Dante Basco
American actor
Dante Basco
Danté Basco is an American actor, voice actor, poet, and dancer. He is best known for playing Rufio in the 1991 live-action Peter Pan film Hook. He is also well known for voicing Zuko in the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Zuko's grandson, General Iroh II, in The Legend of Korra, and Jake Long from the Disney series American Dragon: Jake Long.
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Shira Lazar: How to Go From YouTube Star to Feature Film Director
Huffington Post - about 4 years
KevJumba -- a.k.a. Kevin Wu -- has been making YouTube videos for 6 years now, and is in the midst of a transition to writing, producing and starring in his own movies. His debut film, Hang Loose, is available online for just $5 right now, starring Kev alongside his fellow producer, Dante Basco. Kevin's already hard at work on his next film, Man Up, which is coming soon. Hear Kevin talk about the challenges of making films vs. making videos and what drove him to want to get in to a film career. PLUS check out Kevin and Taryn re-enacting a favorite scene from the instant classic action movie Fast Five. When Kevin first received an offer from Dante Basco to come shoot a film in Hawaii under his production company, the path ahead was clear. You go shoot that movie with Dante! "He was my big brother through the whole process," Kevin says of Hang Loose. "The movie is kind of about me and his relationship." If you're in the mood for a good laugh (and haven't seen the hilari ...
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Daniel DiPiazza: Dante Basco's Hang Loose Creates a Movement and Outsmarts Hollywood
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Rufio, Rufio, Ru -- fii -- ohhhhh!" If you're a child of the 90's, this epic chant dedicated to Dante Basco (aka Rufio) in the 1991 Spielberg movie Hook is part of your cultural lore. I've always wondered if child actors become annoyed when they are typecast into their breakout roles. Shows like celebrity rehab demonstrate this to be the case at times. Nonetheless, I often check up on what the stars of my younger years are up to. They are usually doing daytime guest spots, just trying to make it -- not starting movements. Enter Dante Basco. Basco, one time leader of the Lost Boys, is anything but typecast and has become one of the most recognizable Asian-American faces in Hollywood over the past two decades. More recently, he's turned his focus to the other side of the camera as the founder and executive producer at Kinetic Films. Big deal, right? Another actor-turned-producer. Pass the Ambien. Not so fast. Unlike producers of genre ethnic films who ...
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Systemware Partners with Pitney Bowes, Volly on Digital Mail Gateway
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Joint Solution Enhances Value of New Delivery Channel for Corporate Customer CommunicationsAddison, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Systemware, Inc., a leading enterprise content management (ECM) company, today announced it will supply its Digital Mail Gateway solution to Pitney Bowes, which plans to launch its Volly digital mail service to the consumer market later this year.“We’re very pleased to partner with Pitney Bowes on Volly, its secure digital delivery service,” said Dan Basso, CEO at Systemware. ...
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Carmel Valley's Piazza Carmel to show free outdoor films Aug. 3 - Del Mar Times
Google News - over 5 years
Special guest Dante Basco, who plays the iconic Rufio in “Hook,” will be in attendance for a question and answer session during the kick-off event. Entertainment will begin at 7 pm and the film will start at 8 pm at the Piazza Carmel Shopping Plaza
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Comic-Con's Sunday Schedule - ScreenCrave.com
Google News - over 5 years
Actor Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Hook), showrunner/writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), author Malinda Lo (Huntress), Arturo Garcia (Racialicious.com), Phil Yu (AngryAsianMan.com) and USC Professor Henry Jenkins (CivicPaths
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RadioShack launches the HTC EVO 3D: Even Paris Hilton Couldn't miss it! - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Three 6 Mafia, Ethan Suplee, Amber Rose, Melissa Rycroft, Corbin Bleu, Harold Perrineau, Taylor Cole, Joel David Moore, Dante Basco , Rick Malambri, Bella Thorne, Jennifer Gimenez, Allison Melnick, Jenn Rovero, Rob Mayes, Jayde Nicole, Remy Thorne,
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A Cannes il film diretto e interpretato da Jodie Foster "The Beaver" - 4minuti.it
Google News - almost 6 years
Sizemore interpreta l'Agente dell'FBI Ridley al fianco di Dante Basco ("Hook", "Take The Lead", "Biker Boyz") che ha la parte di D. Phillips. La pellicola è prodotta da Upper Laventille Productions. All'inizio dell'anno accademico, in una piccola città
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Air Supply arrives Wednesday for three concerts - Manila Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
The cast of the movie: Brian Evigan (“Step Up 2”), Kristine Bauer (“True Blood”), Dante Basco (“Hook”), and Gary Valenciano in a cameo role, attended the premiere of the movie last April 30. Special guests at the screening were Jamie Chung (“Sucker
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Filipino fans love 'Subject: I Love You' - Asianjournal.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Pinoy heartthrob Jericho Rosales, singer Gary Valenciano, seasoned Fil-Am actor Dante Basco and American actors Briana Evigan, Kristin Bauer and Dean Cain all star in the movie. Despite a star-studded international cast, Filipina fans only wanted to
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Jericho dateless on US red carpet - Manila Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
The film also stars foreign actors Dean Cain (of the American television series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), Dante Basco (famous for his role Rufio in the 1991 live action Peter Pan film “Hook” and in “Avatar: The Last Airbender”),
