Dante Basco Biography

(Actor Best Known for His Role as 'Rufio' in Steven Spielberg's Film 'Hook')

Birthday: August 29, 1975 (Virgo)

Born In: Pittsburg, California, United States

Dante Basco is an American actor, voice artist, and dancer best known for playing the character of Rufio in the 1991 flick ‘Hook.’ He is also popular for his voice-over work in movies, TV programs, and video games. He began his career as a member of the Streat Freaks breakdancing crew and then ventured into acting with a role in a tire commercial. Basco later landed minor roles in television and then went on to act in films, mostly in small parts. With time, he started bagging significant roles in television series. Today, he has several successful projects under his name. Hailing from a family with a keen interest in the show business, he is truly incredible when it comes to acting. He is a multitalented personality and enjoys writing poetry in his leisure time. He graduated from the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts prior to starting his career in the show business.

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Also Known As: Dante R. Basco

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Males


siblings: Arianna Basco, Darion Basco, Derek Basco, Dion Basco

Born Country: United States

Actors Voice Actors

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Males

Notable Alumni: Orange County School Of The Arts

Ancestry: Filipino American

U.S. State: California

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education: Orange County School Of The Arts

Dante Basco first landed minor roles in television in the late 1980s. His breakout performance was when he played the character of Rufio in the 1991 flick ‘Hook,’ which starred Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. He then had voice roles in the film ‘A Goofy Movie’ and the miniseries ‘500 Nations’. In 1996, he appeared in an episode of ‘Touched by an Angel’ and ‘Nash Bridges’. In the late 1990s, the actor got featured in the TV programs ‘Moesha’ and ‘Undressed’ and also in the film ‘But I'm a Cheerleader.’
Basco started the next decade with a role in the independent film ‘The Debut’. In 2001, he starred as Corey Ng in the romantic flick ‘Extreme Days’. He did many small and big screen projects like ‘Love Don't Cost a Thing’, ‘Biker Boyz’, ‘The Proud Family’, ‘Kim Possible’ and ‘Providence’ in the early 2000s. In 2005, the actor was cast in the lead voice role in the series, ‘American Dragon: Jake Long’. That year, he also started voicing several characters in the animated series ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’.
In the ensuing years, he did the films ‘Take the Lead’, ‘Nite Tales: The Movie’ and ‘Blood and Bone.’ He also contributed to the video games ‘Scarface: The World is Yours’, ‘Skate’, ‘Aion’, ‘Skate 2’ and ‘Terminator Salvation’. In the year 2010, Basco played Nicky in the romance film ‘Subject: I Love You ‘. He was also cast in a voice role in the series ‘Zevo-3’ the same year.
He joined the cast of the sitcom ‘The Legend of Korra’ as General Iroh II in 2012. He then started appearing in the web series ‘JustKiddingNews’ in 2013. In the year 2014, the actor appeared in the flick ‘Bad Asses’ as well as in the web series ‘The Nostalgia Critic’. That year, he also appeared in two episodes of ‘Love Midori’. In the more recent years, Basco has appeared in the online series ‘Camp Camp’, the film ‘Jarhead 3: The Siege’ and the sitcom ‘A Million Little Things’.
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Family & Personal Life
Dante Basco was born on August 29, 1975 in Pittsburg, California, USA. He has four siblings: Derek, Darion, Arianna, and Dion, all of whom are actors. He has the same birthday as his elder brother Derek.
Basco attended Orange County High School of the Arts. He has his own poetry venue.

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