Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Biography

Birthday: 1958-06-24
Place of Birth: Compton, California USA
Height: 6' 5" (1.96 m)
Wiki Biography: If you ever want a 6' 5", musclebound, broad shouldered, shaved-head actor to play a terrifying bodyguard, a soldier of fortune or a fearsome gangster, then Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. is the man you want. This African-American basketball player turned actor first popped up in minor roles such as a prison guard in Runaway Train (1985), as Andy Garcia's bodyguard in 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) and Powers Boothe's bodyguard in Extreme Prejudice (1987). "Tiny" Lister also had a stint in both the WWE (Formerly WWF) & WCW professional wrestling circuits in the late 1980s appearing under the name "Zeus" and "ZGangsta". His wrestling exploits can be seen on Summerslam (1989) (V), Survivor Series (1989) (V) and "WWF Superstars" (1984). However, unlike many muscle bound athletic types, "Tiny" Lister is a reasonable actor, and he has managed to notch up appearances in over 80 movies, expanding upon his original "fierce bodyguard" roles to now include comedic and rather quirky performances in films such as Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), the African-American western Posse (1993), as the Federated Territories President in the science fiction epic The Fifth Element (1997), the cult comedy Friday (1995) and its sequel, Next Friday (2000). Lister has also recently appeared on screen with Adam Sandler in Little Nicky (2000), and with Mike Myers in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), plus he's been seen in a slew of B-horror films including Soulkeeper (2001), Hellborn (2003) and Dracula 3000 (2004) (TV). Tommy "Tiny" Lister may not be an A list star, but he's certainly one of Hollywood's most instantly recognizable and busiest character actors.

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Filmography

Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Blue City Tiny 1986 Action, Crime, Drama
Wired to Kill Sleet 1986 Action
Extreme Prejudice Monday 1987 Action, Crime, Drama
No Holds Barred Zeus 1989 Action
9 1/2 Ninjas! Cutter 1991 Comedy
Driving Me Crazy Cubey 1991 Comedy
Universal Soldier 1992 0, Sport, Comedy, Game Show
Trespass Cletus 1992 Action, Thriller
Immortal Combat Yanagi 1994 Action, Adventure
Friday Deebo 1995 Comedy, Drama
Men of War Blades 1995 Action, Drama, Thriller
The Set Up Leon 1995 Action, Drama, Thriller
White Cargo Zeno 1996 Thriller
Street Corner Justice Angel Aikens 1996 Action
The Fifth Element President Lindberg 1997 0, Game Show, Sport
Jackie Brown Winston 1997 0, Comedy, Game Show
Below Utopia 1997 Drama, Thriller
I Got the Hook Up 1998 0
Butter House 1998 Action, Thriller
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies 1999 Fantasy, Horror
Little Nicky Cassius 2000 0, 0
Next Friday Debo 2000 Comedy
Stealth Fighter Berg 2000 Action, Drama
Circus Moose 2000 Crime, Thriller, Drama
Shark in a Bottle The Recruiter 2000 Action, Crime, Drama
Soulkeeper Chad 2001
The Duo Tiny Lister, Jr. 2001
Out Kold Sweet 2001 Action
Confidence 2003 Comedy, 0, 0, Game Show
Keepin' It Real A-Train Tranton 2003 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Love Chronicles Alfonso 2003 Drama, Romance
Hellborn Smithy 2003 Fantasy, Horror
Never Die Alone 2004 0, Comedy, 0
Slammed Bubba 2004 Action, Comedy, Romance
A Night in Compton Rainmaker 2004 Comedy
Hair Show Agent Little 2004
County General Big Murder 2005 Comedy
One Night with the King 2006 Drama
Who Made the Potatoe Salad? Monster 2006 Comedy, Romance
The Pink Conspiracy The Duke 2007 Comedy
Miss B's Hair Salon Mr. Biggs 2008 Comedy
Tamales and Gumbo Uncle Mark 2008 Comedy, Drama
Bone Dry Mitch 2008 Action, Drama, Thriller
Novaya Zemlya Sewing Dude 2008 Action, Drama, Thriller
The Rimshop Duncan 2008 Action, Comedy
The Lazarus Papers Tiny Delaney 2009 Game Show, Sport, 0
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion Sarge 2009 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Perfect Sunday Crazy Loc 2010 Comedy
Food Stamps Reggie The Mail Man 2010 Comedy
Hard Times SixPac Jordan 2010 Comedy, Drama
Hopelessly in June Pastor G 2011 0
Cornered Cpt. Williams 2011 Action, Crime, Mystery
Heaven's Door Ben 2012 0, 0
Beyond the Trophy Billy Thomas 2012 0, Comedy
We the Party No Shame 2012 Comedy
First Dog Big Mike 2012 Family
White T Mad Rapper 2013
K-11 Detroit 2013 Drama
No Weapon Formed Against Us Jackson Hines 2013 Drama, Family
Cockroaches Carl the Florist 2014 Action, Comedy, Crime
Room and Board Moses 2014 Horror
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) Inmate 178 2014 Drama, Horror
American Justice Justice 2015 Action
Of Sentimental Value Tee 2015 Comedy, Drama, Family
Death's Door Jomo 2015 Horror
Hauntsville Kaine 2015 Horror, Thriller
Rondo 2016 Horror
My Cousin's Ghetto Wedding Desk Sergeant 2016 Comedy
Hickey Henry 2017
The Hustle Dog Thief 2019