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Evigan & Rosales infects Newport Beach Film Festival with 'Subject: I Love You' - Examiner.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Victor's cousin Nicky (Dante Basco) helps enlists a tech geek Choy (Gary Valenciano) to help find Butterfly through email which brings Victor more than the search of love he was expecting. Back on the carpet, Rosales and Evigan were joined with
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Dado Banatao keynotes SIPA 39th Anniversary Benefit Dinner - Asianjournal.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The evening was made special by the collaborative emceeing of Giselle Tongi, Ted Benito and Dante Basco. Christmas came early for Janet Nepales, who won the much coveted tiara, an original by Carlyn Nuyda-Calloway of Thumbelina Designs and similar to
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Ginelsa's wedding video - Asianjournal.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The movie stars prominent Fil-Am actors Dante Basco (Patricio) Joy Bisco as (Melanie) and rapper Bambu (AJ). The movie follows the two “characters” Patricio and Melanie in the beginning of their courtship, during the making of the Filipino movie,
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East West Players' 45th Anniversary Visionary Awards Honors Harry Shum Jr. - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
Presenters include Dante Basco (Take the Lead, The Debut, Hook), Karin Anna Cheung (The People I Slept With, Better Luck Tomorrow), John Cho (Harold and Kumar, Star Trek, Flash Forward), Rodney Kageyama (Gung Ho, The Next Karate Kid), George Takei
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Arisxandra Libantino: Diva in the making - Manila Standard Today
Google News - almost 6 years
It was in 2008 when the Kapamilya actor was ecstatic to announce that he got the lead part in an independently produced movie that also has in the cast Fil-Am actors Dean Cain (Lois and Clark), Dante Basco (Hook), and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2) and
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TELEVISION REVIEW | 'AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER'; Though Raised by Pacifists, Destined to Battle for Peace
NYTimes - over 8 years
In a perfect world, where the elements of earth, air, water and fire are in harmony, and justice, beauty and peace prevail, the Dalai Lama would probably have his own animated action series. In this world, we'll have to make do with Nickelodeon's ''Avatar: The Last Airbender'' in which a bald adolescent with a lisp, an infectious vulnerability and
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FILM REVIEW; Waltz, Tango or Hip-Hop, It's All You Need to Know, Kids
NYTimes - almost 11 years
A successful dance film need not abide by the rules of commercial moviemaking as long as it delivers the coup de grâce. The transformation of a gawky duckling into a swan who glides you out of the theater on a cloud of vicarious grace can excuse myriad faults. When a dedicated magician transforms an entire duck pond into Swan Lake, as Antonio
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FOR YOUNG VIEWERS; Every Nation Needs a Dragon
NYTimes - about 12 years
IF told that their teenage son was a fire-breathing dragon, most parents of adolescent boys probably wouldn't show much surprise -- what pubescent kid isn't? But for Jake Long, it's no joke. He really is a fire-breathing dragon, at least part of the time; otherwise he's a typical 13-year-old Manhattan middle school student, hurtling through life on
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dante Basco
    THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 30
    He starred as breakdancer Ramos in the 2006 film Take the Lead alongside Antonio Banderas.
    More Details Hide Details 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". He has done voice acting for many animated materials: Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long. He voiced Matt Martin/Kewl Breeze in the short-lived animated series Zevo-3, several voices in the video game Saints Row, Shingo in the video games Skate, Skate 2, and Skate 3. He voiced in the video game Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, the male youth voice for the MMORPG game Aion: Tower of Eternity, and Iroh II in The Legend of Korra.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 23
    He played a gay teenager in the 1999 film But I'm A Cheerleader.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 17
    He attended Orange County High School of the Arts in the Music and Theatre Conservatory and graduated in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details 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, 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.
  • 1991
    Age 15
    Basco's breakout performance was when he appeared as the charismatic red-stripe-haired leader Rufio of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.
    More Details Hide Details Basco chose to characterize the role with some of the more aggressive alpha male traits of teenage boys so as to maximize the tension with Williams' Pan character. Many of Rufio's lines were improvised by Basco who was happy to go head on with Robin Williams, who was often popularly cited as the king of improvisation. Daring, and bold, Basco's performance proved to be memorable and a big hit among fans. A punk band is later named after this character.
    He is known for his role as Rufio in the 1991 live-action film Hook.
    More Details Hide Details He is also known for voicing Zuko in the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Jake Long from the Disney series American Dragon: Jake Long. He also starred in the hit Indie films The Debut and But I'm a Cheerleader. He has also had an appearance in the webcomic, Homestuck, of which Basco is a fan. 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. His cousin, Nick, edits his videos on YouTube and has his own popular YouTube channel, Trainer Tips. 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on August 29, 1975.
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