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Dante Basco

Mostly Credited As: Dante Basco
Date Of Birth: August 29, 1975 (Age 38)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Pittsburg, California
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Dante Basco


Dante Basco probably looks familiar to “Hook” fans, since he played the beloved RUFIO! Yes, he played everybody’s favorite Lost Boy in the 1991 Steven Spielberg production, alongside Robin Williams, Julia Roberts and Dustin Hoffman. He’s definitely grown up since playing the iconic Lost Boy, and has transformed into a talented actor. Before getting into show business, he studied at Southern California’s Orange County High School of the Arts. Basco made his TV debut as Amado on the soap opera “Santa Barbara,” and ever since then his career has taken off. In addition to “Hook,” he’s appeared in MTV’s “Undressed,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and recurred on “Moesha.” Recently, he appeared in an episode of “Hawaii Five-0.” He’s also done quite well in the animated world by voicing the title role in Disney’s “American Dragon: Jake Long” and the voice of Prince Zuko in Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” When he isn’t acting, Basco embraces his other talents, like poetry and designing T-shirts. He has his own T-shirt company, Rufio Inc., which is a charitable organization raising funds for at risk youth aka the “Lost Boys.” His first love is dancing, which he proved to be true in the movie “Take the Lead” with Antonio Banderas. Dancing and recording rap is something he also likes to do with his three brothers, one of which is Dion Basco, who is popular for his role as Alberto ‘Al in “City Guys.” Basco is always working on new projects, and for him, “Hook” was his big break, “It was the biggest film in town at the time, an epic actor playing the lead of this multicultural crew. It definitely put me on the map and started my career in a really great direction.” Basco is based in Los Angeles.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Firebreather (2010)As: Kenny Rogers -- [Voice]
Zevo-3 (2010)As: Matt Martin / Kewl Breeze -- [Voice]
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)As: Zuko -- [Voice]
American Dragon: Jake Long (2005)As: Jake Long -- [Voice]
Episode Cast Credits 

The Legend of Korra (2012) 
  Peacekeepers 02x05: (Oct/04/2013) Voiced  Iroh 
  Endgame 01x12: (Jun/23/2012) Voiced  General Iroh 
  Skeletons in the Closet 01x11: (Jun/23/2012) Voiced  General Iroh 
  Turning the Tides 01x10: (Jun/16/2012) Voiced  General Iroh 

Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (2012) 
  Journey of the Iron Fist 02x13: (Jun/16/2013) Voiced  Scorpion 

Generator Rex (2010) 
  Remote Control 03x11: (Feb/03/2012) Voiced  Tuck 
  Alliance 02x04: (Mar/04/2011) Voiced  Tuck 

Hawaii Five-0 (2010) (2010) 
  Pu’olo (The Package) 02x14: (Jan/16/2012) As Nicky Chang 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  Happy Birthday 09x08: (Dec/05/2010) As Ruben Franco 

Zevo-3 (2010) 
  Sidekick 01x13: (Nov/29/2010) Voiced  Brute #2 / Goon #2, [Featuring]

The Boondocks (2005) 
  The Red Ball 03x03: (May/16/2010) Voiced  Jigme 

Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003) 
  Morpholomew 02x13: (Jul/01/2005) Voiced  Jake Long 

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) 
  Avatar: The Last Airbender Behind the Scenes (Feb/14/2005) As Himself 

My Dad the Rock Star (2003) 
  Rock Zilla- King of the Desert 02x08: (Nov/04/2004) As Armadillo King 

Kim Possible (2002) 
  Exchange 02x12: (Nov/07/2003) Voiced  Fukushima 

The Proud Family (2001) 
  Poetic Justice 02x04: (Nov/08/2002) Voiced  Kwok 
  Romeo Must Wed 01x21: (May/24/2002) Voiced  Kwok 

Providence (1999) 
  All the King's Men 04x14: (Feb/01/2002) As Justin Kim 

The Chronicle (2001) 
  Here There Be Dragons 01x03: (Jul/21/2001) As Noodles 

Undressed (1999) 
  Episode 114 01x14: (Aug/12/1999) As Jake 
  Episode 113 01x13: (Aug/11/1999) As Jake 
  Episode 112 01x12: (Aug/10/1999) As Jake 
  Episode 111 01x11: (Aug/09/1999) As Jake 

Promised Land (1996) 
  Out of Bounds 03x09: (Dec/03/1998) As Tito 

Moesha (1996) 
  Pajama Jam 03x22: (May/12/1998) As Marco 
  This Time You've Gone Too Far 03x20: (Apr/28/1998) As Marco 
  She's Back 03x17: (Mar/03/1998) As Marco 
  It's My Paper, And I'll Cry If I Want To 03x16: (Feb/24/1998) As Marco 

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997) 
  Bright Lights, Magic Mightyman, The Student, Scribbles & Count Mystery. 02x06: (Mar/06/1998) As Ghost of Rudi Hernandez 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Random Acts 03x03: (Sep/22/1996) As Robbie Hawkins 

Nash Bridges (1996) 
  Home Invasion 01x02: (Mar/30/1996) As Jimmy Chang 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) 
  Cold Feet, Hot Body 05x23: (May/01/1995) As Kevin 

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992) 
  For Whom the Heck the Bell Tolls 02x13: (Jan/07/1994) As Sammy 
  Seoul Shake 02x08: (Nov/12/1993) As Sammy 

Raven (US) (1992) 
  The Journey 02x03: (Jan/16/1993) As Lucas 

The Wonder Years (1988) 
  The Wonder Years 04x23: (May/15/1991) As Gym Class Kid 
  Angel 01x04: (Apr/05/1988) As Eddie 
  Swingers 01x02: (Mar/22/1988) As kid #3 

Adam-12 (1989) (1990) 
  Kid Kop 01x02: (Oct/01/1990) As Unknown 

Booker (1989) 
  Raising Arrizola 01x03: (Oct/08/1989) As Ping Pong 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  Choices 05x09: (Jun/30/1989) As Champ Hopkins 

CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984) 
  15 and Getting Straight 06x05: (Mar/28/1989) As Louis 
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