Tommy "Tiny" Lister

Tommy "Tiny" Lister

Highest Rated: 98% Zootopia (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% Homer & Eddie (1989)

Birthday: Jun 24, 1958

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



No Score Yet I Got the Hook-Up 2 T-Lay 2019
No Score Yet Sunday Morning Rapture Actor 2017
98% Zootopia Finnick $341.3M 2016
17% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) Inmate 178 $470 2015
No Score Yet Friday 20th Anniversary Actor 2015
No Score Yet Death's Door Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Amazing Wizard Of Paws Diner Manager 2014
No Score Yet American Justice Justice Screenwriter 2014
20% K-11 Detroit 2013
No Score Yet White T Mad Rapper 2013
No Score Yet Beyond The Trophy Billy 2012
No Score Yet Highway (Hillbilly Highway) Actor 2012
28% We the Party No Shame 2012
No Score Yet Hopelessly In June Pastor G 2012
No Score Yet Doorway to Heaven (Heaven's Door) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Silent No More Actor 2012
No Score Yet First Dog Big Mike 2011
No Score Yet The Trap Door Actor 2011
No Score Yet Thorns from a Rose Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Lazarus Papers Tiny 2010
7% Holy Water Actor 2010
No Score Yet Lean Like a Cholo (Perfect Sunday) (American Lowrider) Actor 2010
6% Super Capers Sarge 2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Tsetse $180M 2008
No Score Yet Unemployed Actor 2008
No Score Yet Monster Ark Actor 2008
94% The Dark Knight Tattoeed Prisoner $533.4M 2008
No Score Yet Block Party Madness Actor 2008
No Score Yet Nite Tales Wrestler 2008
No Score Yet Bone Dry Mitch 2007
No Score Yet Miss B's Hair Salon Mr. Biggs 2007
No Score Yet Rim Shop Actor 2007
19% One Night With the King Hagai $13.4M 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 $0.3M 2004
No Score Yet Dracula 3000 Humvee 2004
No Score Yet A Night in Compton Rainmaker 2004
26% Never Die Alone Rockie $5.6M 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
69% Confidence Harlin $12.2M 2003
No Score Yet Asylum of the Damned Actor 2003
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember Prisoner No.2 $213.1M 2002
No Score Yet Slammed! Bubba 2001
8% The Wash Bear $9.8M 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 $38.6M 2000
9% Circus Moose 2000
22% Next Friday Debo 2000
40% Judgment Day Clarence 1999
No Score Yet Supreme Sanction Actor 1999
10% 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
53% Gang Related Cutless Supreme 1997
No Score Yet Body Count Tiny 1997
70% 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
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
78% Friday Deebo 1995
No Score Yet Secret Agent 00 Soul Actor 1995
69% 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
29% Posse Obobo 1993
29% Universal Soldier GR55 1992
69% 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 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
No Score Yet The Night Before Bartender 1988
43% Beverly Hills Cop II Orvis 1987
70% Extreme Prejudice Monday 1987
No Score Yet Wired To Kill Sleet 1986
10% Armed and Dangerous Bruno 1986
No Score Yet Blue City Tiny 1986
0% 8 Million Ways To Die Nose Guard $1.4M 1986
85% Runaway Train Black Guard 1985
88% Hollywood Shuffle (uncredited) 1982


No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie
Silk 1997
No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show
Adam 1997
No Score Yet ER
Patient 1995
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night
T.K. Hendricks 1993
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Tiny 1992
No Score Yet Matlock
Tiny 1989
No Score Yet Regular Show


Finnick says: You kiss me tomorrow, I'll bite your face off!

Nick Wilde says: Flash, flash, a hundred yard dash.

President Lindberg says: You have 20 seconds....

Deebo says: THAT'S MY BIKE, PUNK!

Deebo says: THAT'S MY BIKE, PUNK!

Deebo says: That's my bike, punk!