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Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

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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  2016 (announced)
  The Body Sculptor (post-production)
Donovan Ray Cooke
 2017 Diamond Cartel
Tom (as Tommy Lister)
 2017 Hickey
 2016 Hauntsville
 2016/II Beyond the Game
 2016 Zootopia
Finnick, AKA Little Toot Toot (voice, as Tiny Lister)
 2015 No Weapon Formed Against Us
Jackson Hines
 2015 Death's Door
 2015 Tamales and Gumbo
Uncle Mark
 2015 The Whole World at Our Feet
Tom (as Tommy Lister)
 2015 American Justice
 2013 Heaven's Door
Ben Wilson (as Tommy Duane Lister)
 2012 Silent No More
 2012 K-11
 2012 Highway
 2012 Beyond the Trophy
Billy Thomas
 2012 We the Party
No Shame
 2012/III Noah
Roaring Giant (voice)
 2011 The Preacher's Family
Jackson Hines
 2011 Hopelessly in June
Pastor G
 2010 Lean Like a Cholo
Crazy Loc
 2010 The Lazarus Papers
Tiny Delaney
 2010 Food Stamps
Reggie The Mail Man
 2009 Hard Times
SixPac Jordan
 2008 The Rimshop
 2008 Unemployed
Big Dane (as Tiny Lister)
 2008 The Dark Knight
Tattooed Prisoner (as Tommy Tiny Lister)
 2008 Novaya Zemlya
Sewing Dude (as Tommi Tiny Lister)
 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 Pink Conspiracy
The Duke
 2007 Vegas Vampires
Andrew Johnson
 2007 Ascension Day
 2006 One Night with the King
Hegai, the Royal Eunuch
 2006 Full Clip
 2005 Santa's Slay
Gas Attendant
 2005 County General
Big Murder (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 2004 Blast
Smiley (as Tiny Lister)
 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 Out Kold
 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.)
 1998 Butter
 1998 I Got the Hook Up
T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
 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 The Fifth Element
President Lindberg (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1997 Below Utopia
Tiny (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister)
 1997 Killer per caso
Mobster #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)
 1995 The Kangaroo
 1995 The Set Up
Leon (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister)
 1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
House (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1995 Friday
Deebo (as Tiny 'Zeus' 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 The Meteor Man
Digit (as Tiny Lister)
 1993 Posse
Obobo (as Tiny Lister)
 1992 Trespass
Cletus (as Tiny Lister)
 1992 Universal Soldier
GR55 (as 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1991 Driving Me Crazy
Cubey (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
 1991 9 1/2 Ninjas!
Cutter (as Tiny Lister)
 1990 Secret Agent OO Soul (as Tiny Lister)
 1989 Think Big
 1989 Midnight
Security Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1989 No Holds Barred
Zeus (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
 1988 The Night Before
Bartender (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
 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.)
 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)
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Tommy Lister Jr. 'Tiny' | Tom 'Tiny' Lester Jr. | 'Tiny' Lister Jr. | Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr. | Tiny Tom 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 Duane Lister | Tommy Tiny Lister | Tommy Lister | Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr. | Z-Gangsta | Zeus


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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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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