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Tommy “Tiny” Lister (1958–2020), starred in ‘Friday’

by Kirk Fox

Tommy “Tiny” Lister was an actor known for his roles in ‘Friday’ and ‘The Dark Knight.’

  • Details of death: Died at the age of 62. He reportedly had been experiencing Covid-19 symptoms but the cause of death has not been determined. He was found at his apartment in Los Angeles by a friend on Thursday.
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Acting career

Lister started acting in the 1980s appearing in ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ and ‘Runaway Train.’ He played a wrestler in the 1989 Hulk Hogan movie ‘No Hold Barred’ and then briefly wrestled in the WCW. His most popular role was playing the neighborhood bully in the popular comedy movie ‘Friday’ and the sequel ‘Next Friday.’ Lister appeared in the movies ‘Dark Knight’ and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’ and on television he guest starred on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’

Tributes to Tommy “Tiny” Lister

Full Obituary: Los Angeles Times

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