Tommy Lister Jr.

Tommy "Tiny" Lister (born Thomas Lister, Jr.; June 24, 1958, died December 10, 2020) was 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 was blind in his right eye. Lister 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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The Dark Knight (2008)

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Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Heath Ledger  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Michael Caine

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Heath Ledger  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Michael Caine

The Fifth Element (1997)

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In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

Runaway Train (1985)

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Eric Roberts  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Kyle T. Heffner

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Eric Roberts  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Kyle T. Heffner

8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Andy García  •  Alexandra Paul

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Andy García  •  Alexandra Paul

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

Nightclub manager Darnell Wright is a perpetual playboy who is almost as devoted to his job as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After he sets his sights on the ultra-classy Brandi Web, he launches an all-out assault to win her heart. Ultimately, charm, lust ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Lawrence
CAST:  Lynn Whitfield  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Regina King  •  Della Reese

Nightclub manager Darnell Wright is a perpetual playboy who is almost as devoted to his job as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After he sets his sights on the ultra-classy Brandi Web, he launches an all-out assault to win her heart. Ultimately, charm, lust ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Lawrence
CAST:  Lynn Whitfield  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Regina King  •  Della Reese

Armed and Dangerous (1986)

After policeman Frank Dooley is framed for theft and loses his job on the force, he joins a security guard agency and teams up with inept former defense lawyer Norman Kane. When the two botch a job guarding a local warehouse, they begin to uncover corruption within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Robert Loggia  •  Meg Ryan

After policeman Frank Dooley is framed for theft and loses his job on the force, he joins a security guard agency and teams up with inept former defense lawyer Norman Kane. When the two botch a job guarding a local warehouse, they begin to uncover corruption within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Robert Loggia  •  Meg Ryan

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe—'70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Beyoncé  •  Seth Green  •  Michael York

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe—'70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Beyoncé  •  Seth Green  •  Michael York

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Axel Foley returns to the land of sunshine and palm trees to investigate the near-fatal shooting of police Captain Andrew Bogomil. With the help of Sgt. Taggart and Det. Rosewood, they soon uncover that the shooting is associated with a series of "alphabet" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  John Ashton  •  Jürgen Prochnow

Axel Foley returns to the land of sunshine and palm trees to investigate the near-fatal shooting of police Captain Andrew Bogomil. With the help of Sgt. Taggart and Det. Rosewood, they soon uncover that the shooting is associated with a series of "alphabet" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  John Ashton  •  Jürgen Prochnow

Confidence (2003)

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark, he was an accountant for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Dustin Hoffman

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark, he was an accountant for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Dustin Hoffman

Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

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John Arnold DeMarco is a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a cape and mask, DeMarco undergoes psychiatric treatment with Dr. Jack Mickler to cure him of his apparent delusion. But the psychiatric sessions have an unexpected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Leven
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Marlon Brando  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Géraldine Pailhas

John Arnold DeMarco is a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a cape and mask, DeMarco undergoes psychiatric treatment with Dr. Jack Mickler to cure him of his apparent delusion. But the psychiatric sessions have an unexpected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Leven
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Marlon Brando  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Géraldine Pailhas

Friday (1995)

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Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Chris Tucker  •  Nia Long  •  Tommy Lister Jr.

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Chris Tucker  •  Nia Long  •  Tommy Lister Jr.

Gang Related (1997)

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kouf
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Lela Rochon  •  Dennis Quaid

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kouf
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Lela Rochon  •  Dennis Quaid

I Got the Hook-Up (1998)

Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied customers but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Martin
CAST:  Master P  •  Anthony Johnson  •  Ice Cube  •  Gretchen Palmer

Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied customers but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Martin
CAST:  Master P  •  Anthony Johnson  •  Ice Cube  •  Gretchen Palmer

Jackie Brown (1997)

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Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan — with help from a bail bondsman — to keep the money for herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Forster  •  Bridget Fonda

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan — with help from a bail bondsman — to keep the money for herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Forster  •  Bridget Fonda

Little Nicky (2000)

After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his throne to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan to wither away. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Rhys Ifans

After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his throne to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan to wither away. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Rhys Ifans

My Baby's Daddy (2004)

A trio of young men are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cheryl Dunye
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Michael Imperioli  •  Method Man

A trio of young men are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cheryl Dunye
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Michael Imperioli  •  Method Man

Next Friday (2000)

A streetwise man flees South Central Los Angeles, heading to the suburbs and his lottery-winner uncle and cousin, to avoid a neighborhood thug with a grudge who has just escaped from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Mike Epps  •  Justin Pierce  •  John Witherspoon

A streetwise man flees South Central Los Angeles, heading to the suburbs and his lottery-winner uncle and cousin, to avoid a neighborhood thug with a grudge who has just escaped from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Mike Epps  •  Justin Pierce  •  John Witherspoon

No Holds Barred (1989)

Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for, but Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas J. Wright
CAST:  Hulk Hogan  •  Tommy Lister Jr.  •  Joan Severance  •  Kurt Fuller

Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for, but Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas J. Wright
CAST:  Hulk Hogan  •  Tommy Lister Jr.  •  Joan Severance  •  Kurt Fuller

Talkin' Dirty After Dark (1991)

Terry is an up and coming comedian, but believes politics will get him the big breaks and more time at the popular Dukie's Comedy Club. Just so happens that Terry is 'sleeping' with Ruby Lynn Sinclair, the wife of club owner Dukie Sinclair. What follows is a night ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Topper Carew
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  John Witherspoon  •  Tommy Lister Jr.  •  Mark Curry

Terry is an up and coming comedian, but believes politics will get him the big breaks and more time at the popular Dukie's Comedy Club. Just so happens that Terry is 'sleeping' with Ruby Lynn Sinclair, the wife of club owner Dukie Sinclair. What follows is a night ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Topper Carew
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  John Witherspoon  •  Tommy Lister Jr.  •  Mark Curry

The Players Club (1998)

Single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. When she meets two dancers from a nearby gentlemen's club, Diana's convinced there's fast money to be made stripping.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ice Cube
CAST:  LisaRaye McCoy  •  Dick Anthony Williams  •  Judyann Elder  •  Chrystale Wilson

Single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. When she meets two dancers from a nearby gentlemen's club, Diana's convinced there's fast money to be made stripping.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ice Cube
CAST:  LisaRaye McCoy  •  Dick Anthony Williams  •  Judyann Elder  •  Chrystale Wilson
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