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Tommy Lister

Biography

Acclaimed film actor who became observed for his figure Deebo in the Fri movie series. His tasks as Harry Wainwright in Heartbeat and Rob Ingram in The Expenses brought him common acknowledgement. He was a specialist wrestler in both WCW as well as the WWE before he became an acting professional. He had visitor appearances in tv shows like Matlock. He wedded Felecia Forbes in 2003. They possess a daughter called Trust. He once filmed a battle scene with Snow Cube.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tommy Lister
Date Of Birth June 24, 1958
Place Of Birth Pine Bluff, AR
Height 1.96 m
Weight 140.6 kg
Profession Movie Actor
Education California State University, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Spouse Felicia Forbes
Parents Tommy Lister, Mildred Faye Lister
Movies Friday, Zootopia, The Fifth Element, Next Friday, No Holds Barred, Little Nicky, The Dark Knight, Jackie Brown, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), Austin Powers in Goldmember, One Night with the King, Posse, The Wash, Beverly Hills Cop II, Super Capers, K-11, I Got the Hook-Up, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, The Players Club, Soulkeeper, Dracula 3000, My Baby's Daddy, We the Party, The Meteor Man, Talkin' Dirty After Dark, First Dog, Armed and Dangerous, Trespass, Phat Beach, Street Corner Justice, Judgment Day, Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies, Barb Wire, Bone Dry, Santa's Slay, Monster Ark, Blue City, Immortal Combat, Think Big, Wired To Kill, Forbidden Fruits, Who Made the Potatoe Salad?, Asylum of the Damned, Below Utopia, Terra Nova, El Padrino, Full Clip, The Set-Up, Miss B's Hair Salon, The Duo, Busy Day
TV Shows Saturday Night's Main Event, Da Jammies
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Listed #500 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 wrestlers in the world in 1991.
2A movie buff, he enjoys the films of Frank Capra and Burt Lancaster, and has even been a guest host on TCM's "The Essentials".
3Was the 1982 Division II Shot Put Champion while attending Cal State University Los Angeles.
4He has commonly been listed as 6' 7", especially back in his wrestling days, but is actually about 6' 5".
5Is blind in his right eye.
6Played Klaang in the first episode of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). Klang was the first Klingon (even though it was in a prequel) that Starfleet ever encountered.
7During his brief stint in the World Wrestling Federation in 1989, Lister was promoted as frustrated with being billed below Hulk Hogan in that year's No Holds Barred (1989), and thus wanting to get his revenge in a real-life wrestling confrontation (in the movie, Hogan's character defeats Zeus at the end). The "feud" parlayed into a series of tag-team matches, pitting Lister -- who wrestled as his movie character Zeus -- and his partners (usually Randy Savage [aka "Macho Man"] and Ted DiBiase [aka "Million Dollar Man"]) vs. Hogan and Ed Leslie (aka "Brutus Beefcake"); when not wrestling, he sometimes came down as a menacing second for either DiBiase or Savage in their matches against Hogan or Beefcake, interfering at every opportunity. During his WWF matches, Zeus "no sold" his opponents' wrestling moves (that is, pretended like an opponent's moves didn't hurt the wrestler in the least) to generate fan heat and create the impression Zeus was invincible. His in-ring finisher was the neck-wrencher, which he ostensibly used to "break" opponents' necks and set them up for an easy pin fall loss. Lister's wrestling career only lasted for about six months.
8Weighed 300 lbs at the time of Universal Soldier (1992).
9He also had a brief stint in WCW World Championship Wrestling. He was known as Z-Gangsta.
10Career got started by actor/ director Jimmy Bridges (older brother of actor Todd Bridges) when Jimmy introduced Tiny to his father, Jim Bridges, who was a talent agent in Hollywood after which Tiny worked in 3 movies his first year in the business.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fifth Element1997President Lindberg (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Below Utopia1997Tiny (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister)
L.A. Heat1997TV SeriesA.K.
Sparks1997TV SeriesLarry
Killer per caso1997Mobster #2 (as Tiny Lister)
The Jamie Foxx Show1997TV SeriesAdam - Groom
In the House1997TV SeriesMono
Malcolm & Eddie1997TV SeriesZeus
Moesha1996TV SeriesSecurity Guard #2
Street Corner Justice1996Angel Aikens (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
White Cargo1996Zeno
Phat Beach1996Tiny (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr.)
Barb Wire1996Bouncer (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996Tyrone (as Tiny Lister)
WCW Uncensored1996TV MovieZ-Gangsta
NYPD Blue1996TV SeriesBob
