Tommy "Tiny" Lister (born Thomas Lister, Jr. June 24, 1958) is an American actor best known for his role as the neighborhood bully Deebo in the series of Friday 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 also appeared as Sancho in the music video for Sublime's song Santeria. He was also 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, Friday after Next.
Lister was also featured in The Fifth Element in a bit of a turn from his usual thug characters as the cool-headed