Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Movies and Career Information

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Jun 24, 1958

Tommy "Tiny" Lister (born Thomas Lister, Jr.; June 24, 1958) is a character actor and former wrestler known for his role as the neighborhood bully Deebo in the Friday trilogy 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 is blind in his right eye. Lister has had numerous guest appearances in TV series, including playing Klaang (the first Klingon ever to make contact with humans) 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 performed a cameo as a prisoner in The Dark Knight as well as Austin Powers in Goldmember in the Hard Knock Life spoof. He also appeared as "Sancho" in the music video for Sublime's song "Santeria", in the video for Michael Jackson's song "Remember the Time". Lister is best known as Deebo in the Ice Cube movie Friday, and reprised his role for its sequel Next Friday. Deebo was the neighborhood bully and antagonist for Cube's character, Craig Jones, but did not appear in the third film of the series,

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