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Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr. (born 24 June 1958; age 60) is the actor who played Klaang, the first Klingon ever encountered by Humans, in the Star Trek: Enterprise feature-length pilot episode "Broken Bow". He is the second World Wrestling Entertainment superstar to appear on Star Trek, being preceded by The Rock and followed by Big Show.

Lister, Jr. filmed some of his scenes on location in Bakersfield, California on 12 June 2001 and 13 June 2001. Two costumes worn by him were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1] [2] [3]

Lister is known for playing the role of Deebo in the 1995 comedy Friday and its 2000 sequel Next Friday. He is also known for his role as President Lindberg in the 1997 science fiction blockbuster The Fifth Element, which co-starred Sonita Henry as his character's aide. In addition, he has major supporting roles in such films as The Set Up (1995, co-starring Mark Rolston), Jackie Brown (1997, with Denise Crosby), and Little Nicky (2000, with Clint Howard); in the latter, he played one of the evil brothers of the title character. Lister briefly performed as a professional wrestler under the ring name "Zeus", after the character he played in the 1989 film No Holds Barred.

Lister made his film debut in the 1985 thriller Runaway Train, which co-starred John Bloom, Loren Janes, and Don Pugsley. His other motion picture credits during the 1980s included 8 Million Ways to Die (1986, with Vyto Ruginis, Rosalind Ingledew, and Victor Rivers), Blue City (1986, with Paul Winfield, David L. Crowley, Allan Graf, and Paddi Edwards), Armed and Dangerous (1986, with Jonathan Banks and Nicholas Worth), Extreme Prejudice (1987, with Clancy Brown and Jimmy Ortega), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, with headliner Ronny Cox and also Darryl Henriques, John Hostetter, Stephen Liska and Dean Stockwell and Valerie Wildman), and The Night Before (1988, with Wren T. Brown and Jimmie F. Skaggs).

In the 1990s, he was seen in such films as Universal Soldier (1992, with Leon Rippy and Lilyan Chauvin), Trespass (1992, with William Sadler), The Meteor Man (1993, with Frank Gorshin, Wallace Shawn, and Deborah Lacey), Hologram Man (1995, with Derek McGrath), Don Juan DeMarco (1995, with Franc Luz), and Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995, with Christopher Lloyd and Bill Cobbs). More recent film credits include Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002, also with Clint Howard), Confidence (2003, with Leland Orser), Never Die Alone (2004, with stunts by Damion Poitier and coordination by Henry Kingi, Jr.), One Night with the King (2006, with John Rhys-Davies), and The Dark Knight (2008, with Rick Avery, Andrew Bicknell, Danny Goldring, and Keith Szarabajka; featuring production design by Nathan Crowley).

Lister also appeared in the music video for Chamillionaire's hit "Ridin'.

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