Tom Lister Jr.
Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1958-06-24 · Deathday: 2020-12-10 (62 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Compton, California, USA
104 Movies · 15 TV shows
Also Known As: Zeus · Z-Gangsta · Tommy Lister · Tommy Tiny Lister · Tommy Duane Lister · Tom 'Tiny' Lister · Tiny Lister · Tiny Tom Lister Jr. · Tiny 'Zeus' Lister
Tommy Debo Lister (born Thomas Duane "Tiny" Lister Jr.; June 24, 1958 – December 10, 2020) was an American character actor and occasional professional wrestler known for his roles as the neighborhood bully Deebo in the 1995 film Friday and its 2000 sequel and as President Lindberg in The Fifth Element. He had two short professional wrestling stints, with Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) after appearing as Zeus in the 1989 movie No Holds Barred, and resuming the feud as Z-Gangsta in 1996 for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He was blind in his right eye which droops, and the look in movies is a product created by film crews. He played in both comedies and dramas, usually cast as 'the heavy.' He also had a distinguished track and field experience while in college.
Lister was born on June 24, 1958, in Compton, California, to Tommy and Mildred Faye Lister. Ever since his birth, he had a deformed and detached retina in his right eye, causing permanent blindness.Lister attended Palomar Junior College before transferring to Long Beach City College for his sophomore year. While at Long Beach, he recorded a 52 ft (16 m) shot put throw, which helped to earn him a scholarship to California State University at Los Angeles. In his senior year, he won the national shot put title with a mark of over 61 ft 8 in (18.8 m). Lister was the 1982 NCAA Division II National Shot Put Champion.After college, Lister competed for the Converse Track Club, eventually raising his shot put mark to 64 ft 3 in (19.58 m), before trying out with the New Orleans Breakers of the United States Football League. He was cut after two exhibition games, and opted to pursue acting instead.
Movies & TV shows
DOMINO: Battle of the Bones
Domino: Battle of the Bones is a feel-good comedy about an elderly black man who teams up with his awkward, white step-grandson to defeat his rival in a domino tournament.
Frank proposed to Sarah in her hometown after falling in love with her. They are caught by corrupt Islamic police who demand bribes to let them go, kill Sarah and frame Frank for murder. Frank befrien...
There is a dark being just outside of a desolate ghost town inside a long-abandoned gold mine. The descendants of the miners who trapped it suffer from schizophrenia. Some say it's because of the fami...
I Got the Hook Up 2
After best friends Black and Blue's restaurant is shut down, Black needs to find some cash -- fast. He thinks his luck has turned when Blue's son, Fatboy, and his best friend, Spyda,, bring him a stas...
Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece
When the Fist found a mystical gold fleece jacket, he became the biggest porn star of the 1970s. But in the ‘80s, he’s on the cusp of eviction from a run-down studio apartment, having lost his gold fl...
Boone: The Bounty Hunter
When fame-seeking bounty hunter, Boone, attempts to bring down a drug lord and his empire, he discovers more than he bargained for and learns that justice means more than ratings.
Brilliant but insecure, young Ryan has 24 hours to save the store he hates in order to win the heart of the girl he loves.
Judy Hopps, the first bunny on the police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case even if it means teaming up with a scam artist to solve the mystery.
Hollywont is an urban Entourage gone crazy! The film follows Davon, an aspiring African American screenwriter trying to make a name for himself in Hollywood. Sick and tired of Hollywood's portrayal of...
Tamales and Gumbo
A beautiful Latina and a lovable African-American try to survive the crazy cultural clashes between their families, as their wedding day nears.
If I Tell You I Have to Kill You
When a professor of religious studies is forced to investigate why his students are being murdered, he discovers that he ended his own life and is reborn.
A young woman, Aliya, catches the lustful eyes of several powerful men and is thrust against her will into a vast criminal ocean. As passion, violence, and turmoil swirl around her, she finds herself ...
Silent No More
Based on true events, a cry for help from women that have been abused. Speaking out is one of the hardest things to do. Are they ready?
The Amazing Wizard of Paws
Young Bobby Spade who has an anxiety disorder, discovers that his therapy dog Ozzy is actually 600 years old and was once owned by a powerful wizard from ancient times. Upon his twelfth birthday, Bobb...
