Dante Basco

Dante Basco Biography, Age, Wife, Avatar, Zuko, Movies and Tv Shows

Dante Basco (Dante R. Basco) is an American actor, voice actor and dancer best known for his role as Rufio, leader of the Lost Boys in the 1991 movie Hook.

Dante Basco Biography

Dante Basco (Dante R. Basco) is an American actor, voice actor and dancer best known for his role as Rufio, leader of the Lost Boys in the 1991 movie Hook. He is also known for his many voice acting roles, most prominent among them the character Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Dante Basco

Dante Basco Education

Dante Basco attended Orange County High School of the Arts in the Music and Theatre Conservatory and graduated in 1993.

Dante Basco Career

In his early years, Basco was part of the Streat Freaks breakdancing crew. When he got into acting, he began taking on minor roles in television. His breakout performance was when he appeared as the leader Rufio of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg’s 1991 film Hook with Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. A punk band was later named after this character.

He had guest roles on television shows The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper and had a recurring role on Moesha. After portraying characters of various Asian ethnicity except his own, Basco portrayed a Filipino American alongside his three brothers and sister in the independent film The Debut. Basco and his brothers starred in the sitcom Naked Brown Men.

He then starred as breakdancer Ramos in the 2006 film Take the Lead alongside Antonio Banderas. In many films, Basco hip hop dances as he did in a Verizon Wireless commercial, as well as rapping and breaking in a Sprite commercial. He produced and co-starred in a music video parody of the song “Rehab” called “Wiihab”.

Dante Basco Photo

Basco has done voice acting for many animated productions, including Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long and Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender. He also voice acted Quoc Wong from The Proud Family

Basco also voiced Matt Martin/Kewl Breeze in the short-lived animated series Zevo-3, several voices in the video game Saints Row and Shingo in the video games Skate, Skate 2 and Skate 3.

Basco also voiced Seeing Farther in the video game Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, the Asmodian male youth voice for the MMORPG game Aion: Tower of Eternity and Iroh II in The Legend of Korra.

He also provided additional voice-over work for Avatar: The Last Airbender and the games Scarface: The World Is Yours, Aion, Mortal Kombat X and Aion: Upheaval.

In June 2017, Basco agreed with Jonah Feingold to work on a new film together, Bangarang, about the character Rufio. The development of the project started with a Kickstarter campaign.

Dante Basco Age | How Old Is Dante Basco?

He was born on August 29, 1975 in Pittsburg, California, United States. He is 43 years old as of 2018.

Dante Basco Family

Basco is a Filipino American born in Pittsburg, California and raised in Cerritos and Paramount, California. He has four siblings, three brothers; Dion Basco, Darion Basco, Derek Basco and a sister Arianna Basco.

Dante Basco Wife

Basco likes to keep his personal life private hence there is no any news or information about who he is dating or whether he is married.

Dante Basco Gay | Is Dante Basco Gay?

Dante Basco is not gay. However, in 1999, he played a gay teenager in the film But I’m A Cheerleader.

Dante Basco Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand dollars.

Dante Basco Zuko | Dante Basco Avatar

Basco voiced the character Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Dante Basco Movies And Tv Shows

Dante Basco Movies

Year

Title

Role

2016

Jarhead 3: The Siege

Blake

2014

Bad Asses

Gangly Asian

2014

Anita Ho

Taylor Bautista

2014

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time

Karate Kid (voice)

2014

Murder101

D. Phillips

2012

Hang Loose

Dante

2011

Paradise Broken

Ray

2010

Blood River

Chuck G

2010

Flipped

Unknown

2010

Subject: I Love You

Nicky

2009

The Outside

Indo

2009

Blood and Bone

Pinball

2008

This Life

Alex

2008

Nite Tales: The Movie

Gerard

2006

Take the Lead

Ramos

2003

Love Don’t Cost a Thing

Spoken Word Artist

2003

Biker Boyz

Philly

2003

Naked Brown Men

Dante

2001

Extreme Days

Corey Ng

2000

The Debut

Ben Mercado

2000

Rave

Jay Hoon

1999

But I’m a Cheerleader

Dolph

1998

Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights

Prince Hong

1997

Fakin’ da Funk

Julian Lee

1996

Gangstaz

Mario

1995

A Goofy Movie

Nerdy kid who yells “Talk to me, baby!”;
Student who says “You wailed, Bud!”

