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R. Dante Basco was born on the 29th August 1975, in Pittsburg, California USA, of part-Filipino descent. He is an American actor and voice actor, probably best known for his role as Rufio in the movie “Hook” (1991). His voice was also heard as Prince Zuko in the television series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2005–2008), and Jake Long from the enonymous animated series “American Dragon: Jake Long” (2005-2007). Dante Basco has been active in the entertainment industry since 1988.

How much is the net worth of Dante Basco? As authoritative sources estimate, the wealth of the actor is as much as $500,000, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Dante Basco Net Worth $500,000

To begin with, Dante grew up in Cerritos and Paramount. He has three brothers and a sister – one of his brothers is the popular actor Dion Basco. In his youth he was a member of the break dance group called Streat Freaks. In 1993, he graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts, but since 1988 Basco has been playing small roles on television.

In 1991, he broke through to the general public with his role as Rufio, leader of the lost boys in the movie “Hook”, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. The ensemble of the cast won the Young Artist Award in the category of Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, and Dante was nominated for the Young Artist Award in the category of the Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture. Subsequently, he had several guest roles in television series such as “Hangin ‘with Mr. Cooper” (1993), “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1995), “Touched by an Angel” (1996) and many others, which added steadily to his net worth.

Afterwards he created many characters of various Asian origins, and starred alongside his brothers and sister in a Filipino American film “The Debut” (2002), directed by Filipino-American Gene Cajayon, which won awards in the San Diego Asian Film Festival and Hawaii International Film Festival. Moreover, he was cast with his brothers in the television series “Naked Brown Men” (2003). In 1999, he played a gay boy in the film “But I’m A Cheerleader”, and he performed as break dancer Ramos in the film “Take the Lead” (2006), alongside Antonio Banderas. Basco danced in several movies as well as in the commercials for Verizon Wireless, Sprite and others.

Additionally, he produced a parody of the music video Rehab called “Wiihab”, in which he also played a role. In 2012, he starred in the film “Hang Loose” and won three awards – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Award as the Best Actor, and two National Film Society Awards in the categories of the Best Supporting Actor and the Best Duo. Basco is also active as a voice actor in animated series and video games; he is known as Matt Martin and Kewl Breeze from the television series “Zevo-3” (2010–2011) and General Iroh II from the eponymous animated series “The Legend of Korra” (2012–2014). All his landed roles have increased the outright size of Dante Basco’s net worth as well as popularity.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he has dated Cricket Leigh and Jenna Dewan Tatum, however, currently he claims to be single.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 29, 1975
Birth place: Pittsburg, California, USA
Height:5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice actor, Dancer
Education:Orange County High School of the Arts in the Music and Theatre Conservatory
Nationality:American
Siblings:Arianna Basco, Dion Basco, Arianna Basco, Derek Basco, Darion Basco
Awards:Young Artist Award - Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, Awards in San Diego Asian Film Festival, Awards in Hawaii International Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Award as the Best Actor, National Film Society Awards in the categories of the Best Supporting Actor and the Best Duo
Music groups:"Streat Freaks"
Nominations:Young Artist Award - Best Young Actor
Movies:"Hook" (1991), "The Debut", "But I'm a Cheerleader", “Hangin 'with Mr. Cooper” (1993), “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1995), “Touched by an Angel” (1996), “Hang Loose” (2012)
TV shows:"Avatar: The Last Airbender" (2005-2008), “American Dragon: Jake Long” (2005-2007), “Naked Brown Men” (2003), “Zevo-3” (2010–2011), “The Legend of Korra” (2012–2014)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He is a big fan of and featured in the web-comic created by Andrew Hussie named "Homestuck".
2Plays poker at the same establishment as Charles Milano.
3Attended Southern California's prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts.
4Brother of Darion Basco, Derek Basco, Dion Basco and Arianna Basco all actors.
5He is of Filipino decent.
6Has his own poetry venue.
7He lives in Los Angeles.
8Shares same birthday with older brother, Derek.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Robin Williams] Although working with him changed my life, in truth, he impacted me several years before when Dead Poets Society (1989) became one of my favorite films and really got me interested in poetry; I later became a poet. I was lucky to work with him as an actor and witness first hand the magic of what made him a legend -- the wit and other worldly improv skills -- as well as see him single handedly put the morale of a movie set, easily hundreds of people, on his shoulders and kept everyone laughing as they worked long hours for what seemed like months on end. And at the same time, I was fortunate to spend private times, many mornings in the makeup chair (my tri-hawk hair took hours) just talking about poetry... soft spoken and introspectively, we would discuss Walt Whitman and Charles Bukowski. With Hook (1991) and so many other films, I, like millions of others, became a fan and was always delightfully surprised by the performances he managed to produce. With his passing, I can't help to feel, along with my generation... I can't help feeling like it's the death of my childhood. I guess we can't stay in Neverland forever, we must all grow up.
2One of my first jobs as a voice actor was a tire commercial, I remember because it was really cheesy. One tire was talking to the other tire and said ' how are you feeling' and my tire said 'A little flat'


