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Dante Basco
Conservatory and graduated in 1993. Basco had guest roles on television shows The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and had a recurring role

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Find sources: "Dante Basco" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Dante BascoBasco at Paradise City Comic Con in December 2016BornDante R. Basco
(1975-08-29) August 29, 1975 (age 43)
Pittsburg, California, U.S.OccupationActor, voice actorYears active1988–presentRelativesDion Basco (brother)
Ella Jay Basco (niece)

Dante R. Basco (born August 29, 1975)[1] is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as Rufio, leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's Hook and for his many voice acting roles, most notably Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Contents
  • 1 Life and career
  • 2 Filmography
    • 2.1 Film
    • 2.2 Television
    • 2.3 Web series
    • 2.4 Video games
  • 3 Awards
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links
Life and career

Dante Basco is a Filipino American born in Pittsburg, California and raised in Cerritos and Paramount, California. He has four siblings, including actor Dion Basco.[2] In Dante's early years, he was part of the Streat Freaks breakdancing crew. When he got into acting, he started taking on minor roles in television. Basco's breakout performance was when he appeared as the leader Rufio of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.[3] A punk band was later named after this character. He attended Orange County High School of the Arts[4] in the Music and Theatre Conservatory and graduated in 1993.

Basco 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, he portrayed a Filipino American alongside his three brothers and sister in the independent film The Debut. He and his brothers starred in the sitcom Naked Brown Men. He played a gay teenager in the 1999 film But I'm A Cheerleader.[5] He starred as breakdancer Ramos in the 2006 film Take the Lead alongside Antonio Banderas. In many films, he 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".

Basco has done voice acting for many animated productions, including Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long. He also voice acted Quoc Wong from The Proud Family[6] He 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. He 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.[7]

Basco also provided additional voice-over work for Avatar: The Last Airbender and the games Scarface: The World Is Yours, Aion, Aion: Upheaval and Mortal Kombat X. In June 2017, he 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.[8]

