Tom Lister Jr. is an American actor and an occasional wrestler best known for his supporting roles in films such as ‘Friday’ and ‘The Fifth Element.’ Born in Arkansas and raised in California, Tom grew up with blindness in his right eye, which was a birth defect. He grew up in a very shady black neighbourhood but he somehow avoided the life of crime and drugs by indulging in religion and watching films at an early age. He excelled in sports during his high school and college years. A scholarship he earned for sports had him attending California State University, where he further excelled in shot put throw. He made his acting debut in 1984, playing a small role in the television series titled ‘1st & Ten’ and in the next year, he made his film debut with a supporting role in the film titled ‘Runaway Train.’ During the course of his career, he has played character roles in films such as ‘Friday,’ ‘The Fifth Element,’ ‘Jackie Brown’ and ‘Little Nicky.’ Apart from his film and television roles, he also wrestled briefly from 1989 to 1996. His best known wrestling feud was with WWF superstar Hulk Hogan.