An anonymous text message with a party invitation is the beginning of it all. A dozen young men and women gather, eat, drink, party, and have the time of their lives inside the doors of a dilapidated ...
When the reckless actions of an out-of-control LAPD officer get his partner killed in a deadly hostage situation, he gets suspended from the police force and heads to Mexico to face off against corrup...
The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
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A man is looking to make a decent buck. Lefty is stuck between a rock and a mobster when a simple bet goes wrong.
Raymond is stuck in a world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, and he wakes from a drug-caused coma to find himself locked up and classified as "K-11." The Sheriff's deputy, Butterfly, and a pr...
12-year-old Riley Ann Taylor recently lost her grandfather, who died right in front of her while teaching her how to play soccer. She soon finds a portal leading to the place people talk about but nev...
The President of the United States befriends a lost dog who turns out to be a foster boy. The boy ran away from the foster home to return the dog to the White House because it was the right thing to d...
The village of Kilcoulins Leap used to be a thriving spa town and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up ...
Ed Gruberman, a would-be superhero with no super powers, must join a team of misfit heroes-in-training known as The Super Capers. There is an evil plot involving some gold bullion, a fiery femme fatal...
The Lazarus Papers
Lonny Smith, a young man with a suitcase full of money, who might drop dead at any moment, is looking for love even if he has to pay for it.
The Dark Knight
The stakes are high in Batman's fight against crime. The lieutenant helped. Batman is going to dismantle the criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but...
A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the cent...
The Pink Conspiracy
Dave is convinced that his knock-out girlfriend Jamie is cheating on him, despite his best friend Victoria's reassurance that it's all in his head. When his life begins to unravel, both at work as wel...
Block Party Madness
AJ and his homie Trip are determined to throw the hottest block party of the summer, for the third year in a row. This year there will be more obstacles than ever, but nothin’ can stop these boyz from...
Joe Joe has just opened up his very own rim shop and things are going well until an evil loan shark comes to collect an old debt. With no money in the bank Joe Joe has 24 hours to come up with the cas...
Freddie Manning is in trouble because he unintentionally stole and lost mob money. When a run-down Baptist church mistakes him and his best friend Junior for replacement ministers, he grabs at the opp...
Archaeologist Nicholas Zavaterro and his student find an antique vase with an inscription that points to where Noah's Ark is hidden. They decide to go looking, but things get out of control when they ...
Miss B's Hair Salon
Mr. Big, the neighborhood gangster (Tommy "Tiny" Lister), sends his sassy, sexy attorney to Miss. B's Hair Salon to give Miss. B an eviction notice. This neighborhood salon must rally together, Stylis...
The Grand is an example of a comedy in the tradition of Best In Show. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world's second most f...
Eddie finds himself being forced at a gun on a dark and brutal journey through the harsh terrain of the Mojave desert. Eddie's nemesis is Jimmy, a man with an agenda; armed with a rifle, a scope, walk...
One Night with the King
The legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide, is chronicled in this amazing biblical drama. The prime...
Cultural differences and racial boundaries collide in this powerful story of love between an Arabic Muslim man and an African-American Christian girl who strive to defy the odds. Facing disapproval fr...
Santa gave toys because he lost a bet with an angel. Santa is going to be bad this year.
After he gets an 'F' on his latest assignment, film student Craig needs solid inspiration for his next short film. His girlfriend, Simone, who works at the local county hospital insists that the hospi...
My Baby's Daddy
When their girlfriends all become pregnant at the same time, a trio of young men are forced to grow up quickly.
Hilarity ensues when friends Jeff andDerek try to enter the world of back bar wrestling, where the most beautiful girls could beat the tar out of both of them without a second thought. Can Jeff surviv...
A terrorist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California in order to blow up a bomb in the US.
In the year 3000, the deep space salvage ship Mother III locates the vanished starship Demeter in the Carpathian System. Captain Abraham Van Helsing and his crew composed of the blonde assistant Auror...
When Peaches decides to attend a celebration for her sister in LA, she gets reacquainted with her estranged sister, who is the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills. The reunion was sad when it w...
Never Die Alone
A drug lord starts a turf war.
A disc jockey invites a relationship therapist as an on-air guest. They explore LA relationship struggles through three different callers' unbelievable stories, and in the process the DJ discovers his...
