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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'... See full bio »
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 2015 Money Is King (Video) (pre-production)
Detective Willams
 2014 Taylor'd Problems (TV Series) (filming)
Big T
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (2014) ... Big T
 2015 Mr. Hollywood (TV Series) (post-production)
Knuckles
 2014/I Popcorn Ceiling (post-production)
Bubba
 2013-2015 The Rev (TV Series) (completed)
Tiny Starr
- Johnny Dates a Stripper (2015) ... Tiny Starr
- Stealing the Tithe (2015) ... Tiny Starr
- Baby Momma Drama (2015) ... Tiny Starr
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Tiny Starr
 2014 American Justice (completed)
Justice
 2013 No Weapon Formed Against Us (completed)
Jackson Hines
 2014 Vultures in the Void (Short)
Space Clown
 2014 Johnny Dynamo (TV Series short)
Mo Lotto
- You Want Me to Wear a What? (2014) ... Mo Lotto
- You Have the Right to Remain (2014) ... Mo Lotto
- I Liked It Better When You Hated Me (2014) ... Mo Lotto
- Screwed Up Big Time (2014) ... Mo Lotto
- Ancient History (2014) ... Mo Lotto
 2014 Engage the Vision (Short)
Deebo
 2014 Hollywood Today (TV Series)
- Episode #1.128 (2014)
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Dallas
- TGI Murder (2013) ... Dallas
 2012 Silent No More
Blake
 2012 K-11
Detroit
 2012 Highway
Wilbert
 2012 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Driver
- Episode #2.7 (2012) ... Driver
 2012 Beyond the Trophy
Billy Thomas
 2012 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (TV Series)
Tiny
- James Franco Is Preggers (2012) ... Tiny
 2012 72 Hours with Empire (Short)
Deebo
 2012 We the Party
No Shame
 2012/III Noah
Roaring Giant (voice)
 2011 The Preacher's Family
Jackson Hines
 2011 The Trap Door (Video)
Jomo
 2011 Hopelessly in June
Pastor G
 2011 The Sixth (Short)
Priest
 2011 Regular Show (TV Series)
Bobby
- See You There (2011) ... Bobby (voice, uncredited)
- My Mom (2011) ... Bobby (voice, as Tiny Lister)
 2010 Perfect Sunday
Crazy Loc
 2010 The Lazarus Papers
Tiny Delaney
 2010 First Dog
Big Mike
 2010 Laugh Track Mash-ups (TV Series)
Mr. Oppenheimer
- Ralphie n' Me (2010) ... Mr. Oppenheimer
 2010 Food Stamps
Reggie The Mail Man
 2009 Nite Tales: The Series (TV Series)
Wrestler
- Trapped (2009) ... Wrestler
 2009 Hard Times
SixPac Jordan
 2008 Chocolate News (TV Series)
Otis 'Lighting' Jones
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... Otis 'Lighting' Jones
 2008 The Rimshop
Duncan
 2008 Unemployed
Big Dane (as Tiny Lister)
 2008 Block Party Madness (Video)
Slim
 2008 Monster Ark (TV Movie)
Sgt. Gentry (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
 2008 The Dark Knight
Tattooed Prisoner (as Tommy Tiny Lister)
 2008 Terra Nova
Sewing Dude (as Tommi Tiny Lister)
 2008 Under One Roof (TV Series)
Punkin
- Release Therapy (2008) ... Punkin
 2008 The Hustle
Dog Thief
 2008 Tamales and Gumbo
Uncle Mark
 2008 Miss B's Hair Salon
Mr. Biggs
 2007 Hauntsville
Kaine
 2007 Lady Samurai
Big Luther
 2007 Bone Dry
Mitch (as Tiny Lister)
 2007 The Pink Conspiracy
The Duke
 2007 Vegas Vampires
Andrew Johnson
 2007 Da Block Party 2 (Video)
CJ's Father
 2007 Ascension Day
Will
 2006 One Night with the King
Hegai, the Royal Eunuch
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game)
Babylon Club Doorman (voice, as Tiny Lister)
 2006 Forbidden Fruits (Video)
Jade
 2006 Full Clip
Bumaye
 2005 All of Us (TV Series)
Bandito
- Creeping with the Enemy (2005) ... Bandito
 2005 50 Cent: Bulletproof (Video Game)
Big Rig, Gangbanger (voice)
 2005 Santa's Slay
Gas Attendant
 2005 County General
Big Murder (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 2005 The Rev (TV Movie)
Tiny
 2004 Choices 2 (Video)
 2004 Blast
Smiley (as Tiny Lister)
 2004 El padrino
T-Bone (as 'Tiny' Lister)
 2004 Slammed
Bubba
 2004 Dracula 3000 (TV Movie)
Humvee (as Tiny Lister)
 2004 A Night in Compton
Rainmaker
 2004 Never Die Alone
Rockie
 2004 My Baby's Daddy
Drive By (as Tiny Lister)
 2003 Hellborn
Smithy (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
 2003 Love Chronicles
Alfonso
 2003 Keepin' It Real
A-Train Tranton (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 2003 Confidence
Harlin
 2001 The Wash
Bear (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 2001 Soulkeeper
Chad (as Tommy Tiny Lister Jr.)
 2001 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
Klaang
- Broken Bow: Part 2 (2001) ... Klaang (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
- Broken Bow: Part 1 (2001) ... Klaang (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 2001 Out Kold
Sweet
 2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Mr. Switch
- Cat Fight (2001) ... Mr. Switch
- Blood Bots (2001) ... Mr. Switch
 2001 Vegas, City of Dreams
Llord's Security Chief (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 2001 The Duo
Tiny Lister, Jr. (as Tommy Lister)
 2000 The Cheapest Movie Ever Made (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 2000 Little Nicky
Cassius (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 2000 Shark in a Bottle
The Recruiter
 2000 Circus
Moose (as Tiny Lister)
 2000 Next Friday
Deebo (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1999 Stealth Fighter
Berg (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1999 Judgment Day (Video)
Brother Clarence
 1999 Supreme Sanction (TV Movie)
Lester (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1999 Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (Video)
Tillaver (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1998 Butter
House
 1998 I Got the Hook Up
T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
 1998 Damon (TV Series)
Alfonse
- My Brother's So-Called Life (1998) ... Alfonse (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
 1998 The Players Club
XL (as Tiny Lister)
 1997 Jackie Brown
Winston (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1997 Hoover Park
 1997 USA High (TV Series)
Tony
- Mr. Tiffani (1997) ... Tony (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1997 The Fifth Element
