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Tommy "Tiny" Lister

Highest Rated:   98% Zootopia (2016)
Lowest Rated:   0% Super Capers (2009)
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Not Available
Hardly diminutive, Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. has made his imposing presence felt in a multitude of films since the mid-'80s. Originally a professional wrestler nicknamed Zeus and Z-Gangsta, the 6' 5" 275 lb. Lister retired in 1985 to pursue an acting career. After making his movie debut in director Hal Ashby's final film 8 Million Ways to Die (1985), Lister spent the rest of the 1980s working primarily in A and B movies heavy on action, including Runaway Train (1985), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), and Walter Hill's Extreme Prejudice (1987). Lister earned his first starring role playing his wrestling alter ego Zeus in the Hulk Hogan vehicle No Holds Barred (1989). Lister continued his run of B films in the early '90s, as well as appearing in Walter Hill's higher profile actioner Trespass (1992) with future co-star Ice Cube, and Jean-Claude Van Damme's Universal Soldier (1992). As the 1990s went on, Lister played roles in a more varied assortment of films, including the quirky Johnny Depp/Marlon Brando/Faye Dunaway romantic fantasy Don Juan DeMarco (1995) and the Quentin Tarantino-wannabe noir Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995). Lister got to act for Tarantino himself in Jackie Brown, as well as play the President in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. Lister's 1990s career also benefited from the decade's surge in African-American filmmaking, beginning with his starring role in Mario Van Peebles' Western Posse (1993). Lister subsequently starred as neighborhood bully Deebo opposite Ice Cube in the sleeper hit comedy Friday (1995). After appearing in comedian Martin Lawrence's A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), Lister played a supporting role in Ice Cube's directorial debut The Players Club (1998), and starred as a hood in Master P's I Got the Hook-Up (1998). Adding to his eclectic credits in 2000, Lister notched another hit reprising his role as Deebo in the sequel Next Friday (2000), and co-starred as one of Satan's sons in the Adam Sandler comedy Little Nicky (2000).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
98% Zootopia
  • Finnick
2016
19% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
  • Inmate 178
2015
No Score Yet Friday 20th Anniversary
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet American Justice
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2014
14% K-11
  • Detroit
2013
No Score Yet White T
  • Mad Rapper
2013
No Score Yet Beyond The Trophy
  • Billy
2012
28% We the Party
  • No Shame
2012
No Score Yet Silent No More
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Doorway to Heaven (Heaven's Door)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Hopelessly In June
  • Pastor G
2012
No Score Yet First Dog
  • Big Mike
2011
No Score Yet Thorns from a Rose
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Lazarus Papers
  • Tiny
2010
7% Holy Water
  • Actor
2010
0% Super Capers
  • Sarge
2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Tsetse
2008
No Score Yet Unemployed
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Monster Ark
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Nite Tales
  • Wrestler
2008
No Score Yet Block Party Madness
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bone Dry
  • Mitch
2007
No Score Yet Nite Tales Trilogy
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Miss B's Hair Salon
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Miss B's Hair Salon
  • Mr. Biggs
2007
19% One Night With the King
  • Hagai
2006
No Score Yet Da Block Party 2
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Knocked the
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Blast!
  • Smiley
2005
No Score Yet Forbidden Fruits
  • Jade
2005
17% Hair Show
  • Agent Little
2004
No Score Yet Dracula 3000
  • Humvee
2004
No Score Yet A Night in Compton
  • Rainmaker
2004
25% Never Die Alone
  • Rockie
2004
4% My Baby's Daddy
  • Drive By
2004
No Score Yet El Padrino
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Choices 2
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Vegas Vampires
  • Off. Johnson
2004
70% Confidence
  • Harlin
2003
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Prisoner No.2
2002
No Score Yet Slammed!
  • Bubba
2001
8% The Wash
  • Bear
2001
No Score Yet Out Kold
  • Sweet
2001
No Score Yet The Duo!
  • Tiny Lister, Jr.
2001
No Score Yet Soulkeeper
  • Chad
2001
No Score Yet Keepin' It Real
  • A-Train Tranton
2001
22% Little Nicky
  • Cassius
2000
9% Circus
  • Moose
2000
20% Next Friday
  • Debo
2000
40% Judgment Day
  • Clarence
1999
No Score Yet Supreme Sanction
  • Actor
1999
0% Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies
  • Tilover
1999
17% I Got The Hook-Up
  • T-Lay
1998
31% The Players Club
  • XL
1998
87% Jackie Brown
  • Winston
1997
56% Gang Related
  • Cutless Supreme
1997
No Score Yet Body Count
  • Tiny
1997
71% The Fifth Element
  • Pres. Lindberg
1997
No Score Yet Street Corner Justice
  • Angel Aikens
1996
No Score Yet Phat Beach
  • Tiny
1996
28% Barb Wire
  • Bouncer
1996
12% A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  • Tyrone
1996
No Score Yet White Cargo
  • Actor
1996
33% Things to Do in Denver...When You're Dead
  • House
1995
No Score Yet The Set Up
  • Leon
1995
No Score Yet Hologram Man
  • Eightball
1995
77% Friday
  • Deebo
1995
No Score Yet Secret Agent 00 Soul
  • Actor
1995
74% Don Juan DeMarco
  • Rocco Compton
1994
No Score Yet Men of War
  • Blades
1994
No Score Yet Immortal Combat
  • Yanagi
1993
29% The Meteor Man
  • Digit
1993
31% Posse
  • Obobo
1993
19% Universal Soldier
  • GR55
1992
68% Trespass
  • Cletus
1992
No Score Yet Driving Me Crazy
  • Cubey
1991
No Score Yet Talkin' Dirty After Dark
  • Bigg
1991
No Score Yet Think Big
  • Z
1990
No Score Yet Secret Agent 00 Soul
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet 9 1/2 Ninjas!
  • Cutter
1990
0% Homer & Eddie
  • Man in Bar with Gun
1989
11% No Holds Barred
  • Zeus
1989
40% Prison
  • Tiny
1988
71% Extreme Prejudice
  • Monday
1987
No Score Yet Wired To Kill
  • Sleet
1986
14% Armed and Dangerous
  • Bruno
1986
No Score Yet Blue City
  • Tiny
1986
0% 8 Million Ways To Die
  • Nose Guard
1986
87% Runaway Train
  • Black Guard
1985
88% Hollywood Shuffle
  • (uncredited)
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Patient
No Score Yet Regular Show
2010
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Tiny

Quotes from Tommy "Tiny" Lister's Characters