The Kangaroo1995Sadran
Martin1995TV SeriesApollo
The Set Up1995Leon (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesLeroy Moland
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995House (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
Step by Step1995TV SeriesSecurity Guard
Friday1995Deebo (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr.)
Hologram Man1995VideoEightball
ER1995TV SeriesPatient
Don Juan DeMarco1994Rocco Compton (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Men of War1994Blades (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
Immortal Combat1994Yanagi (as Tiny Lister)
In the Heat of the Night1993TV SeriesTommy 'T.K.' Kendricks
Walker, Texas Ranger1993TV SeriesHicks
Renegade1993TV SeriesMarvin Montgomery
The Meteor Man1993Digit (as Tiny Lister)
Posse1993Obobo (as Tiny Lister)
Trespass1992Cletus (as Tiny Lister)
The Boys1992TV MovieBodybuilder (uncredited)
Universal Soldier1992GR55 (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Talkin' Dirty After Dark1991Bigg
Driving Me Crazy1991Cubey (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1991TV SeriesTiny
9 1/2 Ninjas!1991Cutter (as Tiny Lister)
Secret Agent OO Soul1990as Tiny Lister
Chameleons1989TV MovieLuther
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie1989TV MovieZeus
WWF Superstars1989TV SeriesZeus
Matlock1986-1989TV SeriesTiny / Johnny Mack
Saturday Night's Main Event1989TV SeriesZeus
Think Big1989'Z'
Summerslam1989VideoZeus
WWF Challenge1989TV SeriesZeus
Homer and Eddie1989Man in Bar with Gun
Midnight1989Security Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV Series
No Holds Barred1989Zeus (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Hard Time on Planet Earth1989TV SeriesJohn Henry
The Night Before1988Bartender (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
Glory Years1987TV Movie
Prison1987Tiny (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Beverly Hills Cop II1987Orvis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Extreme Prejudice1987Monday (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Perfect Strangers1987TV SeriesLeroy
Warm Hearts, Cold Feet1987TV MovieMack 'Truck' Jones
1st & Ten: The Championship1984-1987TV SeriesOtis
Wired to Kill1986Sleet (as Tommy Lister Jr. 'Tiny')
Armed and Dangerous1986Bruno
Blue City1986Tiny (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
8 Million Ways to Die1986Nose Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Runaway Train1985Black Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
Webster1984TV SeriesFootball Player
Hickey2017completedHenry
Beautiful Evilannounced
Night Walkpost-productionAyman
Popcorn Ceilingpost-productionBubba
Room and BoardannouncedMoses
The Body Sculptorpost-productionDonovan Ray Cooke
The TempestTV Movie post-productionMonster
The Whole World at Our Feet2016Tom (as Tommy Lister)
Hauntsville2016Kaine
Of Sentimental Value2016Tee
Beyond the Game2016/II
Zootopia2016Finnick, AKA Little Toot Toot (voice, as Tiny Lister)
Woman Scorned2016ShortBrandon
20162016Rondo
Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece2016Superfly
Busy Day2015ShortJohnny Burns
No Weapon Formed Against Us2015Jackson Hines
If I Tell You I Have to Kill You2015Gabriel
Death's Door2015Jomo
Mr. Hollywood2015TV SeriesKnuckles
On the Court2015TV SeriesKing Cain
Tamales and Gumbo2015Uncle Mark
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)2015Inmate 178
The Amazing Wizard of Paws2015VideoDiner Manager
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesMajor Aikens
American Justice2015Justice
Da Jammies2015TV SeriesBig Horace / Robot / Dolla & Da Jammies
Vultures in the Void2014ShortSpace Clown
Johnny Dynamo2014TV Series shortMo Lotto
Taylor'd Problems2014TV SeriesBig T
The Boondocks2014TV SeriesFilbert Slowlove
Engage the Vision2014ShortDeebo
Hollywood Today2014TV Series
The Accidental President2014TV SeriesSpeaker Jernigan
NTSF:SD:SUV2013TV SeriesDallas
Fish Hooks2010-2013TV SeriesMr. Mussels
White T2013Mad Rapper
Heaven's Door2013Ben Wilson (as Tommy Duane Lister)
The Rev2013TV SeriesTiny Starr
Silent No More2012Blake
K-112012Detroit
Highway2012Wilbert
Key and Peele2012TV SeriesDriver
Beyond the Trophy2012Billy Thomas
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit2012TV SeriesTiny
72 Hours with Empire2012ShortDeebo
We the Party2012No Shame
Noah2012/IIIRoaring Giant (voice)
The Preacher's Family2011Jackson Hines
Cornered2011Cpt. Williams
The Trap Door2011VideoJomo
Hopelessly in June2011Pastor G
The Sixth2011ShortPriest
Regular Show in Space2011TV SeriesBobby
Lean Like a Cholo2010Crazy Loc
The Lazarus Papers2010Tiny Delaney
First Dog2010Big Mike
Laugh Track Mash-ups2010TV SeriesMr. Oppenheimer
Food Stamps2010Reggie The Mail Man
Nite Tales: The Series2009TV SeriesWrestler
Hard Times2009SixPac Jordan
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion2009Sarge
