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Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Tommy "Tiny" Lister (born Thomas Lister, Jr.; June 24, 1958) is a character actor and former wrestler best known for his role as the neighborhood bully Deebo in the Friday series of movies. He also had a short-lived professional wrestling career, wrestling Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) after appearing as "Zeus" in Hogan's movie No Holds Barred. Lister is blind in his right eye. Lister has had numerous guest appearances in TV series, including playing Klaang (the first Klingon ever to make contact with humans, not counting Worf in Star Trek: First Contact) in the pilot episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. He also co-starred in an episode of the courtroom series Matlock as Mr. Matlock's in-prison bodyguard. Lister also appeared as Sancho in the music video for Sublime's song "Santeria". He was also in the video for Michael Jackson's song "Remember the Time". He also made a guest appearance in Austin Powers in Goldmember, as a prisoner in the Hard Knock Life spoof.

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Jun 24, 1958 In Compton, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Bill 1984-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie Zootopia 2016-02-11
Known For
Poster of Zootopia
Poster of The Dark Knight
Poster of Jackie Brown
Poster of The Fifth Element
Movie Zootopia Finnick (voice) 2016-02-11
Movie Death's Door Jomo 2015-09-29
Movie American Justice Justice 2015-06-16
Movie The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) Inmate 178 2015-05-22
Movie The Amazing Wizard of Paws Mr. Tiny 2015-03-03
Movie The Whole World at Our Feet 2015-01-01
Movie Beyond the Game 2014-12-31
Movie K-11 2013-03-15
Movie American Lowrider Crazy Loc 2013-09-17
Movie Heaven's Door Ben Wilson 2012-11-27
Movie The Trap Door Jomo 2011-10-11
Movie Sunday Morning Rapture Himself 2011-06-15
Movie Hopelessly in June Pastor G 2011-06-06
Movie First Dog Big Mike 2010-10-22
Movie The Lazarus Papers Tiny Delaney 2009-12-31
Movie Holy Water SixPac Jordan 2009-07-01
Movie Super Capers Sarge 2009-03-20
Movie Monster Ark Sgt. Gentry 2008-01-01
Movie The Dark Knight Tattooed Prisoner 2008-07-18
Movie Terra Nova Sewing Dude 2008-08-08
Movie Bone Dry Mitch 2007-05-17
Movie One Night with the King Hegai, the Royal Eunuch 2006-10-13
Movie Forbidden Fruits Jade 2006-07-25
Movie A Night In Compton Rainmaker 2004-09-06
Movie Dracula 3000 Humvee 2004-08-09
Movie Slammed Bubba 2004-08-09
Movie Never Die Alone Rockie 2004-03-26
Movie Blast Smiley 2004-01-01
Movie Confidence Harlin 2003-04-25
Movie Keepin' It Real A-Train Tranton (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.) 2003-03-18
Movie Austin Powers in Goldmember Prisoner #2 2002-07-26
Movie The Wash Bear 2001-11-16
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Movie Soulkeeper Chad 2001-01-01
Movie Little Nicky Cassius 2000-11-10
Movie Shark in a Bottle The Recruiter 2000-06-12
Movie Circus Moose 2000-05-05
Movie Next Friday Debo 2000-01-12
Movie The Cheapest Movie Ever Made (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister) 2000-01-01
Movie Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies Tillaver 1999-03-12
Series L.A. Heat Unknown 1999-03-15
Movie Supreme Sanction Lester 1999-04-09
Movie Judgment Day Brother Clarence 1998-12-30
Movie Butter House 1998-10-13
Movie I Got the Hook Up T-Lay 1998-05-27
Movie Jackie Brown Winston 1997-12-24
Movie Below Utopia Tiny 1997-09-26
Movie The Fifth Element President Lindberg 1997-05-07
Series Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Movie WCW Uncensored 1996 Z-Gangsta 1996-03-24
Series Malcolm & Eddie Unknown 1996-08-26
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown 1996-08-28
Movie Street Corner Justice Angel Aikens 1996-09-27
Movie The Set Up Leon 1995-07-23
Movie Hologram Man Eightball 1995-06-27
Movie Friday Deebo 1995-04-26
Series In the House Unknown 1995-04-10
Series The Parent 'Hood Unknown 1995-01-18
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Immortal Combat Yanagi 1994-05-06
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Posse Obobo (as Tiny Lister) 1993-05-14
Movie Trespass Cletus 1992-12-25
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Universal Soldier GR55 1992-07-10
Series Step by Step Unknown 1991-09-20
Movie Driving Me Crazy Cubey 1991-05-16
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Tiny 1990-09-10
Movie Secret Agent 00 Soul Tiny Lister 1990-01-01
Movie No Holds Barred Zeus 1989-06-02
Movie Midnight Security Guard 1989-07-01
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1989 Zeus 1989-08-28
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 Zeus 1989-11-23
Movie Prison Tiny 1987-12-08
Movie Beverly Hills Cop II Orvis 1987-05-18
Movie Extreme Prejudice Monday 1987-04-24
Movie Wired To Kill 1986-11-14
Movie Armed and Dangerous Bruno 1986-08-15
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie Runaway Train Guard 1985-11-15
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16