Dante Basco

Dante Basco

  • Highest Rated: 74% The Debut (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
  • Birthday: Aug 29, 1975
  • Birthplace: Pittsburg, California, USA
  • In his early years, he was part of the Streat Freaks breakdancing crew. When he got into acting, he started taking on minor roles in television. He later starred in Steven Spielberg's 1991 classic Hook with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. Basco achieved a cult status with his role as "Rufio," the charismatic stripe-haired leader of the Lost Boys. Since then he had a recurring role as Marco in Moesha, appeared in But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) and has starred in The Debut (2000). More recently, he has provided the voices for Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long. He starred as Ramos in the 2006 film Take the Lead alongside Antonio Banderas, where he break-danced as well as performed ballroom dance. He also starred as a guest character on the HBO TV show Entourage.Dante, a Filipino American, has three brothers, Derek, Darion and Dion, and a sister, Ariana. All of the Basco brothers are actors, and they appear in several movies, including The Debut.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Creatress Franklin 2019
No Score Yet The Creatress Franklin 2019
No Score Yet The Creatress Franklin 2019
No Score Yet Rag Doll Jason 2019
No Score Yet Sightings Akiro Nagi 2017
No Score Yet Jarhead 3: The Siege Blake 2016
No Score Yet Murder 101 Actor 2014
No Score Yet JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Karate Kid 2014
No Score Yet The Devil's Dozen Actor 2013
No Score Yet Paradise Broken Producer Ray 2013
No Score Yet Hang Loose Screenwriter Actor Producer 2012
No Score Yet I'm Coming Out Jai Andrews 2012
No Score Yet Firebreather Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Outside Indo 2010
No Score Yet Blood and Bone Pinball 2009
No Score Yet Nite Tales Actor 2008
43% Take the Lead Ramos $34.8M 2006
13% Love Don't Cost a Thing Spoken-Word Artist $21.8M 2003
23% Biker Boyz Philly $21.8M 2003
43% Extreme Days Corey Ng $0.6M 2001
No Score Yet Rave Jay Hoon 2000
39% But I'm a Cheerleader Dolph $0.2M 2000
74% The Debut Ben Mercado $1.6M 2000
No Score Yet Riot Jeff Lee 1997
No Score Yet Fakin' Da Funk Julian Lee 1997
22% Race the Sun Marco Quito 1996
44% A Goofy Movie Voice 1995
No Score Yet Fist of the North Star Bat 1995
26% Hook Rufio 1991
45% The Perfect Weapon Jimmy Ho 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Ruben Franco
  • 2010
33% Dark Blue
2009-2010
  • 2010
100% Avatar: The Last Airbender
2005-2008
Director Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Justin Kim
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
2001-2007
Performer
  • 2001
No Score Yet Viper
1994-1999
  • 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Robbie
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Kevin
  • 1995
No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
1992-1997
Sammy
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Champ Hopkins
  • 1989

QUOTES FROM Dante Basco CHARACTERS

Rufio
You are a fart factory
Rufio
You are a fart factory.
Peter Banning/Peter Pan
I want to speak to a grown-up!
Rufio
All grown-ups are pirates.
Peter Banning/Peter Pan
[puzzled] What did you say?
Rufio
[smiling] We kill pirates.
Peter Banning/Peter Pan
I am not a pirate. More specifically, I am a lawyer.
Rufio
Kill the lawyer! [the Lost Boys roar in agreement]
Peter Banning/Peter Pan
I'm not *that* kind of lawyer!