- A netizen is appealing for help for character actor Dick Israel
- The Kapampangan actor has been recovering from a fire incident which gutted his house in Caloocan City
- Israel suffered a stroke six years ago and has been rarely seen in local television programs and movies since
MANILA, Philippines – A netizen has taken to Facebook to seek help for popular character actor Dick Israel after the latter’s house in Caloocan City was gutted by fire recently.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, July 3, one Sidemiod Francisco Datanam shared a picture of the 57-year-old actor while appealing for help from kind-hearted people online.
“Sna mkatulong tayo idol dick Israel nasunugan po sya sa bagong bario brgy 144 pls share,” Datanam briefly captioned the photo which has been shared more than 2,000 times since it was posted.
[Hoping we could help idol Dick Israel whose house was gutted by fire in brgy 144 Bagong Barrio.]
The 57-year-old Kapampangan, who is Ricardo Vizcarra Michaca in real life, is one of the most recognizable villain in local movies and has portrayed numerous roles including that of a rapist, a rogue cop, a syndicate member and the comic sidekick to lead actors like Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla, Rudy ‘Daboy’ Fernandez and Philip Salvador, among others.
He was once described as the “Best Rapist in Town” in an ANC featured story ‘Redemption”.
Israel suffered a stroke in 2010 leaving half of his body paralyzed and his speech affected. Despite this, he managed to appear in a number of television series on ABS-CBN and three more movies afterwards – Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! (2011), Enteng ng Ina mo (2011) and Boy Golden (2013).
According to a PEP.ph article, Israel received financial support back then from showbiz colleagues like Lorna Tolentino, Christopher de Leon, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, to name a few.
In his post, Datanam said Israel has been staying at Brgy. 144 Evangelista St., Bagong Barrio in Caloocan City but did not provide any other detail about the actor’s latest condition.
The ANC video featuring Dick Israel can be viewed below: