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Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

If you ever want a 6' 6", 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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 2018 Money Is King (Video) (pre-production)
Detective Willams
  Night Walk (filming)
  The Body Sculptor (post-production)
Donovan Ray Cooke
  The Tempest (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2017 Busy Day (Short)
Johnny Burns
 2017 Boone: The Bounty Hunter
Man in TV Show (uncredited)
 2017 2016
 2017 Diamond Cartel
Tom (as Tommy Lister)
 2017 American Justice
 2016 Hauntsville
 2016/II Beyond the Game
 2016 Hickey
 2016 Zootopia
Finnick (voice, as Tiny Lister)
 2016 Woman Scorned (Short)
 2015 No Weapon Formed Against Us
Jackson Hines
 2015/II Death's Door
 2015 Mr. Hollywood (TV Series)
 2015 On the Court (TV Series)
King Cain
- Game Time (2015) ... King Cain
- The Sharks (2015) ... King Cain
- Training Day (2015) ... King Cain
 2015 Mann and Wife (TV Series)
Lieutenant Marshall
- Undercover Mann (2015) ... Lieutenant Marshall
- Mann's to Make Her Dance (2015) ... Lieutenant Marshall
- Mann's Payback (2015) ... Lieutenant Marshall
- Mann's Bodygaurd (2015) ... Lieutenant Marshall
- Mann's New Church (2015) ... Lieutenant Marshall
 2015 Tamales and Gumbo
Uncle Mark
 2015 The Whole World at Our Feet
Tom (as Tommy Lister)
 2015 The Amazing Wizard of Paws (Video)
Diner Manager
 2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Major Aikens
 2015 Da Jammies (TV Series)
Big Horace / Robot / Dolla & Da Jammies
- 3:10 (2015) ... Big Horace (voice)
- Will the Real Dolla... ... Robot / Dolla & Da Jammies (voice)
 2014 Vultures in the Void (Short)
Space Clown
 2014 Johnny Dynamo (TV Series short)
Mo Lotto
- A Missing Giant Report, Part 1 (2014) ... Mo Lotto
- You Have the Right to Remain (2014) ... Mo Lotto
- I Liked It Better When You Hated Me (2014) ... Mo Lotto
- Hey Mo! (2014) ... Mo Lotto
 2014 Taylor'd Problems (TV Series)
Big T
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (2014) ... Big T
 2014 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Filbert Slowlove
- The New Black (2014) ... Filbert Slowlove (voice)
 2014 Engage the Vision (Short)
 2014 Hollywood Today (TV Series)
- Episode #1.128 (2014)
 2014 The Accidental President (TV Series)
Speaker Jernigan
 2013 Akon: So Blue (Video short)
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
- TGI Murder (2013) ... Dallas
 2010-2013 Fish Hooks (TV Series)
Mr. Mussels
- Milo vs. Milo/Everything But the Chicken Sink (2013) ... Mr. Mussels (voice)
- Milo's Magical Shake (2012) ... Mr. Mussels (voice)
- Little Fish Sunshine (2012) ... Mr. Mussels
- Fish School Musical (2011) ... Mr. Mussels (voice)
- Riding in Cars with Fish (2011) ... Mr. Mussels (voice)
 2013 White T
Mad Rapper
 2013 Heaven's Door
Ben Wilson (as Tommy Duane Lister)
 2013 The Rev (TV Series)
Tiny Starr
- Johnny Dates a Stripper (2013) ... Tiny Starr
- Stealing the Tithe (2013) ... Tiny Starr
- Baby Momma Drama (2013) ... Tiny Starr
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Tiny Starr
 2012 Silent No More
 2012 K-11
 2012 Highway
 2012 Key and Peele (TV Series)
- Episode #2.7 (2012) ... Driver
 2012 Beyond the Trophy
Billy Thomas
 2012 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (TV Series)
- James Franco Is Preggers (2012) ... Tiny
 2012 72 Hours with Empire (Short)
 2012 We the Party
No Shame
 2012/III Noah
Roaring Giant (voice)
 2011 The Preacher's Family
Jackson Hines
 2011 Cornered
Cpt. Williams
 2011 The Trap Door (Video)
 2011 Hopelessly in June
Pastor G
 2011 The Sixth (Short)
 2011 Regular Show (TV Series)
- See You There (2011) ... Bobby (voice, uncredited)
- My Mom (2011) ... Bobby (voice, as Tiny Lister)
 2010 Lean Like a Cholo
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)
- 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
 2008 Unemployed
Big Dane (as Tiny Lister)
 2008 Block Party Madness (Video)
 2008 Monster Ark (TV Movie)
Sgt. Gentry (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
 2008 The Dark Knight
Tattooed Prisoner (as Tommy Tiny Lister)
 2008 Novaya Zemlya
Sewing Dude (as Tommi Tiny Lister)
 2008 Under One Roof (TV Series)
- Release Therapy (2008) ... Punkin
 2008 The Hustle
Dog Thief
 2008 Miss B's Hair Salon
Mr. Biggs
 2007 Lady Samurai
Big Luther
 2007 Bone Dry
Mitch (as Tiny Lister)
 2007 The Grand
German's Bodyguard
 2007 The Pink Conspiracy
The Duke
 2007 Saul of the Mole Men (TV Series)
John Henry Irons
- Faster Robot! Upload! Upload! (2007) ... John Henry Irons
- Children of Embers Blaze (2007) ... John Henry Irons
- Hammer in His Hand (2007) ... John Henry Irons
 2007 Vegas Vampires
Andrew Johnson
 2007 Da Block Party 2 (Video)
CJ's Father (as Tiny Lister)
 2007 Ascension Day
 2006 One Night with the King
Hegai, the Royal Eunuch
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game)
Rocky T. - Babylon Club Doorman (voice, as Tiny Lister)
 2006 Forbidden Fruits (Video)
 2006 Full Clip
 2005 All of Us (TV Series)
- 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)
 2004 Choices 2 (Video)
 2004 Blast
Smiley (as Tiny Lister)
 2004 Hair Show
Agent Little
 2004 El padrino
T-Bone (as 'Tiny' Lister)
 2004 Slammed
 2004 Dracula 3000
Humvee (as Tiny Lister)
 2004 A Night in Compton
 2004 Never Die Alone
 2004 My Baby's Daddy
Drive By (as Tiny Lister)
 2003 Hellborn
Smithy (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
 2003 Love Chronicles
 2003 Keepin' It Real
A-Train Tranton (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 2003 Confidence
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
Prisoner #2
 2001 The Wash
Bear (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 2001 Soulkeeper
Chad (as Tommy Tiny Lister Jr.)
 2001 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
- Broken Bow: Part II (2001) ... Klaang (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
- Broken Bow: Part I (2001) ... Klaang (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 2001 Out Kold
 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 Circus
Moose (as Tiny Lister)
 2000 Next Friday
Deebo (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1999 Shark in a Bottle
The Recruiter
 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
 1998 I Got the Hook Up
T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
 1998 Damon (TV Series)
- My Brother's So-Called Life (1998) ... Alfonse (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
 1998 The Players Club
XL (as Tiny Lister)
 1997 A Time to Revenge
Corporal Hollis (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 1997 Jackie Brown
Winston (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1997 Hoover Park
 1997 Gang Related
Cutlass Supreme
 1997 USA High (TV Series)
- 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)
- Rap Sheet (1997) ... A.K. (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
- Won't You Be My Neighbor (1997) ... Larry
 1997 Killer per caso
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)
- Dial 'M' for Marion (1997) ... Mono (as Tiny Lister)
 1997 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
- 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
 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 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
- Burnin' Love (1996) ... Bob (uncredited)
 1995 The Kangaroo
 1995 Martin (TV Series)
- Housekeeper from Hell (1995) ... Apollo (as Tiny Lister)
 1995 The Set Up
Leon (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 1995 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Leroy Moland
- The Bully Pulpit (1995) ... Leroy Moland (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 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 (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr.)
 1995 ER (TV Series)
- 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)
- 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 Immortal Hulk Hogan (Video)
 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)
- 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)
 1990 Hulkamania Forever (Video)
 1990 WWF Supertape Vol. 1 (Video)
 1989 Chameleons (TV Movie)
 1989 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
- Episode dated 16 December 1989 (1989) ... Zeus
- Episode dated 13 May 1989 (1989) ... Zeus
 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 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
- Episode #5.1 (1989) ... Zeus
- Episode #4.7 (1989) ... Zeus
- Episode #4.6 (1989) ... Zeus
 1989 Think Big
 1989 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 August 1989 (1989) ... Zeus
- Episode dated 23 July 1989 (1989) ... Zeus
 1989 Homer and Eddie
Man in Bar with Gun
 1989 Midnight
Security Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- B-Men (1989) ... (as Tom 'Tiny' Lester Jr.)
 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.)
 1989 More Saturday Night's Main Event (Video)
 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)
- Hello, Elaine (1987) ... Leroy
 1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (TV Movie)
Mack 'Truck' Jones
 1984-1987 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
- Call for the Hall (1987) ... Otis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
- Of Scalpers and Superstars (1987) ... Otis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
- Land of the Free (1987) ... Otis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
- Championship Games Jinx (1987) ... Otis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
- Blood on Blood (1987) ... Otis (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
 1986 Wired to Kill
Sleet (as Tommy Lister Jr. 'Tiny')
 1986 Armed and Dangerous
 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)
 1984 Webster (TV Series)
Football Player
- You Can't Go Home Again (1984) ... Football Player (as Tiny Tom Lister Jr.)
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During his brief stint in the World Wrestling Federation in 1989, Lister was promoted as frustrated with being billed below Hulk Hogan in that year's No Holds Barred (1989), and thus wanting to get his revenge in a real-life wrestling confrontation (in the movie, Hogan's character defeats Zeus at the end). The "feud" parlayed into a series of tag-team matches, pitting Lister -- who wrestled as ... See more »


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