Jake Vig may be killed by something he doesn't know. Jake cheated thousands of dollars from Lionel with the help of his crew. Lionel was an accountant for the eccentric crime boss. Jake and his crew w...
Super Spy: The Final Exit
In this urban comedy, an aspiring young filmmaker named Sherlock heads off to Hollywood in hopes of making a blockbuster action movie and becoming famous. Everything seems to be going as planned, with...
Keepin' It Real
A Madcap road trip set against the crazy world of feuding Hip Hop record labels. Joslyn (portia) is the bootylicious daughter of a notorious 'gangsta' rap mogul, "A-Ttain" (Tiny Lister), Whose New Yo...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Star Trek: Enterprise
The Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation took place a century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission.
Vegas, City of Dreams
When the body of Gabrielle Garrett is found on Lake Mead on a Christmas day, the coroner rules it as suicide. However, her three sisters begin their own investigation, which leads them to Byron Lord a...
Sean's car and rent were due. Dre needs to come up with something fast. Sean should get a job at the car wash.
Two thieves compete with a madman in their search for an ancient relic which can create an army of evil souls.
A streetwise man flees South Central Los Angeles, heading to the suburbs and his uncle and cousin to avoid a neighborhood thug who just escaped from prison.
Bruno wants a con man out of the way. They are up to something. Julius hired someone to kill Gloria. Julius blackmails Gloria by showing up with the murder on tape. Troy wants to be paid. Bruno and Ju...
The two most powerful sons fled to Earth after the lord of darkness decided he wouldn't cede his throne to any of them. The action closes the portal that leads sinners to Hell. His sons have to leave ...
Shark in a Bottle
Guy Normal (probably not his real name) is clumsy, has amnesia, and has fallen into the hands of an unscrupulous man who arranges killings for hire. The Arranger trains Guy to be a killer (and there's...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies
During a failed art robbery, the Djinn was once again freed. He lets himself go to prison, where he starts twisting the hopes of the prisoners, so that he can complete the 1001 wishes that he needs be...
L.A. is located in the state of California. In the tradition of films such as Lethal Weapon, Heat is an American action series starring Wolf Larson and Steven Williams as Los Angeles police detectives...
After aborting an assignment to take out a journalist who could expose the corruption of the very institution that trained her as their weapon of choice, an elite assassin for a covert Government agen...
I Got the Hook Up
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 when the phones don't work. The two friends have to ...
The world is in danger when a collision in outer space sends huge pieces of debris on a path to Earth. A fanatical religious cult have made it their business to stop a scientist from designing a syste...
The executives of a corrupt record company killed a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They framed her cousin/manager for the mu...
The Players Club
Diana doesn't have enough money to pay for her child's college education. Diana wants to make fast money stripping when she meets two dancers from a gentlemen's club.
The Fifth Element
A taxi driver is given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
A flight attendant is trying to make money. She came up with a plan to keep the money for herself after the cops tried to get to her boss.
Daniel and his girlfriend will be at his family's mansion for the holidays. Daniel's failure to live up to his brother's potential overshadowed his family's seemingly-utopian existence. As blood-thirs...
6 Movies · 3 TV shows
Moesha was a sitcom that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. Moesha Mitchell is a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park neighborhood of South Centr...
Malcolm & Eddie
Malcolm and Eddie are as different as one can imagine. Nevertheless, they're best friends who manage to be roommates as well as co-workers and not kill each other.
The Jamie Foxx Show
Texas native Jamie King is an aspiring actor who wants to find fame and fortune in the entertainment industry. He works at his Aunt Helen and Uncle Junior's Los Angeles hotel to support himself.
Steel Harbor is a free zone that is owned by a sexy nightclub owner. A scientist gets involved in a government plot when she wanders into Barb's establishment. There was a lot of tension when Barb and...
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Wright is devoted to his job as much as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After setting his sights on her, he launched an assault to win her heart. Charm, lust and passion prevail when you play...
WCW Uncensored 1996
Uncensored 1996 took place on March 24, 1996 from the Tupelo Coliseum in Tupelo, Mississippi. The idea behind this event is that each match is unsanctioned, with a heavy emphasis on gimmick matches. T...
