Tom Lister, Jr.

Thomas " Tiny" Lister Jr. (* June 24, 1958 in Compton, California) is an American actor, former basketball player and wrestler.


Lister is 1.96 m tall and weighs about 135 kg, which gives the characters he represents a strong presence. He is blind in the right eye, in most movies except Friday and The Dark Knight is, however, masked by contact lenses and knitting technology.

He was The Fifth Element known primarily for his role as Deebo in the Friday movies with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, and President Lindberg in Luc Besson.

In 1989 he rose after starring in the wrestling film The hammer also as a wrestler in the ring and there feuded with Hulk Hogan, without, however, may defeat this. Then he turned back to his film career. Only in 1995, he appeared surprisingly back in WCW on to there under the name Ze Gangsta, a member of the Dungeon of Doom, again to compete against Hogan and subject to this again. Since then he has turned his back on the wrestling and is dedicated to only his acting career. Lister has appeared in about 60 films.

In August 2012, Lister was indicted for fraud. He is said to have embezzled with 5 accomplices total of about 3.8 million U.S. dollars, so the accusation. Lister showed confessed in court.

Filmography ( excerpt)