President Lindberg (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1997 Below Utopia
Tiny (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister)
 1997 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
A.K.
- Rap Sheet (1997) ... A.K. (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
Larry
- Won't You Be My Neighbor (1997) ... Larry
 1997 The Good Bad Guy
Mobster #2 (as Tiny Lister)
 1997 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Adam - Groom
- I Do, I Didn't (1997) ... Adam - Groom (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1997 In the House (TV Series)
Mono
- Dial 'M' for Marion (1997) ... Mono
 1997 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Zeus
- Lockdown (1997) ... Zeus (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1996 Moesha (TV Series)
Security Guard #2
- A Concerted Effort: Part 1 (1996) ... Security Guard #2 (as 'Tiny' Lister)
 1996 Street Corner Justice
Angel Aikens (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1996 White Cargo
Zeno
 1996 Phat Beach
Tiny (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr.)
 1996 Barb Wire
Bouncer (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Tyrone (as Tiny Lister)
 1996 WCW Uncensored (TV Movie)
Z-Gangsta
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Bob
- Burnin' Love (1996) ... Bob (uncredited)
 1995 The Kangaroo
Sadran
 1995 Martin (TV Series)
Apollo
- Housekeeper from Hell (1995) ... Apollo (as Tiny Lister)
 1995 The Set Up
Leon (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 1995 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Leroy
- The Bully Pulpit (1995) ... Leroy
 1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
House (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1995 Step by Step (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio? (1995) ... Security Guard (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1995 Friday
Deebo (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr.)
 1995 Hologram Man (Video)
Eightball
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Patient
- Feb 5, '95 (1995) ... Patient (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco
Rocco Compton (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1994 Men of War
Blades (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 1994 Immortal Combat
Yanagi (as Tiny Lister)
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Tommy 'T.K.' Kendricks
- Every Man's Family (1993) ... Tommy 'T.K.' Kendricks (as Tiny Lister)
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Hicks
- Storm Warning (1993) ... Hicks (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
Marvin Montgomery
- The Champ (1993) ... Marvin Montgomery (as Tiny Lister)
 1993 The Meteor Man
Digit (as Tiny Lister)
 1993 Posse
Obobo (as Tiny Lister)
 1992 Trespass
Cletus (as Tiny Lister)
 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
Bodybuilder (uncredited)
 1992 Universal Soldier
GR55 (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1991 Driving Me Crazy
Cubey (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Tiny
- 72 Hours (1991) ... Tiny (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1991 9 1/2 Ninjas!
Cutter (as Tiny Lister)
 1990 Secret Agent OO Soul (as Tiny Lister)
 1989 Chameleons (TV Movie)
Luther
 1986-1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Tiny / Johnny Mack
- The Prisoner: Part 2 (1989) ... Tiny (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
- The Prisoner: Part 1 (1989) ... Tiny (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
- The Seduction (1986) ... Johnny Mack (as Tiny Lister)
 1989 Think Big
'Z'
 1989 Summerslam (Video)
Zeus
 1989 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
Zeus
 1989 Midnight
Security Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- B Men (1989)
 1989 No Holds Barred
Zeus (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (TV Series)
John Henry
- The Hot Dog Man (1989) ... John Henry (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1988 The Night Before
Bartender (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
 1987 Glory Years (TV Movie)
 1987 Prison
Tiny (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
Orvis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1987 Extreme Prejudice
Monday (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1987 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Leroy
- Hello, Elaine (1987) ... Leroy
 1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (TV Movie)
Mack 'Truck' Jones
 1984-1987 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Otis
- The Brink of Death (1987) ... Otis
- Ernie's Last Quarter (1987) ... Otis
- You Are Who You Eat (1985) ... Otis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
- Wine Time (1985) ... Otis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1986 Wired to Kill
Sleet (as Tommy Lister Jr. 'Tiny')
 1986 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
Zeus (1989)
 1986 Armed and Dangerous
Bruno
 1986 Blue City
Tiny (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
 1986 8 Million Ways to Die
Nose Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1985 Runaway Train
Black Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
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Alternate Names:

Tommy Lister Jr. 'Tiny' | 'Tiny' Lister Jr. | Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr. | Tiny Lister Jr. | Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr. | Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr. | Tommy Tiny Lister Jr. | Tommy Lister Jr. | 'Tiny' Lister | Tiny 'Zeus' Lister | Tiny Lister | Tom 'Tiny' Lister | Tommi Tiny Lister | Tommy Tiny Lister | Tommy Lister | Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr. | Z-Gangsta | Zeus

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Trivia:

He also had a brief stint in WCW World Championship Wrestling. He was known as Z-Gangsta. See more »

Trademark:

Due to his imposing stature, he often plays thugs or brutes of a violent nature See more »

Nickname:

The Human Wrecking Machine See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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