Joe Hargatay is a police detective who works for the fun of it, investigating a murder that leads him into a dangerous underground world of drugs, models, models as escorts, Asian and Italian mobs, an...
Street Corner Justice
Pittsburgh cop Mike Justus was kicked off the force and moved to sunny Los Angeles. After his dream retirement turned out to be a nightmare, he had to deal with his own brand of street corner justice....
3 Movies · 2 TV shows
In the House
In the House is an American sitcom
The Parent 'Hood
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Two guys in Los Angeles hang out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking while looking for something to do.
The Set Up
A security systems expert is caught during a robbery. He was hired by a bank owner to design a fool proof system after he was released from jail. He is blackmailed into cracking the security after it'...
Five years after the mad terrorist Slash Galagher was sentenced to holographic stasis, he is given a parole hearing. But an equipment failure engineered by his cronies transforms the criminal into a l...
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Against the Wall
The true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 is based on it.
Men of War
Nick Gunar is a former mercenary who is having a hard time adjusting to civilian life. The natives of a South China Sea island were hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to give up their rights to their...
Two police officers discover an island laboratory where a madwoman is turning martial artists into superkillers.
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
Don Juan DeMarco
The greatest lover in the world is Don Juan. A man in a cape and mask is being treated for a mental illness. Jack Mickler was supposed to cure him of his delusions. The sessions have an effect on the ...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. Their leader is looking for the men who killed his father.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Modern-day Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker's independent crime-solving methods have their roots in the rugged traditions of the Old West. Walker's closest friend is the former Ranger. A man who retired a...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
An American soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase the soldier'...
Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, got hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis is a person. They don't know that the factory is in the middle of ...
Martin is an American sitcom produced by HBO Independent Productions that aired for five seasons, from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997 on Fox. The show is both titled after and stars actor-comedian Mar...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Step by Step
Step by Step is an American television sitcom with two single parents, who spontaneously get married after meeting one another during a vacation, resulting in them becoming the heads of a large blende...
Driving Me Crazy
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9 1/2 Ninjas!
When corrupt real estate mogul Arnold Gruber (Robert Fieldsteel) evicts Joe (Michael Phenicie) and Lisa (Andee Gray) from their dwellings to make way for new buildings, martial arts-trained Joe turns ...
Talkin' Dirty After Dark
Terry is an up and coming comedian, but believes that politics will get him the big breaks and more time at the popular Dukie's Comedy Club. Ruby Lynn Sinclair is the wife of club owner Dukie Sinclair...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Will, a street-smart teenager, moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel- Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, and their sophisticated British butler. Will finds himself at ho...
Secret Agent 00 Soul
This James Bond spoof sees Billy Dee Williams playing an international agent who quits his job to open a detective agency in the 'hood'.
No Holds Barred
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 networ...
Homer and Eddie
A man is trying to get over his father's death.
The sultry midnight, late-night horror movie hostess, has the highest rated show on TV. Mr. B is scheming to steal the rights to the show. The tug of war begins and soon escalates into a deadly confli...
WWE Survivor Series 1989
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WWE SummerSlam 1989
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The Night Before
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After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under th...
Beverly Hills Cop II
There is a land of sunshine and palm trees where the person who shot the police captain is located. A couple of old friends helped uncover a series of robberies.
They were childhood friends, but now they are adversaries.
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Armed and Dangerous
After a policeman is framed for theft and loses his job on the force, he joins a security guard agency and works with an incompetent defense lawyer. Two people botch a job guarding a warehouse and dis...
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Produc...
8 Million Ways to Die
During a narcotics raid, a detective with the Sheriff's Department was forced to shoot a violent suspect. The psychological aftermath of the shooting makes his drinking problem worse and causes him to...
Wired To Kill
After a plague devastated mankind, survivors attempt to return to normal in an industrial "quarantine zone." One survivor who is handy with robotics decides to get revenge after a violent home invasio...
Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own hands and go ...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Saturday Night's Main Event
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A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escaped 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 th...
1 TV show
The daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fight crime on the streets of London. From bomb threats to armed robbery and drug raids to the routine demands of policing, this...
Room and Board
The tale is based on a true story. The bed and breakfast is owned by a group of attractive Russian women. The matriarch of the family left a bloody legacy. Natasha, a dancing, singing, blade-wielding ...
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