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.
Dec 11, 2020 · (CNN) Actor and wrestler Thomas Lister Jr., also known as "Tiny," was found dead in his home Thursday after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, his manager told CNN. The 62-year-old actor started...
Tom Lister Jr., Actor: Friday. If you ever wanted 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. was your man.
Dec 10, 2020 · Thomas Lister Jr. appeared in the 1989 film “No Holds Barred,” which featured Joan Severance, Kurt Fuller, and the WWF’s biggest star at the time, Hulk Hogan. In the film, Lister played the role of its antagonist, Zeus. In an interesting media crossover, Lister would appear as Zeus in the WWF.
Tommy "Tiny" Lister grew up in Compton, California, but chose to break the curses of his generation at an early age. He stayed away from gang life, choosing instead to stay at home and watch westerns. He chose religion over wrongdoing, and developed an interest in films and television early.
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Lister appeared in the 1989 wrestling movie No Holds Barred, which was financed by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and starred Hulk Hogan. Lister's role was Zeus, a brutal monster heel. No Holds Barred inspired a feud in the WWF ring during the latter half of 1989. Lister was billed as "Zeus: The Human Wrecking Machine", and used the same "unfazable monster heel" gimmick in his matches – by no sellinghis opponent's more lethal moves. Zeus also had the notion to yell "Aw Aw" and pound on...
Lister also spent a short time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as "Ze Gangsta" (or Z-Gangsta) as part of The Alliance to End Hulkamaniaduring 1996. Lister's WCW career was equally as short-lived as his WWF run.
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In a 2009 shoot interview DVD released by Pro Wrestling Diary LLC, Lister discusses the character Zeus in great detail, including the "invincible" wrecking machine gimmick where he had to no-sell the offense moves of opponents in the ring.
Lister is best known as Deebo from Friday. Deebo was the neighborhood bully and antagonist for Ice Cube's character, Craig Jones. He reprised the role in the film's sequel, Next Friday, but did not appear in the third film of the series, Friday After Next. Lister was also featured in The Fifth Element as the cool-headed Galactic President, a departure from his usual thug characters. The Fifth Element also featured Lister's Friday co-star Chris Tucker, although their characters never interact in the film. He appeared in the Adam Sandler film Little Nickyas Nicky's older brother Cassius. Lister was the main police officer in Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" video, and also appeared in the Ice Cube videos for "Friday" (from the Friday soundtrack) and "You Can Do It" (from the Next Fridaysoundtrack). Lister appeared via both original footage and film clips from the movie. He was also in the videos for Young Bleed's "How You Do Dat" and 50 Cent's "Many Men". Lister also portrayed Sancho in the...
Lister is 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) tall and weighs 299 lbs (136 kg). Lister has appeared on The Trinity Broadcasting Network. He is an evangelical born-again Christian. In 1999, he and Darryl Strawberry appeared on evangelist Benny Hinn's T.V. program giving their testimonies. Afterward, Hinn laid hands on Lister and prophesied over him. Hinn said, "God is calling you to reach out to young people and will bless your acting career to do it." Since then, he's made numerous appearances on faith-based networks and speaks to urban youth and at church functions across the country. Lister has recently become a member of the Christian church, The Light of the World. Lister also attended California State University, Los Angeles where he was the 1982 NCAA Division II National Shot Put Champion, and currently the university athletic department sponsors an annual track meet in his name. Tommy Lister was charged on August 31, 2012, in California Central District federal court with conspiring to...
Tom Lister Jr. is an American actor and an occasional wrestler best known for his supporting roles in films such as ‘Friday’ and ‘The Fifth Element.’ Born in Arkansas and raised in California, Tom grew up with blindness in his right eye, which was a birth defect.
Dec 11, 2020 · Tom Lister Jr. opened his eyes for the first time on 24th June 1958 with the real name or full name of Thomas Lister Jr. in Compton, California, U.S. He was also known for his another name Tommy "Tiny" Lister. He held an American nationality and African-American ethnicity. Analogously, he was from Christianity religion and his race was black.
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Dec 11, 2020 · Although he hasn't been in the ring for years, Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. still has a soft spot in the hearts of many wrestling fans. The wrestler and actor was famous for being one of Hulk Hogan's greatest nemeses, and the two even faced off in the 1989 movie No Holds Barred.
Dec 10, 2020 · REMEMBERING TOMMY LISTER Launch Gallery Gallery 8:21 AM PT -- 12/11 -- Lister had been experiencing COVID symptoms in the days leading up to his death ... according to his manager, Cindy Cowan .
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