Chocolate News2008TV SeriesOtis 'Lighting' Jones
The Rimshop2008Duncan
Unemployed2008Big Dane (as Tiny Lister)
Block Party Madness2008VideoSlim
Monster Ark2008TV MovieSgt. Gentry (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
The Dark Knight2008Tattooed Prisoner (as Tommy Tiny Lister)
Novaya Zemlya2008Sewing Dude (as Tommi Tiny Lister)
Under One Roof2008TV SeriesPunkin
The Hustle2008Dog Thief
Miss B's Hair Salon2008Mr. Biggs
Lady Samurai2007Big Luther
Bone Dry2007Mitch (as Tiny Lister)
The Grand2007German's Bodyguard
The Pink Conspiracy2007The Duke
Saul of the Mole Men2007TV SeriesJohn Henry Irons
Vegas Vampires2007Andrew Johnson
Da Block Party 22007VideoCJ's Father (as Tiny Lister)
Ascension Day2007Will
Who Made the Potatoe Salad?2006Monster
One Night with the King2006Hegai, the Royal Eunuch
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video GameBabylon Club Doorman (voice, as Tiny Lister)
Forbidden Fruits2006VideoJade
Full Clip2006Bumaye
All of Us2005TV SeriesBandito
50 Cent: Bulletproof2005Video GameBig Rig, Gangbanger (voice)
Santa's Slay2005Gas Attendant
County General2005Big Murder (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
The Rev2005TV MovieTiny
Choices 22004Video
Blast2004Smiley (as Tiny Lister)
Hair Show2004Agent Little
El padrino2004T-Bone (as 'Tiny' Lister)
Slammed2004Bubba
Dracula 30002004Humvee (as Tiny Lister)
A Night in Compton2004Rainmaker
Never Die Alone2004Rockie
My Baby's Daddy2004Drive By (as Tiny Lister)
Knocked the "F" Out2004
Hellborn2003Smithy (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
Love Chronicles2003Alfonso
Keepin' It Real2003A-Train Tranton (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Confidence2003Harlin
Austin Powers in Goldmember2002Prisoner #2
The Wash2001Bear (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Soulkeeper2001Chad (as Tommy Tiny Lister Jr.)
Star Trek: Enterprise2001TV SeriesKlaang
Out Kold2001Sweet
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesMr. Switch
Vegas, City of Dreams2001Llord's Security Chief (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
The Duo2001Tiny Lister, Jr. (as Tommy Lister)
The Cheapest Movie Ever Made2000as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister
Little Nicky2000Cassius (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Shark in a Bottle2000The Recruiter
Circus2000Moose (as Tiny Lister)
Next Friday2000Deebo (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Stealth Fighter1999Berg (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Judgment Day1999VideoBrother Clarence
Supreme Sanction1999TV MovieLester (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies1999VideoTillaver (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Butter1998House
I Got the Hook Up1998T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
Damon1998TV SeriesAlfonse
The Players Club1998XL (as Tiny Lister)
A Time to Revenge1997Corporal Hollis (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
Jackie Brown1997Winston (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Hoover Park1997
Gang Related1997Cutlass Supreme
USA High1997TV SeriesTony

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Weapon Formed Against Us2015executive producer
White T2013executive producer
The Preacher's Family2011producer
Judgment Day1999Video executive producer
Brutalityco-executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
County General2005special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fandom Workshop2015TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2015TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2014TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Morning Rapture2011Himself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself
Sober House2009TV SeriesHimself
America's Toughest Bars2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Praise the Lord2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Still Life2006Himself / Art Buyer
Inked2005TV Series
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Magic Hour1998TV SeriesHimself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Zeus)
Survivor Series1989TV SpecialZeus - The Million Dollar Team
Hulkamania 41989VideoHimself (as Zeus)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Unsafe Place: Making 'Men of War'2016Video documentary shortBlades
Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series2009VideoZeus
WWE: Survivor Series Anthology, Vol. 12009VideoZeus
WWE: Summerslam - The Complete Anthology, Vol. 12009Zeus
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event2009VideoZeus
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself

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#Trademark
1Shaved head
2Deep resonant voice
3Due to his imposing stature, he often plays thugs or brutes of a violent nature

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