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortJLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)· Peter Jessop
· Diedrich Bader
· Grey Griffin
· Jason Spisak
· Liam O'Brien
· Avery Kidd Waddell
· Jack De Sena
· Laura Bailey
· Fred Tatasciore
· Corey Burton
· Travis Willingham
· Erica Luttrell
· Kevin Michael Richardson
· Michael Donovan
2013NFS AwardNational Film Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorHang Loose (2012)
2013NFS AwardNational Film Society AwardsBest DuoHang Loose (2012)· Kev Jumba
2012Special Jury PrizeVC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalBest Actor - Narrative FeatureParadise Broken (2011)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureHook (1991)· Charlie Korsmo
· Amber Scott
· Ryan Francis
· Raushan Hammond
· Jasen Fisher
· James Madio
· Isaiah Robinson
· Thomas Tulak
· Alex Zuckerman
· Ahmad Stoner
· Bogdan Georghe
· Adam McNatt
· René González Jr.
· Brett Willis
· Brian Willis
· Alex Gaona (stunts)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion PictureHook (1991)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Awesome Asian Bad Guys2014Dante (2013)
Homemade Movies2014TV SeriesRufio
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses2014VideoGangly Asian
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time2014VideoKarate Kid (voice)
Anita Ho2014Taylor Bautista
Love Midori2014TV SeriesDante
Ultimate Spider-Man2013TV SeriesScorpion
Peter Panzerfaust2013TV SeriesAlain
The Devil's Dozen2013
Hang Loose2012Dante
Generator Rex2010-2012TV SeriesTuck
Hawaii Five-02012TV SeriesNicky Chang
I'm Coming Out2011Jai Andrews
Paradise Broken2011Ray
Prime Suspect2011TV SeriesBounce
Nicktoons MLB2011Video GamePrince Zuko (voice)
Subject: I Love You2011Nicky
Blood River2010Chuck G
The Journey2010/IVideo shortPatricio
CSI: Miami2010TV SeriesRuben Franco
Firebreather2010TV MovieKenny Rogers (voice)
Zevo-32010TV SeriesMatt / Kewl Breeze
Dark Blue2010TV SeriesJune Bug
The Boondocks2010TV SeriesJigme
Skate 32010Video GameShingo (voice)
Fainaru fantajî XIII2009Video GameCocoon Inhabitants (English version, voice)
Community2009TV SeriesBully's Friend #2
Blood and Bone2009Pinball
The Outside2009Indo
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood2009Video GameSeeing Farther (voice)
Terminator Salvation2009Video GameResistance Soldier (voice)
This Life2008Alex
Aion2008Video Game voice
Nite Tales: The Movie2008Gerard
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno2008Video GameZuko (voice)
Avatar: The Last Airbender2003-2008TV SeriesPrince Zuko Additional Voices Zuko ...
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth2007Video GameZuko (voice)
American Dragon: Jake Long2005-2007TV SeriesJake Long
The Disney Channel Games2007TV Mini-SeriesJake Long (voice)
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2007TV SeriesHollywood London
Avatar: The Last Airbender2006Video GameZuko (voice)
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game voice
Call of Juarez2006Video GameSees Farther (voice)
Saints Row2006Video GameStilwater's Resident (voice)
Entourage2006TV SeriesFukijama
Take the Lead2006Ramos
The Disney Channel Games2006TV Mini-SeriesJake Long
Lilo & Stitch: The Series2005TV SeriesJake Long
Johnny Bravo2004TV SeriesFilipino / Man #3
Naked Brown Men2003Dante
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003Spoken Word Artist
Kim Possible2003TV SeriesFukushima
Biker Boyz2003Philly
The Proud Family2002TV SeriesQuoc Wong
Providence2002TV SeriesJustin Kim
The Chang Family Saves the World2002TV Movie
Extremedays2001Corey
The Chronicle2001TV SeriesNoodles
A Kitty Bobo Show2001TV MovieKitty Bobo (voice)
Rave2000Jay Hoon
The Debut2000Ben Mercado (as Danté Basco)
The Steve Harvey Show2000TV SeriesLee
But I'm a Cheerleader1999Dolph
Undressed1999TV SeriesJake
Viper1999TV SeriesRishi Lama
Promised Land1998TV SeriesTito
The Lion's Den1998ShortLead
Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights1998Prince Hong
Moesha1998TV SeriesMarco
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction1998TV SeriesGhost of Rudi Hernandez
Fakin' Da Funk1997Julian Lee
Riot1997TV MovieJeff Lee (segment "Gold Mountain")
Gangstaz1996Mario
Touched by an Angel1996TV SeriesRobbie Hawkins
Nash Bridges1996TV SeriesJimmy Chang
Alien Nation: Body and Soul1995TV MovieTrash #2
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesKevin
Fist of the North Star1995Bat
A Goofy Movie1995Additional Voices (voice)
500 Nations1995TV Mini-Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1993TV SeriesSammy
Raven1993TV SeriesLucas
Hook1991Rufio
The Hit Man1991TV MoviePauly
The Perfect Weapon1991Jimmy Ho
The New Adam-121990TV SeriesManko
Cold Dog Soup1990Chinese Boy
Booker1989TV SeriesPing Pong
Highway to Heaven1989TV SeriesChamp Hopkins
CBS Schoolbreak Special1989TV SeriesLuis
Moonwalker1988Romeo
Santa Barbara1988TV SeriesAmado
The Wonder Years1988TV SeriesEddie / Kid #3
Sex.Sound.Silence2017post-productionGil Morrison
The Head Thieves2017completedFrankie Castillo
Limelight2017post-productionRez
Sightings2016completedAkiro Nagi
A Sweet Goodbyeannounced
Pretty VacantTV Mini-Series post-productionDante
Camp Camp2016TV SeriesBilly 'Snake' Niksslip
Orbyt Play2016TV MovieGuest
Jarhead 3: The Siege2016Blake Laureano
30 Something... else2014-2015TV SeriesDante
The Legend of Korra2012-2014TV SeriesGeneral Iroh
Star Wars Rebels2014TV SeriesJai Kell
Roscoe and Maggie2014ShortRoscoe
Murder1012014D. Phillips

