Tom Lister, Jr. is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 24 june 1958 at Pine Bluff (USA)
Tom Lister, Jr.
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Birth name Thomas Lister, Jr.Nationality USABirth 24 june 1958Tommy "Tiny" Lister (born Thomas Lister, Jr.; June 24, 1958) is an American character actor and retired professional wrestler known for his roles as the neighborhood bully Deebo in the film Friday and its sequels, and as President Lindberg in The Fifth Element. He also had a short-lived professional wrestling career, wrestling Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) after appearing as Zeus in Hogan's movie No Holds Barred. Lister is blind in his right eye.
at Pine Bluff (USA
)Death 10 december 2020
(at 62 years)
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 a two-part 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".
Lister was born on June 24, 1958, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. When he was young, his family sought relief from the visible signs of Jim Crow in the segregated South by moving to Compton, California. He also watched his favorite movie stars, such as Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Charlton Heston, and Errol Flynn, deciding that he wanted to go into acting one day.
Lister was born blind with a detached and deformed retina in his right eye. He grew up in Compton, but avoided gang life by developing an interest in films and religion instead. Upon graduation, he attended Palomar Junior College before transferring to Long Beach City College for his sophomore year. While at Long Beach, he recorded a 52' 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 feet 8 inches (18.8 m). Lister was also the 1982 NCAA Division II National Shot Put Champion, and currently the Cal State LA athletic department sponsors an annual track meet in his name. After college, Lister competed for the Converse Track Club, eventually raising his shot put mark to 64 feet 3 inches (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.
Lister is 6' 5" (196 cm) tall and weighs 300 lbs (136 kg). An evangelical born-again Christian, he has appeared on The Trinity Broadcasting Network. In 1999, Lister 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, Lister has 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.
On August 31, 2012, Lister agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to commit mortgage fraud, in a scheme that led to $3.8 million in losses. He was charged with fraudulently buying homes in order to withdraw $1.1 million in home equity loans.