Çıtı Pıtı Kız (1964), Turist Ömer Dümenciler Kralı (1965), Berduş Milyoner (1965), Bitirimsin Abi (1967), Serseri (1967), Turist Ömer Boğa Güreşçisi (1971), Ne Hakem (1974), Ben Sana Mecburum (1976), Saffet Beni Affet (1976), Seyahatname (1977), Babamın Namusu (1986), Eşşek Oğlum ve Ben (1986), Çapkın Baba (1986), Kız Babası (1986), Yengeç Sepeti (1994). REFERENCE: Büyük Larousse (c. 1, s. 375, 1986), Sadri Alışık / Bir Ömürlük İstanbul (1993), Sevim Ak / Mahalle Sineması (1996), Ömer Ayhan / Siyah Beyaz Bir Öykü (Türk Sinemasının 1960’lı yıllardan günümüze kadarki yılları, 2001), TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), Giovanni Scognamillo / Türk Sinema Tarihi (2. bas. 2003), Agah Özgüç / Türk Filmleri Sözlüğü 1917-2009 (2009), Nijat Özön / Türk Sineması Tarihi 1896-1960 (3. bas. 2010), İhsan Işık / Ünlü Sanatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 5, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).