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 Something... elseTV Series executive producer - 1 episode, 2014 producer - 1 episode, 2014
Hang Loose2012producer
Paradise Broken2011producer
Equal Opportunity2007co-associate producer
Naked Brown Men2003co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 Something... else2014TV Series 3 episodes
Hang Loose2012

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Naked Brown Men2003co-director

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Dragon: Jake Long2005TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pretty Dudes2016-2017TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes
Nostalgia Critic2014TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nostalgia Critic2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Recipe Hunters2016TV SeriesHimself
Mouthpiece2015Himself
The Hollywood Review2015TV SeriesHimself - Host (2016)
The 3rd Annual Geekie Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Shut Up and Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
3's a Couple2014Himself
Six Hours: Surviving Typhoon Yolanda2014Documentary
Netflix Musical: Frozen Parody2014Video shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself - Hook / Himself - Actor, Hook
Hell's Kitchen2014TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
Seasonal Depression the Show2013TV SeriesHimself
R.S.V.P.2011TV SeriesHimself
Fight Class2011TV SeriesHimself
Anime: Drawing a Revolution2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gettin' Some Jail Time2006ShortHimself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Def Poetry2002TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Korra: The Re-telling of Korra's Journey2013TV ShortGeneral Iroh (uncredited)
The Wonder Years1991TV SeriesGym Class Kid

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