Filmography Basco at the 2014 Otakon Film Year Title Role Notes 1988 Moonwalker Romeo 1990 Cold Dog Soup Chinese Boy 1991 Hook Rufio 1991 The Perfect Weapon Jimmy Ho 1995 A Goofy Movie Additional Voices 1995 Fist of the North Star Bat Direct-to-video 1996 Gangstaz Mario 1997 Fakin' da Funk Julian Lee 1998 Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights Prince Hong 1999 But I'm a Cheerleader Dolph 2000 The Debut Ben Mercado 2000 Rave Jay Hoon 2001 Extreme Days Corey Ng 2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing Spoken Word Artist 2003 Biker Boyz Philly 2003 Naked Brown Men Dante 2006 Take the Lead Ramos 2008 This Life Alex 2008 Nite Tales: The Movie Gerard 2009 The Outside Indo 2009 Blood and Bone Pinball Direct-to-video 2010 Blood River Chuck G 2010 Flipped Unknown Trailer only 2010 Subject: I Love You Nicky 2011 Paradise Broken[2] Ray 2012 Hang Loose[2] Dante 2014 Bad Asses Gangly Asian 2014 Anita Ho Taylor Bautista 2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Karate Kid (voice) Direct-to-video 2014 Murder101 D. Phillips 2016 Jarhead 3: The Siege Blake Direct-to-video Television Year Title Role Notes 1988 The Wonder Years Gym Class Kid, Eddie, Kid #3 3 episodes 1989 Highway To Heaven Champ Hopkins Episode: "Choices" 1991 The Hit Man Pauly Television film 1992 Raven Lucas Episode: "The Journey" 1993 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Sammy Episode: "Seoul Shake" 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" 1996 Touched by an Angel Miguel Episode: "Random Acts" 1996 Nash Bridges Jimmy Chang Episode: "Home Invasion" 1997 Riot[9] Jeffrey Lee Television film
Segment: "Gold Mountain" 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" 1999 Undressed Jake 5 episodes 1999 Viper Rishi Lama Episode: "Holy Terror" 2000 The Steve Harvey Show Lee Episode: "Guess Who's Not Coming to Counseling" 2001 The Chronicle Noodles Episode: "Here There Be Dragons" 2001 A Kitty Bobo Show Kitty Bobo Television film 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" 2003 Kim Possible Fukushima (voice) Episode: "Exchange" 2005–07 American Dragon: Jake Long Jake Long (voice) 55 episodes 2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Episode: "Morpholomew" 2005–08 Avatar: The Last Airbender Prince Zuko, Soldier #1, Additional Voices 49 episodes 2006 Entourage Fukijama Episode: "What About Bob?" 2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Madrid 2 episodes 2009 Community Mike's Friend Episode: "Comparative Religion" 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 2011 Prime Suspect Bounce (voice) Episode: "Carnivorous Sheep" 2012 Hawaii Five-0 Nicky Chang Episode: "Pu'olo" 2012–14 The Legend of Korra General Iroh II 5 episodes 2013 Ultimate Spider-Man[10] Scorpion (voice) 2 episodes 2014 Love Midori[10] Dante 2 episodes 2014, 2017 Star Wars Rebels[10] Jai Kell (voice) 2 episodes 2014 Hell's Kitchen Himself Episode: "8 Chefs Compete" 2018 A Million Little Things Cory Episodes: "Unexpected" and "I Dare You" 2019 We Bare Bears Master Cheddar (voice) Episode: "Baby Orphan Ninja Bears" 2019 Victor and Valentino Javier (voice) Episode: "Legend of the Hidden Skate Park" Web series Year Title Role Notes 2013–present JustKiddingNews Himself 2014–17 Nostalgia Critic 5 episodes 2015 Let's Read Homestuck Rufioh Nitram Act 6, Intermission 3 2016[11] 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" 2019 Rooster Teeth's Hardcore Tabletop: World Series 5 episodes 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[12] Awards
  • Young Artist Award – Hook
    • Won – Best Ensemble Cast
    • Nominated – Best Young Actor
See also
  • List of Filipino Americans
References
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  2. ^ a b c Jermel-Lynn Quillopo (22 March 2013). "Social Encore: Kinetic's perspective". Honolulu Pulse. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  3. ^ Gabi Duncan (12 August 2014). "Hook Actor Dante Basco Remembers Robin Williams With Touching Video and Letter". E!. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  4. ^ Catherine Gewertz (December 26, 1992). "The Fine Art of Fame". LA Times.
  5. ^ IMDb. Accessed 2015-01-28.
  6. ^ Talia Baugnon (30 September 2014). "Dante Basco talks Hollywood at LMU". Los Angeles Loyolan. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  7. ^ Christopher John Farley (19 Jun 2012). "'The Legend of Korra' Creators Preview the Season Finale and as Karate Kid In Justice League Trapped In Time". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  8. ^ Ada Tsend (28 June 2017). "Remember Rufio in 'Hook'? The actor is trying to keep his cult character's legacy alive". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  9. ^ Terry Kelleher (29 April 1997). "Picks and Pans Review: Riot". People. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  10. ^ a b c IMDb | Dante Brasco | Actor. Accessed 2015-01-28.
  11. ^ Achievement Hunter (15 March 2016). "We're excited to have @dantebasco visiting to record some Let's Plays with us!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Brian Chard (April 14, 2015). "Huge thanks to the stellar MKX voice actors: Troy @TroyBakerVA (Shinnok/EBlack/Fujin), Ronald M. Banks (Quan Chi); Ashly Burch (Cassie)..." (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter.
    Brian Chard (April 14, 2015). "Danielle Nicolet (Jacqui/Sareena); Fred Tatasciore (Tremor); and Grey DeLisle and Dante Basco with some extra VO help. You're all amazing!" (Tweet). Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Twitter.
External links
  • Dante Basco on IMDb
  • Dante Basco at AllMovie
  • Dante Basco's blog on Tumblr
Authority control
  • BNF: cb155763411 (data)
  • ISNI: 0000 0001 1488 5717
  • LCCN: no2005070869
  • NTA: 256038643
  • VIAF: 21878130
  • WorldCat Identities (via VIAF): 21878130


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