1995

Fist of the North Star

Bat

1991

Hook

Rufio

1991

The Perfect Weapon

Jimmy Ho

1990

Cold Dog Soup

Chinese Boy

1988

Moonwalker

Romeo

Dante Basco Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2014, 2017

Star Wars Rebels

Jai Kell (voice)

2 episodes

2019

We Bare Bears

Master Cheddar (voice)

Episode: “Baby Orphan Ninja Bears”

2018

A Million Little Things

Cory

Episodes: “Unexpected” and “I Dare You”

2014

Love Midori

Dante

2 episodes

2014

Hell’s Kitchen

Himself

Episode: “8 Chefs Compete”

2013

Ultimate Spider-Man

Scorpion (voice)

2 episodes

2012

Hawaii Five-0

Nicky Chang

Episode: “Pu’olo”

2012–14

The Legend of Korra

General Iroh II

5 episodes

2011

Prime Suspect

Bounce (voice)

Episode: “Carnivorous Sheep”

2010

CSI: Miami

Ruben Franco

Episode: “Happy Birthday”

2010

Generator Rex

Tuck (voice)

5 episodes

2010

The Boondocks

Jingmei (voice)

Episode: “The Red Ball”

2010

Firebreather

Kenny Rogers (voice)

Television film

2010–11

Zevo-3

Matt Martin / Kewl Breeze (voice)

26 episodes

2009

Community

Mike’s Friend

Episode: “Comparative Religion”

2007

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Hollywood London

2 episodes

2006

Entourage

Fukijama

Episode: “What About Bob?”

2005–07

American Dragon: Jake Long

Jake Long (voice)

55 episodes

2005

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Jake Long (voice)

Episode: “Morpholomew”

2005–08

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Prince Zuko, Soldier #1, Additional Voices

49 episodes

2003

Kim Possible

Fukushima (voice)

Episode: “Exchange”

2002

The Chang Family Saves the World

Television film

2002

The Proud Family

Quoc Wong (voice)

Episode: “Romeo Must Wed”

2002

Providence

Justin Kim

Episode: “All the King’s Men”

2001

The Chronicle

Noodles

Episode: “Here There Be Dragons”

2001

A Kitty Bobo Show

Kitty Bobo

Television film

2000

The Steve Harvey Show

Lee

Episode: “Guess Who’s Not Coming to Counseling”

1999

Undressed

Jake

5 episodes

1999

Viper

Rishi Lama

Episode: “Holy Terror”

1998

Promised Land

Tito

Episode: “Out of Bounds”

1998

Moesha

Marco

4 episodes

1998

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Ghost of Rudi Hernandez

Episode: “The Student”

1997

Riot

Jeffrey Lee

Television film
Segment: “Gold Mountain”

1996

Touched by an Angel

Miguel

Episode: “Random Acts”

1996

Nash Bridges

Jimmy Chang

Episode: “Home Invasion”

1995

Alien Nation: Body and Soul

Trash #2

Television film

1995

500 Nations

Himself (voice)

Miniseries

1995

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Kevin

Episode: “Cold Feet, Hot Body”

1993

Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper

Sammy

Episode: “Seoul Shake”

1992

Raven

Lucas

Episode: “The Journey”

1991

The Hit Man

Pauly

Television film

1989

Highway To Heaven

Champ Hopkins

Episode: “Choices”

1988

The Wonder Years

Gym Class Kid, Eddie, Kid #3

3 episodes

Dante Basco Web series

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2013–present

JustKiddingNews

Himself

Various episodes

2014–17

Nostalgia Critic

5 episodes

2015

Let’s Read Homestuck

Rufioh Nitram

Act 6 Intermission 3

2016

Achievement Hunter Presents: Let’s Play

Himself

2 episodes

2016–18

Camp Camp

Billy “Snake” Nikssilp

3 episodes

2016

Perfect-timing villain

Agent Tanner

1 episode

2017

Squad Wars

Himself

Episode: “The Try Guys 90s Boyband Music Video Challenge”

Dante Basco Video games

Year

Title

Role

2004

Def Jam Fight for New York

Additional Voices

2006

Saints Row

Stillwater’s Residents

2006

Scarface: The World is Yours

Additional Voices

2006

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Prince Zuko

2007

Skate

Shingo

2007

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth

Prince Zuko

2008

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno

2008

Aion

Additional Voices

2009

Skate 2

Shingo

2009

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

Seeing Farther

2009

Terminator Salvation

Resistance Soldier

2009

Aion: The Tower of Eternity

Youth Male Voice, Additional Voices

2010

Final Fantasy XIII

Cocoon Inhabitants

2010

Skate 3

Shingo

2011

Nicktoons MLB

Prince Zuko

2012

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

General Iroh II

2015

Mortal Kombat X

Additional Voices

 

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