He was a prolific actor. His movies that depicted poor, uneducated people of the society, who were happy and believed in love, the most were very popular in the 1960s and 1970s. His classical fun movies titled "Turist Ömer" were also great hits. He also had a leading role in the popular Turkish television series, "Kartallar Yüksek Uçar".
Alışık was also very interested in poetry and published his poems in a book called "Bir Ömürlük İstanbul" or Istanbul of a Lifetime.