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Tommy Lister Jr.
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Tommy Lister Jr.

From sociopathic mercenaries, fearsome gangsters, and frightening bodyguards, to wonderfully comedic and often quirky performances, TOMMY TINY LISTER JR. has done it all. Born in June 1958 in Compton, California, Lister's brief stint with the professional wrestling circuit in the late 1980s was a precursor to minor parts such as Andy Garcia's bodyguard in 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) and Powers Boothe's bodyguard in Extreme Prejudice (1987). Well known for his role as Deebo, the neighborhood bully in the series of Friday movies, the 6'7" actor's film and TV credits totals well over 100. Lister, who grew up thrilling to performances by Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Charlton Heston, and Errol Flynn, has now played opposite contemporary greats such as Jon Voight in Runaway Train (1985), Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando in Don Juan De Marco (1995), Bruce Willis in the Fifth Element (1997), and Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia, and Rachel Weiss in Confidence (2003). He's also worked with director Quentin Tarantino in Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995) and Jackie Brown (1997). Recently, Lister played opposite Adam Sandler in Little Nicky (2000), Mike Myers in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), as well as having appeared in a long list of B-horror films. A prolific actor, Lister has completed seven films since his role as Hagai in One Night with the King (2006).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Tommy Lister Jr. Facts

Birth Name Thomas Lister Jr
BirthplaceCompton, California, USA
Height6' 7" (2m1)  How tall is Tommy Lister Jr. compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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