He was best known for a string of hits including Blaumilch Canal, The Fox in the Chicken Cooperative(s) and Yana"s Friends. Alkalai"s career in acting started relatively late, though his career in film and theater roles spanned 40 years. He appeared in dozens of Israeli films and theater productions.
Alkalai was extremely active in professional organizations within the Israeli entertainment industry.
He served as the chairman of the Israeli Union of Performing Arts.